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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The first time Dr. Temple visits the petrol station, as the blonde attendant stands alongside his jalopy flirting with him, her gloved right hand alternates between resting on the bonnet outside the glass windscreen (with Temple's left hand holding the steering wheel) and grasping the steering wheel through the-now glassless!-windscreen (with Temple's hand off the wheel). See more »
Dr. Curtis Temple:
Why that's impossible! No propulsion system on Earth could possibly send a rocket to the Moon and back in 24 hours.
The system we employ was not created on Earth.
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In looking at this movie, it seemed to me that this was pretty close in concept to It Came from Outer Space, the sci-fi classic starring Richard Carlson and Barbara Rush. It was later remade as Night Slaves, a TV movie in 1990.
However, it was good seeing Robert Hutton, a perennial favorite in sci-fi films.
On the negative side, the editing seemed rather haphazard, with cuts and clips not blending together to add coherence and continuity. Also, the film lacked any of the background characters who were so good in what have turned out to be sci-fi classics. Made in England, They Came from Beyond Space has the location, but not the interest of the Quatermass movies.
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