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|Directed by||Bert I. Gordon|
|Produced by||Bert I. Gordon
Al Zimbalist (Executive Producer)
|Written by||Bert I. Gordon
|Narrated by||Marvin Miller|
|Music by||Louis Palange
Gene Garf (uncredited)
|Edited by||Jack Cornall|
|Distributed by||Lippert Pictures|
Four astronauts in 1960 travel to a planet called Nova that has just entered Earth's solar system. The crew begins studying the planet to see if it's suitable for a possible Earth colony. After first discovering normal Earth animals such as a kinkajou and an alligator, they soon encounter and battle giant insects, an enormous snake, prehistoric mammals, dinosaurs, and - on an island - the titular character, King Dinosaur, a putative Tyrannosaurus Rex. Eventually, the scientists blow up the island with an atomic bomb, killing all of its inhabitants, rendering the only dinosaur inhabitants of Nova extinct, for seemingly no reason.
- William Bryant — Dr. Ralph Martin
- Wanda Curtis — Dr. Patricia Bennett
- Douglas Henderson — Dr. Richard Gordon
- Patti Gallagher— Nora Pierce
- Marvin Miller — Narrator
There were only four actors in this film. The rest of the band and soldiers were just military stock footage, as was the footage of the atomic bomb explosions.
Mystery Science Theater 3000
The film was featured in a second season episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 in December 1990.
- Mark McGee, Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures, McFarland, 1996 p105
- King Dinosaur at the Internet Movie Database
- King Dinosaur at AllMovie
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: King Dinosaur at the Internet Movie Database
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