Mystery Science Theater 3000: POD PEOPLE   Rewatch 
June 18, 2020 4:09 AM - Season 3, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Re-rewatch! Four different subplots kind of meander into orbit with each other in this dubbed French/Spanish movie. Movie A: poachers in the woods encounter and break the eggs of an unworldly creature. Movie B: singers on a trip in the woods have a deadly run-in with that creature. Movie C: a lonely young boy befriends another creature of the same species. Movie D: the boy's father noisily conflicts with the lead singer from Movie B. It's another episode from a time in the show's history when almost every episode became a classic. But as for the movie itself... (O.K. sign) It stinks! It's as disjointed as it was because originally it was supposed to just be a horror movie, but then when ET came out a hasty story adjustment was made to try to get some of those cute alien movie dollars. Previously and also previously
posted by JHarris (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This is the first episode I ever saw.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:12 AM on June 18, 2020 [1 favorite]

Pod People got no reason to live.
posted by praemunire at 10:01 AM on June 18, 2020 [1 favorite]

La la, la la la, la la la, la la, pod people.
posted by StarkRoads at 11:51 AM on June 18, 2020

posted by Mr. Bad Example at 12:05 PM on June 18, 2020 [1 favorite]

This would be immortal even if it had given us nothing but the line, "Trumpy, you can do stupid things!"
posted by Naberius at 4:52 PM on June 18, 2020 [3 favorites]

And Smuckers' real fruit filling!
posted by Scattercat at 1:55 AM on June 19, 2020 [1 favorite]

This is one of my absolute favorites, if not my all time number one. I had a dvd that contained this and Cave Dwellers (AKA Ator 2), and watched it with alarming frequency with my roommates some 15-20 years ago. To this day, whenever any situation is dragging on way too long, myself or my friend will mutter "We *paid* for the van, we're gonna *film* the van!"
posted by FatherDagon at 12:22 AM on June 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

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