48 minutes | Apr 17th 2021

The Man From Planet X

 We're taking a trip back to the foggy moors of Scotland to meet up with a groundbreaking but not often celebrated figure in the history of science fiction: It's The Man From Planet X! Listen as we discuss how this idiosyncratic alien invasion flick from 1951 set the template for outer space menaces for decades to come, marvel over director Edgar G. Ulmer's resourcefulness in the face of a tiny budget, and explore how the film reflects cold war paranoia and the national fascination with flying saucers. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and boogey doings.Our theme song is "Nostalgia TV" by Edward Jonathan Blakeley through Lynne Publishing. Subscribe to our podcast here.Listen to us on Stitcher here.Interested in getting more from this episode? Check out supplemental material for this episode here.Have any nostalgic anecdotes about encountering this strange film on TV? Have a theory as to what odious crime Dr. Mears committed in the past? Do you think the title visitor is a friend or foe? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.
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