Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The first manned expedition to Mars is decimated by an unknown life form which stows away on the rescue ship.
The mask of the monster suit was altered considerably. When Ray Corrigan was fitted for the suit, the mask was initially too tight. Paul Blaisdell, who made the suit, had to remove and rebuild the monster's lower jaw so the mask would fit better. Unfortunately, Corrigan's chin stuck out through the opening made in the mask. Blaisdell made up his chin to look like the monster's tongue. The mask's original eyes (large and catlike, a Blaisdell trademark) were also removed; the eyes you see behind the mask are actually Corrigan's.
Spokesman at Press Conference:
Ladies and gentlemen of the press: As you know, the first attempt to send a spaceship to the planet Mars was made six months ago. We knew that that ship, the Challenge 141, had reached its destination, but that's all we knew. Teleradio communication...
When Carruthers and Caulder are going outside the ship, Ed says the time is "0520 hours". "At 0525 hours start making noise. Don't make it sound threatening . . .", but his watch shows 0536 hours.