Project Moonbase (1953)





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In this fun-filled sci-fi adventure, set in futuristic 1970, a group of explorers leave their space station and go to the moon. Unfortunately, something goes wrong and they end up marooned and having many adventures. The feature was originally meant to be the pilot for Ring Around the Moon, a television series. Robert A. Heinlein had a part in writing the script.
Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Lippert Pictures


Donna Martell
as Col. Briteis
Hayden Rorke
as Gen. Greene
Ross Ford
as Maj. Moore
Larry Johns
as Dr. Wernher
Herb Jacobs
as Mr. Roundtree
Barbara Morrison
as Polly Prattles
Ernestine Barrier
as Mme. President
James Craven
as Commodore Carlson
John Hedloe
as Adjutant
Peter Adams
as Capt. Carmody
John Straub
as Chaplain
Charles R. Keane
as Spacom Operator
John Tomecko
as Blockhouse Operator
Robert Paltz
as Bellboy
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Critic Reviews for Project Moonbase

All Critics (1)

Whose idea was it to give out Peter Pan hats and short-shorts to Earth's first guy/girl astro-squad?

Full Review… | June 17, 2006

Audience Reviews for Project Moonbase

One of the most boring films I've seen in my entire life but at least they tried?

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

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.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

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.

Kestutis Kalvaitis
Kestutis Kalvaitis

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