Are you a fan
of vintage SF (film and TV) of the '30's through late '60's?
Would you like to get together with other local fans to watch & discuss your
This was the age of damsels in distress, pocket-change special effects, and
those fabulous rubber monster suits. At the same time, such writers
as Robert Heinlein, C.L. Moore, and Theodore Sturgeon crafted mature and
contemplative screenplays for television and theater audiences. Come watch
the best and worst from this era!
For more information, e-mail:
Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com)
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Saturday, March 21, 2015
7:00PM - 11:00PM (approx)
THE TIME TUNNEL: RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY
(USA, 1966) 55 minutes - unaired piot episode
Congress has poured seven billion dollars into a large and deep hole in the ground - the
home of Project TicToc and its revolutionary new technology, the Time Tunnel. A mechanism
intended to access past and future, the tunnel is not quite ready despite a decade of work
and all the billions. Senator Clark declares his intention to cut funding and abandon the
project. Desparate scientist Tony Newman uses the apparatus to send himself through time to
prove the concept. But the TicToc team cannot retrieve him, and so his mentor Doug Phillips
goes back to help Tony out of the peril he has landed in: he has arrived on the RMS Titanic
mere days before she struck an iceberg and sank!
THE INVADERS: BEACHHEAD
(USA, 1967) 61 minutes - extended piot episode
Architect David Vincent, too long without sleep, takes a side road in search of coffee. But
Bud's Diner is closed and so Vincent does the only other thing he can: settles in for a nap. An
hour later, at 5:00am, a ruddy glow awakens him. He sees the very unexpected: a space vessel
landing nearby! Vincent races off to summon the authorities, but when he returns the dilapidated
sign reads "Kelly's Diner" and the ship - if that's what it was - is nowhere around. The
authorities dismiss his story by Vincent believes in what he saw, and sets out to find proof.
(USA, 1969) 51 minutes - pilot episode
SHADO - an acronym for Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organization - is located beneath
a supposed film studio in the English countryside and run by Commander Straker, who poses as
a film producer. When an Unidentified Flying Object attacks a plane in which Straker's deputy
Colonel Freeman is travelling it is shot down and investigated. The body of an alien is found
and discovered to have transplanted human body parts, seemingly from a trio who disappeared
in nearby woods a decade earlier. It is part of the alien plan to take over the Earth to study
and imitate humans.
San Diego Reader Building
San Diego, CA 92102
Please RSVP to Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com)
as seating is limited.
"THE PLANET OF THE APES" (1968)
and "BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES" (1970)