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Earth vs The Flying Saucers (1956)


This Island Earth (1955)


Earth vs The Spider (1958)


It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) [a 1958 sci-fi movie age restricted - there's nothing in it that should require that - dumb!]


Gog (1954)


X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)


The Day of the Triffids (1962)


Kronos - Ravager of Planets (1957) [only an Italian dub is available - use YouTube auto-translate]


The Last Man on Earth (1964)


Night of the Living Dead (1968)


War of the Satellites (1958)


The Crawling Eye (1958)


Rocketship X-M (1950)


Not Of This Earth (1957)


Them! (NO, the other "them"):

Beginning of the End (1957)


Night of the Comet (1984)


The Terminator (1984)


Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)


Robocop (1987)


Spiders (2013)


Big A** Spider! (2013)

 

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Not to rain on folks parades but if any of these are favorites and you don’t already have copies on disc watch ‘em quick - most are unlicensed copies. When it’s stuff like this YT doesn’t police it’s content terribly closely but when the algorithm or a human finds it they zap it pretty quick. I’ll be watching This Island Earth - the Mutants really creeped me out as a kid!
 

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That creature on This Island Earth scared me too. The crawling hand with an eye was bad. The worst was a Twilight Zone, I think, with a creature that was under a bed. The men would but on someone's back and it controlled them or something. I jumped into bed from 3 feet away every night for years. The sound the ants made on Them was kind of scary. Every once in a while I would hear a car that made that sound and think the ants were coming.
 

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While trying to make sense of similarities between the V2, PML's "Little Lunar Express", and the Tintin rocket, I found this movie (trailer for 1950 Destination Moon movie):
The rocket is essentially PML's "Little Lunar Express". It would be based on the V2 (and possibly others). Tintin's rocket is based on the V2, and possibly on publicity shots for the above 1950 Destination Moon movie.

Timeline:
1947: Destination Moon book (different rocket design)
1950-March: Tintin's "Destination Moon" comic release (rocket design based on V2 and possibly on hype for upcoming Destination Moon movie)
1950-June: Destination Moon movie release (rocket design based on V2 and who knows what else)
 
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When I was a kid the neighboring town had a drive in.
A few of my neighbors and I had my mom take us to see Flash Gordon when I was about 10.
Somehow, no one paid close attention to the marquee. Because it didn't say Flash Gordon.
It said Flesh Gordon.
An early X rated film.
But it was mostly theme related, so we stayed and watched it.
Some Evil man on another planet shot a sex ray at Earth, and Gordon had to go stop it.
Of course right away he met a female who was against the Evil Ruler, and they...
Mean while back on Earth, people were piling up on the streets, cars, trains, planes, and horrid crashes resulted.
I'd like to see an uncut version of it.
 

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When I was a kid the neighboring town had a drive in.
A few of my neighbors and I had my mom take us to see Flash Gordon when I was about 10.
Somehow, no one paid close attention to the marquee. Because it didn't say Flash Gordon.
It said Flesh Gordon.
An early X rated film.
But it was mostly theme related, so we stayed and watched it.
Some Evil man on another planet shot a sex ray at Earth, and Gordon had to go stop it.
Of course right away he met a female who was against the Evil Ruler, and they...
Mean while back on Earth, people were piling up on the streets, cars, trains, planes, and horrid crashes resulted.
I'd like to see an uncut version of it.
The version you saw is pretty much the only version there is - most of the “hardcore” X footage was trimmed and turned over to the LAPD vice cops before the movie was released. Some of the newer “uncut” editions have a few additional minutes added but it’s not very much more explicit than the original 1971 theatrical release. The history of the movie is kinda kooky - at one point early in development it was supposed to just be a parody but ended up as pornography because it was the only way they could get the money to make it! Some guys who later ended up as big time SFX and make-up people worked on it - like Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in Paris), Star Trek alum Mike Minor and Ray Harryhausen acolyte Jim Danforth. It was even nominated for the top science fiction award, the Hugo, but lost to Young Frankenstein.
 

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The first ever Buck Rogers film is only 8 minutes long:
 

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I'd really like to see 'Journey to the Far Side of the Sun' again. Made in 1969 and screened as 'Doppelganger' in most parts of the world. Starring Roy Thinnes (From 'The Invaders) and made by Gerry Anderson. Lots of cool space stuff and a pretty interesting plot.
 

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I'm a big fan of old Western Movies and shows. It's kind of funny when you see one of the grungy Western actor's in a SciFi flick! I guess back then they didn't get new actors for every movie.
 

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I'd really like to see 'Journey to the Far Side of the Sun' again. Made in 1969 and screened as 'Doppelganger' in most parts of the world. Starring Roy Thinnes (From 'The Invaders) and made by Gerry Anderson. Lots of cool space stuff and a pretty interesting plot.
I remember that one. Would be interesting to see again. Matter/antimatter IIRC?
 

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I saw Flesh Gordon when I was in collage. Very Funny. I got a cd of it a few years ago The Penisaurus was hilarious.
 

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Cube (1998) [liked it - unusual concept]


Futureworld (1976)


Europa Report (2013) [Meh... too many stupid moves]


Donnie Darko (2001) [Really bizarre, but I liked it - I own the special edition two-DVD set which I bought used in mint condition on Amazon for $5.39 shipped years ago]

 

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Interocitors and their components are manufactured and distributed by Supreme Electronics Service, Unit 16. Several model options are offered. These include (but are not limited to):

Interocitor incorporating planetary generator
Interocitor incorporating volterator
Interocitor with astroscope
Interocitor incorporating electron sorter

The device does not come assembled, nor does it include detailed instructions as to its assembly and use. Only a schematic plan is provided. The basic interocitor kit contains 2,486 individual parts, and the manufacturer will not replace any lost or damaged components.

