Category: 1950s

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The uniforms for the 50s space series “Space P…

The uniforms for the 50s space series “Space Patrol” were a bit different at the beginning of the show (top image) than they were at the end (bottom image). 

Once, someone asked me which of the 50s low budget space shows were any good, and I’ve told them the only one that’s really worth a rewatch at all is “Tom Corbett, Space Cadet.” It had a human element and people with real personalities, set around the camaraderie of young men who had a lot to learn. And Tom Corbett actually featured realistic science. One episode mentioned that you had to spend energy to decelerate in space, which, honestly…is better than most scifi shows today!

Emshwiller

Emshwiller

Modernist designs for bumper cars. 

Modernist designs for bumper cars. 

Usually, scifi of the 1950s and 60s tried to b…

Usually, scifi of the 1950s and 60s tried to be a little more subtle with the fact that the monsters were externalizations of fears of the atomic bomb. Not so, here.

“Run, that thing can destroy the world!” Yes, I bet it could. 

“Man from Planet X” The villanous scientist wa…

“Man from Planet X” 

The villanous scientist was played by none other than “nice guy” character actor Bill Schallert, who until his recent death, was very proud of this film. 

Puerto Rican born horror actress Mapita Cortes…

Puerto Rican born horror actress Mapita Cortes, who starred in a number of horror films in Mexico in the 1950s.

Kind of amazing how she’s a dead ringer for Terry Farrell. 

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“The Seedpeople” (1992).

“The Seedpeople” (1992).

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