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Being from Another Planet 

Joel and the Bots watch a re-edited version of Time Walker (1982) called "Being From Another Planet" in which a mummy awakened by a university team goes on a killing spree. The Mads are ... See full summary »

Director:

Jim Mallon

Writers:

Joel Hodgson (creator), Michael J. Nelson (head writer) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Trace Beaulieu ... Crow T. Robot / Dr. Clayton Forrester
Joel Hodgson Joel Hodgson ... Joel Robinson
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ... Gypsy
Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo
Frank Conniff ... TV's Frank
Michael J. Nelson ... Holo-clown
Paul Chaplin Paul Chaplin ... Holo-clown
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Storyline

Joel and the Bots watch a re-edited version of Time Walker (1982) called "Being From Another Planet" in which a mummy awakened by a university team goes on a killing spree. The Mads are awfully proud of their "Tragic Moments" figurines while Joel and the Bots play haunted house on the SOL. Written by skillwithaquill

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madman | directed by star | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

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Color
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Trivia

Frequent references to "Alias Smith and Jones" are in reference to the spin-off series based upon Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Lead actor Ben Murphy co-starred with Pete Duel in the humorous Western until his untimely death. See more »

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Keep circulating the tapes See more »

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References The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977) See more »

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I'm Walkin'
(uncredited)
Written by David Bartholomew and Fats Domino
Performed by Kevin Murphy
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Awesome as always
22 August 2016 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

This is now one of my favorite episodes, but it's very hard to create an episode that I didn't like. I really was impressed by how the last sketch after the movie and how it went on so well. It really was interesting to see Joel try to actively escape from the Satellite of Love. I don't think he ever tried that in the actual show before. He wasn't as interested in doing that as Mike was. It was great to see them interact with TV's Frank and that actually was a pretty good opening with the voices in the invention exchange.

The riffing started off a bit slow, but certainly got better. I think the one part that really made me laugh was when the baby was making the crying sounds causing the riff, "Ooh, I love baby calls". It was also great when it showed the baby in the crib with them saying, "Now, I'm getting out of here, see?". It's weird to hear them say, "As Isis, the goddess of love". Now we know Isis by another name. I also loved, "And nobody has to know about this. Not the police. Not the people" followed by, "And most of all, not the audience". ****


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