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Bernard Granger wrote at 2008-03-05 23:07:38
Saw this B movie late 50's I believe, was a rocket circling the earth incinerating everything under it's orbit. Not sure how it ended but some people survived the deadly rays, lol as in all b movies, sorry that I can't help with the title though.....

mch60 wrote at 2011-04-04 14:09:39
I do not believe it is Earth vs the Flying Saucers.  I do remember as part of the plot the military/scientists used a prototype missle called Jobe, I believe, to destroy the alien craft.  Definitely a b/w film from mid/late 50s I think.  Do not remember the title.

Fred-Nick wrote at 2013-06-01 09:30:02
I have been looking for this same movie. It was only one great big ship and it looked like a standard rocket ship but it was huge. It was in the earth's atmosphere and travelled very fast hence the heat wave. If you saw it in the distance, it was too late to get out of its path of destruction. It ended like a clifhanger as a rocket was approaching it head-on since they couldn't catch it any other way. It's orbit changed slightly and would eventually go over the Whitehouse.

Don't post this. I just wanted to give you a little more info about the movie.  

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I am a professor of communication at a midwest university, with expertise in film. I can answer most questions on the original "Star Wars" trilogy, and some on the newer trilogy. I also have expertise in general science-fiction film (both history and theory), especially in the United States. For movie titles, I need to have the release date (or a date range, or at least when you saw it). It is better if you note significant, major plot details and characters rather than minor plot events, and it is even better if you can recall an actor or director's name, and if it is a film or TV movie. Plesse do not just provide a set of links to someplace else (e.g. imdb discussion threads). I am less able to answer the following, although I will do my best to track down an answer for you--recent SF films, horror films, or made-for-TV movies. Most SF films from other countries are out of my areas of expertise. In addition, I cannot answer questions about animated SF films, anime/manga, television series or shows, or about film collectables. Nor will I answer obvious homework (although I will point you to resources to help answer the question, if asked). I also can't help you find movie stars, movie memorabilia, or tell you how to break into the business.


Coursework in science-fiction and fantasy films, plus teaching courses in the subject for several years; I've also conducted research into SF and fantasy films and TV.

Ph.D. in Communication, with emphasis on film and rhetoric.

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