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The Green Slime (1968)

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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Cast

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Bud Widom ...
Ted Gunther ...
David Yorston ...
Robert Dunham ...
Gary Randolf ...
Cordier
Jack Morris ...
Lt. Morris, Rocket Pilot
Eugene Vince ...
Technician
Don Plante ...
Technician
Linda Hardisty ...
Nurse
Richard Hylland ...
Michaels
Kathy Horan ...
Nurse
Ann Ault ...
Nurse
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Storyline

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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The Green Slime is coming!! See more »

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

21 May 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As composer Charles Fox explained in his book "Killing Me Softly: My Life in Music", he was hired to track existing music into the U.S. re-cut of the film since there was no budget to do a new score. He agreed, with hesitation and insistence he not be credited. The film was tracked with heavily edited music from various composers, including cues from the original composer and even existing pieces by Fox, but much to his surprise the film opened with his name not only credited, but credited as the composer. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

General Jonathan B. Thompson: Well, this confirms my first guess. The only answer is to blast that thing out of the sky.
Technician: We'll never make it, chief, it's coming too fast.
General Jonathan B. Thompson: We'll just have to move faster.
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Connections

Follows The War of the Planets (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

People and Events
(uncredited)
Music by Jack Shaindlin
Triumph Music
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Will you believe it when you're dead?
14 July 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Fun, fast-moving, funky sci-fi action for "Thunderbirds" fans.

US B-Grade stars meet slimy Japanese-style men-in-monster-suit Aliens with reproductive blood who, having infiltrated a space-station and captured the interest of a new-lifeform-discovering scientist proceed to electrocute half the crew.

Funky colour schemes, futuristic 1960s-style discotheques, kooky camera angles and a crazy Blaxploitation-style theme song combine to create a groovy film, man.

Better acting than "Space: 1999".


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