|preparing to fire at the Zero-X crew!|
in the movie they come across as pretty hostile, but then the astronauts did blast a sleeping one into pieces, so one can understand why they might be a bit cranky at the crew.
the design is very cool, and the marionettes are well manipulated in the movie. the scene is one of the highlights of the film, and the editing is done for maximum excitement and viewing pleasure. besides, all movies need Martian rock snakes in them!
another plus in the movie is the appearance of Cliff Richard, Jr and the Shadows. one can only imagine the impact it had on kids of the day (including the People's Poet!).