History Film / TrackOfTheMoonBeast

24th Dec '15 1:23:14 AM wrm5
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* ChekhovsGun: Johnny's archery sills.
24th Dec '15 12:53:55 AM wrm5
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Paul realizes that not only does he become an uncontrollable lizard, but also that the meteor fragment that transforms him will eventually kill him, he tries to kill himself presumably in the hope of {{Dying as |Yourself}}Himself.

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Paul realizes that not only does he become an uncontrollable lizard, but also that the meteor fragment that transforms him will eventually kill him, he tries to kill himself presumably in the hope of {{Dying [[DyingAsYourself Dying as |Yourself}}Himself.Himself]].
24th Dec '15 12:52:50 AM wrm5
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Paul realizes that not only does he become an uncontrollable lizard, but also that the meteor fragment that transforms him will eventually kill him, he tries to kill himself presumably in the hope of {{Dying As |Yourself}}Himself.

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Paul realizes that not only does he become an uncontrollable lizard, but also that the meteor fragment that transforms him will eventually kill him, he tries to kill himself presumably in the hope of {{Dying As as |Yourself}}Himself.
24th Dec '15 12:52:21 AM wrm5
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Hoping to save Paul are his LoveInterest Kathy and fellow professor and MagicalNativeAmerican Johnny Longbow. Hoping to save the movie is an out-of-place musical performance of a song called "California Lady." Can either of them succeed?

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Hoping to save Paul are his LoveInterest Kathy and fellow professor and MagicalNativeAmerican Johnny Longbow. Hoping to save the movie is an out-of-place musical performance of a song called "California Lady." Can either of them succeed?
succeed? Probably not.
24th Dec '15 12:49:24 AM wrm5
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[CoversAlwaysLie A beast who looks not even close to this badass.]]]]

->''"Your movie this week is'' Track of the Moon Beast''. It stars nobody and features nothing. I hope you gag on it."''
-->--[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Pearl Forrester]]

'''''Track of the Moon Beast''''' is yet another transformation movie where radiation from a meteorite strike causes a professor to be turned into a murderous monster. This time the bland, uninteresting scientist is some guy named Paul; beyond that, no one knows anything about him, including the screenwriter. There's also a bland, uninteresting LoveInterest dressed in terrycloth named Kathy. Their bland, uninteresting romance is hampered by Paul's refusal to just stop transmogrifying into a killer lizard, meaning the intrepid, stew-making shaman Johnny Longbow has to step in and move the plot along.

Can Paul be cured? Can Longbone save the day? Do we really care? No, yes, and no, respectively, but don't miss a special performance from The Band That Played California Lady -featuring the talents of The Fish-Lipped Guy, The Eskimo and The Friendly-Looking Backup Singer- playing their #-1 hit "California Lady." Or do; whatever's cool.

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[CoversAlwaysLie A beast who looks not even close to this badass.]]]]

->''"Your movie this week is'' Track

''Track
of the Moon Beast''. It stars nobody and features nothing. I hope you gag on it."''
-->--[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Pearl Forrester]]

'''''Track of the Moon Beast'''''
Beast'' is yet another transformation a horror movie where radiation from about a meteorite strike causes a somewhat boring professor of archaeology named Paul, who becomes slightly less boring when he's struck by a radioactive fragment of moon rock during a meteor shower, causing him to be turned transform into a murderous monster. This time lizard monster when under the bland, uninteresting scientist is some guy named Paul; beyond that, no one knows anything light of the moon, because of something about him, including the screenwriter. There's also a bland, uninteresting Native American gods.

Hoping to save Paul are his
LoveInterest dressed in terrycloth named Kathy. Their bland, uninteresting romance is hampered by Paul's refusal to just stop transmogrifying into a killer lizard, meaning the intrepid, stew-making shaman Kathy and fellow professor and MagicalNativeAmerican Johnny Longbow has Longbow. Hoping to step in and move the plot along.

Can Paul be cured? Can Longbone
save the day? Do we really care? No, yes, and no, respectively, but don't miss a special movie is an out-of-place musical performance from The Band That Played California Lady -featuring the talents of The Fish-Lipped Guy, The Eskimo and The Friendly-Looking Backup Singer- playing their #-1 hit a song called "California Lady." Or do; whatever's cool.
Can either of them succeed?



* [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled Better To Die Than To Be A Bipedal Lizardman]]
* BigNo: Kathy shrieks it when she realizes Paul's fate is inevitable.

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* [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled Better To Die Than To Be A Bipedal Lizardman]]
BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Paul realizes that not only does he become an uncontrollable lizard, but also that the meteor fragment that transforms him will eventually kill him, he tries to kill himself presumably in the hope of {{Dying As |Yourself}}Himself.
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* BigNo: Kathy shrieks it when she realizes Paul's fate is inevitable.



* DullSurprise: "Moon rock? Oh, wow." See also: every other line Kathy says.
** Also, the "prank." Drawn out into the open and brought down by multiple packs of hound/dingo crossbreeds with baseball bats by the long, convoluted and ''completely unnecessary'' apology because of his "reaction."
* DumbBlonde: Kathy, in spades. This was probably not what they were going for at all.

