Eccentric Earth scientist Dr. Grood (MICHAEL FOX), has coerced the military leader (GENE ROTH) of the alien planet Ergro into doing his bidding. The inhabitants of THE LOST PLANET are pressed into slavery under the forced control of hypnotic helmets. The true genius, Dr. Dorn (FORREST TAYLOR) has been kidnapped from Earth and made to use his incredible inventions for evil conquest. Reporter Rex Barrow (JUDD HOLDREN) and Dorn’s beautiful daughter, Ella (VIVIAN MASON), are also captured by Grood and flown to Ergro by rocket ship. There Rex and Ella try to stop Grood’s efforts thru 15 startling chapters!
Leading man Judd Holdren was often used as a Science fiction hero. He previously starred at Republic As “ROCKETMAN” in both the ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE and COMMANDO CODY- SKY MARSHALL OF THE UNIVERSE which was both A TV series and a theatrical serial. At Columbia he was the movie’s version of TV hero CAPTAIN VIDEO and fighting Rex Barrow in THE LOST PLANET. Like CAPTAIN VIDEO, this serial is over-loaded with pseudo-scientific contraptions generally used to place the protagonists into imaginative perils.
The picture quality of this release is not up to par with previous Republic serials. This cliffhanger is very rare so serial fans are happy to be able to see it at all.
Starring: JUDD HOLDREN - Vivian Mason, Michael Fox - Forrest Taylor, Directed by Spencer Bennet, Two DVD-R Discs - Almost 4 hours - B&W - 1953, Interactive Menu