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This Saturday: SON OF FIFTIES SCIENCE FICTION

After lying moribund for decades science fiction cinema took off in the 1950’s, and over 150 science fiction films were released in the U.S. during that decade. Nevertheless, in terms of respectability sci-fi ranked just above pornography, and with a few notable exceptions (The Day the Earth Stood Still, Forbidden Planet) sci-fi films were churned out by low-budget producers and studios. Many of those films have since become cult favorites among discerning cognoscenti of the, shall we say, more colorful expressions of the cinematic art.


This Saturday's Movies - 7/11/2020
4:00 PM
10:45 PM
An "unknown force" declares war against Earth when the United Nations disregards warnings to cease and desist in its attempts at assembling and then launching the first satellite into space. Rapidly conceived, filmed, and released to exploit the international media frenzy surrounding the launch of the Russian Sputnik satellite, the first in space.
5:10 PM
USA, 1968, Color, Science Fiction, dir. Peter Bogdanovich (as Derek Thomas), with Mamie van Doren & Mary Marr
6:30 PM
USA, 1966, Color, Science Fiction/Made-for-TV, dir. Larry Buchanan, with John Agar & Susan Bjurman
7:50 PM
UK, 1962, Color, Science Fiction, dir. Steve Sekely, with Howard Keel & Nicole Maurey
9:30 PM
A nuclear scientist who dies in a plane crash is revived by aliens in their underground base, then sent back to civilization to steal data about atomic testing. Needless to say, our visitors do not come in peace. "Killers from Space" is distinguished by what many consider to be the silliest-looking aliens in sci-fi movie history.


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