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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi  |  14 November 1964 (USA)
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The Martians kidnap Santa because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

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Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the group of Martians to the North Pole and Santa. The Martians then take Santa and the two children back to Mars with them. Voldar, a particularly grumpy Martian, attempts to do away with the children and Santa before they get to Mars, but their leader Lomas stops him. When they arrive on Mars, Santa, with the help of the two Earth children and a rather simple-minded Martian lackey, overcomes the Martians by bringing fun, happiness and Christmas cheer to the children of Mars. Written by <srm12@ksu.ksu.edu>

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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Also Known As:

Santa Claus Defeats the Aliens  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Most of the film was shot in an abandoned aircraft hangar on Long Island, New York. See more »

Goofs

The KID TV anchorman introduces the reporter as Andy Henderson. Santa calls him Andy Anderson. See more »

Quotes

[after being asked if he is going to use a rocket sleigh]
Santa Claus: No siree! We're going out the good ol' fashioned way. Prancer and Dancer and Donder and Blitzen, and Vixen and Nixon... oh, consarnit I get those names mixed up, but the KIDS know their names.
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The end credits start with "Merry Christmas", before going on to display the cast and then the lyrics to the title song. See more »


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Hooray For Santy Claus
Written by Roy Alfred & Milton Delugg
Performed Pia Zadora
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A film you won't forget... ever.
19 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The title pretty mush somes up what kind of movie we have here. That is cheesy, dumb, and wrong on so many levels. In other words, the perfect film for MST3K.

I don't really need to how bad it is but there is only one msytery that eludes me. Who the hell thought that this might a good enough idea to put money to fund a film like this? I can only think of two reasons:

1. Since it's a holiday film, they thought they could get away with it. 2. It was made in Canada.

Still I love the MST version and can't think of a better film that could serve as their Chrismas special. Also I never noticed prior to watching this that Santa is smoking. An icon for children everywhere is smoking out of a pipe! Hilarious!


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