This Island Earth (1955) Poster


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Edited into 

War of the Planets (1958) (Short)
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.
Night Gallery: The Different Ones/Tell David.../Logoda's Heads (1971) (TV Episode)
Features footage and artwork
Wonder Woman: Mind Stealers from Outer Space: Part 1 (1977) (TV Episode)
Footage of alien planet and flying saucers from This Island Earth is used at the start of the episode


Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
The Venusian cars were later used in This Island Earth

Referenced in 

Imitation of Life (1959)
Sara Jane crawls into a crate labeled "Ryberg Electronics"- the same crate that delivered the Interociter in This Island Earth.
Star Trek: Requiem for Methuselah (1969) (TV Episode)
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).
The Snoop Sisters: A Black Day for Bluebeard (1974) (TV Episode)
Attendee at the premiere is wearing a Metaluna Mutant mask.
Wonder Woman: Spaced Out (1979) (TV Episode)
The Mutant from This Island Earth appears at the Space Questicon
Saturday Night Live: Kate Jackson/Delbert McClinton (1979) (TV Episode)
The Coneheads go to a triple Sci-fi festival
Sneak Previews: Invasion of the Outer Space Movies (1980) (TV Episode)
Example of a sci-fi movie of the 50s
Scalps (1983)
Prof. Trentwood is carrying a book called "Monsters" which has a large picture of the Metaluna mutant on its cover.
Urusei yatsura: I Want a Bride! The Fox's Love Adventure! (1985) (TV Episode)
One of the students is dress up as a Metalunan.
Amazing Stories: Remote Control Man (1985) (TV Episode)
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.
The Twilight Zone: A Day in Beaumont/The Last Defender of Camelot (1986) (TV Episode)
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.
Galaxy High School: Pizza's Honor (1986) (TV Episode)
Mutie the mechanic is based on the Mutant from this film
The Monster Squad (1987)
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.
Snatcher (1988) (Video Game)
Bartender in Outer Heaven
UHF (1989)
Matinee (1993)
There is a poster for the film in Gene and Dennis' bedroom. The musical cues "Main Title" and "Shooting Stars" are used.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Revenge of the Creature (1997) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Give me a needle drop on some 'This Island Earth' music."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Thing That Couldn't Die (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: "It's 'This Island Earth' music."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The She-Creature (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "My first question: Will I get the part in 'This Island Earth'?"
Contact (1997)
The Making of 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' (1997) (TV Movie)
A poster from 'This Island Earth (1955)' and a reproduction of the Metaluna Mutant's head appear in the background.
Troldspejlet: Frankenstein and Me (1997) (TV Episode)
Forrest J Ackerman mentions the film during a guided tour through his Acker Mansion, a huge collection of sci-fi and monster memorabilia
The Simpsons: Mayored to the Mob (1998) (TV Episode)
At the sci-fi convention, an attendee dresses up as an alien from "This Island Earth."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Diabolik (1999) (TV Episode)
Mike: Welcome, Dr. Meacham.
Bob Came from Outer Space (2000) (Video)
Referenced in dialog/visuals
Welcome to Eltingville (2002) (TV Movie)
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
The title is displayed in a magazine.
Destroy All Humans! (2005) (Video Game)
One of the missions is titled "This Island Suburbia"
'War of the Worlds': Revisiting the Invasion (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Dennis Muren Interview (2006) (Video)
Features a picture of Forrest J Ackerman posing with the head of one of the monsters.
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Five (2007) (Video)
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"
Watchmen (2009)
A theatrical poster for the film is seen across the street from the Institute for Extraspatial Studies and the newsstand.
Pulp Fiction: The Golden Age of Storytelling (2009) (Video)
movie poster shown
Luigi of the Stars: The Making of 'Starcrash' (2010) (Video)
mentioned once
Midnight Screenings: The Green Lantern/Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) (TV Episode)
"It's like This Island Earth meets The Santa Clause"
Men in Black 3 (2012)
In the crowd at Coney Island is someone in a Metaluna mutant costume from this film.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Scott Ian goes APE for Animatronics with ADI (2013) (TV Episode)
A recreation of The Mutant is in studioADI's display room.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV (2013) (TV Episode)
The Metaluna Mutant is seen in a mob
FantastiCozzi (2016)
Lobby card shown

Featured in 

Night Gallery (1969) (TV Series)
Footage and artwork from "This Island Earth" (1955) appears in the episode "The Different Ones" (1971) during Vic Koch's space journey.
Galactica 1980: The Night the Cylons Landed: Part 1 (1980) (TV Episode)
Troy, Dillon and the Super Scouts watch the film in a cinema.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T. watches the film on television.
Coming Soon (1982) (Video)
The Creature Wasn't Nice (1983)
Annie watches a clip from the movie on TV
Explorers (1985)
Ben watches the film.
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
All the music in the Amazon Women of the Moon segment comes from This Island Earth
Troldspejlet: Matinee (1994) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at sci-fi and monster movies from the 1950s, mentions the film + clip shown
Monsterama Sci-Fi Late Night Creature Feature Show Vol. 1 (1996) (Video)
This film's theatrical trailer is featured.
100 Years of Horror: Mutants (1996) (TV Episode)
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Væsener fra fremmede planeter (1996) (TV Episode)
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
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
Footage of the movie was shown.
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
In the adult psychiatric ward, when Craig's parents visit, "This Island Earth" is on the set in the visitation area.
Svengoolie: This Island Earth (2012) (TV Episode)
Aliens: The Definitive Guide: What to Expect (2013) (TV Episode)
short clip shown; listed in credits
Atop the Fourth Wall: Star Trek: Deep Space 9 #1 (2016) (TV Episode)
clip shown

Spoofed in 

Mars Attacks! (1996)
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 Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) (Video)
The Metaluna Monster appears as a priest performing Dr Satan's wedding ceremony.

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