posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 07:32 PM
As people have mentioned the "Nazi" connection that brings to mind the early days of the net. There were, purportedly, the blueprints for the Nazi
flying saucer uploaded somewhere. They vanished, even Google doesn't turn them up any more, when numerous people pointed out how. The blueprints of
said Nazi saucer, were almost identical to that of the UFO in "This Island Earth".
It has been suggested that, it's not beyond the realms of possibility that, one of the crew on the film, responsible for the models, might have had
some connection to secret Nazi weapons and had moved to Hollywood, post WW2.
On a side note, one of the most disrespectful adaptations of a classic Sci Fi novel is "War of the Worlds". H G Wells was a very committed atheist and
that ending with the speech about "One of God's smallest creations" is frankly, damned insulting to the author.
if you haven't seen it I'd also recommend the 1963 film Ikarie XB1, it's subtitled however, it takes about 5 minutes before you start thinking....
"Hang on, 2001 didn't half steal a shed load of the visuals from this"
BTW "The thing from outer space" was the first "Flying Saucer" film
edit on 20-2-2013 by FireMoon because: add info
20-2-2013 by FireMoon because: (no reason given)