Escaped convicts Gary and Lon are caught hiding in a rocket by scientist Dirk Green, who forces them to pilot the ship to the moon. Dirk, who's secretly a moon being, wants to return to his... See full summary »
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Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
The mysterious appearance of an unknown planet brings miniature people, giant monsters, beautiful women and undaunted heroes to the screen. The self-contained planet "Rheton" has the ability to move in and out of galaxies to escape their enemies. Earth sends an astronaut team to investigate, which discovers miniature people. One astronaut survives to help them fight off monsters and Solorite attacks.Written by
In watching this classic sci-fi film, it appears that the interior lunar base set's metal structural supports closely resemble the sets for the internal support structure of the observation nose of the submarine Seaview in "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1961). Since both films were released in the same year (1961) and knowing Irwin Allen's talent for recycling movie and television sets, it's not unreasonable that Allen's production at 20th Century Fox was able to obtain and use these set pieces once production wrapped on "The Phantom Planet".
This is only a personal observation and theory. If anyone has documentation to support or dispute this theory, it is welcomed! Thanks. See more »
When the astronauts go out of their spaceship to make a repair, they are untethered by any restraint and freely walk on the spacecraft's wing, in defiance of the laws of physics. See more »
This is the sort of Grade-Z "quickie" that can best be appreciated when seen at 1:00 a.m. on the Late Show while gnawing on a slice of cold pizza. Though undistinguished in most of the usual respects, it does offer something not often seen in the sci-fi films of its era -- "beefcake." Yes, leading man Dean Fredericks whips off his shirt for a rather-extended fight sequence with Tony Dexter. Though Dean was only about 36 when this movie was made, he's already showing a bit of middle-aged softness around his middle, but the hair across his pecs has been left gloriously unshaved and his physique clearly outranks that of his older, shorter opponent. (One other point of interest: Francis X. Bushman, looking sadly old and tired, pops up as the leader of the alien world on which our hero accidentally crashes.)
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