Destination Earth is a nifty little piece of cold-war-era propaganda produced by the American Petroleum Industry in 1956. As the story opens, Mars is a dictatorship under the heel of Ogg the Magnificent, who sends Colonel Cosmic to Earth to find a way to deal with the friction that causes problems with the state limousine (apparently the Martians can’t apply their space vehicle technology to their cars). Luckily, Cosmic lands in the U.S. of A. and discovers the secrets behind our handsome land yachts and happy people (who shoot at him upon landing and departure): lubrication and liberty.