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The Terrornauts (1967)

A group of scientists are kidnapped and taken into outer space aboard a saucer.

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Dr. Joe Burke
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Joshua Yellowlees
Patricia Hayes ...
Mrs. Jones
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Ben Keller
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Dr. Henry Shore
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Burke as a child
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Danny
Leonard Cracknell ...
Nick
André Maranne ...
Gendarme
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Residents of a radio telescope laboratory are kidknapped when they answer a mysterious signal from outer space. They are taken to a satelite inhabited only by robots, where they are presented with a series of intelligence tests. Since this is a mystery as well as a sci-fi movie I will only say that the rest of the plot deals with theyre attempt to find out why they've been kidknapped, and how they will get back to earth. Written by <willy@mercury.interpath.com>

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The virgin sacrifices to the gods of a ghastly galaxy!

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Last feature of Zena Marshall. See more »

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Only in the scene where the robot provides cubes to Joe, Sandy, and Ben from its side compartments, the compartment covers have trouble staying shut. See more »

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Featured in Shiver & Shudder Show (2002) See more »

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An interesting and somewhat different SF plot for its time.
22 September 2001 | by (South Australia) – See all my reviews

I was constantly surprised by where this film took me.

Initially expecting the the alien spaceship to have hostile intentions against the Earth, it simply kidnaps some miscellaneous and startled astronomers and makes off with them. After that it is nothing like the usual: aliens attack earth, humans fight back but are losing, humans find a clever trick/weapon/chemical/virus and defeat evil aliens (or get soundly defeated and taken over by evil aliens).

They are dumped into an alien base on an asteroid and the fun part is watching them work out where they are, and why. The ending is novel for its time, but a little tacky.

I enjoyed the film very much for its novelty and surprises (not its very basic special effects). It was a "nice" film. It is probably very dated now but I haven't seen it for 30 years.


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