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There's a couple of seconds of that space station exploding that appeared in the opening for one of local NYC horror/sci-fi movie slots, circa 1965 or so.
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Jun 15 12 10:52 AM
FrozenGhost wrote:Hey, I remember that. It was the intro to Channel 9's Supernatural Theater. Only one thing: the film clip was from QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE, not WAR OF THE SATELLITES.
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Finished it up tonight and have to say it was okay. The version I saw on youtube might have been the sharpest of any movie I'd ever seen there. Whoever uploaded it, good job! I wish that person had written the script, though. It might have made more sense.
As was already pointed out, if a wrecked car and a body at the morgue doesn't trump Van Ponder's clone walking into the assembly and simply stating, "The police were wrong," well, that's just bad movie writing.
And OK, with natural disasters going on all over the place and Van Ponder stating that he wanted to scrub the mission, how does Dave Boyer get to go to the assembly and speak in Van Ponder's behalf and get away with completely changing the address? Why does Van Ponder go along with it and proceed with the mission? If his one and only goal was to get the project halted, it would have been much easier to declare Boyer a crackpot and say, "Uh, I didn't say that. These guys mean business. No, we can't go." Or, if the aliens could cause mass disasters, why didn't they just destroy the site where they were building the ships? OK, I know. It's a movie. We carry on.
And then, if Van Ponder became human and fell in love with Sybil, why would he put her on a ship destined to crash and burn? Why would he put himself on a ship that was going to crash and burn? When did he actually become human anyway, when he created a heart for himself? The whole business with Sybil being moved from ship two to ship one happened before that.
And the ending... whoosh. I didn't get that at all. Was Van Ponder (or the alien that was impersonating him) the whole resistance force? How did they get through the barrier? Why was the room Sybil was laying in radiating like that? Why were they watching all of this stuff from Earth and not picking up on Van Ponder's bizarre behavior? And what the heck was Plan B anyway? Did I miss that explanation? Why? Why? Why? I call shenanigans all the way around, from the three writers to Corman. But I still had fun watching it.
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Buzz Dixon wrote:Technically anything in orbit around a larger body is a satellite, but since the object in question was heading out of the solar system...
hermanthegerm wrote:I did like the detail that once the alien developed a heart, he developed human feelings along with it.
Mar 24 17 2:59 PM
Rick wrote:hermanthegerm wrote:I did like the detail that once the alien developed a heart, he developed human feelings along with it.That's being polite. As I noted elsewhere on the Board a few weeks back, when Richard Devon creates his own heart, he becomes an instant horndog, just all over poor little Susan Cabot in the blink of his alien eye. I found that quite funny.
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