This Island Earth

One of the undisputed classics amongst 1950s SF movies. A human physicist is sent instructions and parts to build an incredibly advanced communications device (foreshadowing 'Contact'), which, when activated, puts him in touch with some aliens who need his help to save their dying planet. The aliens have enormous (like, really actually gigantic) foreheads, but nobody seems to notice. Anyway, after hanging about on Earth for a bit, they jaunt off in a flying saucer and have a crack at saving the aliens. I can't remember if they succeed or not.

The film features a terrifying, crab-clawed, cabbage-headed alien mutant, who turns out to be a good guy. There's a moral in that, kids!

You will never convince me that OUSFG Punch is good. --WJR


Category SF Movie

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