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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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Gary Randolf ...
Cordier
Jack Morris ...
Lt. Morris, Rocket Pilot
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Linda Hardisty ...
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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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Invaders From Beyond The Stars! See more »

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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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This was the first film ever to be featured on the cult TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000. An edited version of the film appeared on the show's never-aired pilot episode. See more »

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Captain Martin wears a helmet that covers both of his ears. When he answers the phone, he holds the handset up to his cheek where he couldn't possibly hear the other party. 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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Follows Wild, Wild Planet (1966) See more »

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Music by George Kleinsinger
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the ORIGINAL "Alien"... this is one FUN & action packed b-movie!
21 January 2007 | by (where i am is where i am) – See all my reviews

i just got this film on VHS through an auction and greatly enjoyed it! it's nowhere near as bad as it's reputation. it IS technically limited and even unintentionally funny in parts, but a lot of the story was very much ahead of it's time and inspired. it's like a typical 1950s space monster b-movie on steroids.

after watching it, i couldn't believe just how much of this film's story mirrors that in alien.

the film DOES use "godzilla grade" models and space ships, but it also has some REALLY nice sets that embarrass those in many more well known films with typical surplus radio parts and a few blinking lights. as much as i always hated those fake looking models in godzilla films, here they're forgivable because at least this story makes sense.

for what this film lacks in production values and sheer suspension of disbelief, it more than makes up for with conviction and originality. the ending has to be seen to be believed, it is EXTREMELY action packed.

this is my new #2 "old school sci fi" favorite only after forbidden planet. it's THAT GOOD!

don't believe this film's low score. it's funny and campy at times true, but it's also clever, sincere and action packed too. you've NEVER seen a pre 1970 sci-fi film that goes where this one does. it humbles many a predecessor with it's scope and originality.

i had a blast watching this one and by the end, had given it the respect it deserves for it's ambition and OBVIOUS inspiration on Alien. this film really tries hard to be a blockbuster and totally surprised me by how close it came to pulling it off.

hopefully, more people well schooled in just how bad typical 1950s American sci-fi films were, using little more than stock footage for SFX at times, will see this film and give it the respect it deserves for creating EVERYTHING in it from scratch and using new ideas of it's own.

i think there are a lot of 7+ votes out there that just haven't had the chance to see this film. i give it a 9 for effort and entertainment value.


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