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Science Fiction Films (1890-2010)



Science Fiction Films

(1890 – 2010)


Alas, time has not been as kind to 1960's rocket ships as it has to gothic horror and film noir, but watch and wonder at what inspired awe long ago yesteryear.



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2+5 Mission Hydra (1966) – aka Star Pilot, Color, 81 minutes

Aliens from the constellation Hydra crash-land on the island of Sardinia. A prominent scientist, his daughter, several young technicians, and more are taken hostage by the beings so they can use them to repair their spaceship's broken engine.


The Alpha Incident (1977) -- Color, 86 minutes

Germ from Mars gets loose on Earth.


The Amazing Transparent Man (1960) – 60 minutes

Mad scientist makes convict invisible so he will steal uranium, but the crook robs banks instead. 


The Incredible Petrified World (1957) – 64 minutes

Exploring inner earth, with John Carradine.


The Atomic Brain (1964) -- aka Monstrosity, 65 minutes

Mad scientist. Old brain into young body doesn’t work well.


Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) – 62 minutes

Depraved bloodsucking leeches terrorize swamp. 


The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961) – 54 minutes

Tor Johnson victim of atomic blast!


Battle Beyond the Sun (1960) – Russian, Color, 70 minutes

Francis Ford Coppola re-cut the Russian film. Two countries race to have the first successful landing on Mars.


Battle of the Worlds (1961) -- Color, 84 minutes

Title tells the tale! With Bill Carter, Claude Rains.


Idaho Transfer (1973) -- Color, 85 minutes

A crew of young researchers escape into the future to avoid the shutdown of their project. They find that some type of 'eco-crisis' disaster has de-populated the area around their lab (in rural Idaho) and maybe the world. 


In the Year 2889 (1967) -- Color, 80 minutes

Mutants and cannibals rule the world in the year 2889 after a nuclear war has destroyed the world.


Killers from Space (1954) – 71 minutes

Aliens with hooded sweat suits, mittens, striped belts and ping-pong ball eyes menace nuclear scientist Peter Graves.


The Last Man on Earth (1964) – 86 minutes

Vincent Price stars as... guess who? But there's still a bunch of zombies around.


The Last Woman on Earth (1960) – 71 minutes

3 survivors on an island, one of them a girl....


Monstroid, It Came from the Lake (1979) -- Color, 81 minutes

A rural Colombian village is attacked by a horrible sea serpent, aroused by industrial pollution of a nearby lake.


Mutant (1983) -- Color, 99 minutes, Bo Hopkins, Wings Hauser

Toxic waste turns residents of a small town into zombies.


Phantom from Space (1953) – 73 minutes

Invisible space alien kills those who attack him.


The Phantom Planet (1961) – 82 minutes

Astronaut crash-lands on invisible asteroid and is shrunk down.


Planet of Dinosaurs (1980) -- Color, 85 minutes

Spaceship full of attractive men and bikini-clad girls crashes on alien planet full of ... you guessed it! The dinos are pretty well animated.


Prehistoric Women (1950) -- Color, 74 minutes

Tigri (Laurette Luez) and her stone-age girl friends hate all men, but realizing they are a necessary evil, capture some for potential (strictly business, no recreation allowed) husbands. With campy narration.


Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) -- Color, 81 minutes

Camp classic for Christmas.


Star Odyssey (1979) -- Color, 103 minutes

Aliens head to earth to enslave humans.


Teenagers from Outer Space (1959) – 86 minutes

Lone alien teenager tries to save planet Earth.


They Came From Beyond Space (1967) -- Color, 85 minutes

Unlucky aliens crash on moon, try to coerce earthlings to repair ship.


Track of the Moon Beast (1976) -- Color, 81 minues

Man struck by meteorite turns into lizard beast at night.


U.F.O. Target Earth (1974) -- Color, 78 minutes

An electronics expert searching for evidence of aliens picks up signals that he believes are from an alien spacecraft--and they are coming from a lake near town.


Unknown World (1951) – 74 minutes

Scientists explore deep underground to find haven from contamination.


Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968) -- Color, 80 minutes

Update of 1962 Russian film Planet of Storms.


Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965) -- Color, 74 minutes

This time with Basil Rathbone.


Warriors of the Wasteland (1983) – Italy, Color, 90 minutes

In a post-apocalyptic future, a group of weary survivors is faced with a relentless onslaught from a gang of roving bandits.


The Wasp Woman (1960) – 66 minutes

Zany scientist makes wasp woman. Director: Roger Corman


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JAPANESE INVASION!


Monster from a Prehistoric Planet (1967) -- Color, 90 minute

Japanese monster flick. Baby reptile taken from island. Parents come!


Virus (1980) -- Color, 108 minutes, Edward James Olmos, Chuck Connors, Glenn Ford

In the height of the Cold War, a bio-weapon falls into the wrong hands and is released on the world.


Warning from Space (1956) – 88 minutes

The citizens of Tokyo panic when they see UFOs, but the aliens have come to warn of a meteor.


Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967) -- Color, 78 minutes

A prehistoric beast rises from the sea to terrorize the Orient. Starring Japanese actors and stuntmen in suits. 


GAMERA

Giant flying turtle monster Gamera is a friend to children and protector of planet earth.


Attack of the Monsters (1965) – aka Gamera vs. Guiron, Color, 80 minutes

Gamera fights alien monsters on a distant planet


Destroy All Planets (1968) -- Color, 91 minutes

Gamera returns to fight awesome space creatures on a mysterious planet.


Gamera the Invincible (1965) – 86 minutes

A giant fire-breathing prehistoric monster is resurrected by a nuclear bomb blast. First in the series, with Brian Donlevy.


War of the Monsters (1966) -- Color, 89 minutes

Three men steal an opal which eventually hatches into Barogon! Meanwhile Gamera returns and both wreck havoc before fighting twice.


STARMAN

Starman, "the creature made of the strongest steel," fights monsters, chases flying saucers, and defeats evil-minded aliens in four deliriously surreal mixes of science fiction, surprisingly moody photography, and wild superhero action!


Atomic Rulers of the World (1964) – 76 minutes

The Earth is threatened by space invaders. Starman comes to the rescue.


Attack from Space (1965) – 76 minutes

Japanese superhero, Starman, rescues the earth from menacing alien monsters.


Evil Brain from Outer Space (1965) – 76 minutes

Earth is attacked by extraterrestrial monsters and superhero Starman comes to the rescue of humanity.


Invaders from Space (1964) – 76 minues

From the Emerald Planet in the Marpet Galaxy comes a messenger to warn Earth of an impending invasion of Salamander Men.


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ADVENTURE SERIALS


These multi-chapter serials have sci-fi elements


Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940) -- 12 Chapter serial

Buster Crabbe as Flash battles Ming the Merciless -- Charles Middleton!


The Lost City (1935) – 

Kane Richmond treks into jungle to stop mad scientist.


The Phantom Empire (1935) –

Gene Autry battles the super scientific city of Murania deep underground .


The Phantom Creeps (1939) –

Bela Lugosi invents super robot and explosive to conquer the world.


S.O.S. Coast Guard (1937) –

Bela Lugosi is mad inventor with super weapon.


Undersea Kingdom (1936) -- 12 chapter Republic serial, 226 minutes, Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Lois Wilde, Monte Blue


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ROCKY JONES, SPACE RANGER

Each mini-feature that tells a complete story is composed of 3 episodes of the TV series (1954-1955) starring Richard Crane, Scotty Beckett and Sally Mansfield. 75 minutes each.


Crash of the Moons  

Beyond the Moon  

Menace from Outer Space  

Manhunt in Space 

The Gypsy Moon  

Silver Needle in the Sky


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FLASH GORDON TV!


14 episodes of the 1950's TV Series starring Steve Holland, Irene Champlin and Joseph Nash.


Planet of Death -- First show in the series. 

Akim the Terrible 

The Claim Jumpers 

The Breath of Death 

Return of the Androids 

The Lure of Light 

Deadline at Noon 

Race Against Time 

The Witch of Neptune 

The Brain Machine 

Struggle to the End 

Saboteurs from Space 

The Forbidden Experiment 

Subworld Revenge 


Escape to Space and Kip’s War – Rocky Jones





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