Check out YouTube among others. Right? Many, I’d imagine, felt they could design such a wonderful rocket pack, themselves. Zombies Of The Stratosphere. The evil Marex has enlisted the aid of Dr. Harding in his plan to blow the Earth out of it’s orbit so Mars can move into its place. And probably leaves the mark of an egg-timer on his chest, to boot! Zombies of the Stratosphere ★★ Satan's Satellites 1952A serial in 12 chapters in which a cosmic policeman fights Zombies attempting to blow the Earth out of orbit. Perhaps it had something to do with their proposed television series by the same name? And there are no ray guns. But, hey, it sells…. The flying suit was first seen in King of the Rocketmen (1949), and nearly all of the stock flying-suit footage was reused in Radar Men and Zombies, both from 1952. The robot from many serials including this one. The one in Zombies is put out of action with the single swing of an axe. ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE In Color / Republic Pictures - 1952 It's Monster Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. The Martian’s spaceship is appropriately red (the red planet, you know). In the early 1990s, emerging computer technology was being used to add color to old black-and-white films. by phlogiston duration: 1:25:21 size: 375.32mb resolution: 480x368 posted: 7 years ago bitrate: 75 kb/s type: flash embed / report. A 93 minutes that I feel was well-spent. Zombies Of The Stratosphere (1952) - Judd Holdren Color Version DVD Rating Required Select Rating 1 star (worst) 2 stars 3 stars (average) 4 stars 5 stars (best) Name Although this doesn’t seem to be shown on TV anymore, you can fairly easily find it on the internet. Super-scientist Larry Martin, inventor of the first stratospheric-flight spaceship as well as a jet-powered personal flying suit with helmet, is called upon by the government to investigate ramped-up UFO reports occasioned by the Martians' spaceships. I don’t think they even used the word “zombies” in the entire serial, although it might have been spoken once at the very end… albeit without explanation. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. One person found this helpful. Nobody really seemed to care. But apparently the attention span of television viewers in the 1990s had gotten even shorter. The colorization of this serial was competently done. But the idea was to produce a 90-minute movie for television broadcast that could be shown in a two-hour time slot. serial. The idea, apparently, was to make these two serials more compatible to the tastes of modern viewers. No egg-timer, but I did have a piece of cardboard that I drew the controls on taped to my shirt. Okay, anyway, Larry Martin is hired by the government to track down the Martians who have landed on Earth. And now, through the magic of the written word, we take you back to that point in time in which I had just finished viewing all 93 glorious minutes of pulp thrills transferred to … I seem to remember it from The Undersea Kingdom among others. the usual. It seems that 20 minutes of commercials and 40 minutes of programming makes up each hour, by current standards. Fictioneer William Garrett died on this date (Oct. 17) in 1967. Zombies Of The Stratosphere (1952) Colorized Version. Martians come to Earth to build an H-bomb strong enough to blast Earth out of orbit so that Mars can be moved into its place in closer proximity to the sun. You know, they just don’t build them like they used to! Him and other agents investigate clandestine visits to the Earth by a Martian spaceship. ‘Commando Cody, Sky Marshal of the Universe’, ‘Manhunt In The African Jungle(s)’: a serial in 15 chapters. How they arrived at these particular choices, I have no clue. Martians come to Earth to build an H-bomb strong enough to blast Earth out of orbit so that Mars can be moved into its place in closer proximity to the sun. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Skillful editing that could eliminate 44 percent of the original film footage, and reduce Zombies‘ original 166 minutes to a 93-minute television movie. Ouch! I suppose that’s because the original versions of serials were designed to be seen over a 12- to 15-week period, whereas this version was specifically designed and edited to be seen in a single two-hour sitting. An uncomfortable number of them were done on his belly. The results were mixed, at best. And the Martian’s faces were green. One of those tapes was the colorized and edited version of the 1952 Republic Pictures serial Zombies of the Stratosphere. Adding color made them much more marketable to television stations, which felt that no one would tune in a black-and-white program. Other images, quotations and trademarks protected by their respective owners. The Martians wear slightly baggy, but supposedly skin-tight suits of glittering purple.