“The Flying Saucer” (1950) Review

Greetings popcorn nerds, Jetpack Jason here. This is a first installment of a series of Golden Age Sci-Fi Cinema Reviews. Today, I’m reviewing “The Flying Saucer”, released in 1950 and produced by Colonial Productions. For the time being, I’m going to be focusing on the venerable alien come to Earth genre. These films typically take place on Earth during the 1950s, usually feature a flying saucer, alien or robot, and a huge helping of...

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“Paul” – (2011)

Jason’s Rating: 8.35 / 10 (About my rating system.) “Look. Just because your truth, isn’t the true truth, doesn’t mean there is no truth, Ruth.” There are not nearly enough science fiction comedies. Really, we see them pop up once every other year, and they are hit and miss. Another great sci-fi comedy that comes to mind is “Galaxy Quest” which really is right in the same family as...

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“Forbidden Planet” – (1956)

Jason’s Rating: 9.3 / 10 (About my rating system.) “The fool! The meddling idiot! As though his ape’s brain could contain the secrets of the Krell!” When comparing and contrasting 1950s science fiction films, there are several qualities that are tantamount. Which film had the best flying saucer? Which had the scariest monster and the coolest robot? Which ethereal soundtrack is the most identifiable? Given these...

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Drive-In Theater Intermission Mix Video

A few years ago, inspired by my favorite theme restaurant, the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater at Disney Studios, Florida, I decided to make my own intermission mix video. It feature 1950s and 1960s sci-fi trailers, snack bar advertisements and technology newsreel footage. It was always my intention to make more of these and put together a party DVD, but I’ve just never had the time. One day, I may revisit the idea. If you’re into...

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