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They Came from Beyond Space (1967)

Unrated  |   |  Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  May 1967 (USA)
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Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose.

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Jennifer Jayne ...
Lee Mason
Zia Mohyeddin ...
Farge
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Richard Arden
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Master of the Moon
Geoffrey Wallace ...
Alan Mullane
Maurice Good ...
Stilwell
Luanshya Greer ...
Girl Attendant
John Harvey ...
Bill Trethowan
Diana King ...
Mrs. Trethowan
Paul Bacon ...
Dr. Rogers
Christopher Banks ...
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Dermot Cathie ...
Peterson
Norman Claridge ...
Dr. Frederick Andrews
James Donnelly ...
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Astronomers investigate a mysterious meteorite shower in a rural English farm field, - exceptional because the space rocks all fell in a V formation. Dr. Richard Arden, preeminent in the field of extraterrestrial study, is not permitted to accompany his colleagues, including his girlfriend Lee Mason, because he is still recovering from the effects of a recent motor accident. The scientists are summarily taken over by some alien force, and others in the area are dying from a mysterious "crimson plague," which covers their bodies with drops of blood. Temple seems the only person immune to both maladies, so if he can discover the reason for this immunity, he may yet foil the alien plan to take earthlings back to the moon for their own sinister purposes. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Released on a double bill with The Terrornauts (1967). Director Freddie Francis claimed that the company had spent all their budget on that film, leaving nothing left for They Came from Beyond Space (1967). See more »

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While Stillwell and Curtis are having their discussion in the jalopy, the blue screen background is reflected on the car making it appear as though the hood is transparent and the countryside is seen through it and Stillwell. See more »

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Lee Mason: Sentiment! I will not have sentiment interfering with our vital work!
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Playing a little "title tag" here.
29 July 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"It Came From Outer/Beyond Space" Could this be the Brits' version of a pretty cool old movie? Hmmmm. Similar story but nowhere near the level of "...Outer Space".

Now "...Beyond Space" isn't really that bad. I got a kick out of it. It reminded me a bit of the Quatermass movies with set styles along the lines of Dr. Who. It's a little disjointed from time to time, but the story was decent with plausible details and kept me interested. And generally the acting wasn't all that bad either. There is a little too much "spying" going on however. Every other scene has our hero peeping thru the bushes, following baddies, sneaking in and out of places, etc. Avengers style. Unfortunately, the ending was a little goofy too.

The effects weren't good, but certainly not as hokey as some I've seen. The rocketship actually looked like one, and the lift device was realistic too (except for the yellow & black striped paint job). Sets were fair (especially for low budget) and had little extra touches (like the automated robot rolling around). I bet the actors tripped more than once on that railroad track thing tho.

Had there been more money and time available, I think this could have been changed from "mediocre" to "brilliant." It seems the talent, plot, and expertise were there just waiting to be brought out.

For a sci-fi fan this should fulfill one of those "night owl" sessions when you just don't want to go to bed. Definitely not an addition to my coaster collection.


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