It’s a free form night for movies, and I think it’s time for a change of pace. And by that I mean let’s go with The Mole People, which kicks off with an opening that looks every other opening featuring a made-up science-y type talking head giving you the lowdown on what’s to come. Compare this talking head to that of Criswell from Plan 9 From Outer Space. Except in this case he’s an actual English professor, Frank C. Baxter–who would go on to star in a series of education films for Bell Labs. You also have Hugh Beaumont, Mr. Cleaver, and Alan Napier, Alfred from the 1960s Batman TV show.
Just remember: “in archaeology, all things are possible.” Enjoy!
The best place to find this movie is on The Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection, Vols. 1 & 2.