Saturday, 5 February 2011
The Outer Limits - The Invisible Enemy (1964)
A rescue mission is sent to find out what occurred and it all starts happening again. There’s something under the ground; A sort of Martian sand shark. Brilliant stuff. This has to be the inspiration for the Tremors film and it’s such a cool idea I’m surprised nobody referenced it before that.
And the space suits are kind of cool too. By the looks of it, it’s the same helmet as seen in Cold hands, Warm Heart and The Invisible Enemy, possibly the same suits too.
They’ve jazzed them up a bit with corrugated tubing around the arms and legs, though oddly, not over the joints which is where they used to put them on real pressure suits so that the high altitude pilots could actually bend their arms and legs. So it’s just a design affectation but it still works for me
It all adds up to give them the look of the Major Matt Mason action figures but a couple of years ahead of the toys release