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* DullSurprise: DullSurprise:
**
"Moon rock? Oh, wow." See also: every other line Kathy says.
** Also, the "prank." Drawn out into the open and brought down by multiple packs of hound/dingo crossbreeds with baseball bats by the long, convoluted and ''completely unnecessary'' apology because of his "reaction.
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** Also, the prank, in which Johnny Longbow's students surprise Paul with a mask and a loud scream. From their excruciatingly drawn out explanation and apologies about how they "got more of a reaction than [they] bargained for" you'd think he must have had some sort of epic freak-out. His actual response? Mild confusion.
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* DumbBlonde: Kathy, in spades. This was probably not what they were going for at all.



* {{Fanservice}}: Say what you want about Paul, but he's got a great body. He spends [[ShirtlessScene 1/3 of his screentime topless]].
* FashionDissonance: Everything Kathy wears.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Paul would presumably have become one if not stopped in time. He comes across as [[FlatCharacter more of a nobody than was probably intended]].
* ILoveNuclearPower: And radioactive meteorites.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Say what you want about Paul, but he's got a great body. He spends [[ShirtlessScene roughly [[WalkingShirtlessScene 1/3 of his screentime topless]].
%% * FashionDissonance: Everything Kathy wears.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Paul would presumably have become one if not stopped in time. He comes across as [[FlatCharacter more of a nobody than was probably intended]].
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ILoveNuclearPower: And A radioactive meteorites.meteorite fragment reacts with leftover lizard DNA from when Native American gods created mankind to turn Paul into a lizard creature. Or something.



* MadeOfIron: Paul jumps off a ski lift, plummets several stories, falls on rocky ground, and inexplicably comes out no worse for wear.
** Averted. It was an ImagineSpot with him considering doing so.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Johnny Longbow.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The prank and Johnny Longbow's stew, made with corn, chicken, green peppers, chilis, *sigh* onions...[[note]][[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Hair... rattlesnake... Velveeta...]][[/note]]
** Fans who've tried Johnny's recipe report back that it's really quite delicious. The [[spoiler:hair, rattlesnake & Velveeta]] are best left out, but can be added to your tastes.

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* MadeOfIron: Paul jumps off a ski lift, plummets several stories, falls on rocky ground, and inexplicably comes out no worse for wear.
** Averted.
wear. Actually averted. It was an ImagineSpot with him considering doing so.
%% * MagicalNativeAmerican: Johnny Longbow.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The prank and Johnny Longbow's stew, made with corn, chicken, green peppers, chilis, *sigh* onions...[[note]][[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Hair... rattlesnake... Velveeta...]][[/note]]
** Fans who've tried Johnny's recipe report back that it's really quite delicious. The [[spoiler:hair, rattlesnake & Velveeta]] are best left out, but can be added to your tastes.
Longbow.



* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Were-lizardman!
* TheSeventies: Make it stop.

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* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Were-lizardman!
* TheSeventies: Make it stop.
The basic concept is there - exposure to the moon causing a person to change into a half-beast. The explanation of how and why, however, is... bizarre, involving Native American deities, radiation, and a gross misunderstanding of biology.



* ShootTheDog

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* ShootTheDogShootTheShaggyDog: So after all this it turns out Paul can't be cured, and he dies. The end!
8th Oct '15 7:20:34 PM AllenbysEyes
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* ShoutOut: The drunken bowler's murder on his own doorstep is a homage to ''Film/TheLeopardMan''.
1st Sep '15 9:26:11 PM nombretomado
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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S10E07TrackOfTheMoonBeast episode recap page]].

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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S10E07TrackOfTheMoonBeast episode recap page]].



* MundaneMadeAwesome: The prank and Johnny Longbow's stew, made with corn, chicken, green peppers, chilis, *sigh* onions...[[note]][[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Hair... rattlesnake... Velveeta...]][[/note]]

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The prank and Johnny Longbow's stew, made with corn, chicken, green peppers, chilis, *sigh* onions...[[note]][[MysteryScienceTheater3000 [[note]][[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Hair... rattlesnake... Velveeta...]][[/note]]
1st Jul '15 2:05:06 PM GunarmDyne
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** Averted. It was an ImagineSpot with him considering doing so.
25th Apr '15 10:09:11 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** I saw dinosaurs illustrated that way in the 1970s. The 'potato-shaped body' was a trope.



** Actually, try Johnny's recipe. It's delicious. The [[spoiler:hair]] is best left out, but can be added to your tastes.

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** Actually, try Fans who've tried Johnny's recipe. It's recipe report back that it's really quite delicious. The [[spoiler:hair]] is [[spoiler:hair, rattlesnake & Velveeta]] are best left out, but can be added to your tastes.
24th Apr '15 5:56:17 PM JulietF2
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The picture of the T. Rex in the biologists office wouldn't convince a 4 year old.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The picture of the T. Rex in the biologists biologist's office wouldn't convince a 4 year old.4-year-old.
** I saw dinosaurs illustrated that way in the 1970s. The 'potato-shaped body' was a trope.
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