The Green Slime (1969)

90 mins | Science fiction | 1969

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HISTORY

Filmed in Japan. Released in Japan in Dec 1968 as Gammo sango uchu daisakusen ; running time: 77 min. Working title. Battle Beyond the Stars ... More Less

Filmed in Japan. Released in Japan in Dec 1968 as Gammo sango uchu daisakusen ; running time: 77 min. Working title. Battle Beyond the Stars . More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
Assoc prod
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Lighting
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
Cost
SOUND
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff dir
Spec eff dir
MAKEUP
Makeup
PRODUCTION MISC
Asst to the prod
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Battle beyond the Stars
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 21 May 1969
Copyright Claimant:
Ram Films
Copyright Date:
1 December 1968
Copyright Number:
LP36590
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Toei Color
Widescreen/ratio
Toeiscope
Duration(in mins):
90
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Panic breaks out at the United Nations Space Authority when it is discovered that an asteroid has steered out of orbit and is heading for a fatal collision with Earth. Since the only way the catastrophe can be averted is to blow up the asteroid from the space station Gamma III, astronaut Jack Rankin is sent there to take charge of the mission. Although the station's commander, Vince Elliot, is a former friend of Rankin's, friction has developed between the two men because Rankin does not consider Elliot fully capable of leadership, a situation that is not helped by the fact that Elliot is now engaged to Rankin's former girl friend Lisa Benson, one of the station's doctors. Despite their hostility, the two men embark on a spaceship flight and land on the asteroid. While explosives are being set up, a scientist named Doctor Halvorsen explores a swamp filled with a jelly-like green substance that seems to be alive. After the asteroid has been destroyed and the spaceship has returned to Gamma III, Doctor Halvorsen discovers that some of the green slime that adhered to his sleeve has become activated into a blood-like substance that rapidly transforms itself into a tentacled monster capable of emitting lethal electrical shocks. When the creature kills Halvorsen, Rankin shoots it only to find that the drops of blood it emits quickly evolve into new monsters. Realizing that the more creatures they kill, the more they will create from the drops of blood, Rankin and Elliot are forced to accept the fact that Gamma III must be evacuated and blown up before the green plague spreads to Earth. Although they succeed in destroying the ... +


Panic breaks out at the United Nations Space Authority when it is discovered that an asteroid has steered out of orbit and is heading for a fatal collision with Earth. Since the only way the catastrophe can be averted is to blow up the asteroid from the space station Gamma III, astronaut Jack Rankin is sent there to take charge of the mission. Although the station's commander, Vince Elliot, is a former friend of Rankin's, friction has developed between the two men because Rankin does not consider Elliot fully capable of leadership, a situation that is not helped by the fact that Elliot is now engaged to Rankin's former girl friend Lisa Benson, one of the station's doctors. Despite their hostility, the two men embark on a spaceship flight and land on the asteroid. While explosives are being set up, a scientist named Doctor Halvorsen explores a swamp filled with a jelly-like green substance that seems to be alive. After the asteroid has been destroyed and the spaceship has returned to Gamma III, Doctor Halvorsen discovers that some of the green slime that adhered to his sleeve has become activated into a blood-like substance that rapidly transforms itself into a tentacled monster capable of emitting lethal electrical shocks. When the creature kills Halvorsen, Rankin shoots it only to find that the drops of blood it emits quickly evolve into new monsters. Realizing that the more creatures they kill, the more they will create from the drops of blood, Rankin and Elliot are forced to accept the fact that Gamma III must be evacuated and blown up before the green plague spreads to Earth. Although they succeed in destroying the space station and the monsters, Elliot pays for it with his life. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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