Episode 516: Alien from L.A.
First aired: Comedy Central on 20 November 1993
Availability: MST3KVideos.com Fan Copy
|Not the best adaptation of a Jules Verne story.|
In the Jules Verne story, the character that discovered the pathway to the world beneath the world was Arne Saknussemm.
In Alien From L.A., Kathy Ireland's character is Wanda Saknussemm, and her father is Arnold Saknussemm. So, there you go.
Well, there are some other similarities, the most obvious of which is the fact that the lost land that her father finds is ... in the center of the earth. So, there's that.
Okay, enough teasing. Here's the plot.
|Bad news for Kathy Ireland: she works at a burger bar. Oh, and her dad died.|
|Frank needs quarters.|
This episode has never been released on video. My copy is a fan copy. Good print that I got from MST3KVideos.com. I got several fan copies from there. I've obtained some from other sources, but Skyroniter's copies are always top-notch.
Not a good movie, though. It's as bad as you'd think.
It's definitely not Wild World of Batwoman bad, but it's bad. Of course, that means there's plenty of fodder for M&tB to riff away at. And they do.
The Invention Exchanges, which have been limping along since Joel left, continue to be sub-par. The Mad's Vend-A-Gut isn't any worse than some of the other lame ones they and Joel did.
Oh, and there's nothing really special about Mike's Invention Exchange offering, either. Except it gives the Bots the chance to say "teats" several times. So, there's that.
Mike had a Host Segment where he sang a song, his first. As Mike, anyway. He had done some as other characters, but this is the first Mike Nelson as Mike Nelson song.
Bad movie, but a good episode. Not great, but good. I laughed. A lot.