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819 - Invasion of the Neptune Men



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Teri Gee - about 1 month ago

So...to keep myself from falling into an existential void during this final air battle, I started thinking about the decision to make this half-hour battle. I mean, really, would this be interesting to anyone? It really is at least 30 minutes, and there's very little going on. You have people staring up at the sky and cheering every so often. Then, you have the same four repeated scenes...over and over. Children wouldn't be interested in this...or at least, I can't imagine that they would be for this long. So...is it directed toward children? If not, I can't imagine adults enjoying this, either.

Or...do the Japanese just have a different definition of what makes an entertaining movie?


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The humanity - about 1 month ago

And I know, "repeat to yourself it's just a show", but it made far more sense that Mike and the bots would be tortured by these films by Dr.F's experimentations from Deep 13 than it does that Pearl is in ancient Rome and somehow sending them movies.


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The humanity - about 1 month ago

These old, black and white Japanese monster/goofy-kid films are really a chore, and you've got to be working or messing with photoshop at the same time otherwise watching this would be impossible.
I'm only watching this just for a sense of completion.


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Hailley Petey Plane - 2 months ago

You know, even though the Roman times story arc isn't really a favorite, that IS a very nice matte painting in the background of the set.


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Stephen A Nathe - 4 months ago

duh duh duh duduhduh...eat it movie!!!!


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Stephen A Nathe - 4 months ago

read between the lines kids.....


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Stephen A Nathe - 4 months ago

Dude!! SPACE CHIEF looks like PROTOMAN (Mega Man's brother)

http://megaman.wikia.com/wiki/File:Protoman10.png


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Teri Gee - 4 months ago

I'm really impressed by the little bits of food glued to Mike's face after they kill off the eyelash mites. Whoever made those did a good job.


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You've really got to appreciate a group of alien invader who anyone with 2 functioning limbs could defeat hand-to-hand.


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Crypto Dentist - 5 months ago

I love movies (see also Fire Maidens of Outer Space) where the guys can be distracted by something in the theater or leave it entirely, yet there's so little action in the movie we don't miss anything. This episode from the fourth host segment to the credits is just one of the best chunks of riffing for me!


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Stephen A Nathe - 6 months ago

saddest thing about THIS and Prince of Space, is they're like the predecessors to later shows like Power Rangers....


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Stephen A Nathe - 7 months ago

n'est-ce pas! n'est-ce pas!


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No matter how many times I watch this episode, Servo's losing it during the stock footage at the end floors me ever time.


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Teridactyl - 7 months ago

Movie, it's "laboratory" not "lavatory".


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Stephen A Nathe - 9 months ago

"Space Chief failed miserably, and tried to cover up his shame!!"


Kenny Redux
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Donald Petkus - 10 months ago

Yet another Japanese kid named Kenny? Or is it supposed to be the same Kenny from the Gamera movie?


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Rory Simpson - 12 months ago

Fight choreography by the 4th grade.


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Sarahbean - about 1 year ago

I had rojipanty complex once a few years ago, nasty stuff.


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 1 year ago

Noh theatre. I think I will go watch "Vampire Hunter D."


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 1 year ago

I love this epi! It has some of the best skits and riffs ever! Definitely in my top five list! "Gamera, get back in your cage!" Oh, and the one about a copy of Middle America.


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Ha-ha... Tojo didn't die in a car.


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Teri Gee - about 1 year ago

I have a question: Brain Guy is about to use a noose to hang himself...but he's supposed to be just a brain. So would killing his body really kill him? Clearly, he wouldn't be able to communicate in the same way, but if his brain is really independent of his body, then, killing the body wouldn't do anything to solve his problem. Right?


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Lauren Tjarks - about 1 year ago

Ok, I just looked up eyelash mites...DON'T DO IT!


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18:56 So, since the Ma gauge is fluctuating up and down, does that mean it's a YO-YO MA??


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 1 year ago

"The most exciting part of the movie is the countdown. Will he reach one, will he remember the next number?"


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James Krummel - about 1 year ago

While the movie was a big pile of stinkburger, I enjoyed it thoroughly because of the gang's riffing. I especially enjoyed Tom's little jumps when ever he said "Hey!" and all their slowly going crazy towards the end. Definitely a gem.


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Mike Carmona - over 1 year ago

1:04:38 "I just LOVE her earring," the director said.


