Destination Inner Space

Rated TV-PG for 1960s violence and excessive diving prep.

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Unspeakable horrors lurk deep beneath the surface of the ocean. Namely, middle-aged 1960s schlubs changing into too-tight scuba gear. You may think we’re weird for leading off with that, as it’s not really a selling point for a movie. Well, tell that to the makers of Destination Inner Space, who evidently thought it was compelling enough to devote roughly a quarter of the movie’s runtime to!

The crew of the undersea Marine Science Institute is alarmed when they detect an unidentified vessel on their sonar, and also realize that their sealab is very obviously just an aquarium decoration. When they finally set foot on the alien ship, they do the only sensible thing and bring the most sinister object they can find back with them. Very soon, a horrible creature that looks like Blanka from Street Fighter grew scales starts wreaking havoc, and even the most adorable lil’ submarine may not be enough to stand in its way.

Lungs ache for air! Underwater breathing apparatuses self-contain!! Fish creatures toss humans around like some sort of horrible “reverse Lew Zealand from the Muppets” scenario!!! It’s all here in our riff of Destination Inner Space!

Written by: Mike Nelson, Conor Lastowka, and Sean Thomason

Contributing writers: Jason Miller and Zach Shatzer

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Poster art by Bob Fingerman
Poster art by Bob Fingerman

RiffMeter rating

9.89286
Average: 9.9 (28 votes)

Content Rating

TV-PG-V

Violence

Release date

January 20, 2023

Runtime

68 minutes
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