The May the Earth Stood Still
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This fear can be seen in Godzilla (1954), The Day the World Ended (1955), and Them! (1954). Many films of this era are cautionary tales as humanity moved into uncertain times. The dangers of the Cold War provided a sense of dread as wartime cooperation was replaced by the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Not all films of this era carry a serious message, though. The 1950s also brings about such cult classics as The Blob (1958), Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958), and (arguably one of the worst movies ever made) Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959). We list these all of these movies in hopes of providing inspiration. Science fiction tends to get lost in the shadow of fantasy roleplaying. This spring, we shine a spotlight on it.
- Clint, Dan. Daniel, Nathan and Rob
(Also, this convention will be remade in the future with Keanu Reeves filling in for one of the organisers. Most likely me, as I’m told people confuse us all the time - Clint)