Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 4, Episode 3

Pod People (15 Jun. 1991)

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Alien eggs hatch on Earth after a meteor crash which spells trouble for a vacationing family, a singer on tour with his entourage, and a pair of poachers in "Pod People" (Extra Terrestrial ... See full summary »



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Alien eggs hatch on Earth after a meteor crash which spells trouble for a vacationing family, a singer on tour with his entourage, and a pair of poachers in "Pod People" (Extra Terrestrial Visitors (1983)). Joel and the Bots listen to some "new age" music and write their own song. Written by skillwithaquill

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During one of the scenes on the bridge of the Satellite of Love, items fly around randomly and the doors to the hallway open and close, with the hallway green screened in behind them. Some clothes fly around, and on one item (a pink jacket), a "hole" appears, showing the hallway. The jacket must have had a spot on it the same color as the green screen. See more »


Joel: Oh, great, we were saved by the Gates of Hell.
Tom Servo: Say, what is it about the Gates of Hell that makes people want to wander into them?
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References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

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"It has nothing to do with pods, it has nothing to do with people"
19 August 2008 | by ( – See all my reviews

"It has everything to do with hurting".

"Pod People" is an abysmal film. It not only has the sort of identity crisis that one has a hard time believing (it is, quite literally, a mixture of the evil invaders from space and "E.T."), and it is really painful to sit through. I actually don't think there's one second of solid direction, one second of good acting, one half-decent line of dialogue. It's that terrible.

The MST3k episode is wonderful though, featuring some really inspired riffs and skits. It's not one of my favorites, but still a great episode. I have only seen "Pod People" once without the MST3k help and it is genuinely quite impossible to sit through. I fell asleep twice or thrice.

I do have to give the movie credit for giving us Trumpy, arguably the most ludicrously designed alien of all time, and by God that kid, Tommy, is the most annoying thing to appear in a film. If I was Trumpy I would have killed that kid much before the girl in the shower.

1/10 (8/10 for MST3k episode)

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