Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) Poster


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Edited into 

The 27th Day (1957)
Flying Saucer Daffy (1958) (Short)
Scenes from this film served as footage that got edited in.
The Twilight Zone: To Serve Man (1962) (TV Episode)
footage of flying saucer

Referenced in 

The Creation of the Humanoids (1962)
One of the early forms of the robot is shown as the alien from this film
Saturday Night Live: Kate Jackson/Delbert McClinton (1979) (TV Episode)
The Coneheads go to a triple Sci-fi festival
Independence Day (1996)
References in dialogue
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror VII (1996) (TV Episode)
there is a scene of an UFO crashing into the Capitol dome
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Space Children (1998) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Earth vs. Nougat"
Godzilla 2000 (1999)
Some dialogue from this movie, namely the alien voice, can be heard from an off-screen television in one scene although no images from the movie are shown.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XI (2000) (TV Episode)
Opening credits: "Earth vs. Ron Hauge"
Bride of Monster Mania (2000) (TV Movie)
Timewatch: Britain's X Files (2004) (TV Episode)
The title card of the film is seen.
'War of the Worlds': Revisiting the Invasion (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Poster is shown in the Nerd Headquarters from "The Benchwarmers".
Indiana Jones 4: The Return of a Legend (2008) (Video)
Mentioned by Spielberg.
Community: Romantic Expressionism (2010) (TV Episode)
An "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers" movie poster hangs in Abed's room.
Community: Communication Studies (2010) (TV Episode)
poster in Abed's room
Community: Anthropology 101 (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster hanging next to Abed's calendar in he opening shot
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)
A poster for the film can be seen.
Notes from the Blacklist (2011) (Video)
Poster visible.
21 Jump Street (2012)
poster seen
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
The Goldbergs: The Other Smother (2014) (TV Episode)
The movie poster is on the wall video store.
The Goldbergs: Revenge O' The Nerds (2017) (TV Episode)
Sitting next to Animal House on the video store shelf are two VHS copies of Earth vs. the Flying Saucers.


Rocketship X-M (1950)
Clip was of meteor storm in small film about operation skyhook was taken from Rocketship X-M (1950).
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
One of the shots displayed on the large view-screen as Dr. Marvin, his wife, the major and the policeman are being transported in a saucer, is of earth and the moon with a haze-like fog. This shot is taken from the opening credits of The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). This same scene would be used yet again one year later in the title sequence of another Ray Harryhausen movie, 20 Million Miles To Earth (1957).
The War of the Worlds (1953)
One of the scenes of a Washington building exploding is the Los Angeles City Hall being destroyed by the Martians from The War of the Worlds (1953).

Featured in 

The Brothers Rico (1957)
Watched on TV by Mimi Aguglia.
Le joli mai (1963)
Movie shown on TV set.
The Outer Limits: The Architects of Fear (1963) (TV Episode)
stock footage of people running in the streets
The Movie Orgy (1968)
Several extended clips
The Projectionist (1971)
Several clips of flying saucers from this film are shown, including flying saucers crashing into various buildings/monuments.
F for Fake (1973)
When Orson Welles and others talk about the infamous "War of the Worlds" radio play, clips from this film are used for visual illustration.
Monsters, Madmen & Machines: 25 Years of Science Fiction (1984) (TV Movie)
Saucers crashing in D.C.
Explorers (1985)
A clip from the film is shown.
TerrorVision (1986)
Troldspejlet: Matinee (1994) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at sci-fi and monster movies from the 1950s, mentions the film + clip shown
Fantastic Fantasy Fright-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) (Video)
This film's theatrical trailer is featured.
100 Years of Horror: Aliens (1996) (TV Episode)
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Væsener fra fremmede planeter (1996) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann recaps the history of aliens from other worlds featured in sci-fi films, comic books and other fiction, mentioning the film + clip shown
Monster Mania (1997) (TV Movie)
Film clips included
The Harryhausen Chronicles (1998) (TV Movie)
Features clips from this title.
Troldspejlet: Episode #21.15 (1999) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions next week's episode, a special devoted to stop motion + clip shown
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Stop Motion (1999) (TV Episode)
Jakob Steggelmann mentions the film + clip shown
Godzilla 2000 (1999)
In the U.S. release version, audio of the conversation aboard the saucer can be heard from an off-screen TV. (In the Japanese version, it's simply a weather report.)
Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies (2000) (Video)
footage is shown from this film
Troldspejlet: Episode #28.15 (2002) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Alien Abductions (2003) (TV Episode)
This episode opens with scenes from the movie.
The British UFO Files (2004) (TV Movie)
Clip shown.
The Saga of 'The Beastmaster' (2005) (Video)
clips shown
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Creature from the Black Lagoon (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips of the flying saucers attacking Earth was shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Hammer Films (2007) (TV Episode)
A clip of this movie was shown.
Breaking Bad: Cancer Man (2008) (TV Episode)
Walt Jr. is watching this movie
Svengoolie: Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (2008) (TV Episode)
Keyhole (2011)
Shows a short clip featuring one of Ray Harryhausen's invading saucers from this film.
Aliens: The Definitive Guide: What to Expect (2013) (TV Episode)
short clip shown; listed in credits
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Top 12 Harryhausen Creatures (2013) (TV Episode)
Flying Saucers takes #9
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Ray Harryhausen 1/2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Ray Harryhausen created stop-motion animation for this film. Clip shown.
Hollywood Remembers: Orson Welles (TV Episode)
Footage of this movie is shown.

Spoofed in 

Mars Attacks! (1996)

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