Episode 819: Invasion of the Neptune Men
First aired: Sci-Fi Channel on 11 October 1997
Availability: MST3KVideos.com fan copy
|Not to be confused with any other film.
There is the idea of aliens looking to take over the earth and some lonely bachelor who's really a space hero defeating the bad guys, so there's that.
The same company made the two films; Prince of Space was made two years before Invasion of the Neptune Men.
Though the films aren't related, you can find them together in a Prince of Space/Invasion of the Neptune Men 2-movie DVD pack.
|Oh noes! They be blowing up the Hitler Building!
So, what about this actual movie?
A bunch of aliens who move in slow motion and dress up as suppositories invade the earth, but a bachelor scientist dresses up as Space Chief and drives his little flying space car to the rescue and runs the aliens off but they come back and he runs them off again and they come back and Space Chief runs them off again, and then the aliens blow up the Hitler Building and a big dogfight ensues and Space Chief runs them off for good, making the world safe, except for all the Japanese kids in funny shorts that have free run of all kinds of top military and government installations. The end.
|The spaceship that's most like mother herself.
|"Come on guys, has anybody seen my record?"
There are some funny moments in the Host Segments. I'm not a fan of the Ancient Rome storyline, but at least they are moving it along, setting up an ending to it.
|Mike prefers Noh theater to Kabuki theater.
|Krankor shows up, much to the delight of M&tB.
Despite the tasteless usage of war footage, it is mostly watchable. Mostly. It does drag in some places, but M&tB more than make up for it.
Oh, one other thing I'm not clear on. This movie, though made by the same company that made Prince of Space, hasn't been released on video. Prince of Space has.
Maybe the Hitler family is holding it up.