Feb 11, 2019
Monster A-Go Go (1965) (part 8 of 8)
We cut to some Civil Defense Fire and Rescue trucks coming down a road, and the camera jerks all over the place trying to keep them in the shot. Then we cut to a motorcycle cop as he drives through the shot, then we see some fireman running some cable down the street. Then there’s some Army guys, and they too are running some cable down the street. And, yes, there’s one more shot of guys running cable. You are now watching Running Cable: The Movie. The cables are all running to radar guns like the one we saw Dr. Logan carrying right before he was killed, so I guess these are the “Geiger counters” Connors mentioned.
Obnoxious Shouting Narrator returns. “A city of five million people became a huge tomb! The Civil Defense units swung into action!” We then see those same Civil Defense trucks pull up beneath an underpass, and several guys in varying military, police, and firefighter uniforms climb out.
The Narrator says, “City streets were cleared of all but official personnel, with the realization that even seeing the monster might mean that an individual was close enough to absorb a lethal dose of radioactivity!” As well as a lethal dose of boredom.
Sure enough, the guys who hopped out of the Civil Defense trucks again [!] run some cable. But wait! This time, they’re running it to the “centralized oscilloscope” that Dr. Logan suggested earlier. Which is funny, because it’s pretty obviously the same underpass where we saw the two Army guys setting up a Geiger counter a minute ago. I see the same support pylon and No Parking sign and everything. We then randomly pan over to a Civil Defense truck as the Narrator says, “The long wait began.” Uh, no kidding.