Extra Terrestrial Visitors (1983)
"Los nuevos extraterrestres" (original title)

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A young boy in the woods discovers a lovable alien...or is it?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Sera ...
Nina Ferrer ...
Lara Stapleton (as Susan Blake)
Sara Palmer ...
Óscar Martín ...
Maria Albert ...
Emilio Linder ...
Brian (as Emil Linder)
Concha Cuetos ...
Molly Stevens (as Connie Cheston)
Manuel Pereiro ...
Bill Stevens
Frank Braña ...
Guillermo Antón ...
Matt Collins (as William Anton)
Frank Sussman
Gary Richardson
Hugo Astar
Luis M. Martín ...
(as Louis Martin)


One of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 faves. A little boy who has an extensive array of pets he likes to call "specimens" finds an alien egg to hatch, somewhat like Horton. The creature manages to use his snout to suck up peanuts and warp time and space with his fingers. Unfortunately, his brother who is found by poachers go on a killing spree. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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13 December 1983 (France)  »

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This film was re titled Pod People by Film Ventures International and was featured on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. See more »


The movie frequently jumps back and forth between day and night, sometimes in the same shot. It's most noticeable when Joe wonders aloud who could be banging on the front door in the middle of the night. In the previous shot, when Rick was standing outside, it was clearly daytime. See more »


[about Rick]
Sharon: Oh, he's good.
Man with "I'm a virgin" T-shirt: GOOD? He's the BEST.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Pieces (2011) See more »


Hear The Engines Roll
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Don't Step In Any Trumpy Dumpy!
11 March 2001 | by (Pleasant Valley) – See all my reviews

Oh, how I love this, the movie that introduced me to the work of Juan Piquer Simon, one of the best "bad" directors ever. It was also the very first episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 I ever saw, way back when, so it will always have a special place in my heart. Although this version of his movie was run through the Film Ventures International ringer (a company that takes movies and re-edits them, adding new music & credits), Simon's style shines through. There's also the usual Juan Piquer Simon stable of actors, including Ian Sera (Kendle in "Pieces") and Frank Brana (the guy who says "You don't have the authority to declare Happy Birthday!" in "Slugs").

The movie is about some poachers who encounter some strange eggs in the woods- no wait, it's about a rockin' rock-n-roll band who are going on a camping trip- no, wait, it's about an animal-loving red-haired kid named Tommy who lives with his unpleasant aunt and uncle deep in the woods. Eventually all these tales converge when Trumpy, a lovable fuzzy alien with an odd shaped head and phallic snout, hatches out of one the aforementioned strange eggs.

Tommy takes in Trumpy and teaches him the joys of jigsaw puzzles and eating peanuts (which Trumpy sucks through his snout, which should be charming but is ultimately a creepy image). Unfortunately, another alien who looks exactly like Trumpy is on a killing spree, and a case of mistaken identity could land Trumpy on the business end of alcoholic Uncle Joe's shotgun!

This is a pleasantly dumb movie, full of dumb characters and dumber dialog ("Oh yeah? Well, you're a jerk!" says Brana to his bearded sidekick). Trumpy is cool, especially when he does "magic things" like stand on the ceiling, make Tommy's laundry fly through the air, and turn an old Simon game into a slammin' beat box (Mix Master Trumpy's jams would later be pilfered by Moby, The Beastie Boys, and others). Also putting in an appearance is a picture of Ronald Reagan, which completely fooled me into thinking this was an American movie.

The MST3K episode featuring this masterpiece is available on video from Rhino, and no fan of absurd cinema should be without it!

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