Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Captain's Library: MOONTRAP Conclusion

Discovering a huge derelict alien spacecraft orbiting Earth, astronauts Jason Grant and Ray Tanner bring back to NASA the corpse of a humanoid alien and an inert pod/egg...which doesn't stay inert!
It opens, unleashing a cybernetic life-form which cannibalizes surrounding technology to rebuild itself into a death-dealing robot.
Narrowly-defeating the automaton, scientists deduce from particles on the pod and corpse that they had previously been on the Moon, specifically Prometheus Crater.
Grant and Tanner lead a hastily-assembled mission to the lunar site, where they find a half-buried alien base...and a female alien in suspended animation, whom they revive.
Unfortunately, more of the hostile robots are also re-activated.
The astronauts and alien head for the NASA lunar lander to escape, only to find the spacecraft gone and tracks showing the direction it was dragged...
 To date, there's been no MoonTrap II.
In fact, it's not even available on commercial DVD!
Here's the credits page for the adaptation...
The movie's writer, Tex Ragsdale also penned the comic adaptation.
Tomorrow we'll present the background info on this amazing little flick, including the trailer.
In the meantime, here's a sketch to pique your interest...

or have a look at these MoonTrap collectibles from Amazon...

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