History Film / TeenagersFromOuterSpace

16th Dec '16 7:16:04 AM thatother1dude
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* NeverTrustATitle: There's nothing but the title that suggests the aliens are even [[DawsonCasting supposed to be teenagers]]--even though Derek is the obviously youngest one, he's assumed by humans to be old enough to rent his own room.

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* NeverTrustATitle: There's nothing but Despite the title that and [[CoversAlwaysLie the posters]], nothing in the film even suggests the aliens are even [[DawsonCasting supposed to be teenagers]]--even though Derek is the obviously youngest one, he's assumed by humans to be old enough to rent his own room.
16th Dec '16 7:14:38 AM thatother1dude
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''Teenagers from Outer Space'' is a 1959 SF CultClassic SnarkBait BMovie written, directed and produced by Tom Graeff. A pair of ... [[DawsonCasting "teenagers"]] from outer space land their spaceship on Earth, and they decide that this is the perfect planet to begin a ranch for [[strike:giant lobsters]] [[CallARabbitASmeerp gargons]]. The idealistic young crew member Derek makes a moral objection when he sees there is already life on the planet. Then he makes an armed objection, attempting mutiny; he fails, and has to escape the wrath of his crew (after all, the high court might have sentenced him to...never mind) and flees to a small town nearby. There he meets Betty - the most Fifties girl in that Fifties world. Meanwhile, the brash [[KickTheDog dog kicker]] Thor is sent to capture him -- alive; it turns out that Derek's secretly the son of "Our Leader". Meanwhile, the gargons have grown huge and have to be destroyed.

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''Teenagers from Outer Space'' is a 1959 SF CultClassic SnarkBait BMovie written, directed and produced by Tom Graeff. A pair of ... [[DawsonCasting "teenagers"]] of men from outer space land their spaceship on Earth, and they decide that this is the perfect planet to begin a ranch for [[strike:giant lobsters]] [[CallARabbitASmeerp gargons]].gargons]] (i.e. [[{{Slurpasaur}} giant lobsters]]). The idealistic young crew member Derek makes a moral objection when he sees there is already life on the planet. Then he makes an armed objection, attempting mutiny; he fails, and has to escape the wrath of his crew (after all, the high court might have sentenced him to...never mind) and flees to a small town nearby. There he meets Betty - the most Fifties girl in that Fifties world. Meanwhile, the brash [[KickTheDog dog kicker]] Thor is sent to capture him -- alive; it turns out that Derek's secretly the son of "Our Leader". Meanwhile, the gargons have grown huge and have to be destroyed.



* {{BGM}}: Virtually all of the music used in the film is actually stock music from the Capitol production library, much of it composed by Spencer Moore.



* {{Expy}}: Derek is clearly based on Klaatu from ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951'', an alien invader who gains sympathy for the Earth.



* NeverTrustATitle: There's nothing but the title that suggests the aliens are even [[DawsonCasting supposed to be teenagers]]--even though Derek is the obviously youngest one, he's assumed by humans to be old enough to rent his own room.



* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Virtually all of the music used in the film is actually stock music from the Capitol production library, much of it composed by Spencer Moore.



* ShoutOut: Derek is clearly based on Klaatu (of "Barada Nikto" fame) from ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951''.
20th Jun '16 5:51:38 AM speedyboris
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* {{BGM}}: Virtually all of the music used in the film is actually stock music from the Capitol production library, much of it composed by Spencer Moore.
30th May '16 8:33:16 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ArchEnemy: Thor is this to Derek. They didn't like each other even before the latter defected, and the former enthusiastically volunteers to pursue him.
29th Mar '16 4:42:44 AM Fiendish
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* CoolOldLady: The nurse! Defies Thor at risk to her own life, then leaps out of a moving car to escape.
28th Nov '15 10:45:32 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: "Our Leader," TheEmperor of Derek's people.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The invasion is thwarted and Earth is saved, but at the cost of Derek's life.]]



* DownerEnding:
** Derrick's HeroicSacrifice at the end of the film causes his death after the only remotely happy days of his life.
** Although near the end Derrick mentions there's a revolt brewing on the homeplanet, which would be triggered once they find out the leader's dead.



* HeroicSacrifice: Derek tricks the fleet bringing the Gargons to Earth into crashing to end the threat once and for all -- while he's at ground zero.

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Derek is killed in the fleet crash.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: Derek [[spoiler:Derek tricks the fleet bringing the Gargons to Earth into crashing to end the threat once and for all -- while he's at ground zero.]]
9th Oct '15 3:13:53 PM CastingCrowns
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** "We have the supreme pizzas!"
2nd Sep '15 7:08:33 PM nombretomado
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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E04TeenagersFromOuterSpace episode recap page]].

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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E04TeenagersFromOuterSpace episode recap page]].
31st Aug '15 7:31:15 AM VenomLancerHae
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* AxCrazy: Thor.

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%% * AxCrazy: Thor.



* BeardOfEvil: "Our Leader"

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%% * BeardOfEvil: "Our Leader"



* CallARabbitASmeerp: Gargons, as you can guess.

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%% * CallARabbitASmeerp: Gargons, as you can guess.



* DownerEnding: Derrick's HeroicSacrifice at the end of the film causes his death after the only remotely happy days of his life.

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* DownerEnding: DownerEnding:
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Derrick's HeroicSacrifice at the end of the film causes his death after the only remotely happy days of his life.



* DullSurprise: Most characters.

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%% * DullSurprise: Most characters.



* GiantEnemyCrab: The Gargon.

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%% * GiantEnemyCrab: The Gargon.



* HumanoidAliens: To an annoying extent.
* {{Jerkass}}: Thor.

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%% * HumanoidAliens: To an annoying extent.
%% * {{Jerkass}}: Thor.



* OffTheShelfFX: Again, that darn Atomic Disintegrator, which was a plastic toy with sometimes-visible label.

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* OffTheShelfFX: OffTheShelfFX:
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Again, that darn Atomic Disintegrator, which was a plastic toy with sometimes-visible label.



* SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl: Betty
* ShinyLookingSpaceships: The alien ships

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%% * SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl: Betty
Betty
* ShinyLookingSpaceships: The alien shipsships.



* SpaceClothes: The alien uniforms

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%% * SpaceClothes: The alien uniformsuniforms.
13th Apr '15 9:38:06 AM nombretomado
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The movie is considered public domain and can also be unlocked in the game ''DestroyAllHumans''.

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The movie is considered public domain and can also be unlocked in the game ''DestroyAllHumans''.
''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans''.
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