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BlobFest’s Saturday afternoon double feature co-bill with The Blob has been announced, and it is the 1955 classic This Island Earth!

This Universal Pictures film stars Jeff Morrow and Faith Domergue as two scientists enlisted, or perhaps kidnapped, by aliens for their help in an interplanetary war! It’s a pretty underrated minor classic. That also features a rare, non-western performance from a pre-Gilligan’s Island Russell Johnson. Based on the novel of the same name by Raymond F. Jones, though the film does stray a bit from the source material.

And yes, this was the film that was mocked in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie. And the folks at the Colonial do love their MST3K, about as much as we do here. But I dare say that the full length version of the film itself is worth the watch.