This Island Earth

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This Island Earth is a 1955 film about aliens seeking Earth scientists to help fight a war.

Directed by Joseph M. Newman. Written by Franklin Coen.
Two mortals trapped in outer space... challenging the unearthly furies of an outlaw planet gone mad!  (taglines)

Dialogue[edit]

The Monitor: Then you know that shortly we can expect Zagon to commence and sustain an all-out attack. Our ionization layer must be maintained until our relocation is effected.
Dr. Cal Meacham: Relocation? To where?
The Monitor: To your Earth.
Exeter: A peaceful relocation. We hope to live in harmony with the citizens of your Earth.
Dr. Ruth Adams: In harmony!
The Monitor: Our knowledge and weapons would make us your superiors, naturally.
Dr. Cal Meacham: Then why haven't your "superior" brains solved the problem of synthesizing uranium?

The Monitor: It is indeed typical that you Earth people refuse to believe in the superiority of any world but your own. Children looking into a magnifying glass, imagining the image you see is the image of your true size.
Dr. Cal Meacham: Our true size is the size of our God!

Exeter: Yes, they're concentrating all their attention on Metaluna. Those flashes of light... they're meteors... hundreds of them! Intense heat is turning Metaluna into a radioactive sun. Temperature must be... thousands of degrees by now. A lifeless planet. And yet... yet still serving a useful purpose, I hope. Yes, a sun. Warming the surface of some other world. Giving light to those who may need it. Now, into the converter tubes! Ruth, you take the first tube. You the next.
Dr. Cal Meacham: What about you?
Exeter: I'll use the third tube.

Joe Wilson: Cal, I - I know everybody's seeing flying saucers and screwy lights up in the sky. Well, you can put me in the booby hatch too, because, so help me, I saw this ship turn a bright green up there.
Dr. Cal Meacham: Are you sure, Joe?
Joe Wilson: Positive.
Dr. Cal Meacham: Did you hear anything?
Joe Wilson: Yes. A high-frequency howl, very high, all the time your ship was...
Dr. Cal Meacham: Green. Did Webb see it?
Joe Wilson: Unless he's blind.
Dr. Cal Meacham: Check him.
Joe Wilson: Right.
Dr. Cal Meacham: Oh, and Joe... until we find out what happened, all three of us were blind.

Taglines[edit]

  • The supreme excitement of our time!
  • 2 1/2 Years in the making!

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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