Well we have clung onto the wreckage for another week so put on your shoes for another walk along Memory Lane. This week I take you back to 1956 and a film made at the wonderful MGM British Studios off Elstree Way. In fact it was only a few hundred yards from Elstree Studios.

I still cannot believe it is 48 years ago since it closed as I still clearly remember my visits there. Many famous films were shot there including Ivanhoe, The Dirty Dozen, 2001 and Where Eagles Dare, not to mention television series such as the cult classic The Prisoner.

However, I am writing about a forgotten gem. Now I say a gem as it must be the worst film ever made in Borehamwood and that is going some. An early warning was in its title, which was Fire Maidens From Outer Space.

This is a movie on which every expense was spared and it showed. They even attempted to boost the budget by early examples of product placement. For instance if someone asked for the time another character would reply: "Well, by my Timex watch it is 11am," followed by a close up of the watch.

The story is of a group of astronauts sent to explore the 13th moon of Jupiter, which luckily had the same air as our world and the landscape resembled the backlot of MGM.

Space headquarters was the studio buildings and mission control consisted of a few extras standing around a GPO telephone to keep in touch with the space craft. Who needed all that fancy computer technology in 1956 when you could rely on a phone, which just shows how backwards we have become.

Luckily the space craft looked exactly like a German V2 rocket, which helped them utilise World War Two launch footage. Inside it was a different story much like the Tardis in Dr Who. There the crew could walk around with space suits, make tea and smoke as much as they wanted. It was childs play to pilot as it seemed to have only two controls for everything plus an adding machine to work out direction. The astronauts included two East End wide boys in the shape of character actors Sydney Tafler and Harry Fowler, so they were in safe hands. I wonder if they had stolen the petrol?

The stars of the film were British, Canadian and American in the shape of Susan Shaw, Paul Carpenter and Anthony Dexter, who was a dead ringer for Valentino and in fact five years years earlier had starred in a film of that name. His career was on the skids.

Paul Carpenter starred in countless British B movies in the 1950s, having come over from Canada as a big band singer. For some reason by the early 1960s he had been reduced to bit parts and died of a heart attack aged just 42 in 1964.

Susan Shaw was an attractive Rank Organisation starlet whose actor husband Bonar Colleano was killed in a car crash in 1958 heavily in debt. Sadly Susan turned to alcohol and died aged just 49 in 1978. She was penniless so the Rank Organisation paid for the funeral.

I will not spoil the plot of this exciting movie other than to say the crew find the moon is inhabited by warrior-like females who have run out of men. Well, I guess there are worse fates!

Incidentally I am told scientists actually discovered a 13th moon of Jupiter in the 1970s so perhaps the film was just ahead of its time.