“This Island Earth” is a science-fiction film released in 1955, directed by Joseph M. Newman and produced by William Alland. The film follows the story of Dr. Cal Meacham (Rex Reason), a brilliant scientist who is recruited by a mysterious organization called “Electronic Service Associates” to work on a top-secret project.
Dr. Meacham and his colleagues, including fellow scientist Dr. Ruth Adams (Faith Domergue), are transported to a remote laboratory where they are tasked with building a device that can generate unlimited energy. However, as they work on the project, they begin to realize that their employers may not be who they seem, and that there is more to the project than they were led to believe.
Dr. Meacham is contacted by a mysterious alien named Exeter (Jeff Morrow), who reveals that he and his people are in a desperate struggle for survival against an alien race known as the “Metalunans”. Exeter recruits Dr. Meacham and Dr. Adams to help him save his people by providing them with the technology to defeat the Metalunans.
The three of them embark on a dangerous journey to the alien planet, where they face a series of challenges and obstacles as they try to help Exeter and his people. They must use their scientific knowledge and expertise to outsmart the Metalunans and find a way to save themselves and Exeter’s people from certain doom.
“This Island Earth” is a classic sci-fi film that explores the themes of technology, intergalactic travel, and the struggle for survival against a hostile and technologically advanced enemy. The film’s special effects, including the alien technology and the futuristic sets, were groundbreaking for their time and have influenced many films in the genre that followed.
Joseph M. Newman, Jack Arnold
Raymond F. Jones, Franklin Coen, George Callahan
Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason