Reviews

  • Sep 11, 2017

    kind of cool to see such an old space movie, but not much to like about this story

    kind of cool to see such an old space movie, but not much to like about this story

  • Dec 02, 2012

    It's not a bad story, but the plot is pretty hallow and the film drags on too long. The space scenes are pretty cool to see though, and look nice for an early 60's film. Not particular bad, but could of been better. Held my interest at least.

    It's not a bad story, but the plot is pretty hallow and the film drags on too long. The space scenes are pretty cool to see though, and look nice for an early 60's film. Not particular bad, but could of been better. Held my interest at least.

  • Nov 29, 2012

    "Assignment Outer Space" has some good sets, and towards the end there is some genuine tension, but it also features bad acting and suffers from an incredibly low budget. The story is slow and despite the brisk running time (1hr, 19 mins) it becomes dull until the crisis of the film, a runaway space shuttle that threatens to wipe out all life on earth, comes to animate the plot. The film is a mix of pretty good predictions about space travel and some pretty funny non-science (plants converting hydrogen into oxygen?) so it's not universally "so bad it's good" nor is it genuinely good, so if you're not very discriminating, it's fun towards the end, with a couple of twists you won't see coming and some good tension as the characters get into some genuine peril otherwise it's nothing really special. (Dvd, November 28, 2012)

    "Assignment Outer Space" has some good sets, and towards the end there is some genuine tension, but it also features bad acting and suffers from an incredibly low budget. The story is slow and despite the brisk running time (1hr, 19 mins) it becomes dull until the crisis of the film, a runaway space shuttle that threatens to wipe out all life on earth, comes to animate the plot. The film is a mix of pretty good predictions about space travel and some pretty funny non-science (plants converting hydrogen into oxygen?) so it's not universally "so bad it's good" nor is it genuinely good, so if you're not very discriminating, it's fun towards the end, with a couple of twists you won't see coming and some good tension as the characters get into some genuine peril otherwise it's nothing really special. (Dvd, November 28, 2012)

  • Aug 21, 2011

    nostalgia. feels like it's saturday afternoon and i'm eating a cheesesteak and herr's bbq chips while watching creature double feature. archie savage, pioneer - better recognize. crazy plot. probably one of those mst3k episodes for the new generation.

    nostalgia. feels like it's saturday afternoon and i'm eating a cheesesteak and herr's bbq chips while watching creature double feature. archie savage, pioneer - better recognize. crazy plot. probably one of those mst3k episodes for the new generation.

  • Greg S Super Reviewer
    Aug 21, 2011

    A reporter goes aboard a space station to write a routine piece, but when an out-of-control space station threatens the Earth he's forced to take an active role in its destruction. It's an Italian attempt at a serious space fiction story (no little green men), but it's undone by a slow, spotty script and effects that consist of toy spaceships in front of a black curtain with holes punched in it.

    A reporter goes aboard a space station to write a routine piece, but when an out-of-control space station threatens the Earth he's forced to take an active role in its destruction. It's an Italian attempt at a serious space fiction story (no little green men), but it's undone by a slow, spotty script and effects that consist of toy spaceships in front of a black curtain with holes punched in it.

  • Ken D Super Reviewer
    Feb 08, 2011

    Seemed to take a long time to watcht his boring movie, even though it did have its good points. Really wooden acting and some really bad special effects just couldn't keep my attention. The one thing that got me was the main character floating from the shuttle to the space station and that got me thinking about how scary that really is.

    Seemed to take a long time to watcht his boring movie, even though it did have its good points. Really wooden acting and some really bad special effects just couldn't keep my attention. The one thing that got me was the main character floating from the shuttle to the space station and that got me thinking about how scary that really is.

  • Aug 20, 2010

    [img]http://www.oldies.com/images/boxart/small/4/089218411396.jpg[/img] Horrible. Nothing to like here. Miss at all costs, sleep inducingly slow. [img]http://members.aol.com/munday6877/gaby.jpg[/img]

    [img]http://www.oldies.com/images/boxart/small/4/089218411396.jpg[/img] Horrible. Nothing to like here. Miss at all costs, sleep inducingly slow. [img]http://members.aol.com/munday6877/gaby.jpg[/img]

  • Aug 20, 2010

    Pretty bad Italian sci-fi film, the special effects are poor, but in 1963 they wouldn't have been too bad. The acting however is bad in any year. The story is only fair.

    Pretty bad Italian sci-fi film, the special effects are poor, but in 1963 they wouldn't have been too bad. The acting however is bad in any year. The story is only fair.

  • Jan 24, 2010

    Even though this just runs one hour and 13 minutes, it's the longest one hour and 13 minutes you'll ever encounter as everything seems slowwwwed down for some odd reason (oh yeah, because you're in space! Of coiurse!). Hooty dialogue and ridiculous special effects doesn't make up for the atrocious pacing though. Avoid at all costs.

    Even though this just runs one hour and 13 minutes, it's the longest one hour and 13 minutes you'll ever encounter as everything seems slowwwwed down for some odd reason (oh yeah, because you're in space! Of coiurse!). Hooty dialogue and ridiculous special effects doesn't make up for the atrocious pacing though. Avoid at all costs.

  • Jan 14, 2010

    The Imdb summary tells it all, "Astronauts try to stop a drifting space station from colliding with planet Earth while flirting with the sexy woman aboard in this pretty good Italian science-fiction." Entertaining, with a surprisingly good twist at the end.

    The Imdb summary tells it all, "Astronauts try to stop a drifting space station from colliding with planet Earth while flirting with the sexy woman aboard in this pretty good Italian science-fiction." Entertaining, with a surprisingly good twist at the end.