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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.

Director:

Herbert L. Strock

Writers:

Tom Taggart (screenplay), Richard G. Taylor (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Egan ... Dr. David Sheppard
Constance Dowling ... Joanna Merritt
Herbert Marshall ... Dr. Van Ness
John Wengraf ... Dr. Zeitman
Philip Van Zandt ... Dr. Pierre Elzevir
Valerie Vernon Valerie Vernon ... Mme. Elzevir
Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts ... Maj. Howard (as Steve Roberts)
Byron Kane Byron Kane ... Dr. Carter
David Alpert David Alpert ... Dr. Peter Burden
Michael Fox ... Dr. Hubertus
William Schallert ... Engle
Marian Richman Marian Richman ... Helen
Jean Dean Jean Dean ... Marna Roberts (as Jeanne Dean)
Tom Daly Tom Daly ... Senator
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Storyline

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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THE CREATURE OF TOMORROW! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Station USA See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ivan Tors Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Pepe, the subject of the experiment at the opening, is a New World monkey, a capucin, genus Cebus. New World monkeys have prehensile tails and Pepe wraps his tail around his caretaker's forearm. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Peter Burton, dressed in a radiation suit, tells Dr. Sheppard and Joanna Merritt to stay back as he enters a radioactive hot zone in the chemistry lab, but Sheppard and Merritt follow him in anyway. When Peter carries out a dead scientist - dead from radiation poisoning - Sheppard and Merritt stay behind with a Geiger counter to seek out the radiation source, neither wearing protective gear. Peter soon returns with Dr. Van Ness. Peter discovers and secures a deadly radioactive isotope, but Peter is still the only one wearing a protective suit. The others stand about three to four feet away, watching quietly as Peter's actions expose them to lethal levels of radiation. See more »

Quotes

Joanna Merritt: Now from this point on, photoelectric cells sound a warning when unauthorized personnel enter the corridor. Oh, and there are hidden television cameras along the ceiling.
David Sheppard: You mean to say they're watching us?
Joanna Merritt: All the time.
David Sheppard: They're interfering with my impulses.
Joanna Merritt: What impulses, Dr. Sheppard?
David Sheppard: Well, I can't mention them. They're unauthorized, but they're nice that way.
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Featured in Chopping Mall: Creating the Killbots (1986) See more »

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"Gog" scared the hell out of me when I was 8.
11 July 1999 | by Greg-155See all my reviews

"Gog" sure scared the hell out of all of us "Saturday-matinee" habituees in '54. The sound, the monkey experiment, the levels below ground, the radiated plant, the desert mirror scene, and of course, the two flame-throwing robots, Gog and Magog. Ivan Tors (of TV's Science Fiction Theater) did a damned good job in keeping us kids on the edge of our seats. Have a faded bootleg copy. Sure wish that the current copyright owners would issue a restored copy on VHS in the near future.


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