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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Destination Inner Space (1966)

Starring Scott Brady, Sheree North, Gary Merrill, Wende Wagner, Mike Road
Directed by Francis D. Lyon
(actor & director credits courtesy IMDB.com)

A Navy commander is brought in to assist an underwater laboratory's scientists after they discover an alien craft traveling under the sea.

Not a great movie, but a lot of fun regardless, this film features the familiar sci-fi conflict between scientists and the military, romance between the men and a couple of lovely ladies, and a convincing alien creature make-up, all winning elements in my book.  The budget shows in a number of sequences, notably the exterior of the lab which is a poorly produced miniature, and it's clear the filmmakers could only afford one alien creature.  Nevertheless, what they've put together works as a sort of undersea version of the classic The Thing From Another World and a fine evening's entertainment.

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