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Destination Space (1959)

TV Movie  |   |  Sci-Fi  |  5 May 2001 (New Zealand)
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From space pioneers to modernday missions, it's a thrilling look at man's quest to conquer space.

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Harry Townes ...
Jim Benedict
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Dave
Whitney Blake ...
June
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Dr. A.A. Andrews
William Traylor ...
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Gail Kobe ...
Kim
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John Clarke ...
Space Ship Crew
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Space Ship Crew
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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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Destination Space not destined to be series
2 February 2002 | by (Franklin, VA) – See all my reviews

Destination Space appears to have been a pilot for a CBS TV series. You can tell it was a pilot as the end of the 'movie' leaves things unanswered. John Agar is wasted here and Agar Sci Fi fans will be disappointed. John shows emotion late in the film by breaking a pencil (Whoo Hoo!).

Majority of the film is the main character trying to convince the powers that be to try another rocket launch (zzzz). When he finally convinces them, they try again and have to abort. Can you imagine a series where each week they try and fail to launch the rocket? Neither could CBS.


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