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321 - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians



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Jessica Benjamin - 20 days ago

custume designer? Where can i get that job? ranks right up there with tenperature


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Jane Hill - 24 days ago

Cripes! It's July and I'm singing "Hurray for Santee Klaws"....help me....


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RunsWithScissors95 - 2 months ago

I love how Tom's head is a snow globe :)


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David May - 3 months ago

Totally plausible that a 9 year old boy would know how to sabotage extra terrestrial electronic equipment.


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Scott Hume - 7 months ago

Just saw the Rifftrax presentation of this in the theater with Mike, Kevin, and Bill. Thanks for keeping the laughs going, guys.


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David Longworth - 8 months ago

This and a wish for wings that work (the only bloom county short) are my FAVORITE Christmas movies!! How is "Patrick Swayze Christmas"not a standard??


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Andrew Jones - 8 months ago

One thing I noticed from the Rifftrax treatment of this film is that the MST3K version cut a lot, the full film takes itself even more seriously and is even more dull.


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Mars is supposed to be this bleak, draconian place, yet they have ice-cream and tickle-rays.


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Kiri T. Unicorn - 8 months ago

Gypsy: "I want a pony." ---X D~


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Thomas Dickensheets - 8 months ago

Tom: And she takes about battles!


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Thomas Dickensheets - 8 months ago

Crow: A new G.I. Joe?


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Thomas Dickensheets - 8 months ago

Tom: What you smoking Santa?


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Thomas Dickensheets - 8 months ago

Crow: Kids watch too much TV!


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Thomas Dickensheets - 8 months ago

Tom: Stop this movie!


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Patrick Wiley - 9 months ago

just came to town to riff this flick


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Vince Giangiacomo - 9 months ago

For all the riffed Pia gets, she doesn't really do anything in this movie.


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Vince Giangiacomo - 9 months ago

For all the riffed Pia gets, she doesn't really do anything in this movie.


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Vince Giangiacomo - 9 months ago

For all the riffed Pia gets, she doesn't really do anything in this movie.


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Vince Giangiacomo - 9 months ago

For all the riffen Pia gets, she doesn't really do anything in this movie.


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Vince Giangiacomo - 9 months ago

For all the riffen Pia gets, she doesn't really do anything in this movie.


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Vince Giangiacomo - 9 months ago

For all the riffen Pia gets, she doesn't really do anything in this movie.


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Vince Giangiacomo - 9 months ago

For all the riffen Pia gets, she doesn't really do anything in this movie.


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Mike Scarlett - 9 months ago

Rob Schneider is...Dropo!


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When the Martian's come to Earth and come upon the little kids...the Kids go "Who...Who are you?" and yet no Who Riffs...I'm surprised they missed that one!


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - 9 months ago

I don't know why, but I love this ep! Especially how Frank flips the boxes as he throws them through the machine. :)


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Glenn Wobick - 9 months ago

Looks like when she thinks of the mass media, she touches herself.


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Aaron Kuehmichel - 10 months ago

Is anyone else here psyched about the upcoming live RiffTrax of this? I can't wait!


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Dereck LeRoy - 10 months ago

WTF? So If the Martian was going to blow them out of the airlock, they would have just depressurized the whole ship because of that little "air tube" in the corner they climbed up? For people who have mastered interstellar travel, they sure know nothing of air pressure...


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Michael S - 11 months ago

So while pointing a huge "ray gun" at their heads, they tell them 'don't be afraid'... makes perfect sense to me...


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Michael S - 11 months ago

Tom Servo with a SNOW GLOBE!!! YES!!!


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Vince Giangiacomo - 11 months ago

A judge on Thursday 9/12/13 ordered singer-actress Pia Zadora to complete alcohol and impulse control counseling.


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Page - about 1 year ago

I can't help but feel embarrassed for the poor actors playing the Martians. You've got to be pretty desperate for work to wear those costumes.


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 1 year ago

I hate to say it, but I like this movie!


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Paul Trieglaff - about 1 year ago

The three GREATEST opening theme songs of all time:
1: Believe it or Not (Greatest American Hero)
2: SOL Theme (MST3K)
3: Suicide is Painless (M*A*S*H*)
I swear to the Holiest of Gods if someone replies to this post adding "Friends", I will lose faith in humanity...


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Elisa Farrington - about 1 year ago

I can't believe they were using Whammo Air Blasters for Martian weapons! We had one (it's still at my parent's house) and I can still remember the picture of the ape printed on the plastic fringe that served as a target.


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Shawn Amkr Dickinson - about 1 year ago

I love franks Noooooo!


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Shawn Amkr Dickinson - about 1 year ago

"I want to decide who lives and who dies" Crow "oh.......I don't know" - Joel. Hahaaa


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Shawn Amkr Dickinson - about 1 year ago

Has this been released on DVD in the us (or is it in an out of print rhino set?) I'd imagine Cinematic Titanic now has the rights to it, but I think it's in the public domain so it wouldn't matter. Its such a classic episode to me, it's shame not to have the MST3K version in print on DVD (Shout! Factory - get on it that! Hell make it a single dvd like hamlet - I dont care haha Ill still cop it)


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Fredrick Stafford - about 1 year ago

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!

Occupies Mars and rebuilds their industrial base at enormous expense and returns Mars to self rule; Martians then build better quality toys and deliver them more cost effectively than Santa Claus! Elf Union outraged!


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Bruce Box-Liker - about 1 year ago

Bomar claims to be ten years old, which makes him approximately eighteen in Earth years.


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Kelly Slane - about 1 year ago

You know, in the opening segment they cost the "furry little surrey" at $5,900 from Neiman Marcus, and for a long time I laughed at the exaggeration... Until I stepped into a Neiman Marcus and saw their prices...


