Thursday, 3 March 2011

Radar Men from the Moon (1952)

George Wallace stars as Commando Cody in one of Republic Pictures Rocket Men serials.
Told in 12 parts, Radar Men from the Moon is the tale of an all American Rocket man who discovers that Retik, the ruler of the moon, and his Radar Men(?) are planning to take over the Earth.  It's then spun-out for several weeks of fisticuffs with hired thugs most of which take place on earth because thats cheaper to film.
The Rocket suit was previously seen in King of the Rocket Men and would be seen afterwards in Zombies of the Stratosphere.
Whereas the villainous Radar Men are wearing the Destination Moon style suits... but then wasn’t everyone back then?

1 comment:

  1. And let's not forget that Zombies of the Stratosphere was the first time Leonard Nimoy played an alien.