History Film / SpacedInvaders

16th Apr '17 12:51:02 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Several to ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', and a particular subtle one to an [[SpaceInvaders old video game]].

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* ShoutOut: Several to ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', and a particular subtle one to an [[SpaceInvaders [[VideoGame/SpaceInvaders old video game]].
6th Jan '17 8:22:10 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Blaznee is an Expy of JackNicholson while Giggywig is one of Creator/JohnCleese.

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* {{Expy}}: Blaznee is an Expy of JackNicholson Creator/JackNicholson while Giggywig is one of Creator/JohnCleese.



* LargeHam: Pretty much anyone on the Martians' side of the issue. Lieutenant Giggywig is constantly spouting typical invader lines and, at one point, imitates [[Film/{{Patton}} General Patton]]. Captain Bipto is just a few shades under him. [[{{Expy}} Blaznee]] might as well ''be'' JackNicholson. Doctor Ziplock is a consistent critic on how [[JugglingLoadedGuns his fellows handle weapons]], and his target is usually [[StuffBlowingUp Pez]]. After Bipto takes control of him, Vern's personality takes on a combination of [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Lieutenant Commander Data]] and a game show host. And the Enforcer drone seems to channel [[StarWars Darth Vader]] in both appearance ''and'' [[YouHaveFailedMe attitude]].

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* LargeHam: Pretty much anyone on the Martians' side of the issue. Lieutenant Giggywig is constantly spouting typical invader lines and, at one point, imitates [[Film/{{Patton}} General Patton]]. Captain Bipto is just a few shades under him. [[{{Expy}} Blaznee]] might as well ''be'' JackNicholson.Creator/JackNicholson. Doctor Ziplock is a consistent critic on how [[JugglingLoadedGuns his fellows handle weapons]], and his target is usually [[StuffBlowingUp Pez]]. After Bipto takes control of him, Vern's personality takes on a combination of [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Lieutenant Commander Data]] and a game show host. And the Enforcer drone seems to channel [[StarWars Darth Vader]] in both appearance ''and'' [[YouHaveFailedMe attitude]].
4th Jan '17 7:28:29 AM ChronoLegion
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-->'''Martian Soldier:''' Sir, the Arcturans have destroyed the remainder of the fleet. I sent a distress signal to all ships across the galaxy, BUT we're headed straight into their sun, and our engines are about to explode.
-->'''Enforcer Drone:''' I have not yet begun to fight.
-->'''Martian Soldier:''' Now would be a great time to start.
9th Aug '16 8:13:05 PM Mdumas43073
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* AllHallowsEve: The film takes place on Halloween.
9th Aug '16 8:11:17 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1990 comedy film in which the idiotic crew of a small Martian spaceship overhear a Halloween re-broadcast of OrsonWelles' seminal ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' radio-play, leading them to "invade" the small Midwestern town of Big Bean. All [[HamAndCheese very cheesy]].

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A 1990 comedy sci-fi/comedy film in which the idiotic crew of a small Martian spaceship overhear a Halloween re-broadcast of OrsonWelles' Creator/OrsonWelles' seminal ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' radio-play, leading them to "invade" the small Midwestern town of Big Bean.Bean. Illinois. All [[HamAndCheese very cheesy]].
9th Aug '16 8:10:07 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:298:"They're not really bad, they're just... stupid."]]

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[[caption-width-right:298:"They're
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[[caption-width-right:300:"They're
not really bad, they're just... stupid."]]
15th Jun '16 8:08:53 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ThePoliticalOfficer: The Enforcer droids are supposed to do this, but they really suck at anything other than killing their own underlings and anyone who questions their competence.
22nd Apr '16 9:46:27 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Old Man Wrenchmuller is played by veteran character actor Royal Dano, perhaps most famous for playing Elijah the Prophet in the 1950s adaptation of ''Film/MobyDick'', and Grandpa Jesse in ''Film/HouseIITheSecondStory''.
6th Jan '16 5:25:07 PM dangerdan97
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* CoolShades: Blaznee rocks them 95% of the time. Dr. Ziplock is just [[MakingASpectacleOfYourself making a spectacle of himself]].



* EmergencyCargoDump: done in the climax with an ExcrementStatement.



* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself

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* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyselfFantasticFruitsAndVegetables: Wrenchmuller's farm is full of giant crops after the EmergencyCargoDump ExcrementStatement.
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Inadvertently, the Martians don't realize at first that they've been misidentified as trick-or-treaters.



* HerrDoktor: Doctor Ziplock
* HumongousMecha: The Farmzoid

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* HerrDoktor: Doctor Ziplock
Ziplock.
* HumongousMecha: The FarmzoidFarmzoid.
6th Jan '16 5:10:14 PM dangerdan97
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* HumongousMecha: The Farmzoid
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