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The Man from the 25th Century (1968)

On a blue alien planet, a man stands in an arena, watched by 5 alien beings. They are testing the man's mental and physical abilities. His identity is that of a man 27 years old, born in 1951 on planet Earth.

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On a blue alien planet, a man stands in an arena, watched by 5 alien beings. They are testing the man's mental and physical abilities. His identity is that of a man 27 years old, born in 1951 on planet Earth.

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This unsold pilot was originally meant to be a spin-off of _"Lost in Space" (1965) _ but that idea was scrapped. See more »

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This Man Should Not Leave 1968...Average
1 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

An earthman is kidnapped by space aliens and trained into fighting his fellow humans. The man is then returned to earth but things don't go as the aliens wished.

Don't get too excited about this one folks! Granted, the sight of a very 1960s looking American car driving out of the full scale model of the Jupiter 2 (seen in The Derelict and Visit To A Hostile Planet) is thrilling, but everything about this short film, from the casting to the story, to the opening bits with James Darren in the arena, leave one hell of a lot to be desired.

It is just a bunch of 20th Century Fox blinking light computers and regular often seen Irwin Allen stars getting together to form something that never went anywhere (in sales I mean).

Irwin Allen produced, directed AND scripted this 17 minute pilot, so my review might surprise some, however, I can say this, if you are expecting the gusto and showmanship seen in other Irwin directed sci-fic pilots, well, you will not get it here...trust me! Special note, this pilot is sometimes compared to QM's The Invaders (1967) and remembered for stock Lost In Space music.


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