District 9 (2009)
Main character Wikus Van De Merwe (again played by Sharlto Copley) is the main star of this short film.
The transformation of Wikus's arm into a claw is reminiscent of a similar change to the arm of an astronaut after some kind of alien contact.
In both films, the transformation begins with the left hand becoming a claw/pincer.
'The Mutants', a 1972 Doctor Who serial, addresses the issue of Apartheid by telling a story about xenophobia and segregation with bug-like aliens, into which humans transform.
When the spaceship first begins moving it blasts out a loud tone that causes window panes to crash.
It is referenced.
The stages of Wikus's transformation are similar to those experienced by Seth Brundle: fingernails falling off, teeth falling out, vomiting up the creature's fluid, and pieces of his new body piercing his human flesh.
The idea of aliens not able to manage the technology of the space ship they were on, reaching the Earth for no special reason and then ghettoized is a big part in an 1988 movie, Alien Nation
movie is reviewed
Subject of a $3,000 question
General Grawl orders that the extra-terrestrial (Baker) be taken to "Base 9." In "District 9," the extra-terrestrials are herded into an area called "District 9."
Mentioned by Margaret Pomeranz as being among her favourite movies of 2009.
Roeper compares the low budget of "District 9" to "Daybreakers"
Ann rents this movie to watch with Mark.
Clips shown when Nominated for a Catagory
Listed as a Best Picture nominee in the "Access Hollywood" segment
Kevin says, "I tried to bake a cake like that 'District 9' prawn thing."
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "At the Ancient Roman Cineplex"
Ben Mankiewicz mentions Sharlto Copley's role
As well as the whole film being presented in a faux documentary form involving science-fiction/horror elements, the principal's opening lines after the main titles and his opening shot fiddling with the microphone mimics some of the opening scenes from District 9.
Aliens from the movie appear in the "Fresh Prawn of Bel Air" skit.
During the 'Halo' movie news, there is some talk about 'District 9', due to the original director being laid off and then doing District 9.
"Forget District 9..."
Steve says "I have seen District 9"
at one point, Mickey says he's an agent from District 9.
The characters discuss the similarity of their living situation to the plot of 'District 9 (2009)' over breakfast.
One of the notebook pages is a District 9 fan-fiction story. "MNU" is visible in the writing. "D9" is also written on the corner of a paper in the opening section.
Map titled "District 10"
Kruger's ship bears an image of an Eland and the MNU military forces logo in District 9 bears an image of a Springbok's head. Both are antelope species found in Southern Africa.
Poster shown and credited.
Mentioned in dialogue
title is mentioned
Sigourney Weaver mentions this movie which Neill Blomkamp is known for
Ninja's body armor displays the same emblem as used by MNU security forces in District 9.
reviewed + footage used
Reviewed in Haiku form, clips shown in background
Recieves multiple nominations and awards
Clips shown when it is revealed that this movie came in at No. 4 in a viewers' poll on the top 10 movies of 2009.
Footage shown as Roeper discusses the movie's Best Picture chances
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Runner-up for the user poll of the best movies of 2001-2010
also adapted by Peter Jackson
An African film that not about "a white guy."
Created for a film spoof event
Alternate Ending parody
In the future, Bart drives through District 9, followed by District 10 - where the extraterrestrials are treated very nicely.