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Smokin' hot (and I'm not talking about Mars)


OK, this nobody has addressed this yet....seriously, how hot was Paul Mantee in this movie? When he walks around in the zipper pants and black t-shirt, I never wanted to be stranded on Mars so much before.

As a huge fan of 1950s and 1960s Sci-Fi, I really liked the movie, and I thought use of mattes and rocky location shoots were well done. Cheesy at times, yes, but, viewed in context, other films of the period are way cheesier (not that I have a problem with that, as I believe things should always be viewed in context).

But I must admit that having Paul Mantee in the movie was a BIG plus. He was way easy to look at, which the filmmakers obviously played up. I want to thank them personally for the bathing scene (a highlight of the film, to be sure, hehehehe!).

What else has he done?

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I think I know who the "sick individual" is here. Get over your sorry self -homophobe!

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Get over your sorry self -homophobe!
There's no such thing as a homophobe! It's a word created as a tool against people who don't think homosexuality is right or who shudder to think of it. I'm gonna be honest and say the OP's comment sickens me and I can't imagine a heterosexual man that wouldn't be sickened to hear about gay sex. Or hear "a gay" slobber all over another man as the OP is doing.

What's so hypocritical about you PC liberals is you preach tolerance, yet you're just as hateful and intolerant of people that disagree with your deviant views on sexuality or any other anti-PC ideology.

For example, I also think it's sickening for black celebrities to raise a fuss about the academy awards not having more minority nominees. They're actually saying nominate more minorities, even if they don't deserve it, because we demand it. And now since we've created and army of mindless sheep(liberals) to aid our momentum we're not going to stop. That's affirmative action on steroids!

And that's why I oppose political correctness. Too much ass kissing of any activist group that wails and moans the loudest. You PC drones are too busy feeding your egos with how perfect and beautiful you are to be sensible human beings.


Tolerance Is Intolerant Of Politically Incorrect Thought...🇺🇸

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Intolerance of intolerance is not the same as intolerance of people who live their lives differently from you. In short, stuff it.

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Intolerance of intolerance is not the same as intolerance of people who live their lives differently from you. In short, stuff it.

in·tol·er·ance
/ˌinˈtäl(ə)rəns/
noun
noun: intolerance; plural noun: intolerances

unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behavior that differ from one's own.

In short, try again genie-ass.


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Want me to try again?

That definition describes *exactly* what you are doing. I'm not gay, but I don't presume to tell other people how to live their lives. If you don't like it, don't do it, don't look at it, and move on. Where the hell do you get off telling everyone else what's the correct behavior? Right wingers love to throw around this anti-PC crap. This has nothing to do with political correctness. It has everything to do with minding your own damned business, you intolerant jackass.

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Intolerance of intolerance is not the same as intolerance of people who live their lives differently from you.
wrong, and you're going to try a new argument?

That definition describes *exactly* what you are doing.
And that definition describes exactly what you're doing, too, duh. You're supposed to be better than me and tolerant, but my signature says it all.

I'm not gay, but I don't presume to tell other people how to live their lives.
I don't presume to tell other people how to live their lives either, but you do presume to tell me how to think or tell me how awful I am, if I don't think the way you mandate me to. I've worked with and known gays, I never had a cross word with one. I have never harbored ill will or done anything to harm a gay in any way. You people won't accept that, because that fact disarms you. You have to portray me as hateful and mean for your criticism to have merit.

Gays are free to be gay, as far as I'm concerned, that's their personal business. My issue is with the gay crusade, the one that makes people applaud when J.K. Rowling announces that Dumbledore is gay and the one that makes lawmakers think it's the right thing, to let transgenders use whatever restroom they choose. Doesn't that obviously trample on the rights of normal people, who won't feel comfortable having a freak of the opposite sex, invade their privacy? And yes the transgender issue is part of the gay agenda.

Where the hell do you get off telling everyone else what's the correct behavior?
Everyone has the right to choose their behavior and I respect that. Again, my issue is with the gay agenda, as briefly described before.

Right wingers love to throw around this anti-PC crap. This has nothing to do with political correctness. It has everything to do with minding your own damned business, you intolerant jackass.
Flaming liberals love throwing tolerance, diversity, etc, around too, but as a battering ram to force homosexuality(and other deviance) into the mainstream.


