This Island Earth
This Island Earth ★★½ 1955
The planet Metaluna is in desperate need of uranium to power its defense against enemy invaders. A nuclear scientist and a nuclear fission expert from Earth are kidnapped to help out. The first serious movie about interplanetary escapades. Bud Westmore created pulsating cranium special effects make-up. 86m/C VHS, DVD . Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Rex Reason, Russell Johnson; D: Joseph M. Newman; M: Herman Stein.