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Drive-In Double Feature: Creation of the Humanoids/War Between the Planets
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- Creation of the Humanoids (1962) and War Between the Planets (1965)
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"Creation" itself, however, remains eminently watchable and utterly undated. Yes, it's a low-budget "B" movie. But the sets are acceptable, and the acting and dialogue at least as good as any TV series of the early 60s. There wasn't a note anywhere in this that sounds out of place in the story. NOTHING in this film strained the cables on my suspension of disbelief.
But as science-fiction, this movie shines like a well-lit diamond for thoughtfulness of script, philosophical depths explored, and some very human and HUMANE moments. I've never been able to forget the line about "Irony, the funniest form of humor." since the first time I watched this film back in the sixties. When I found out later in the story just what Pax (a Clicker) meant by that comment and the joyous peal of laughter which accompanied it, I agreed with him, and laughed like hell.
And wait for a line that begins "Only the memory..." For that line alone, I would have bought this picture, because that line, perfectly delivered by Don Doolittle, contains the true humility that marks all real scientific endeavorers. It also raises philosophical questions that haunt me to this day.
I can't speak of "War Between the Planets". I found it unwatchable.
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These two movies might be packaged together for opposites between them. First, rich special effects in `Planets' almost make up for a weak story and predictable action scenes. In contrast, `Humanoids' presents a very strong story, adequate effects, but simplistic scenery. The stark backgrounds in `Humanoids' scenes look cheap at first. Yet, the simplicity seems a deliberate way to focus attention on the sometimes-deep dialogue and excellent acting as robots.
`Humanoids' starts by explaining that a small percentage of humanity survives the big nuclear war. Over time, civilization carries on but faces slow death from a low rate of healthy births per man/woman "contract." Humans, and the robots programmed to serve them, adjust to the realization of slow death. People either accept robots or violently oppose their increasing complexity. Unlike Star Trek's "What Are Little Girls Made Of" (original TV series) where a robot is a piece of property incapable of genuine emotion, `Humanoids' takes the opposite track. A woman purchases a robot/butler/companion and pays extra for him to have a sense of humor. Even though machines lack vision, he says that no one asks to be created.
While robots in movies such as "Star Wars" or "Westworld" entertain, "Creation of the Humanoids" positions itself as a thought-provoking but fun experience at or near the top of robot stories. I give this B movie an A+ for science fiction. "Creation of the Humanoids" is a must-have for any robot fan.
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This DRIVE-IN DOUBLE FEATURE contains two very bad, impossibly sloooowww sci-fi movies from the 60's. Not recommended for those unaccustomed to extreme cinematic pain! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
OK pair of early to mid 60's sci-fi non-epics. The first, Creation of the Humanoids, is about life on Earth in the not too far distant future. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Celia Trimboli
Don Megawon is the greatest actor in the world. He rules and so do I even though I dont own this DVD I want to I really want to own it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Captain America
Third in the Gamma One series. Commander Jackson takes over and leads a search to find and destroy a wandering planetoid creating natural disasters on Earth. Read morePublished 12 months ago by C. Andrews
Interesting premise, but poorly done. I love these old science fiction movies, but this one was too slow and too cheaply done. Read morePublished 14 months ago by PHIL
Purchased this specifically for 'War Between The Planets', the third movie in the Gamma 1 Quadrilogy, and not available on its own. Read morePublished 17 months ago by DalGoda