Yoinked from wikipedia and 1000misspenthours.com ...
"Zontar, the Thing from Venus, also known as Zontar: The Invader from Venus, is a 1966 made for television science fiction film directed by Larry Buchanan, the director of such hideous schlock films as Curse of the Swamp Creatures and The Eye Creature. The film is based on the teleplay by Hillman Taylor and Buchanan and is a remake of Roger Corman's semi-crap classic It Conquered the World (1956) which also featured an alien from Venus.
Zontar, the Thing from Venus is Larry Buchanan’s take on It Conquered the World, and its plot is literally exactly the same as the Corman picture’s. Rocket scientist Curt Taylor (John Agar, from Women of the Prehistoric Planet and Revenge of the Creature) is overseeing the launch of his lab’s new laser communications satellite when he receives an unexpected visit from a friend and colleague, Dr. Keith Ritchie (Tony Huston, of Mars Needs Women and The Eye Creatures). Ritchie has a reputation as a crackpot genius, for despite his vast engineering prowess, he is loath to see any of his projects get off the ground; he believes the inhabitants of the other planets have instituted a quarantine of the Earth, and can be counted upon to destroy any man-made object that reaches beyond the atmosphere. Apparently this laser satellite is something extra-special, too, for Ritchie contends that its successful launch will leave the extraterrestrial coalition no choice but to invade and, potentially, to destroy us. Nobody listens, though, and the launch proceeds as scheduled.
Zontar, the Thing from Venus is a dreadful movie, okay? And truth be told, It Conquered the World isn’t much better. But the funny thing about Zontar is that, alone among the Buchanan retreads that I’ve seen, it has just enough of the right things going for it not only to make one pay very close attention to it, but to make one inclined to reexamine and reevaluate its model as well.
All in all, not that bad. It coulda been worse."
Steve's Snacks Of The Week:
... AND NOW, Reverend Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week absolutely FREE!
But first lets go over a few theater rules. Absolutely no talking is allowed. Any and all talkers will be Jayce Duggard-ed with extreme prejudice. No cell phones or African-American berries going off in the theater. And NO TEXTING!
And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).