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Thank you.

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Yeah, it would have sounded better if the post came from a hot-looking, lonely, babe.

On another note, it's kind of strange for any of us to lust after someone's younger self when they're either old today or already passed away old. For example, it would be like having a poster of actress Lauren Bacall as she looked in 1945 on the wall and sexually fantasizing about THAT 1945 Lauren Bacall, not the 2016 real-life, elderly Bacall.

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On another note, it's kind of strange for any of us to lust after someone's younger self when they're either old today or already passed away old. For example, it would be like having a poster of actress Lauren Bacall as she looked in 1945 on the wall and sexually fantasizing about THAT 1945 Lauren Bacall, not the 2016 real-life, elderly Bacall.
I'm not sure I understand. Regardless of the person's age, or when the photo was taken, they're not available. So does it make any difference?

Men sometimes get better-looking as they age. Does it surprise you that I lust after Gabby Hayes and Ken Curtis, even though they've passed on? (Browse the Pinterest photos of bearded men.) Why should I think it strange that someone would long for the young Lauren Bacall? (She aged very well, by the way.)

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There's no such thing as a homophobe! It's a word created as a tool against people who don't think homosexuality is right or who shudder to think of it. I'm gonna be honest and say the OP's comment sickens me and I can't imagine a heterosexual man that wouldn't be sickened to hear about gay sex. Or hear "a gay" slobber all over another man as the OP is doing.
Homosexual attraction and sexual activity are almost certainly normal variations in human (and mammalian) biology. You call liberals "sheep", but I see no less "herd mentality" in conservatives.

You don't think homosexuality is right, and you shudder just to think of it. On what rational or experiential basis did you come by your beliefs?

I watched my father -- a 100% heterosexual male -- "slobber" over Douglas Fairbanks' nearly-nude body in the opening of The Thief of Bagdhad. It's normal for men to take aesthetic appreciation in another man's physique -- perhaps the strongest basis for the popularity of bodybuilding.

And let's not forget sexual activity among men who don't have access to women (cowboys, loggers, prospectors, etc). Kinsey's research suggested that when this occurred in young adulthood, it would often continue in later life, even among men who had sex with women.

I saw this film at the age of 17 in 1964, and I, too, much enjoyed Paul Mantee. I especially liked the nude bathing scene (though we don't even get a good look at his butt).

PS: As a liberal, I, too, oppose political correctness, because it blocks intelligent dialog. Do you have something intelligent to say about your dislike of homosexuals? I would genuinely like to hear it.

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Just for the record I am against PC culture too but this is not PC culture, it's oppression of a lifestyle and you sir are probably a closet homosexual yourself, otherwise you'd realise that it doesn't affect you in the slightest and you'd just get on with your own business.

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If heaven is full of people like you, then I want to go to hell.

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If heaven is full of people like you, then I want to go to hell.






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You just may!

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Apparently you'll be smokin' in Hell then.

But you're right, they did play up the HOTNESS with the bondage zips and bathing scene. I'm sure there was more than a twikle between "Kit" and loin clothed Friday. Life on Mars? Oh yes.

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I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but gays can only go to hell, because they are always on... fire? {Austin Powers style}

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Punny. You have a talent for puns, sir!

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If not, you're a truly sick individual who needs to repent or burn for all time

Fortunately not all variants of Christianity are this bigoted and stupid. Too many are, however.

* God is an imaginary friend for adults. *

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Ghod Dayum what a bunch of Homophobes. Well, I think they hang Xtians in IranRaq. IranRaqPlasticWraQ. (I call them Xtians cos they got nothin to do with Christ, Christ spent most of his time with the "undesirable element".

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Since you're apparently under the mistaken impression that anyone gives a rat's ass about your opinions, it's plain you've got delusion to spare - but perhaps a dose of humility wouldn't be amiss...

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Of course, it was a much, much more innocent time then. The film was made almost a half century ago. Listen to the narration in the trailer on Youtube, it sounds like something from the 40s or 50s.

And look at "The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T", which in today's sensibility looks like a gay rights parade on acid.

