Friday, October 20, 2017

The X from Outer Space (1967)



Who's In It: Eiji Okada (The Ugly American), Shun'ya Wazaki (Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades), Itoko Harada (Let's Go! Kôkô Lemon Musume), and Peggy Neal (The Terror Beneath the Sea)

What It's About: An Earth spaceship to Mars encounters a UFO that lays an egg-spore-thingy on the earth ship's hull. Back on Earth, the egg-spore-thingy grows into a giant space chicken that terrorizes Tokyo.

How It Is: Dumb Godzilla ripoff with an equally dumb love triangle that resolves as poorly as the monster threat itself.

On the other hand, it's got a fantastic score of groovy '60s music and I kind of love the spaceship and moonbase models and sets.

Rating: 2 out of 5 giant space chickens.



2 comments:

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

This picture makes me want to see a crossover with Godzilla and the marionette show "Thunderbirds".

Michael May said...

That would be amazing.

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