God bless low-budget 50s sci-fi. I'm sure I say that every time I review a movie from this genre, but it's never not true. this film in particular was laughably enjoyable for its lame effects (perhaps better-appreciated in 3-D), inane writing, and trite, meaningless dialogue with the usual faint shades of American Cold War ideologies. it's quite a shame something like this came from the mind of Ray Bradbury...too bad they couldn't get him to do the screenplay, it might have actually been somewhat legitimate. the cinematography was actually pretty good, but the rest was typical faux-deep cornball sci fi.