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Posted by: Andy Hill - Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:50 pm
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Post 1950/60s Sci-fi B Movies   Posted on: Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:50 pm
One of the things I've gotten into recently is 1950/60s Sci-fi B Movies (Yeah I know they're a bit cheesy) and I have been trying to remember the title of one particular one without much success, can anyone help?

The plot goes (as far as I remember) something like this:

The Earth is about to get totalled and a group of scientists get together to build a rocket ship to escape the impending disaster. I remember that the ship is not big enough to carry them all and they draw lots to see who goes and that the intended distination is Titan. About the only other thing I can remember is that the rocket is launched horizontally on a track that is built up the side of a mountian like a roller-coaster. Anyone got a clue?

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Google video has some of these movies in their entirety for anyone to watch including such classics as "The day the Earth Stood Still" and "Plan 9 from outer space".

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?doc ... tood+still

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?doc ... uter+space

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Post    Posted on: Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:10 pm
"When Worlds Collide".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_World ... %28film%29
It is also a book.

I have "The day the Earth Stood Still", which is widely regarded as one of the best science fiction movies ever made, but I have never seen "Plan 9 from outer space", which is widely regarded as one of the worst movies ever made.

Another classic, widely regarded as one of the best ever made, is "Forbidden Planet".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_Planet

And I like "Invaders from Mars", the original 1953 version, not the 1986 remake, although it is pretty cheesy. I especially like the haunting choral music at the very end, and a couple other places in the movie.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invaders_f ... 53_film%29
I AM the little boy in that movie, or was when I first saw it, what with my father working in aerospace and me looking through my small telescope and everything.


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Post    Posted on: Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:48 pm
Yes forbidden planet is a great movie, I've also seen the stage musical based on the film which is not so great but has some great songs in it. :)

thanks for the title its been driving me mad for a while. By the way you're right about Plan 9, it was pretty bad still amusing though.

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Post    Posted on: Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:07 pm
That reminds me: Does anyone remember an (animated?) series of Sci-Fi sketches where the inhabitants of one planet used a rocket propellant named Cosmogrol? Apparently, it ran at some time in Germany, but might originally have been French or so. :?:

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Post    Posted on: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:11 am
The trouble with Plan 9 is that it STOPS being amusing after a short while, and yet goes on for about 2 hours or some ungodly duration. Kinda like Ishtar in that respect.


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Post    Posted on: Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:07 pm
Best rocketship of all time

http://lunarmodelsonline.com/Merchant2/ ... y_Code=CRS

http://www.scifilm.org/reviews/spaceshipvenus.html

Other 1950's craft

http://www.arapress.com/ssh.html
http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/welcome1.htm

http://lunarmodelsonline.com/Merchant2/ ... y_Code=CRS

The largest "finned" spacecraft design is the Excalibur:


http://www.b5tech.com/isa/excalibur/excalibur.html
http://www.b5tech.com/science/weapons/e ... apons.html
http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/minia ... &qsSeries=
http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/minia ... ?qsArmy=16


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