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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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Ian Sera ...
Nina Ferrer ...
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Lara Stapleton (as Susan Blake)
Sara Palmer ...
Óscar Martín ...
Maria Albert ...
Tracy
Emilio Linder ...
Brian (as Emil Linder)
Concha Cuetos ...
Molly Stevens (as Connie Cheston)
Manuel Pereiro ...
Bill Stevens
Frank Braña ...
Burt
Guillermo Antón ...
Matt Collins (as William Anton)
Frank Sussman
Gary Richardson
Hugo Astar
Luis M. Martín ...
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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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An extra-terrestrial from the forbidden zone. See more »

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This film was re titled pod people and was featured on an episode of mystery science theater 3000 See more »

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As Bill and Brian are driving to find help, very little snow can be seen during the character closeups, yet the exterior shots show heavy snowfall moments later. See more »

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Tommy: Go away Trumpy! I hate you! Go away! We're not friends anymore! Go away!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Legend of Boggy Creek (2014) See more »

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Hear The Engines Roll
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A misfire, to be sure, but enjoyable in a way....
25 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ahhh... Pod People. Very rare is the movie that is obviously shot on a limited budget, contains a particularly ridiculous plot, and yet finds a way to be oddly entertaining. Such is the case with this infamous Mystery Science victim.

Along those lines, let me make clear what i think is decent, if not good, about Pod People. Despite jokes stating otherwise, the plot is somewhat simple; linear, interwoven, and predictable. However, that mere fact alone makes this film higher quality than countless other MST movies. Furthermore, there is an attempt, despite it falling prey to the painful trap of stereotypes, at character development; admittedly, a handful of the characters are irritating, but even then, they have their moments. The trollop character plays her part with genuine enthusiasm, and serves to provide a shred of actual comic relief.

Ultimately, Pod People is a mediocre film. Its story is laughable in parts, drawn out in others. However, much of the scenery is intriguing, if not outright beautiful, and as a result, the movie has an almost surreal atmosphere.

It's as if Pod People has an intangible charm to it, borne out of its clear vision, mild ambition, and occasional moments of decent film-making. All in all, a watchable movie, but probably just that....


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