When a spaceship lands on the moon, it is hailed as a new accomplishment, before it becomes clear that a Victorian party completed the journey in 1899, leading investigators to that mission's last survivor.
The electronic engineer Dr. Cal Meacham is a prominent scientist that is studying industrial application of nuclear energy and also a great pilot. One day, he receives a different condenser and soon his assistant Joe Wilson receives a manual instruction and several components of a sophisticated machine. Carl and Joe build a communication apparatus and a man called Exeter contacts Carl. He tells that Carl has passed the test assembling the Interocitor and invites him to join his research. The intrigued Carl decides to travel to meet Exeter that sends an unmanned airplane to bring him to an isolated facility in Georgia. He is welcomed by Dr. Ruth Adams but she mysteriously does not recall their love affair in the past. They team-up with Dr. Steve Carlson and they note that the other scientists in the facility have been transformed, having a weird behavior. They decide to flee in a car, but they are attacked by rays and Steve dies. Carl and Ruth also witness the facility blowing-up and ...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
According to Faith Domergue, the pants of her costume were so skintight that she could not wear underwear. A female assistant had to help her put them on and take them off. See more »
During the last scene of Cal and Ruth inside the small airplane, a blue matte process screen is visible outside the plane. See more »
Then you know that shortly we can expect Zagon to commence and sustain an all-out attack. Our ionization layer must be maintained until our relocation is effected.
Dr. Cal Meacham:
Relocation? To where?
To your Earth.
A peaceful relocation. We hope to live in harmony with the citizens of your Earth.
Dr. Ruth Adams:
Our knowledge and weapons would make us your superiors, naturally.
Dr. Cal Meacham:
Then why haven't your "superior" brains solved the problem of synthesizing uranium?
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When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'U' rating. All cuts were waived in 1987 when the film was granted a 'PG' certificate for home video. See more »
This 1955 science fiction flick in a nutshell? One word comes to mind: masterpiece. Masterpiece. When it comes to science fiction, the director of this edge-of-your-seat rollercoaster, Joe Newman is a master.
With the brilliant performances of Jeff Morrow, Rex Reason, and leading lady Faith Domergue, this is a natural epic tale of the unparalleled interaction of aliens and humans.
You don't like science fiction, you say? I didn't either before watching it. But I couldn't press the fast forward button on my VCR remote as I watched "This Island Earth."
10 stars. Do yourself a favor and see this wonderful film.
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