Scansion No. 5 - Thursday, July 29, 1954


  • J. C. D. Earls


On July 19th, Science Fiction Fans went to the pictures to see a film about some obstreperous beings from Mars invading earth. Except for a few brief moments the film showed the most brilliant sequence of destruction shots, I have ever seen, such things as the sight of a tall stately building being hit in the middle by a Martian heat-ray and subsequently collapsing amidst leaking flames and lying masonary, a Martian anti-grav machine moving serenely down the main street of Los Angeles, spreading death and destruction with great impartiality to all comers, whether human or artifact.