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When Worlds Collide

Released 1951
Distributor Paramount

First of the runaway-planet-soon-to-hit-Earth movies, remade and ripped off so frequently in recent years that no less than Lars Von Trier has one coming up soon! Cecil B. DeMille considered making this for Paramount in 1935, but it wasn’t until 1951 that George Pal was able to get it up and running, albeit with a DeMille-like introductory narration to start it off. Budget-challenged but spectacular in its day. Pal always dreamt of doing a sequel, but it never panned out. Vet heavy John Hoyt scores as the wheelchair-bound billionaire.

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About Jesus Treviño

Writer-director Jesus Salvador Treviño has more than a hundred hours of American prime-time television to his credit, including episodes of such shows as NYPD BlueERResurrection BlvdThird WatchCrossing JordanCriminal Minds, BonesThe Unit, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. He began his career as an activist documentary filmmaker covering the 1960s Chicano civil rights movement.  But throughout all these efforts, he was hounded by his demanding and persistent Inner Nerd, which triumphed when he began directing episodes of SeaquestStar Trek: VoyagerStar Trek: Deep Space Nine, Babylon FiveSpace Above and Beyond, and the two-hour TNT movie Babylon Five: Third Space.

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