Battlefield Earth (2000) Poster


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Star Trek (1966) (TV Series)
Fantastic Planet (1973)
A human leads a revolution against aliens by means of learning their culture through a "teaching machine".
They Live (1988)
Aliens create illusory reality to enslave mankind, and are polluting the Earth's atmosphere to make it like their own planet's.
Braveheart (1995)
The Matrix (1999)

Referenced in 

Phantom of the Megaplex (2000) (TV Movie)
Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
seen in newspaper ad
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
"This is the worst thing I seen since Battlefield Earth"
Angel: Couplet (2002) (TV Episode)
Cordelia: Once you lose the Battlefield Earth hair...
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Characters talk about how this movie sucked.
The Nugget (2002)
"Have you seen Battlefield Earth?"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Dirty Girls (2003) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Spike
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III - Rebel Strike (2003) (Video Game)
One level is called Battlefield Hoth.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Broodwich (2003) (TV Episode)
Master Shake collects Battlefield Earth cups.
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV Special)
John Travolta stars in "Battlefield Earth"
I Am Not an Animal: Planet of the Men and Women (2004) (TV Episode)
A cinema has the writing "Now Showing: Battlefield Earth" written on the side.
This Is Scientology: An Overview of the World's Fastest Growing Religion (2004) (Video)
referenced as one of L. Ron Hubbard's credits; title shown on movie marquee
Film Geek (2005)
Video case and DVD are shown in a video store.
The Holiday (2006)
Seen on the shelf in the DVD store
Primeval: Episode #1.3 (2007) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character
F. (2007)
The subject of this documentary mentions this film
Saturday Night Live: Scarlett Johansson/Björk (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Death Proof (2007)
Poster appears in Jungle Julia's apartment.
Destination Truth: Bigfoot/Nahuelito (2007) (TV Episode)
Host Josh Gates mentions that the only in-flight movie on the team's 20-hour flight to Malaysia was Battlefield Earth.
Atop the Fourth Wall: SCI-Spy #1 (2009) (TV Episode)
"Is it like the future in Battlefield Earth where they slap two names together to make it sound futuristic?"
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Der Inflatable Fuhrer (2009) (TV Episode)
Shake: "You should really study a little piece of history called Battlefield Earth"
The Blockbuster Buster: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystall Skull (2010) (TV Episode)
"I sat down watching Battlefield Earth"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Winter's Bone (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster shown in "Why Are You in This Movie" segment introduction
Bad Movie Beatdown: Get Carter (2010) (TV Episode)
mentions a string of flops from Franchise Pictures
Bad Movie Beatdown: Hudson Hawk (2010) (TV Episode)
referenced among big-budget bombs
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Justice League: Cry for Justice #1 and #2 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Apparently the planet Psychlo just blew up outside."
Brows Held High: Pinocchio (2011) (TV Episode)
"This feels like Battlefield Earth."
Midnight Screenings: X-Men: First Class (2011) (TV Episode)
"You're thinking of Terl from Battlefield Earth."
Bad Movie Beatdown: Out of Reach (2011) (TV Episode)
laments that Out of Reach is made by the same company that made this film.
The Nostalgia Critic: Duck Tales (2011) (TV Episode)
"This guy is making the Psychlos look like Buddhist Monks."
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Glitter (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among bombs of the 2000s
Hollywood's Top Ten: Bad Hair Day (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.13 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that "Father of Invention" is from the same producer as the film
The Cinema Snob: Nukie (2011) (TV Episode)
"I think the scientists saw Battlefield Earth and assumed all aliens stick enemas up their nose."
Excused: Tall, Dark & Squeaky (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Iliza.
The Cinema Snob: The Gestapo's Last Orgy (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek: Insurrection (2012) (TV Episode)
Linkara points out the Critic's flubs when he reviewed this movie
Atop the Fourth Wall: Kamandi at Earth's End #2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Linkara calls it unrealistic
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Great Mouse Detective (2012) (TV Episode)
Hewy compares the elaborate Rube Goldberg scheme in "The Great Mouse Detective" to Terl's plan.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: From Justin to Kelly (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned while listing enjoyably bad movies
The Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: Part I (2012) (TV Episode)
Terl appears, and the Nostalgia Critic's review is talked about
The Nostalgia Chick: Cutthroat Island (2012) (TV Episode)
mentions other famous bad movies
The Cinema Snob Movie (2012) (Video)
Referenced in dialogue
Obscurus Lupa Presents: Vampire Cop (2012) (TV Episode)
"Some sort of man animal..."
The Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: DVD (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic mentions Terl's role in To Boldly Flee.
The Cinema Snob: Moment by Moment (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned among other bad career moves for John Travolta
Projector: Stranded (2013) (TV Episode)
mentions that Stranded is from the director of this movie
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Comic Con: Part 3 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike, and the poster is shown.
Comix from the Underground: Honkytonk Sue (2013) (TV Episode)
"While you were still learning how to SPELL YOUR NAME!"
The Nostalgia Critic: Face/Off (2014) (TV Episode)
headshot of Terl is used when the Critic calls John Travolta over-the-top
Atop the Fourth Wall: SCI-Spy #5 (2014) (TV Episode)
"This is going to turn into Battlefield Earth, isn't it?"

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 13 May 2000 (2000) (TV Episode)
Clips shown for the review.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 4 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
A scenes from this film was ranked #3 on Bill's list of the worst in films.
The Nostalgia Critic: The 100th Episode: Battlefield Earth (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Doom's IV #1/2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Terl gives his drunken spiel on conquering galaxies
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inception/Predators/The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) (TV Episode)
"Who's the Dumber Villain?" segment: John Travolta
David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Dodgy acting
Brows Held High: Sweet Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
footage shown in lieu of a really disturbing scene in Sweet Movie.
The Nostalgia Critic: The Grinch (2011) (TV Episode)
"There's more Dutch-angles here than in Battlefield Earth."
The Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-ups: Part 3 (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic is lambasted for not understanding the planet Psychlo
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Wild #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
The Psychlos name the dog as the superior race

Spoofed in 

2000 MTV Movie Awards (2000) (TV Special)
Russell Crowe in the Roman Colosseum, it included "John Travolta and the Church of Scientology" arriving in a spaceship to defeat Crowe and attempt to recruit the boys into Scientology. Travolta, along with his fellow Scientologists, was depicted as a Psychlo, as he appeared in the film.[
Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Weezer (2001) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the Mango Skit
To Boldly Flee (2012) (Video)
Terl is the secondary villain of this movie

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