Teenagers from Outer Space is a 1959 Sci Fi movie about an alien space craft that lands on the Earth which is prime galactic real estate to farm for its food supply. The crew of the craft consists of teenagers, two of whom oppose one another of their actions.
This independent movie was initially distributed by Warner Brothers. The movie was later featured in episodes of both Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the nationally syndicated B-movie television show Off Beat Cinema.Plot
An alien spacecraft arrives at Earth, while seeking the galaxy for a planet appropriate to raise “Gargons,” a lobster-like (albeit air-breathing) creature which is a delicacy on their home planet. Thor (Bryan Grant), the lead alien, exhibits his contempt for Earth’s creatures by vaporizing a dog named Sparky. Crewmember Derek (David Love), after uncovering an inscription on Sparky’s dog tag, fears that the Gargon would possibly destroy Earth’s native inhabitants, making the other spacemen scoff. Being members of the “supreme race”, they disdain “foreign beings,” irrespective of how clever and pride themselves that families and friendships are forbidden on their world. Derek seems to be a member of an underground which commemorates extra humane eras of his world’s historical past.
Their one Gargon appears to be sick in Earth’s environment. While his crew are distracted, Derek flees. Ultimately, the gargon appears to revive. When the Captain reports Derek’s actions, he’s linked to the Leader (Gene Sterling) himself. It seems that Derek is the Leader’s son, although Derek is unaware of this. Thor is shipped to hunt Derek down, with orders to kill to protect the mission. They return to their base, leaving the Gargon behind.
In the meantime, Derek finds the home address discovered on the dog tag. He meets Betty Morgan (Dawn Anderson) and her Grandpa Joe (Harvey B. Dunn). They’ve a room to lease, and Derek inadvertently turns into a boarder. When Betty’s boyfriend, reporter Joe Rogers (Tom Graeff), cannot make their afternoon plans, Derek tags together with Betty. He reveals the tag to Betty, who recognizes it instantly. Derek takes her to the place the place the ship landed, and reveals her Sparky’s remains. She does not believe him, so he describes Thor’s weapon that that vaporizes flesh. Betty takes this surprisingly well and vows to assist Derek stop the bad guys.
For the remainder of the day Betty and Derek have a number of run-ins with Thor and Joe follows up on tales of skeletons popping up throughout city, including in Alice’s swimming pool. Ultimately Thor is wounded and he kidnaps Betty and Derek for medical consideration, he reveals Derek’s true parentage. Two car chases and a gunfight ensue and Thor is finally apprehended by authorities after plummeting off a cliff in a stolen car.
However there are greater issues: the Gargon has grown massively, killing a policeman investigating the landing site and attacking quite a few people. Derek and Betty go to the car wreck to search for Thor’s gun. They share a kiss, and Derek vows to remain on Earth. When the Gargon ruins their romantic second, Derek finds the gun just in time for them to flee. Sadly the gun is broken and the monster is heading towards the city. They head out once more to confront it, utilizing energy lines to power the disintegrator. They kill the Gargon, however it’s too late as enemy ships abruptly appear overhead.
The entire gang, together with Joe and Grandpa, hurries out to the landing site. Derek reunites together with his father and makes the ultimate sacrifice by leading the fleet straight into the hillside, inflicting an enormous explosion. Derek doesn’t survive, however he is remembered for declaring, “I shall make the Earth my home. And I shall never, never leave it.”
David Love as Derek
Dawn Bender as Betty Morgan
Bryan Grant as Thor
Harvey B. Dunn as Gramps Morgan
Tom Graeff as Joe Rogers
King Moody as Spacecraft Captain
Helen Sage as Nurse Morse
Frederick Welch as Dr. C.R. Brandt, MD
Carl Dickensen as Gas Station Attendant
Sonia Torgeson as Alice Woodward
Billy Bridges as Driver picking up Thor
James Conklin as Professor Simpson
Gene Sterling as The Alien Leader
Ralph Lowe as Moreal, Spaceship Crew
Bill DeLand as Saul, Spaceship Crew