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Film watched: Invasion of the Neptune Men

"Suffice it to say that the reprehensible nature of Invasion of the Neptune Men is embodied in the filmmaker's choice to use actual WWII file footage in what is ostensibly a children's film. To glibly summon the darkest shadows of our century because one has run out of models to blow up is to stoop to Schumacherian levels of banality. Though we as a rule cut only for time, we also cut for violent content, and we very clearly considered aerial bombardment footage of Japan to be of a violent nature. Nuff said. ...can you tell I hated this film?"
Kevin Murphy, voice and puppeteer of Tom Servo

Noteworthy for standing among those elite films such as Manos and Monster a Go-Go! that came close to breaking the cast of MST3K.

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 presentation has examples of:

  • Berserk Button: Both on and off screen for the Mystery Science Theater 3000 crew. On screen, the film was among those that came the closest to breaking the Satellite of Love crew, and sparked Servo's meltdown at the top. Off screen, as noted above, the production staff and cast was extremely disapproving of what appeared to be genuine WW 2 bombing footage being incorporated into what was essentially a sci-fi film, an attitude that was given free rein in the more-merciless-than-usual riffing.
  • Big "What?": Mike and the Bots' reaction upon seeing the Hitler Building.
  • Brain Bleach: Bobo's statue.

 Bobo: Heavens, I'm nude!

  • Heroic BSOD: Mike and the bots' reaction to the film.

 Crow: "To be dead, to be nothing...to watch Neptune Men no more."

 Mike: They were never seen again and Japan came to an end!

 Crow: Dear Japan, stop making movies!

    • Mike reads one of Crow's suggestions:
    • Also:

 Tom Servo: The MTV news thing is broken!

Crow: Good.

 Crow: "Mike, will you tell me the name of your favorite Japanese theater?"

Mike: "Noh."

Crow: "Why not?!"

    • Later, of all people --

 Gypsy: I get it.

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