Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 9, Episode 12

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (14 Jun. 1997)

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Mike and the 'bots sit through The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964). Pearl returns a trio of space-brats to their parents.



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Episode credited cast:
Tom Servo / Professor Bobo / Omnipotent Mom
Mike Nelson / Buddy the Space Child
Mary Jo Pehl ...
Pearl Forrester / Shelly the Nanite
Bill Corbett ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Chaplin ...
Scooter the Space Child / Ortega / Ned the Nanite
Bridget Jones ...
Doreen the Space Child


Mike and the 'bots sit through The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964), a horrible horror film featuring bargain basement musical numbers, an unintelligible soundtrack, a ferret-faced leading man, a gypsy fortune teller with a huge mole, and a guy who talks like Latka Gravas from Taxi (1978). Meanwhile, Crow and Servo hit up Mike for the Walk-A-Thon. Pearl takes a trio of preternatural kids back to their omnipotent parents. Professor Bobo and Observer talk to Mike via a CNN-like live broadcast. Crow uses Servo as a crystal ball to scam Mike out of fifty cents. Mike and the 'bots get new 'dos. Crow hires Ortega from the film to cater Servo's First Communion. Crow and Servo build a roller coaster for Mike. Written by J. Spurlin

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The character of Ortega would become a recurring character on the series. Ortega was played by series writer Paul Chaplin. See more »


[first lines]
Mike Nelson: Hi, everyone, Mike Nelson here on the Satellite of Love. It's Walk-A-Thon Season, and I'm being hit up by two competing groups. Gotta admire their energy. So, Crow, who are you doing it for again?
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References The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) See more »


The Little Drummer Boy
Written by Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone
Performed by Bill Corbett
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Almost as bad as the name
17 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

If you looked at the title and thought, 'That sounds like a horrible movie,' then you are absolutely right. I watched the Mystery Science Theater version and almost gave up halfway through that one. If even MST3K can't coerce you to finishing the movie, there's not much else that can. Why is it so horrible? Let me count the ways . . . First, the ridiculous sound. You can barely hear it, which isn't a bad thing in this case. It sounds like it was recorded on Edison's first phonograph, as the MST3K crew continually point out. Second is the cast of the movie. Almost everyone is Eastern European, which isn't always a bad thing. Eastern Europeans who can't act, however, is a very bad thing. Third is the story. The thing about the story is . . . well, frankly, there is no story. Apparently, its about this guy who dumps his girlfriend to go to a strip club, where a psychic hypnotizes him to kill this girl who has no relation to the story whatsoever. Then the guy almost kills his girlfriend and gets shot by the police after freeing the rest of the zombies. Story? This movie doesn't need one. There's no way that gaining one would help any.

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