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Destination Inner Space (1966)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | May 1966 (USA)
A group of scientists working in a deep-sea research station discovers a strange craft of extraterrestrial origin.

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Francis D. Lyon
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Complete credited cast:
Scott Brady ... Cmdr. Wayne
Sheree North ... Dr. Rene Peron
Gary Merrill ... Dr. LaSatier
Wende Wagner ... Sandra Welles
Mike Road ... Hugh Maddox
John Howard ... Dr. James
William Thourlby William Thourlby ... Tex
Biff Elliot ... Dr. Wilson
Glenn Sipes Glenn Sipes ... Mike
Richard Niles Richard Niles ... Ellis
Roy Barcroft ... Skipper
Ed Charles Sweeny Ed Charles Sweeny ... Bos'un
Ken Delo Ken Delo ... Radio Man
Ron Burke Ron Burke ... The Thing
James Hong ... Ho Lee
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Strange goings on at the site of an experimental underwater laboratory as a mysterious object of unknown origin is detected in the area. A group of researchers investigate and come face to face with the object, a large automated extraterrestrial probe. They board the craft and discover a small object at first considered to be some sort of instrument package, which they take back to the lab for closer inspection. It is then that events take a turn for the worse. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Scientists in an underwater exploration struggle to survive an invasion of monsters from another planet! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror of the Deep See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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There is a cage like structure surrounding the entrance to the underwater laboratory. At one point, the door is ripped off it's hinges by the monster. Later, when they are on the way to blow up the alien ship, the door of the cage has been replaced. See more »

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Relax. Commander Wayne's Here.
15 February 2006 | by a_l_i_e_nSee all my reviews

Watching "Destination Innerspace" again after so many years, one instantly notices how low this film's budget must have been. Also upon re-inspection, a few new qualities emerge. Namely, the unintentional laughs. Previous reviews have already noted the outrageously tiny-looking miniatures, and how some of the music cues (borrowed from the B-classic "Angry Red Planet") are not exactly subtle. Oh, and the sight of Gary Merrill trying to subdue a big, walking large-mouthed bass is certainly hard not to find amusing now. Such sad but funny indicators of low budget film-making aside though, what does still seem to work about this little movie is the premise: a monster preying on humans trapped in a confined space, which is basically how "Alien" works. Only here, we have an underwater facility "subbing" for the space tug Nostromo and being stuck on the ocean floor is not a bad setting if you're making a claustrophobic thriller.

One sequence to admire is the alien ship's arrival on the scene. Watching as it soars directly over the sea lab, with the addition of sound effects giving voice to it's engines the space craft actually becomes kind of impressive. It's rather neat the way it "buzzes" the installation with it's nervous crew watching from inside. Clearly, they had the right idea here, and with a little more money this could have been a first rate sci-fi thriller.

One can also definitely defend the sequence where the crew attempt to lure the alien creature into a booby trap of spear guns. It's rather suspenseful as the hero, Commander Wayne, using himself as bait, bangs on a metal door and waits forcing the viewer to sit and wait there with him for the monster's inevitable appearance.

Speaking of Commander Wayne, this guy emerges as quite an enjoyable hero, and playing him like John Wayne underwater, Scott Brady is so well cast in the role that he really elevates the occasionally soggy proceedings to a level it never would have achieved without his capable presence. His smart alec, tough guy lines are funny, too like when he tells a cynical female marine biologist, "You listen to me, beautiful. I grew up with a couple of sisters, and let me tell you something: a brother doesn't always tell a sister "everything". Shove that under your microscope and study it awhile."

In fact, Commander Wayne has a snappy answer for just about everyone on board:

Dopey scientist: "do you realize the importance of this, Commander?"

Wayne: "I realize the danger we're in."

Dopey scientist again: "We've been cut-off from topside. Something must have happened to their communication equipment."

Wayne: "More likely something happened to them.

It's not a great script, nor is it brilliantly directed, and there are sure lapses in the pace here and there. All quite true. Still, this ancient sci-fi flick does achieve a modest measure of suspense. With the addition of an appealing star, some very funny lines and some unintentionally funny fx's, well, you could do worse than introduce your child to this enjoyable little monster movie.


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