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Join us Sunday afternoons for the most memorable futuristic and fantasy movies of the pulp era, all in double-feature formats.

Discuss the stars, the directors and “how they did it” when it comes to the era’s special effects.

  • Jun 29: It Came from Outer Space (1953) & When Worlds Collide (1951)
    Richard Carlson and Barbara Rush in Ray Bradbury’s tale of desert invaders … plus Richard Derr and Barbara against George Pal’s runaway star heading for earth.
  • Jul 6: The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) & It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
    Atom bomb tests awaken a rhedosaurus in Bradbury’s thriller with Ken Tobey and Paula Raymond … plus Ken and Faith Domerque vs. octopus riled by H-bomb tests.
  • Jul 13: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) & Invaders from Mars (1953)
    Patricia Neal meets Michael Rennie and Gort the robot who’ve landed in DC … plus a child’s eye view of William Cameron Menzies’ artful saucer landing.
  • Jul 20: This Island Earth (1955) & Forbidden Planet (1951)
    Faith Domerque and Rex Reason meet the Zahgons on  the planet Metaluna … plus Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis and Robby the robot on mysterious Altair-4.
  • Jul 27: The War of the Worlds (1952) & The War of the Worlds (2005)
    Orson Welles’ famous 1938 Martian invasion, first in the 1952 effects dazzler … then Steven Spielberg’s stunning remake with Tom Cruise.
  • Aug 3: Them! (1954) & The Deadly Mantis (1957)
    12-foot radiated ants enter LA’s storm drains with James Arness and Joan Weldon … plus a thawed-out mantis vs. young Alex Tilton.
  • Aug 10: Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Revenge of the Creature (1955) & The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
    The missing-link GillMan rises from his Amazonian home, drawn to Julia Adams … then Lori Nelson … finally Leigh Snowden.

Brief Bio

Kurt Brokaw is associate teaching professor at The New School and senior film critic of The Independent (

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