Project Moonbase (1953)
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as Col. Briteis
as Gen. Greene
as Maj. Moore
as Dr. Wernher
as Mr. Roundtree
as Polly Prattles
as Mme. President
as Commodore Carlson
as Capt. Carmody
as Spacom Operator
as Blockhouse Operator
Critic Reviews for Project Moonbase
Audience Reviews for Project Moonbase
One of the most boring films I've seen in my entire life but at least they tried?
As with a lot of these older sci-fi flicks, the rating on this one refers to the MST3K presentation, which makes a character whose name is pronounced Bright Eyes (Briteis? Really?) somewhat tolerable by slinging barbs at the screen until it's all over. Rent the MST3K version.
A mercifully short B movie based on a story by Sci Fi luminary Robert A. Heinlein, the plot is deleriously simple: In 1970, the United States will try to survey the Moon for landing and a fifth columnist will sneak aboard the ship in order to sabotage it. Can the male & female crew that aren't spies put aside their sexual tension to save the space program? That's really about all there is to the story. The models are extremely and obviously cheap, the space uniforms (t-shirts, bicycle shorts and skullcaps) are ridiculous and so on. I must admit though, that the split-screen effects on the SPACOM Space Station/Frisbee are not bad. Completely gratuitous, but not bad. Also of interesting note is the progressive placement of women in positions of rank and power. Though that gets canceled out by some pretty blatant misogyny. Overall, it's one for the B movie fans out there to look into.
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