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It Conquered the World (1956) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by Roger Corman and produced by Roger Corman, Samuel Z. Arkoff and James H. Nicholson.

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Dr. Tom Anderson: Do you have any idea what you're listening to?
Paul Nelson: London Philharmonic?
Dr. Tom Anderson: It's Venus
Paul Nelson: Uh Huh
Dr. Tom Anderson: Venus
Paul Nelson: Why not? We've bounced signals off the moon's surface. There's no reason that Venus shouldn't radiate impulses.
Dr. Tom Anderson: No, I don't mean the static. Can't you hear it? The other thing?
Paul Nelson: ...What other thing?
Dr. Tom Anderson: Listen to it Paul! Listen to the voice!


Dr. Tom Anderson: I made it possible for you to come here... I made you welcome to this Earth... You made it a charnel house.


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Among the numerous names the crew gave the monster were the Tee-Pee Terror, The Cucumber Critter, and the Carrot Monster.
Composer and musician Frank Zappa made a tribute to "It Conquered the World" in his album, "Roxy & Elsewhere" (1973). In the introduction of the song "Cheepnis", Zappa tells the audience that he loves monster movies. "And the cheaper they are, the better they are". Frank Zappa describes "It Conquered the World" as a perfect example of monster movie with its alien with an "inverted ice-cream cone head with fangs". Frank describes one special scene when the "monster came out the cavern" and he could see the technicians pushing the creature over the rail. "This is cheepnis", Mr Zappa concludes before playing the song.
Paul Blaisdell's friend Bob Burns restored the costume when it came into his possession long after Blaisdell's death. The photographs of it in his book "It Came From Bob's Basement" reveal it to be beet-red in color.
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