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The Green Slime (1968)

G  |   |  Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  21 May 1969 (USA)
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A giant asteroid is heading toward Earth so some astronauts disembark from a nearby space station to blow it up. The mission is successful, and they return to the station unknowingly ... See full summary »

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Gary Randolf ...
Cordier
Jack Morris ...
Lt. Morris, Rocket Pilot
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Linda Hardisty ...
Nurse
Richard Hylland ...
Michaels
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A giant asteroid is heading toward Earth so some astronauts disembark from a nearby space station to blow it up. The mission is successful, and they return to the station unknowingly bringing back a gooey green substance that mutates into one-eyed tentacled monsters that feed off electricity. Soon the station is crawling with them, and people are being zapped left and right! Written by Humberto Amador

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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21 May 1969 (USA)  »

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After the Destruction of Space Station Gamma: Big Military Operation  »

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Trivia

The cover of 1983 science fiction book 'The Worlds of H. Beam Piper' was based on a scene on the asteroid in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When the team is on the asteroid, the overhead studio lights are clearly reflected on the helmets. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Hans Halvorsen: But it proves out: this creature lives on energy, and discharges energy! That would explain its ability to electrocute Michaels! One cell, one microscopic speck left on a space suit, and it would absorb all the energy it could find.
Commander Jack Rankin: Wait a minute -- are you telling me that this thing "reproduced" itself inside the decontamination chamber? And, as we stepped up the current, it just... it just GREW?
Dr. Hans Halvorsen: Precisely! And they could be reproducing on any part of this station, where even a drop of this ...
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Space Time Music
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Music by Wilfred Josephs
Bruton Music Ltd
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The Best Lousy Movie I've Ever Seen
8 July 1999 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

You have GOT to see this movie to believe it. The music is better (or cheesier) than Austin Powers (Whammy bar electric guitars twang along while a pretentious singer who sounds like Elvis on Ludes wails "Green SLIME! Green Slime!") Richard Jaeckal (of The Dirty Dozen fame) is unintentionally hilarious as the space station Rambo. He grits his teeth every time the camera is on him (no exaggeration!) But the stars of this movie have to be the one-piece, rubber suited, one-eyed monsters with the electric touch. I saw this when I was 15, and I still remember laughing at them, and at the space station hanging on its wires, burning in space (The flames and smoke RISE UP...in space, get it?) All in all, a spectacularly bad movie...so bad its great.


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