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No-one talks - the camera didn't have sound gear. A {{narrator}}. [[TerseTalker Unable to speak in full sentences.]] [[FauxlosophicNarration Flag on the moon. How did it get there?]]

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No-one talks - the camera didn't have sound gear. A {{narrator}}. [[TerseTalker Unable to speak in full sentences.]] [[FauxlosophicNarration Flag on the moon. How did it get there?]]
there? Nothing to do with movie. A plot point abandoned.]]


* DyingAsYourself: After the narrator's repetition of how Javorsky was a kind man until he became the Beast, the scene with the rabbit works as an example of this trope. [[note]]According to an interview, Tony Cardoza: "I [Tony] showed it to [Greek film investor] Skouras at 20th Century-Fox. And his favorite scene was the scene at the end when the rabbit comes up to Tor Johnson during his death scene. And do you know that that was a wild rabbit that came up to Tor? That wasn't a trained rabbit, it was a baby jack rabbit that came out of nowhere, a bunny. It was like a miracle -- he came over to Tor while we were shooting, and he was lying on the ground dying. Tor opened his eyes and saw it and kissed it. Can you imagine that? Isn't that an amazing scene?[[/note]]

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* DyingAsYourself: After the narrator's repetition of how Javorsky was a kind man until he became the Beast, the scene with the rabbit works as an example of this trope. [[note]]According to an interview, Tony Cardoza: "I [Tony] showed it to [Greek film investor] Skouras at 20th Century-Fox.Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox. And his favorite scene was the scene at the end when the rabbit comes up to Tor Johnson during his death scene. And do you know that that was a wild rabbit that came up to Tor? That wasn't a trained rabbit, it was a baby jack rabbit that came out of nowhere, a bunny. It was like a miracle -- he came over to Tor while we were shooting, and he was lying on the ground dying. Tor opened his eyes and saw it and kissed it. Can you imagine that? Isn't that an amazing scene?[[/note]]



* PetTheDog: The Beast kisses a rabbit before dying.[[note]]According to an interview, Tony Cardoza: "I [Tony] showed it to [Greek film investor] Skouras at Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox. And his favorite scene was the scene at the end when the rabbit comes up to Tor Johnson during his death scene. And do you know that that was a wild rabbit that came up to Tor? That wasn't a trained rabbit, it was a baby jack rabbit that came out of nowhere, a bunny. It was like a miracle -- he came over to Tor while we were shooting, and he was lying on the ground dying. Tor opened his eyes and saw it and kissed it. Can you imagine that? Isn't that an amazing scene?[[/note]]

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* PetTheDog: The As mentioned in DyingAsYourself above, the Beast kisses a rabbit before dying.[[note]]According to an interview, Tony Cardoza: "I [Tony] showed it to [Greek film investor] Skouras at Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox. And his favorite scene was the scene at the end when the rabbit comes up to Tor Johnson during his death scene. And do you know that that was a wild rabbit that came up to Tor? That wasn't a trained rabbit, it was a baby jack rabbit that came out of nowhere, a bunny. It was like a miracle -- he came over to Tor while we were shooting, and he was lying on the ground dying. Tor opened his eyes and saw it and kissed it. Can you imagine that? Isn't that an amazing scene?[[/note]]expiring.


** The topless actress in the opening murder has basically nothing to do with the movie's plot. Coleman apparently just thought a nudie scene would be edgy, considering the weakening of the [[MoralGuardians Hays Code]] during the 60's.

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** The topless actress in the opening murder has basically nothing to do with the movie's plot. Coleman apparently just thought a nudie scene would be edgy, considering the weakening of the [[MoralGuardians Hays Code]] UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode during the 60's.TheSixties.



* PetTheDog: The Beast kisses a rabbit before dying.[[note]]According to an interview, Tony Cardoza: "I [Tony] showed it to [Greek film investor] Skouras at 20th Century-Fox. And his favorite scene was the scene at the end when the rabbit comes up to Tor Johnson during his death scene. And do you know that that was a wild rabbit that came up to Tor? That wasn't a trained rabbit, it was a baby jack rabbit that came out of nowhere, a bunny. It was like a miracle -- he came over to Tor while we were shooting, and he was lying on the ground dying. Tor opened his eyes and saw it and kissed it. Can you imagine that? Isn't that an amazing scene?[[/note]]

