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Spotlight: Red Planet (Science fiction films of the cold war era)

During the Cold War, the threat of alien invasion in US science fiction films was often a metaphor for the threat posed by those pesky Commies. Neil Mitchell performs an alien autopsy on six excellent examples. The Thing from Another World (1951) Director: Christian Nyby Loosely adapted from John W. Campbell Jr.’s sci-fi novella Who […]