Saturday, November 13, 2010
Fear #5: "Rocket Ship X-200" Vs. Rocketship X-M!
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Rocket Ship X-200: An aging space pilot is mocked for his slow ship, but when an invading armada approaches Earth his ship is the first to see it. Art by Don Heck. Reprinted from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #69 (June 1959).
Rocketship X-M (1950) was the second of the American science fiction feature films of the space adventure genre begun in the post-war era, in 1950. Because expensive special effects and production value delayed the release of Destination Moon, this black-and-white film from Lippert Pictures was quickly shot (in 18 days) so as to be able to make it to the cinemas first with the story of a moon expedition that instead lands on Mars.