|Scott Van Aken
|Very simple kit.
Rocketship X-M (a.k.a. Expedition Moon and originally Rocketship Expedition Moon) is a 1950 American black-and-white science fiction film from Lippert Pictures, the first outer space adventure of the post-World War II era. The film was produced and directed by Kurt Neumann and stars Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery, Jr., Hugh O'Brian, and Morris Ankrum.
Rocketship X-M tells the story of a Moon expedition that, through a series of unforeseen events, winds up traveling instead to distant Mars. Once on the Red Planet, its crew discovers the remnants of a Martian civilization destroyed long ago by atomic war and now reverted to barbarism.
Pegasus Hobby has actually done us a favor by doing this one. I'm a fan of old s/f movies and have managed to pick up quite a few kits of the vehicles in them; many from Pegasus Hobby. Not sure if it is worth $30.00 retail, but I'll bet a goodly portion of that price is royalties. Despite its rather, uh, bulbous shape (I had considered heating one into the shape of the vehicle in Flesh Gordon), it deserves a place on the shelf of any fan.
Thanks to me for picking this one up.
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