This Island Earth (1955)
To create a one-reel, affordable home cinema live-action film without having to shoot any footage but rather by editing material from an existing, completed product.
Features footage and artwork
Footage of alien planet and flying saucers from This Island Earth is used at the start of the episode
The Venusian cars were later used in This Island Earth
Sara Jane crawls into a crate labeled "Ryberg Electronics"- the same crate that delivered the Interociter in This Island Earth.
When revealing that Flint has "no past", Uhura states that the planet was purchased by "Mr Brack". Brack is the name of the principal alien in the movie. This connection was noted in Allan Asherman's "Star Trek Compendium" (Simon & Shuster, 1981).
Attendee at the premiere is wearing a Metaluna Mutant mask.
The Mutant from This Island Earth appears at the Space Questicon
The Coneheads go to a triple Sci-fi festival
Example of a sci-fi movie of the 50s
Prof. Trentwood is carrying a book called "Monsters" which has a large picture of the Metaluna mutant on its cover.
One of the students is dress up as a Metalunan.
The futuristic shop where Walter gets his new TV set is named 'Metaluna'. This is the name of the aliens' planet in This Island Earth.
Faith is named after its star Faith Domergue. The flying saucer lifts a vehicle to take its occupants captive. Jeff Morrow played Exeter in the film.
Mutie the mechanic is based on the Mutant from this film
In the first scene in the treehouse, among the various posters and monster memorabilia, there is a model kit box for the Metaluna Mutant from This Island Earth.
Bartender in Outer Heaven
There is a poster for the film in Gene and Dennis' bedroom. The musical cues "Main Title" and "Shooting Stars" are used.
Tom: "Give me a needle drop on some 'This Island Earth' music."
Mike: "It's 'This Island Earth' music."
Crow: "My first question: Will I get the part in 'This Island Earth'?"
A poster from 'This Island Earth (1955)' and a reproduction of the Metaluna Mutant's head appear in the background.
Forrest J Ackerman mentions the film during a guided tour through his Acker Mansion, a huge collection of sci-fi and monster memorabilia
At the sci-fi convention, an attendee dresses up as an alien from "This Island Earth."
Mike: Welcome, Dr. Meacham.
Referenced in dialog/visuals
The title is displayed in a magazine.
One of the missions is titled "This Island Suburbia"
Features a picture of Forrest J Ackerman posing with the head of one of the monsters.
In "Space Program", Strong Bad's pronuciation of the word "mutant" is a reference to this movie, which featured in the climax an alien "mut-ant"
A theatrical poster for the film is seen across the street from the Institute for Extraspatial Studies and the newsstand.
movie poster shown
"It's like This Island Earth meets The Santa Clause"
In the crowd at Coney Island is someone in a Metaluna mutant costume from this film.
A recreation of The Mutant is in studioADI's display room.
The Metaluna Mutant is seen in a mob
Lobby card shown
Footage and artwork from "This Island Earth" (1955) appears in the episode "The Different Ones" (1971) during Vic Koch's space journey.
Troy, Dillon and the Super Scouts watch the film in a cinema.
E.T. watches the film on television.
Annie watches a clip from the movie on TV
Ben watches the film.
All the music in the Amazon Women of the Moon segment comes from This Island Earth
Jakob Stegelmann looks at sci-fi and monster movies from the 1950s, mentions the film + clip shown
This film's theatrical trailer is featured.
Jakob Stegelmann recaps the history of aliens from other worlds featured in sci-fi films, comic books and other fiction, mentioning the film + clip shown
Footage of the movie was shown.
In the adult psychiatric ward, when Craig's parents visit, "This Island Earth" is on the set in the visitation area.
short clip shown; listed in credits
Flying saucer at start of title sequence and the one carrying the severed head characters, uses identical angles and movements to the saucers of This Island Earth.
The Metaluna Monster appears as a priest performing Dr Satan's wedding ceremony.