Announcing the Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon!

THE CINEMATIC FRONTIER

Image from Robert Wise’s 1951 classic “The Day the Earth Stood Still”.

My favorite era of science fiction films is the 1950s.  It’s described as the classic era where many of the sci-fi productions were low-budget films designed for a largely teenage audience.  While many were formulaic, gimmicky, comic-book style films, they drew upon the political themes or public concerns of the day, including depersonalization, invasion, and fear of nuclear weapons (Earth and/or humanity were a constant target; the threat of the real-life Cold War loomed over these films).

Here are my guidelines for this blogathon:

  • For the purposes of this blogathon, you can contribute a review of a 1950s sci-fi feature film.  You may also suggest a blogathon-related topic to write about (pending my approval).  These must also be brand new posts (no recycling of old posts).
  • No duplicates (there are so many science fiction films from the 1950s to choose from, except Forbidden Planet, which I will be covering).  If you’re…

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