Ive seen those two filmsI have watched several more movies from the 50's.
One in particular, I don't think I would rate a a B-Movie: Destination Moon. Over $1M was spent in publicity, and it did win an Oscar for Special Effects. Bulk of the script was written by Heinlein and he also served as a technical consultant. Pacing was slow, but overall, well worth it's 6.3 rating on IMDB.
A second from the fifties was definitely a B-Movie: Flight to Mars. Script was not that great, and most of the acting was sub-par, excepting Cameron Mitchell.
Ive never seen or heard of this one.And the third, and again I'm not sure it qualifies as a B-Movie: I'll Never Forget You. The stars are Tyrone Power and Ann Blyth. Decent romantic fantasy about a nuclear physicist getting hit by lightning and wakes up in 1784. Michael Rennie is a co-star.
Oh please remedy that situation. It is a truly terrible movie, please watch it if only for the wonderfully bonkers acting of Deborah Reed -
and, as far as I know, Troll 2 has nothing to do with the original Troll. It was shot with the title 'Goblins' and was only marketed as Troll 2 by the distributor.
The documentary Best Worst Movie directed (20?) years later by the lead child actor is worth watching too.
I watched another last night - Cyborg 2087, starring Michael Rennie, Karen Steele, and Warren Stevens. Loosely based on an Outer Limits episode Soldier, written by Harlan Ellison. 20 years later it was copied more directly by James Cameron for Terminator, resulting in a lawsuit by Ellison.
I thought it was decent, worth more than it's IMDB rating of 5.6.
Sounds intriguing . ive never seen it .Following Cyborg 2087, I watched another 1966 production by the same directorial/production staff called Dimension 5.
This was like Man From Uncle, with more sci fi gadgets, and starred Jeffrey Hunter and France Nuyen. The Espionage Inc headquarters was secured by biometric sensors; at-home agents kept in touch with console video phones; the top agent (Hunter) had a nice belt which allowed him to skip upto 8 weeks into the future or past, and was activated by a remote control in a ring.
In short, the bad guys - the Dragons from Red China - have built an H-Bomb, and are transporting it piece by piece to LA which they are going to blow up. And I almost forgot to mention the main bad guy was played by Harold "Oddjob" Sakata; you may remember him from Goldfinger.
It was ok - I'd rate it at 6/10.
I think Cyborg 2087 must have been the main influence for the Terminator. There are close parallels in there. Cameron made what could have been a joke about stealing from the Outer Limits and it cost him but that movie is closer to it than the OL episodes.
I think Hunter would have been replaced before long had he stayed on Star Trek.
The chemistry wasn't there.
They also considered Jack Lord for Kirk.
Sounds intriguing . ive never seen it .
He was a very god actor but never really a big star .
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