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* PetTheDog: The Beast kisses a rabbit before dying.[[note]]According to an interview, Tony Cardoza: "I [Tony] showed it to [Greek film investor] Skouras at 20th Century-Fox.Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox. And his favorite scene was the scene at the end when the rabbit comes up to Tor Johnson during his death scene. And do you know that that was a wild rabbit that came up to Tor? That wasn't a trained rabbit, it was a baby jack rabbit that came out of nowhere, a bunny. It was like a miracle -- he came over to Tor while we were shooting, and he was lying on the ground dying. Tor opened his eyes and saw it and kissed it. Can you imagine that? Isn't that an amazing scene?[[/note]]

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* AbortedArc:
** Remembering the film was made nearly a decade before Apollo 11, the storyline about the mystery of Russians apparently reaching the moon first would have made a good movie. Too bad it's totally forgotten about after the nuke goes off.
** Remember the father who was nearly shot to death by the police sniper? He vanishes from the movie after recruiting a few townsfolk to hunt for his missing kids. And if there are any repercussions for the cop's "shoot first" procedure, it's never indicated.


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* BloodlessCarnage: Two characters get shot - multiple times - but there's no blood in evidence. The Beast's kills are also totally without gore. If not for the nude scene at the start, the film barely qualifies as PG.

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* BottomlessMagazines: The deputy shoots a single-shot bolt-action rifle from the plane again and again and again and again without once stopping to reload.


* FanService: The topless actress in the opening murder has basically nothing to do with the movie's plot. Coleman apparently just thought a nudie scene would be edgy, considering the weakening of the [[MoralGuardians Hays Code]] during the 60's.

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* FanService: FanService:
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The topless actress in the opening murder has basically nothing to do with the movie's plot. Coleman apparently just thought a nudie scene would be edgy, considering the weakening of the [[MoralGuardians Hays Code]] during the 60's.60's.
** The deputy's wife/girlfriend serves a similar fashion, as she appears to only be in the film in order to flash some skin as she gets out of - an then immediately back into - bed.



* ILoveTheDead: It is heavily implied that the killer at the start of ''The Beast of Yucca Flats'' abuses the woman's corpse.

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* ILoveTheDead: ILoveTheDead:
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It is heavily implied that the killer at the start of ''The Beast of Yucca Flats'' abuses the woman's corpse.corpse.
** The young woman the the beast takes to his cave, while not quite dead yet, appears to hold some fascination for the former man.



* RRatedOpening: A topless woman is killed by someone in the opening scene.

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* RRatedOpening: A topless woman is killed by someone in the opening scene. There is no connection to the rest of the film (the man who kills her bears no physical resemblance to Tor Johnson's character and lacks the beast's scarred hands).



* StopOrIWillShoot: Taken to the worst extreme. A sniper is sent up in a plane to bring down the suspected killer and starts shooting at a family dad who was looking for help for his family stranded on vacation. Naturally, the dad starts running, convincing the shooter he's found the guilty party.

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* StopOrIWillShoot: Taken to the worst extreme. A sniper is sent up in a plane to bring down the suspected killer and starts shooting at a family dad who was looking for help for his family stranded on vacation. Naturally, the dad starts running, convincing the shooter he's found the guilty party. (The letter of the trope is inverted as the sniper is explicitly instructed to shoot to kill on sight, despite the risk of shooting an innocent.)

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: The KGB agents at the start are under orders to kill Javorsky for this reason.

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* IronicEcho:
** "Joseph Javorsky. Noted scientist." It's first said to introduce his character, then repeated after his transformation to re-enforce the fact that he used to be a kind man.
** "Shoot first. Ask questions later."

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* ArcWords:
** "Joseph Javorsky. Noted scientist."
** "Caught in the wheels of progress" or variations thereof.


* BeigeProse: The narration is this, as it consists mainly of sentence fragments and vague descriptions. Most infamously "Flag on the moon, how did it get there"

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* BeigeProse: The narration is this, as it consists mainly of sentence fragments and vague descriptions. Most infamously "Flag on the moon, how did it get there"there?"
* ChildrenAreInnocent: They're not yet caught in the whirlwind of progress.


