This Island Earth

Synopsis: The electronic engineer Dr. Cal Meacham is a prominent scientist that is studying industrial application of nuclear energy and also a great pilot. One day, he receives a different condenser and soon his assistant Joe Wilson receives a manual instruction and several components of a sophisticated machine. Carl and Joe build a communication apparatus and a man called Exeter contacts Carl. He tells that Carl has passed the test assembling the Interocitor and invites him to join his research. The intrigued Carl decides to travel to meet Exeter that sends an unmanned airplane to bring him to an isolated facility in Georgia. He is welcomed by Dr. Ruth Adams but she mysteriously does not recall their love affair in the past. They team-up with Dr. Steve Carlson and they note that the other scientists in the facility have been transformed, having a weird behavior. They decide to flee in a car, but they are attacked by rays and Steve dies. Carl and Ruth also witness the facility blowing-up and th
Director(s): Joseph M. Newman
Production: Universal Studios Home Video
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

One more. Just one more,

please, Dr. Meacham.

Hold it, please. A little

closer to the wing, sir.

A little more profile,

Dr. Meacham.

He wants to get that

faraway, visionary look.

Cal, we know how

tired you must be.

We'll make it as short as

possible. Fire away, gentlemen.

I warn you, I am beginning

to feel faraway and visionary.

How about your conference with the

committee on atomic

power? Not my conference.

Twenty engineers

and scientists were there.

Hardly a routine meeting,

Would you say? And look, Cal,

we won't buy the committee getting you

V. I. P. S together for a cocktail party.

All right, I'll tell

you this much. Under

discussion was the biggest

job we've ever tackled:

the industrial application

of atomic energy.

That's not news. There've been several

industrial reactors in work already.

Let us say that in light

of recent developments,

those plants may

already be obsolescent.

Electronics is your specialty. How

does that fit in with atomic energy?

You boys like to call this "the

push-button age." it isn't. Not yet.

Not until we can team up

atomic energy with electronics.

Then we'll have the horses

as well as the cart.

How long has the army

been handing out jets?

One of the boys at lockheed handed me

this one. I hope you taxpayers don't mind.

Cal, when do we get

to this "push-button age"?

When fellows like me

stop talking about it and

get back to our labs.

See you gentlemen later.

Cal, are you working on anything

along the lines you mentioned?

Roughly. Well, remember me, will you?

I'm concentrating on the reconversion

of certain common elements...

into nuclear

energy sources.


how's that again?

What counts is how I

make it work. I see.

Well, good flight,

Cal. So long. Thank you.

Control tower. Come in.

Control tower. Go ahead.

All clear, Cal. Drift south

about 20 miles per hour.

Hi, Webb.

what's cal's E. T. A.?

an hour late. That's my boss.

The only guy in the world who can

travel by jet and still be late.

When I'm gone. Out me

the window.

Where are you?

Cal, what's wrong?

I have no control.

Cut loose, Cal!

Bail out!

I can't.

I'm too low.

Jerking around must have

caused a flameout. No power.

Cal, you okay?


What happened? How'd you bring

it in? I didn't. Couldn't.

What do you mean you

didn't? Controls went out.

Huh? That's right.

No controls, no power.

Plane died up there.

I should be dead. Cal...

I know everybody's seeing flying

saucers and screwy lights up in the sky.

Well, you can put me

in the booby hatch too...

because I saw this ship turn a bright

green up there. Are you sure, Joe?


Did you hear anything?

Yes. A high-frequency howl, very

high, all the time your ship was...

Green? Did Webb see

it? Unless he's blind.

Check him.


Oh, and, Joe, until we find out what

happened, all three of us were blind.

How's the little giant?

Growing up.

Getting ready to astound

the world. Let's take a look.

I figured that.

She's all ready and waiting.

Lowering the cylinder.

Increase the rate

of reaction.

Check rate of

radioactive decay.

Positive. Same it was

the whole week you were away.

What did the committee say?

Oh, they were a little excited.

A little!

Zero reading.

The x-c condenser

must have shorted out again.

Get the spare.

Burned out yesterday.

And don't ask me why I didn't

order some new ones. I did.

X-C condensers

in an envelope?

Must be a gag Dreamed up

by the receiving department.

I ordered two x-c condensers, and

supreme equipment sent me these beads.

You say they're a gag,

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