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The Terrornauts (1967)

A group of scientists are kidnapped and taken into outer space aboard a saucer.

Director:

Montgomery Tully

Writers:

John Brunner, Murray Leinster (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Simon Oates Simon Oates ... Dr. Joe Burke
Zena Marshall ... Sandy Lund
Charles Hawtrey ... Joshua Yellowlees
Patricia Hayes Patricia Hayes ... Mrs. Jones
Stanley Meadows ... Ben Keller
Max Adrian ... Dr. Henry Shore
Frank Barry Frank Barry ... Burke as a child
Richard Carpenter Richard Carpenter ... Danny
Leonard Cracknell Leonard Cracknell ... Nick
André Maranne André Maranne ... Gendarme
Frank Forsyth ... Uncle
Robert Jewell ... Robot Operator
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Residents of a radio telescope laboratory are kidknapped when they answer a mysterious signal from outer space. They are taken to a satelite inhabited only by robots, where they are presented with a series of intelligence tests. Since this is a mystery as well as a sci-fi movie I will only say that the rest of the plot deals with theyre attempt to find out why they've been kidknapped, and how they will get back to earth. Written by <willy@mercury.interpath.com>

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The virgin sacrifices to the gods of a ghastly galaxy!

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Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Rapto espacial See more »

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Production Co:

Amicus Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Last feature of Zena Marshall. See more »

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When enemy spaceship #6 is destroyed, the explosion accidentally knocks the ship in front off one of its wires, and we see it dangling. A shortened version of this shot is also used when ship #3 explodes. See more »

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Brings back memories of Saturday afternoons
7 May 2011 | by barryhaworth-1See all my reviews

This movie is one of my childhood memories. Our local TV station used to broadcast it semi-regularly and I recall seeing it several times as I was growing up. As a sci-fi nut I found the story intriguing, though full of holes and very obviously done on a limited budget.

What made me want to track the movie down was, some years later, reading the book on which the movie was based. The book is "The Wailing Asteroid" by Murray Leinster, written in 1960. Like the movie the book is somewhat dated, though I think the book has probably aged better. Nevertheless, I'd still like to track down a copy of the movie and revisit my childhood Saturday afternoons.


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