Help Me Find This Old Sci-Fi Movie

Can you help me find this very old movie that has been bouncing around my head for the last 40 years or so?

I remember a scene where a very classic artistically shaped rocket is flying around and it lands on a very stark, red ball-of-silly-putty looking planet. They think things are going to go well and someone gets out of the ship. But they realize the planet is actually alive and sucking the ship down into it’s gooey surface. They try to take off but it’s in vain. Other ships get sucked down into the multiple planets that are bounding around.

There’s lots of silver and red rockets flying around and … something … something… I don’t recall since I was only half-watching it and I was like 8 years old! It had a look like it was a scary sci-fi movie. From the appearance of the sets and the color textures, I’d guess the movie was made in 1965-1968 or so but I could be wrong.

I saw the movie on broadcast television at my neighbor Lisa’s house in the New York area sometime around 1975-1979. I’ve started looking at the old series that were on then: Creature Feature, Fright Night, Chiller Thriller

Ooo. Could it possibly be the 1961 Battle of the Worlds?! It aired on September 22nd 1979 on WOR-TV Channel 9! But it would be weird if I was over at my neighbor’s house on my birthday at 1 o’clock in the morning (the VCR hadn’t been invented yet!)… hmmm

I reviewed this terrific site with old horror movie series to no avail

I should also look here…

Do you remember this movie?


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