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Destination Space (1959)

From space pioneers to modernday missions, it's a thrilling look at man's quest to conquer space.

Director:

Joseph Pevney

Writer:

Alford Van Ronkel (as Rip Van Ronkel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harry Townes ... Jim Benedict
John Agar ... Col. Matthews
Charles Aidman ... Dave
Whitney Blake ... June
Cecil Kellaway ... Dr. A.A. Andrews
William Traylor William Traylor ... Space Ship Crew
Gail Kobe ... Kim
Edward Platt ... Dr. Easton (as Edward C. Platt)
John Clarke ... Space Ship Crew
Joel Lawrence Joel Lawrence ... Space Ship Crew
Jon Lormer ... Prof. Logan
Robert Cornthwaite ... Sen. Royce
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Destination Space is a terrific, slickly produced space opera with Agar and Towne in charge of a giant space station. During an attempted rocket launch, a meteor smashes into the station, crippling it! Later it's discovered that an overload within the rocket will cause a nuclear explosion-within minutes! HIGHLY recommended. 16mm. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Director Joseph Pevney would direct some of what many consider the best "Star Trek" (1966) episodes, including "Arena" and "Devil in the Dark". He would also be responsible for casting a young Walter Koenig (I) as Ensign Chekov. See more »

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Featured in Classic Sci-Fi TV: 150 Episodes (2009) See more »

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Destination Space not destined to be series
2 February 2002 | by mike1964See all my reviews

Destination Space appears to have been a pilot for a CBS TV series. You can tell it was a pilot as the end of the 'movie' leaves things unanswered. John Agar is wasted here and Agar Sci Fi fans will be disappointed. John shows emotion late in the film by breaking a pencil (Whoo Hoo!).

Majority of the film is the main character trying to convince the powers that be to try another rocket launch (zzzz). When he finally convinces them, they try again and have to abort. Can you imagine a series where each week they try and fail to launch the rocket? Neither could CBS.


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