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Claudette Poirier - about 1 year ago

It is a good thing that the Martians had such a great grasp of the English language; otherwise, we would all be speaking Martian now.


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starman 76 - over 1 year ago

like most children's films, this movie is a nightmare! if I had seen this flick as a kid I would have run screaming from the theater and had nightmares for weeks! still, the SOL skits have just the right amount of holiday cheer (the one with Gypsy's mouth nativity in particular is very sweet)


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James Perez - over 1 year ago

Is it me, or does the Gizmonic Institute logo look like the Subspace symbol from Super Smash Bros. Brawl?


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ICEyun - over 1 year ago

Re-uploaded and updated episode link! Like always, enjoy, MSTies! =)


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Lewis Nitzberg - over 1 year ago

My friends and I riffed this way before we knew about MST3k. Then I found out it was riffed and *had* to watch it - much better than we could did of course!


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Cindy - over 1 year ago

Oh, I just stumbled onto something else! I'll be able to compare the two myself! LOL! Is the Cinematic Titanic DVD of "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" the reason why the MST3K version was blasted off of Youtube?


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Cindy - over 1 year ago

How does the Cinematic Titanic version compare to the MST3K version? I, uh, stumbled on something that's downloading right now...


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Cindy - over 1 year ago

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians has been out of copyright for years. What gives, Yahoo?


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eric hickman - over 1 year ago

Taken off because of copyright claim...bah humbug!!!


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Kaity Gaeta - over 1 year ago

Word of the day: curmudgeony.


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Super McWonderfull - over 1 year ago

This is a perfect MST3K movie. So many quotable lines and so many Santa clauses..... I would suggest this for a first time viewer....


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Darius Hejazimanesh - over 1 year ago

Santa Claus can be our new Saturday night thing!!! Merry Patrick Swayze Christmas to all MSTies coast to coast.


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Thomas Hogan - over 1 year ago

Laugh if your watching this on Christmas!


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Scooter Atreides - over 1 year ago

This one is also a good example of why MST3K has such a strong fan base despite being cancelled over 20 years ago: You can re-visit certain episodes again and again and continue to unearth the meanings behind the more obscure riffs as you grow in knowledge.

When I first saw this one at 13, I had no clue why the idea that someone bought Pia Zadora a Golden Globe was funny.....It was only recently, after reading a book by film critic Richard Roeper, that I learned about the scandal behind the 1980 Golden Globes--and the highly dubious nature of the award Zadora "won" for Best New Talent for her performance in the reportedly godawful box-office flop Butterfly.

I guess my point is keep watching: The joke that flies right over your head today might make you laugh your ass off in 10 years ;)


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Scooter Atreides - over 1 year ago

This and Manos are pretty much the only 2 episodes I haven't watched at the Club...Because they're the only 2 episodes I own (Rhino Video's "The Essentials" 2 disc DVD set--with bonus "Poopie" reel)
But it's Christmas....and I've already watched Santa Claus 3 or 4 times since November 1st....So rather than watching the DVD again I figured I'd come here and see it with the "family" ;)

Merry Christmas.....Richard Baseheart bless us, everyone!


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B - over 1 year ago

Hope all you other folks watching this tonight are having a very Patrick Swayze Christmas/a Christmas that totally rules/a Christmas that kicks ass/a Christmas that isn't that bad!


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So at the end the martian just let a 1700 year old Greek bishop and two children fly an interplanetary spacecraft back to Earth?


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Wernher Von Greene... subtle.


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I like how the little girl was more concerned about the martian's antennas that the assault weapons they were pointing at her face.


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12:05 I'd hate to meet a creature like Batman on a "Dark Knight". Thank you!


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 1 year ago

For a planet of people who apparently have a single, strict dress code, it really takes the Martians a long time to wrap their heads around the multiple Santas.


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Dave Shumaker - over 1 year ago

MST3K's work was left undone... so many more movies need their treatment. This was the perfect way to get into the Christmas Spirit! Thanks for posting :) Love the Coca-Cola stunt polar bear LOL


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Tristan Moyer - almost 2 years ago

Bring your other Mustache


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Becky Walker - almost 2 years ago

I love how Tom Servo makes a Dr. Who reference to the spaceship being like a tardis as the martians start climbing down the ladder.


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Kelly Slane - almost 2 years ago

I love the easy bake foundry :)


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Is it just me or does the main Martian guy look kinda like Steven Colbert?


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Sage Harpuia - about 2 years ago

I love how Tom's head is a snow globe.


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Rachel Adams - about 2 years ago

What's with the kids sleeping in the park in December, listening to the news broadcast?


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Rachel Adams - about 2 years ago

I've got a secret crush on Voldar.


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Em Parker - about 2 years ago

I love that Tom's head is a snow globe.


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Matt Phillips - about 2 years ago

Let's Have a Patrick Swayze Christmas MP3 download:
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?duwmzozx5x38mb2


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Rachel Adams - over 2 years ago

Headbutt.


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Rachel Adams - over 2 years ago

Dropo makes me uncomfortable. He strikes me as a man on the edge of his sanity in real life.


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Alissa Hoffman - over 2 years ago

added a full movie. it's link 2


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DeaDGoD (John Rogers) - over 2 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3yaR0qM7JE

Since we can't upload parts, this is a link to part one of five


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Eric Weiss - over 2 years ago

This Movie has been removed by the User. Viewed Mar. 22 2012


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Peakpasha - over 2 years ago

The Mads' invention is particularly evil.


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Elel - over 2 years ago

Ah, what would Christmas be without a tree, egg nog, the love of family and friends, and a viewing of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians? There's so much to love in this movie, including a polar bear with a huge zipper down its back.


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Frankie DeMario - over 2 years ago

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bob - over 2 years ago

It's fine in the USA