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Joseph Ewing - over 1 year ago

It sounds like Bill Corbett is playing Krankor in that skit where he visits the SOL. Is it Bill? If it is, how did they do that?


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Zap Rowsdower - over 1 year ago

Why did they separate these films? They are supposed to be a serial. Maybe too much of this would make people stop watching. I find these Toei movies hard to watch even with the SOL crew riffing them.


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mikemorrisey - over 1 year ago

Operation gross eye is one of the funniest if not the funniest opening skits ever, it shoulda won an emmy.


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Alex C. - over 1 year ago

Drinking game: take a shot every time a group of characters run somewhere.


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My cat sat on my lap and watched the entire interminable flight fight sequence towards the end of the movie. I think he's the only creature on earth who has ever enjoyed it.


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Fredrick Stafford - over 1 year ago

Alas, if only I could also of had Krankor show up to buoy my spirits during my tragic and agonizing viewing of Battlefield Earth.


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Mitchell - over 1 year ago

Good point Scooter Antreides! If the Neptunians could disguise their big azz spacesuits to appear as humans, it would have been so much more fun if they had chosen to appear as Japanese bikini beach babes!


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Mitchell - over 1 year ago

So the Neptune Men come from an advanced civilization that designed spacesuits that make it impossible to turn their heads to the side; they can only see out through a tiny welder's mask sized window and they move like they haven't been able to change their astronaut diapers in quite some time.


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Mitchell - over 1 year ago

SPOILER ALERT ! ! !- This movie really blows.


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Flag on the Moon - over 1 year ago

I had Rojipantycomplex as a child when I was too young to appreciate the cure.


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1:02:07 The Japanese Dan Rather!


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Why the hell do these kids have lawn chairs in their classroom?


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William Knowles - almost 2 years ago

One Neptunian's epic adventure through the galaxy in a mad frenzy over the loss of his favorite record.


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Scooter Atreides - almost 2 years ago

If the Neptune invaders have the power to masquerade as humans, why did they appear as male soldiers in Geisha make-up?
If it's just an illusion, couldn't they have looked like anything they wished?


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Nicholas Brownlee - almost 2 years ago

at 29:22 that kid said "Our reactor, they BLEWED up our reactor!" What a missed opportunity for the guys! That's almost as good as "it dived into the river" from Gamera. This line is called back in only a couple episodes. Mostly Gamera Vs. ___ ones.


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Can't help but notice Krancor wasn't in the credits.


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So the alien's plan was to start a war between America, and Japan, who at the time was a conquered protectorate of America?


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21:40 ... Who's on FIRST!


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Nicholas Brownlee - almost 2 years ago

1:14:29 "The Hitler building!"...really Japan, WHAT THE HELL?!?


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Scooter Atreides - about 2 years ago

The weird thing is--except for a few minor details--this is almost exactly the same movie as Prince of Space...Only Prince of Space is a riot: One of the most enjoyable films ever shown on MST3K--while THIS movie sapped my will to live :P

What a difference one simple Phantom of Krankor makes!


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Clayton Patrick Riggs - about 2 years ago

Does anyone else think that the kid in the light gray beanie sound just like Vincent Van Gopher from the Deputy Dog cartoons?


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Jason Edwards - about 2 years ago

Scientists labor to find out just 'What the HELL' is the deal with Japan.


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Gal Dagon - over 2 years ago

What. A. Turdburger.


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Gal Dagon - over 2 years ago

It seems quite plausible that Japan would have something called a "Roji panty complex."


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Reconst - over 2 years ago

Oh, I don't know if there are any Rage Against the Machine fans here, but a clip of this movie (specifically at 13:55) was used in their video for "Testify."


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Reconst - over 2 years ago

The Idiot Control Song and Canada Song are pretty good bits, but I prefer Noh bit.


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Kelly Slane - over 2 years ago

About that Hitler building... Was is a WWII museum or something? Anyone know? Or just a random Hitler building?


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Alex Stefanic - over 2 years ago

Japan, just...just......what the hell Japan?


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Zap R. - over 2 years ago

either these aliens are on Xanax, or they evolved from sloths. did anyone get a look at how many toes they have?


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RoyalSapien - over 2 years ago

I may turn Mike saying "Can't get enough of that Sugar Crisp" into a ringtone.