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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People

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The French-Spanish film "The Pod People" (1983) gets English dubbing and thorough drubbing in this episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K). It begins with hunters poaching at night, one of whom stumbles upon a cache of mysterious eggs. The alien who laid them doesn't take kindly to him smashing them and dispatches the intruder. The one remaining egg is taken home by Tommy, a boy who befriends the creature that hatches from it, naming it "Trumpy" on account of its long snout. From there you have your basic alien-mother-wreaks-mayhem-as-she-seeks-her-missing-young story, with the members of a rock band (and one groupie) in the mix, presumably to provide more deaths for her to cause.

MST3K jolted new life into old movies with its wraparound low-budget production of the adventures of Joel Robinson and his robots, Crow, Tom Servo and Gypsy who are trapped on a space station and subjected to watching bad movies by an evil scientist.

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Chuck Becker

Cheryl HanewiczPrimary reptile keeper Chuck Becker of Utah's Hogle Zoo discusses hatchlings and the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 version of the Pod People.


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