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Destination Space (1959)

From space pioneers to modernday missions, it's a thrilling look at man's quest to conquer space.

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Col. Matthews
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Dave
Whitney Blake ...
June
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Dr. A.A. Andrews
William Traylor ...
Space Ship Crew
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Kim
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Dr. Easton (as Edward C. Platt)
John Clarke ...
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Space Ship Crew
Jon Lormer ...
Prof. Logan
Robert Cornthwaite ...
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Destination Space is a terrific, slickly produced space opera with Agar and Towne in charge of a giant space station. During an attempted rocket launch, a meteor smashes into the station, crippling it! Later it's discovered that an overload within the rocket will cause a nuclear explosion-within minutes! HIGHLY recommended. 16mm. Written by Anonymous

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Director Joseph Pevney woild direct some of the best Star Trek episodes, including Arena and Devil in the Dark. He would also be responsible for cadting a young Walter Koenig as Ensign Checov. See more »

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Edited from Conquest of Space (1955) See more »

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9 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A teacher once told me that the first rule of writing was to never be dull. This may be the dullest science fiction film I've seen. A n astronaut spends more time in a Senate hearing than in a space station that is being maligned for nearly biting the bullet during a meteor shower. He has the usually adversarial Senator who is looking out for the taxpayer's pocketbooks. He, of course, is presented as a bit of a buffoon. The return message (one that is certainly valid) is that we must know; we must explore. Danger is part of the equation. So they send an independent observer, a scientist, to take his business suit and tie to the space station and observe them at work. Anyway, they don't simplify things (which is a strength), but the dialogue and interaction are about as vanilla as you can get. There is also a love story going on that doesn't' really get resolved. The predecessor, "Conquest of Space," is even more idiotic and it's fortunate that at some point the space program went on.


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