Baker’s Log – A Quick Look: The Queen of Outer Space (1958)

The Queen of Outer Space

This CinemaScope pulp space opera has a bad reputation, but it’s a joyous colorful romp. Astronauts find themselves crashed on Venus and find the planet populated by Amazons with designs on the rest of the galaxy. With men in their midst, though, the Queen’s hold over her subjects begins to weaken and rebellion is short in coming. Zsa Zsa Gabor stars, though not as the Queen. Props, costumes, and even some stock shots are left over from FORBIDDEN PLANET and WORLD WITHOUT END. I liken this movie to a big, colorful candy dish. So happy that a pristine scope version is now on DVD.

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Rock is a pencil jockey by trade. He's done work for AC Comics, Main Enterprises, and Moonstone, among others. Some of the strips he's created include Dinosaur Girl (AC Comics, creator, writer, pencils), Crissy Carrots (Main, creator, writer, pencils), and Betsy the Bookwriter (Main, co-creator, writer, pencils). His specialty is cheesecake cartooning (what they call "good girl art" these days).

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