A movie review. That rocket looks a heckuva lot like a V-2, to my eye.
Hey, you get stock footage where you can find it cheap. I remember many movies and TV shows where they showed one type of plane taking off, a different one in cruise, and yet another type landing. The movie “Midway” had a lot of improper use of stock footage as well. It frequently showed footage of planes like the F6F Hellcat that weren’t in service at the time of the battle.
I also remember one TV show (IIRC: an I Dream of Jeannie episode) where they showed a Atlas lifting off the pad that somehow became a Titan II only to end up a Saturn. Good thing they stopped or that rocket would’ve grown into the Starship Enterprise or something. I guess they figured no one would know the difference.
It’s an okay movie for what it is, but it pales in comparison to this science-fiction classic:
And then there’s the “Queen of Outer Soace,” staring Zsa Zsa Gabor with the classic line deliverd as our heros are about to depart. — “Oh, but Larry . . . Spaceships are dangerous!”
This one also used various stock rocket footage, V-2 and Atlas with a Mercury Capsule on top for the same launch, and whatever other images they could lift, including some from “Forbidden Planet.” And too it included a bevy of beauty pageant contestants in the supporting cast.
I remember this movie. They used a V-2 launch footage for launch, then ran it backward for the landing. I thought it was cheesy even as a kid…
They used a V-2 launch footage for launch, then ran it backward for the landing.
I’ve seen that, er, “special” effect in the old Twilight Zone too, only with an Atlas. In fact, almost all the classic Twilight Zone episodes dealing with space flight featured stock footage of an Atlas launch. I guess that’s understandable given the time frame (late 50s – early 60s).
No, for truly (and deliberately) cheesy you have to watch Amazon Women On The Moon.
Of course, some of the youngsters might not get a fair number of the pre-cable-24/7-format jokes. I still have fond memories of Bob Schreve’s Past Prime Playhouse…
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