Mutiny in Outer Space


1h 20m 1965

Brief Synopsis

An expedition to the lunar ice caves contracts a deadly moon-fungus. Stopping en route they contaminate a space station with the fungus, which soon begins to take over the entire place.

Film Details

Also Known As
Space Station X-14, Space Station-X
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 12 May 1965
Production Company
Hugo Grimaldi Productions; Woolner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
Allied Artists
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Upon returning to their outer space orbiting station after an exploratory mission to the moon, Webber, one of two astronauts, dies of a fungus infection. Faith Montaine, the station biochemist, begins an analysis of the samples brought back by Webber and Towers, his colleague. The station doctor, Hoffman, also contracts the infection and joins Towers in recommending that Earth be notified. Colonel Cromwell, afraid of being recalled, overrules the suggestion, and Tower's and Hoffman's attempt to make contact is foiled by Connie, the communication officer who is in love with Cromwell. A collision with meteors tears a hole in the outer wall of the station, and fungus from the laboratory escapes and surrounds the station. Realizing that the fungus thrives on heat, Hoffman puts himself in a refrigerated tube while Towers leads a mutiny, refrigerates the station, and contacts Earth. Earth scientists then surround the station with sub-zero particles to kill the fungus.

Film Details

Also Known As
Space Station X-14, Space Station-X
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 12 May 1965
Production Company
Hugo Grimaldi Productions; Woolner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
Allied Artists
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Notes

Working titles: Space Station-X and Invasion From the Moon. Also known as Space Station X-14.