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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

1951

Sci-fi movies of 1951: This was a busy year in the sci-fi genre. Three big classics came out: The Thing and The Day the Earth Stood Still and When Worlds Collide. The "B" market was also gearing up, cranking out several low-budget sci-fi flicks. Quick, cheap sci-fi fun was just getting started.

The Thing: From Another World -- is the classic big mean alien flick. Low-budget, but well done.

The Man From Planet X -- is an obscure low-budget alien-landing film, but with a bit more thought-provoking nature.

When Worlds Collide -- is one of the mega-classics of 50s sci-fi. A handful of people must escape earth before a rogue star collides with it.

The Day the Earth Stood Still -- is another mega-classic, a low-budget, but nonetheless influential nuclear-war warning story.

Five -- is a very obscure low-budget post-apocalyptic tale of five nuclear-holocaust survivors.

Unknown World -- is a low-budget adaptation of Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth, but with the goal of shelter from nuclear war.

Flight To Mars -- is a rather lavish B-film in which earthlings encounter an "advanced" martian civilization which wants thier rocket so as to invade earth.

The Man in the White Suit -- is a modest sci-fi comedy, where a miracle polymer has everyone out to stop its inventor.

Captain Video -- is a movie serial in which the Video Rangers must stop the evil Vultura from subjegating the Earth. Ultra-low-budget.

2 comments:

cometkatt said...

on when worlds collide- i 'think' you meant 'rogue' rather than rouge. unless of course the monster needs pink cheeks :)

Nightowl said...

Cometkatt, Oops. Darn "auto-correct", always trying to "help". Fixed it. Thanks. No, the errant star did not wear makeup. Just a plain killer star.