Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Creature from the Planet that Time Forgot

When I was younger, that is before the dawn of time when dinosaurs and Christian fundamentalists roamed the Earth I just loved the old 50's science fiction movies they'd show on TV. Flying saucers, mutant monsters and heroes with jaws of granite and nerves of steel fought to the death in order to make sure my Thursday evenings remained the highlight of my week.

So, imagine my joy when I found a site where I could see online some of the films that I enjoyed so much when I was a kid. Classics such as Forbidden Planet with its ethereal monster and amazing robot.

Click here to see the whole movie at

Also I was drawn to the story behind This Island Earth when top human scientists are whisked off to Metaluna to save their civilisation from the Zagons (no kidding).

Click here to see the whole movie at

I hope you enjoy watching these again as much as I did. Cheap special effects, stilted dialogue and acting so wooden you can hear it creak, kids today don't know what they are missing.


dorapap said...

Hey! I loved these a a child!!
How have you been? Sorry I haven't been in touch!

bristle said...

What a great find! :)

You might also be interested in Public Domain Torrents, and obviously Internet Archive's public domain movie archive...

I found your blog through all that's been happening in Greece of late, and been really impressed by your citizen journalism - please do keep it up. And I was sorry to hear of the sad events in your personal life - my thoughts (as those of many others who have never met you, I am sure) are with you.

nmckeand said...

I love so many of those old movies! Thanks so much for the link!

teacher dude said...

I'm glad you enjoyed them as much as I did. Great to find stuff you thought you'd never see again.

Giant said...

I'm glad you all enjoy flash-candy, I've worked hard to keep it clean and cool. More kids need to see these classics.

Anonymous said...

mmm....back when the moon was on the agenda WITH FUNDING. back when servomotors were really servomotors. before the world thought the next new thing meant a tip calculator app for the iphone.