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QUESTION: I'm trying to track down a movie I saw years ago on TV. In it a race of robots invade earth. They camp out in caves but the most memorable thing is that the folks who made the movie used voices played backwards (in reverse) for the robots. I'd love to find this movie as it is one of the few I remember seeing as a kid . . . even thought it was admittedly an awful movie.

ANSWER: Hello Steve

Can I ask you what year you saw this? And can you describe the robots please?

Regards

Kerry


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QUESTION: I'm sure I saw it in the late 60's or early 70's on TV but I remember it from the 50's in the theater. It was one of the Saturday morning double feature scifi films at a theater near my home. Rodan was another film from those days. I went to a double scifi feature one Saturday a month. The other weekends featured westerns and other kid fare. The robots were people in metallic, squarish suits, more like arms and legs of stovepipe and round heads with flat tops. I remember they invaded earth and set up camp in caves (probably near Los Angeles). When the spoke to each other it was literally human speech played backwards. I recently retired from the entertainment industry and I've always wished I could find the film again so I could try playing their speech backwards (really forwards) and see what the actors were actually saying. I've tried searching for "50's robot movies", reverse and backwards speech, etc. All to no avail. I stumbled on your website and thought I'd take a shot.

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Hi Steve

Well you came to the right place,your shot paid off because that's all the extra data I needed to know. :)

This is the film "Target Earth" (1954)

The film's plot:

Alien Robots from Venus have established a beachhead base north of the city (as you said, near Los Angeles)to prepare for an invasion. Although there were supposedly many threatening robots, only one was visible in the film, because only one robot suit was used for the whole film.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047559/

I hope this has helped.

Regards

Kerry

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I have been a sci-fi fan all my life, and can answer virtually any questions on Fictional robots, cyborgs,androids,computers and CG life forms from movies, comics, TV etc.., I am currently writing an A-Z guide of robots, androids, cyborgs etc. I have collected sci-fi robots and action figures since I was a child and have over 5000 action figures to date. I have a vast knowledge base of Sci-fi movies and characters and the actors who have played various sci-fi and superhero related characters. I can also answer questions on Marvel comics related characters, especially the Avengers. If a fictional character has been played by more than one actor I can tell you all the actors who have played that character, where they appeared and what year.

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I am writing a book on Sci-fi robotic characters, which contains some 1'200 entires aswell as another book entitled "List of actors who played", listing fictional characters and the various actors who have played them. I have collected and read untold sci-fi related books,comics,toys,figurines and movies.

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I am a member of various Sci-Fi clubs, Forums on the internet and Sc-fi related events.

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I have posted many top 10 sci-fi related lists on forums like friends circle and other comic and sci-fi related forums. Lists include: My Top 20 Sci-Fi Robots of all time, List of Actors who played: Dr Who, Superman, Batman etc, etc, aswell as answering questions on various other forums relating to Science Fiction, Fantasy and comic book subjects.

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I believe if there was a phd in Science Fiction I would have it. I have won many trivia events relating to to this subject and come 2nd and 3rd in general knowledge because of my knowledge in this field.

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Well I am hoping the Books I am writing will indeed reward me for the work I have done on this subject.

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I have been answering questions for the users of Friends Circle Forum where I am a member there: http://www.friendscircle.co.uk/

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