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Gog (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Horror, Romance | June 1954 (USA)
A security agent investigates sabotage and murder at a secret underground laboratory, home of two experimental robots.

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Complete credited cast:
... Dr. David Sheppard
... Joanna Merritt
... Dr. Van Ness
... Dr. Zeitman
... Dr. Pierre Elzevir
Valerie Vernon ... Mme. Elzevir
Stephen Roberts ... Maj. Howard (as Steve Roberts)
Byron Kane ... Dr. Carter
David Alpert ... Dr. Peter Burden
... Dr. Hubertus
... Engle
Marian Richman ... Helen
Jean Dean ... Marna Roberts (as Jeanne Dean)
Tom Daly ... Senator
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Scientists working on induced hibernation for space travel are killed, apparently by machines acting independently. Security agent Sheppard arrives at the secret underground space research base to investigate possible sabotage. He finds that the whole base is coordinated by supercomputer NOVAC and its robots Gog and Magog; and a strange aircraft is detected high overhead. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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$250,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(as Color Corp. of America)| (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Shot in 3D, but released mainly in regular 2D. See more »

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As the helicopter is coming in on its final landing you can see the pilot is real, but the doctor is a stiff, pale mannequin looking up. See more »

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Dr. Van Ness: Can you hold off the robots until we get there?
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Featured in Chopping Mall: Creating the Killbots (1986) See more »

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Ivan Tors put the "Science" in Science Fiction
6 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

In my opinion this is one of the best films made by Ivan Tors. Tors created "Science Fiction Theater" for TV and made several SciFi films (like The Magnetic Monster) before this genre was really popular. He brought real science to the screen in plots that may seem dated today but afterall, it was 1954. In GOG, Tors brings in then brand new inventions such as jets, computers, robots, high frequency sound, cryogenics, sunlight as a weapon, electronic surveillance, atomic power and even man-made satellites (which would not become reality for 3 more years). To an audience unfamiliar with such things, it was exiting and scary. Especially scary when you were made to think such super weapons were under the control of a foreign power. The Korean War had just ended and the USSR was making aggressive comments about atomic war with us. This movie gave me nightmares for quite awhile.

-BullMoose


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