District 9 (2009)
Main character Wikus Van De Merwe (again played by Sharlto Copley) is the main star of this short film.
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
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.
It is referenced.
It is referenced.
When the spaceship first begins moving it blasts out a loud tone that causes window panes to crash.
'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.
In both films, the transformation begins with the left hand becoming a claw/pincer.
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.
Steve says "I have seen 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.
at one point, Mickey says he's an agent from District 9.
"Forget District 9..."
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.
Roeper compares the low budget of "District 9" to "Daybreakers"
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.
movie is reviewed
Ben Mankiewicz mentions Sharlto Copley's role
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "At the Ancient Roman Cineplex"
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."
Clips shown when Nominated for a Catagory
Ann rents this movie to watch with Mark.
Subject of a $3,000 question
Some characters wield Vektor R4 assault rifles, a rifle used exclusively by South African military forces, and heavily featured in District 9.
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."
An African film that not about "a white guy."
also adapted by Peter Jackson
Footage shown as Roeper discusses the movie's Best Picture chances
Runner-up for the user poll of the best movies of 2001-2010
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Recieves multiple nominations and awards
Reviewed in Haiku form, clips shown in background
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.