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I thought you might have been talking about that monkey. Nice...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9zLK70K-_w

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Yes, yes, yes---Mr Mantee was an under-appreciated swarthy hunk. Forgive me, but, that quote, "Friday, you're gonna learn English if I have to sit on your chest for two months", amazes me that it got past the censors. Anyways, I only remember seeing him one other time in an episode of "The Incredible Hulk". Of course he was about 10 years older. He has also put on more muscle mass, so it is worth looking for....as for our overly zealous religious watchdogs, shouldn't you be spending more time visiting the lions at your local zoo? Remember, the closer you are to the cage, the better you can see them!

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Well, I'm a gay guy who regularly drools over that bathing scene. Paul could sit on my chest (or a little higher) any time he wants. And to the hate mongering homophobe, I just feel sorry for your superstitious, misinformed ass!

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You know, by responding or even acknowledging the assinine comments made by christians, who in general I think mean well but miss the mark by being condemning of people who have other beliefs, you only give them the satisfaction of knowing that you were bothered by their comments. What would happen if you just ignored them? I am a christian, and I believe that a homosexual lifestyle is prohibited according to scripture, I would never venture to condemn someone for choosing that way of life (OK, maybe you did not choose, I realise I am probably ignorant about how a gay person realises their sexual orientation and therefore i have simplistic and probably stereotype-ridden concepts of it). It is not a christian's role to condemn others, only to love them. So, while I donot condone homosexuality, I still try to treat you with respect due every single human being on the planet (including those that are waiting to be born). had to throw that one in there! May the peace of Jesus Christ be with you.

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Thank you for your honest input. It's getting more and more difficult to control my rage at Christians in the US. Statements like yours help me to step back and regain perspective. Even a little comment on IMDB about a movie makes a difference in someone's worldview. What we experience from day to day forms our worldview. Best wished to you.

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Ordertracker, the only galling remark you made was that you don't "condone" homosexuality. Who the hell is anybody to condone or not condone something that comes naturally? It would be like me saying I don't condone having children.

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"Forgive me, but, that quote, ‘Friday, you're gonna learn English if I have to sit on your chest for two months,’ amazes me that it got past the censors."

I think you have to have a REALLY dirty mind to find a sexual innuendo in that line. Sometimes, people just read too much into things.

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The only way the Romans could get lions to eat Christians was to starve them nearly to death. Lions generally have better taste. <G>

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Paul was also the star of "A Man Called Dagger."
(Still wearing those tight black pants, too!)
;-}
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogFWyqphNpo

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Mr.Mantee is a real sexual fantasy for every gay young boy.

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Paul Mantee is certainly an underrated actor who deserves to be better known (“Paul WHO?"), but I wouldn't call him handsome, exactly. Actually, I think not having matinee-idol good looks made him more believable in the role of Cmdr. Draper. He didn't look like a Hollywood leading man -- he looked like an astronaut!

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Actually, I think not having matinee-idol good looks made him more believable in the role of Cmdr. Draper. He didn't look like a Hollywood leading man -- he looked like an astronaut!

Exactly what I thought. He had a great body, but I wouldn't call him handsome, which I thought worked really well for the movie. He just looked like a pretty average, fit guy. Although I did really like that zippered pants/form fitting black shirt combination.

Also, what the hell's with the homophobia on this thread? Jesus Christ, does EVERY conversation on the Internet have to turn into a hate fest? For one thing, can't a person talk about someone else's attractiveness no matter their sexual orientation? I'm asexual and, as stated above, I thought Paul Mantee had a smokin' bod. So what?

"He's already attracted to her. Time and monotony will do the rest."

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Me, born in 1956. Never knew at the time as boy about 10 years old in the late 60s when I first saw the movie why it was so compelling to me. I love outstanding, science-based, speculative sci-fi and survival stories and this film was all of these things but there is no question now at 54 about one important thing that drew me to this film, one I watch even in 2011. Paul Mantee was/is a total hottie.

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Birdman3501:

I don't think they deliberately thought about those zippers or bathing scenes or Friedegg's Skin-Revealing Outfit, or anytrhing like that backj in Hollywood 1964, this was just the way the film came out.

Zippered Pants like that were common in Air Force flight uniforms, it is a style that they sell at Hot Topics now, they make Zippered Dickies pants like that now, except they are plaid as well.

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