History Film / AlienFromLA

7th Apr '18 6:20:24 PM nombretomado
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20th Mar '18 8:25:18 PM costanton11
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* DullSurprise: Kathy Ireland is the TropeNamer via the ''MST3K'' episode, the result of a game during one host segment in which Mike must guess what Kathy's character is emoting. All of the answers are this because of her questionable acting ability.

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* DullSurprise: Kathy Ireland is the TropeNamer via the ''MST3K'' ''[=MST3K=]'' episode, the result of a game during one host segment in which Mike must guess what Kathy's character is emoting. All of the answers are this because of her questionable acting ability.
27th Dec '17 6:17:07 AM Ambaryerno
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* HollywoodHomely: The movie actually has the gall to suggest that ''Kathy Friggen' Ireland'' isn't drop-dead gorgeous. Even gigantic glasses and a rather frumpy dress can't disguise the fact that...it's ''Kathy Ireland''.
27th Dec '17 6:16:12 AM Ambaryerno
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%%* BeautifulAllAlong: Wanda, just pray that she never speaks.

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%%* * BeautifulAllAlong: Wanda, just pray Wanda begins the film wearing big glasses and a frumpy dress. Over the course of the film she loses the glasses and gets glam Atlantean fashion, revealing SheCleansUpNicely. Granted, that she never speaks.requires going with the conceit that ''Kathy Ireland'' [[HollywoodHomely is plain and unattractive]].



%%* CuteButCacophonic: Kathy Ireland.

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%%* * CuteButCacophonic: Kathy Ireland.Ireland is...Kathy Ireland. But her high-pitched and squeaky voice rends the eardrums. She even weaponizes it at one point by screaming to incapacitate a thug.



%%* DullSurprise: Kathy Ireland; TropeNamer

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%%* * DullSurprise: Kathy Ireland; TropeNamerIreland is the TropeNamer via the ''MST3K'' episode, the result of a game during one host segment in which Mike must guess what Kathy's character is emoting. All of the answers are this because of her questionable acting ability.


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* HollywoodHomely: The movie actually has the gall to suggest that ''Kathy Friggen' Ireland'' isn't drop-dead gorgeous. Even gigantic glasses and a rather frumpy dress can't disguise the fact that...it's ''Kathy Ireland''.
26th Aug '17 5:45:04 PM Scooter007
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%%* {{Atlantis}}

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%%* {{Atlantis}}* {{Atlantis}}: Hypothesized to be an extra-terrestrial spaceship that crashed and sank BeneathTheEarth.
* BaitAndSwitch: Fairly early in the film, a prisoner is executed by the evil (and paranoid) General Pykov, on suspicion of being a spy from the surface world. It's shot in shadow so we don't know who it is, but the dialog heavily implies it to be Wanda's father; it isn't. Though this leads to a WhatHappenedToTheMouse situation when the film never bothers to mention just who this man was.



* HollywoodNerd: Wanda. Need we repeat, she is played by Creator/KathyIreland. A frikkin' supermodel.

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* HollywoodNerd: Wanda. Need we repeat, she is played by Creator/KathyIreland. A frikkin' supermodel. Even the movie poster makes no pretense.
* ImmediateSelfContradiction: During the closing credits, the news kiosk firmly denies the existence of the upper world or aliens therefrom, then quickly appends that anyone who actually captures an alien would be in store for a large reward.


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* ReleasedToElsewhere / UnPerson: Because the Atlantian government denies the existence of the upper world, Wanda's escape at the end is treated like this.
24th Jul '17 6:43:53 PM Scooter007
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* AllJustADream: At the end, Wanda wakes up in the surface world and thinks this, until she notices her father sitting nearby.



* BrownNote: Wanda's squeaky voice allows her to debilitate a thug by screaming. Unfortunately for her, ItOnlyWorksOnce.



%%* DisappearedDad

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%%* DisappearedDad* DisappearedDad: Prof. Saknussemm drops through a hole into the LostWorld in the film's ColdOpen.



%%* HollywoodNerd: Wanda

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%%* * HollywoodNerd: WandaWanda. Need we repeat, she is played by Creator/KathyIreland. A frikkin' supermodel.



* LostWorld: {{Atlantis}}, buried underground; and the politico means to ensure that it '''stays''' lost.



* NerdGlasses: Wanda
** Losing them doesn't hamper her in any way, and she doesn't replace them after escaping. It isn't clear at all why she even has the things except because the film vainly tries to make Kathy Ireland look nebbishy and unattractive.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The ridiculous and inconsistent Australian accent employed by Gus.

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* NerdGlasses: Wanda
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Wanda haz em. Losing them midway through the film doesn't hamper her in any way, and she doesn't replace never replaces them after escaping.afterward. It isn't clear at all why she even has the things except because the film vainly tries to make Kathy Ireland look nebbishy and unattractive.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: OohMeAccentsSlipping:
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The ridiculous and inconsistent Australian accent employed by Gus.



%%* UnfortunateNames: Charmin.

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%%* * UnfortunateNames: Charmin.
Charmin. Given that the credits add an apostrophe ("Charmin' "), it's probably supposed to be short for "Charming"; tragically, "Charmin" is a brand of bathroom tissue in the United States. Unfortunate, indeed.
28th Nov '16 2:24:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Atlantis}}
* BeautifulAllAlong: Wanda, just pray that she never speaks.
* CuteButCacophonic: Kathy Ireland.
* DisappearedDad
* DullSurprise: Kathy Ireland; TropeNamer
* EightiesHair
* HollywoodNerd: Wanda

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* %%* {{Atlantis}}
* %%* BeautifulAllAlong: Wanda, just pray that she never speaks.
* %%* CuteButCacophonic: Kathy Ireland.
* %%* DisappearedDad
* %%* DullSurprise: Kathy Ireland; TropeNamer
* %%* EightiesHair
* %%* HollywoodNerd: Wanda



* RummageSaleRejects: Everyone that lives in Atlantis.

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* %%* RummageSaleRejects: Everyone that lives in Atlantis.



* UnfortunateNames: Charmin.

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* %%* UnfortunateNames: Charmin.
28th Nov '16 2:23:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaliforniaDoubling: This was filmed in South Africa (which explains the accents - South African accents and Australian accents are similar), although as some scenes are set in Africa it's a part-aversion.



* YouLookFamiliar: The actor who played Loki in this movie also played the obnoxious Watney Smith in [[Literature/{{Gor}} Outlaw of Gor]].

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* YouLookFamiliar: The actor who played Loki in this movie also played the obnoxious Watney Smith in [[Literature/{{Gor}} Outlaw of Gor]].



* ExecutiveMeddling: and how. See the quote from the (credited, but not actual) director.
28th Nov '16 1:54:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: Wanda's surname, Saknussemm, refers to the character Arne Saknussemm from the Jules Verne novel ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth''.

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* ShoutOut: Wanda's surname, Saknussemm, refers to the character Arne Saknussemm from the Jules Verne novel ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth''.''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth''.
8th Sep '16 8:30:46 AM SilentHunterUK
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