January 2nd marks the birthday of science-fiction author Isaac Asimov and National Science Fiction Day.
Fans of classic film will enjoy the following playlist of sci-fi-themed movies from the 1950s and 1960s any day of the year!
Kronos, a 1957 film starring Jeff Morrow and Barbara Lawrence, tells the story of an unknown entity taking over a research facility scientist’s mind in a quest to gain more and more energy.
Plan 9 From Outer Space – 1957 Ed Wood film starring Gregory Walcott, Tor Johnson, Maila Nurmi, and Bela Lugosi.
Aliens arrive with ghoulish plans to stop the development of a domesday weapon.
Another 1957 Drive-In classic, Roger Corman’s Not Of This Earth, an alien agent is on a mission for blood in Southern California.
Actors include Paul Birch, Beverly Garland, Morgan Jones, William Roerick, and Anna Lee Carroll.
The Yesterday Machine, 1965, features Tim Holt, James Britton, and Ann Pellegrino in a tale of a Nazi scientist who invents a time machine, enabling him to go back in time and change the outcome of WWII.
Starring Seamon Glass, Thayer Roberts, and Aubrey Martin, this 1962 sci-fi film is about a state of emergency and possible nuclear attack on the USA.
This Is Not A Test is one of a number of movies reflecting cold war and end-of-the-world worries.
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) has extraterrestrials in flying saucers in an attack against Planet Earth. Starring Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, and Donald Curtis
The Solarnauts (1967) features David Garfield, Derek Fowlds, and John Ringham in the film about a team working to keep the solar system safe from alien threats in this British pilot show for a series that never was.
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