In the not-too-distant future of 1970, the United States is considering building bases on the Moon, and send a female colonel and two men to investigate. One of the men turns out to be a foreign spy, and the entire operation--and the future of the free world--is in danger. —Marty McKee <mailto:email@example.com>
Robert A. Heinlein certainly wrote some great science fiction tales in his life, but I wasn't surprised to find out that he didn't like this science fiction movie that he helped script. In fairness, most of the blame doesn't fall on his shoulders. For starters, the movie simply didn't have an adequate budget for the most part. While there are a few neat low budget effects here and there, a real feeling of cheapness can be felt from start to end. And under the direction of Richard Talmadge, the movie suffers from not only a really slow pace (despite the running time being only a little over an hour), but from missing feelings of awe, wonder, and plain old excitement that you'd expect from a movie concerning explorers of the moon. The movie is slightly more scientifically accurate about space exploration and travel than a number of other science fiction films from this same time period, but the movie is so dull I would have welcomed a tribe of moon women appearing just to have some unintended humor to liven things up.
- Apr 18, 2015
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