The 2486 components making up an interocitor include:

Bead condenser (model # AB-619),
Cathermin tube with an indium complex of +4,
Intensifier disk.

Model AB-619 Bead Condenser:



Interocitor with astroscope:



I need to buy a cheap white-hair wig from Amazon, 3D print a long forehead scull cap with central indentations, paint it flesh color, glue the wig to it, and take it to a hair stylist for proper cutting, styling and hair spray application. Then, wear it into Walmart with standard COVID accessories.
 

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Interocitors and their components are manufactured and distributed by Supreme Electronics Service, Unit 16. Several model options are offered. These include (but are not limited to):

Interocitor incorporating planetary generator
Interocitor incorporating volterator
Interocitor with astroscope
Interocitor incorporating electron sorter

The device does not come assembled, nor does it include detailed instructions as to its assembly and use. Only a schematic plan is provided. The basic interocitor kit contains 2,486 individual parts, and the manufacturer will not replace any lost or damaged components.

The 2486 components making up an interocitor include:

Bead condenser (model # AB-619),
Cathermin tube with an indium complex of +4,
Intensifier disk.

Model AB-619 Bead Condenser:



Interocitor with astroscope:



I need to buy a cheap white-hair wig from Amazon, 3D print a long forehead scull cap with central indentations, paint it flesh color, glue the wig to it, and take it to a hair stylist for proper cutting, styling and hair spray application. Then, wear it into Walmart with standard COVID accessories.
"The basic interocitor kit contains 2,486 individual parts, and the manufacturer will not replace any lost or damaged components."

*crunch* Make that 2,485 individual parts.

This Island Earth is a pretty good movie. The MST3K version wasn't too bad either.
 

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Cube (1998) [liked it - unusual concept]


Futureworld (1976)


Europa Report (2013) [Meh... too many stupid moves]


Donnie Darko (2001) [Really bizarre, but I liked it - I own the special edition two-DVD set which I bought used in mint condition on Amazon for $5.39 shipped years ago]

Wow! Someone else liked Donnie Darko?! It took me a bit to figure it out, but it made much more sense once you understood the context.
 

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"Caltiki, The Immortal Monster"; '59, Mexico's take on "The Blob" '58.

"The Monolith Monsters" '57; not so much "Monsters" as a force of nature.

"Them" '54; arguably the best "Big Bug" movie ever made.

"Journey to the Center of the Earth" '59; because, who doesn't like lizards, masquerading as dinosaurs?

"Crack in the World" '65; with what is undoubtedly one of the most horrifying train wrecks ever portrayed on film.

"When World's Collide" '51; another George Pal movie.

"Kronos" '57; you have to see it to believe it.
 
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"Journey to the Seventh Planet" was pretty much normal-bad sci-fi of the 50s. Men land on Uranus, it's earthlike (at least where they land). Beautiful women, mind control, a one-eyed brain that has to be killed, beautiful women help and get to go home with the guys (I think).
 

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"Caltiki, The Immortal Monster"; '59, Mexico's take on "The Blob" '58.

"The Monolith Monsters" '57; not so much "Monsters" as a force of nature.

"Them" '54; arguably the best "Big Bug" movie ever made.

"Journey to the Center of the Earth" '59; because, who doesn't like lizards, masquerading as dinosaurs?

"Crack in the World" '65; with what is undoubtedly one of the most horrifying train wrecks ever portrayed on film.

"When World's Collide" '51; another George Pal movie.

"Kronos" '57; you have to see it to believe it.
Yep, I've seen all of those except Caltiki. Kronos has an interesting mechanism for mass destruction, a giant robot that lands in the ocean, but doesn't stay there. A mechanical Cloverfield.
 

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"Caltiki, The Immortal Monster"; '59, Mexico's take on "The Blob" '58.

"The Monolith Monsters" '57; not so much "Monsters" as a force of nature.

"Them" '54; arguably the best "Big Bug" movie ever made.

"Journey to the Center of the Earth" '59; because, who doesn't like lizards, masquerading as dinosaurs?

"Crack in the World" '65; with what is undoubtedly one of the most horrifying train wrecks ever portrayed on film.

"When World's Collide" '51; another George Pal movie.

"Kronos" '57; you have to see it to believe it.
I’ve not watched Caltiki though after reading about it I’ll probably track it down. Kronos is an obscure one - the concept was a bit beyond the talent level of the folks who made it but I remember seeing it on tv as a kid. The 1959 JttCotE gets a bit ponderous in spots but well worth the effort to watch if only for James Mason and the always lovely Arlene Dahl. If someone could stick close to the spirit of Them it would be fun to see a modern remake though I suppose Tremors is as close as we’ll get to that kind of classic monster movie/sci-fi flick. Crack in the World scared me as an impressionable science nerd kid. As an adult I can accept that the planned sequel to When Worlds Collide probably wouldn’t have been very good but as a teenager reading about it well after the fact (probably in Starlog? Or maybe Cinefantastique?) I was disappointed it never got made. Monolith Monsters was another one where the concept was a bit of a stretch for the folks who made it but still enjoyable.
 

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Wow! Someone else liked Donnie Darko?! It took me a bit to figure it out, but it made much more sense once you understood the context.
I would have never have figured it out without something like the total spoiler video below (watch the movie before you watch it), but I gained respect for the movie I'd previously only liked without being 100% certain I understood exactly what it was all about:

DONNIE DARKO | The Meaning and Philosophy | EXPLAINED

 

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Not actually sci-fi, but I really enjoyed it anyway. Surreal, like Donnie Darko:

 
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