* DyingAsYourself: After the narrator's repetition of how Javorsky was a kind man until he became the Beast, the scene with the rabbit works as an example of this trope [[note]].According to an interview, Tony Cardoza: "I [Tony] showed it to [Greek film investor] Skouras at 20th Century-Fox. And his favorite scene was the scene at the end when the rabbit comes up to Tor Johnson during his death scene. And do you know that that was a wild rabbit that came up to Tor? That wasn't a trained rabbit, it was a baby jack rabbit that came out of nowhere, a bunny. It was like a miracle -- he came over to Tor while we were shooting, and he was lying on the ground dying. Tor opened his eyes and saw it and kissed it. Can you imagine that? Isn't that an amazing scene?[[/note]]

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* DyingAsYourself: After the narrator's repetition of how Javorsky was a kind man until he became the Beast, the scene with the rabbit works as an example of this trope [[note]].According trope. [[note]]According to an interview, Tony Cardoza: "I [Tony] showed it to [Greek film investor] Skouras at 20th Century-Fox. And his favorite scene was the scene at the end when the rabbit comes up to Tor Johnson during his death scene. And do you know that that was a wild rabbit that came up to Tor? That wasn't a trained rabbit, it was a baby jack rabbit that came out of nowhere, a bunny. It was like a miracle -- he came over to Tor while we were shooting, and he was lying on the ground dying. Tor opened his eyes and saw it and kissed it. Can you imagine that? Isn't that an amazing scene?[[/note]]


* DyingAsYourself: After the narrator's repetition of how Javorsky was a kind man until he became the Beast, the scene with the rabbit works as an example of this trope [[note]]According to an interview, Tony Cardoza: "I [Tony] showed it to [Greek film investor] Skouras at 20th Century-Fox. And his favorite scene was the scene at the end when the rabbit comes up to Tor Johnson during his death scene. And do you know that that was a wild rabbit that came up to Tor? That wasn't a trained rabbit, it was a baby jack rabbit that came out of nowhere, a bunny. It was like a miracle -- he came over to Tor while we were shooting, and he was lying on the ground dying. Tor opened his eyes and saw it and kissed it. Can you imagine that? Isn't that an amazing scene?[[/note]]

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* DyingAsYourself: After the narrator's repetition of how Javorsky was a kind man until he became the Beast, the scene with the rabbit works as an example of this trope [[note]]According [[note]].According to an interview, Tony Cardoza: "I [Tony] showed it to [Greek film investor] Skouras at 20th Century-Fox. And his favorite scene was the scene at the end when the rabbit comes up to Tor Johnson during his death scene. And do you know that that was a wild rabbit that came up to Tor? That wasn't a trained rabbit, it was a baby jack rabbit that came out of nowhere, a bunny. It was like a miracle -- he came over to Tor while we were shooting, and he was lying on the ground dying. Tor opened his eyes and saw it and kissed it. Can you imagine that? Isn't that an amazing scene?[[/note]]


* DyingAsYourself: After the narrator's repetition of how Javorsky was a kind man until he became the Beast, the scene with the rabbit works as an example of this trope.

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* DyingAsYourself: After the narrator's repetition of how Javorsky was a kind man until he became the Beast, the scene with the rabbit works as an example of this trope.trope [[note]]According to an interview, Tony Cardoza: "I [Tony] showed it to [Greek film investor] Skouras at 20th Century-Fox. And his favorite scene was the scene at the end when the rabbit comes up to Tor Johnson during his death scene. And do you know that that was a wild rabbit that came up to Tor? That wasn't a trained rabbit, it was a baby jack rabbit that came out of nowhere, a bunny. It was like a miracle -- he came over to Tor while we were shooting, and he was lying on the ground dying. Tor opened his eyes and saw it and kissed it. Can you imagine that? Isn't that an amazing scene?[[/note]]



* PetTheDog: The Beast kisses a rabbit before dying.

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* PetTheDog: The Beast kisses a rabbit before dying.[[note]]According to an interview, Tony Cardoza: "I [Tony] showed it to [Greek film investor] Skouras at 20th Century-Fox. And his favorite scene was the scene at the end when the rabbit comes up to Tor Johnson during his death scene. And do you know that that was a wild rabbit that came up to Tor? That wasn't a trained rabbit, it was a baby jack rabbit that came out of nowhere, a bunny. It was like a miracle -- he came over to Tor while we were shooting, and he was lying on the ground dying. Tor opened his eyes and saw it and kissed it. Can you imagine that? Isn't that an amazing scene?[[/note]]


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* MustHaveCaffeine: It wouldn't be a Coleman Francis film without a character needing coffee.

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