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Decades ago I watched a TV documentary in the USA about science fiction or horror movies or some related subject. I don't remember its title.

As I remember a very interesting scene was shown beneath some of the closing credits.

It was a sort of an "assembly of aliens" scene in which aliens of various species are gathered together for some reason. There have been many other such scenes and this one might be the first one. In any case I would like to know where it is from.

The scene I am trying to identify was shown in black and white in the closing credits of the Scifi documentary whose title I forget and was outdoors on an alien planet with a black, star-studded sky beyond the painted horizon, and a long table. Behind the table a group of aliens of various species sat or stood or whatever.

One or more of the aliens had a highly abstract style like they might be more plant or machine than animal. I do not remember any scenes in the documentary itself that looked like they came from the same movie or episode as this scene.

The comment by Simon Bucher-Jones suggests it might possibly be a scene of the Daleks' allies from Doctor Who "The Daleks' Master Plan". If so, that scifi documentary with the forgotten title might preserve an otherwise lost clip from the episode.

Someone who owns copies of many TV programs about science fiction in movies and TV could look at the closing credits of them to look for this scene, and if they find it post it. An image of that scene would certainly help to identify where it comes from.

So can anyone identify this scene with many aliens?

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  • Possibly the delegates to the Daleks' meetings in THE DALEKS' MASTER-PLAN? Image shown on wikipedia here:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_to_the_Unknown Commented Dec 26, 2017 at 13:21
  • Simon Bucher-Jones - I have long suspected that the Dalek's allies in "The Daleks' Master Plan" could be what I am looking for. And the alien Sentreal misc.thefullwiki.org/Sentreal does have the abstract look I remember at least one of the aliens having. But I remember the scene being outdoors and not in a council chamber. If your suggestion is correct that would mean the program in question would contain a missing scene from "The Daleks' Master Plan". Commented Dec 26, 2017 at 16:53
  • There's another photo with high backed chairs around a curved conference table. The walls of the chamber are black and might suggest the sky? tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Galactic_Council Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 8:23
  • This review of Evil brain From Outer Space (1965) says that movie is featured in It Came from Hollywood. stomptokyo.com/badmoviereport/reviews/E/evilbrain.html And the Wikipedia article on It Came From Hollywood (1982) lists Evil Brain from Outer Space (1964) as one of the B movies discussed and made fun of in it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Came_from_Hollywood Commented Dec 29, 2017 at 2:43

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It looks like I didn't need to ask this question. I seem to have found the answer by myself.

I had a hunch that the scene could be from a Japanese movie or TV series, and tried looking up Japanese horror, scifi, and superheo movies.

The Japanese short movie series Supa Jaiantsu had 9 films produced from 1957 to 1959 featuring Super Giant, a hero from outer space called Starman in English versions. They were edited into four movies and dubbed into English with the titles Atomic Rulers of the World (1964), Invaders from Space (1965), Attack from Space (1964), and Evil Brain from Outer Space (1964).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Giant

I found online reviews of Attack from Space (1964) and Atomic Rulers of the World (1964) that include stills of a scene very similar to what I remember.

http://tarstarkas.net/2004/07/starman-attack-from-space/

https://commonsensemoviereviews.blogspot.com/2009/05/atomic-rulers-of-world-1964.html

So it seems that the scene I remember was from the Starman series of films.

Added 09-24/25-2020. And I guess I should add that the TV program or movie with clips from many films that the scene was in seems to have been It Came From Hollywood (1982).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Came_from_Hollywood

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  • Did you intend linked words within the text, or URLs displayed on their own lines? Either way the markup doesn't seem to be working properly.
    – deltab
    Commented Sep 26, 2020 at 20:33
  • @deltab I redid the links early in the morning of 01-15-2022 and the links are working as of that moment. Commented Jan 15, 2022 at 7:42

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