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[[caption-width-right:300:Every year, Hollywood makes hundreds of films. This is one of them.]]

Film watched: ''Film/ThisIslandEarth''

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!!The ''[=MST3K=]'' movie contains examples of the following tropes:

* AnalProbing: The topic of two of Servo's riffs.
* ActorAllusion: Steve Carlson is played by Russell Johnson, so a few jokes center around his role on ''Series/GilligansIsland'' and the use of BambooTechnology.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] - when the Hubble Telescope suddenly falls and burns up (and presumably [[MadeOfExplodium blows up in an incredible]] [[TakeOurWordForIt offscreen fireball]]), Mike points out that it shouldn't even be possible for it to suddenly drop out of orbit like that.
* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: Well, probably ''PG'' in this case, but Gramercy insisted on having a handful of foul words used during the film so the MPAA would bump the rating up to PG-13 and help the film attract a wider audience.
* BigBudgetBeefUp: Of particular note is the famous theater hallway, which is now a real ''full-size'' hallway. Mike and the Bots even stroll through it in one scene.
** The bots have been upgraded too, Crow's arms actually move when he uses the pick-axe, Servo is actually seen hovering as Mike climbs down a ladder (rather than being an InformedAttribute like in the show) and Gypsy... Well, she has a fresh coat of paint.
* BrickJoke: The original ending had Crow returning to trying to tunnel out of the satellite, this time with the chainsaw he found in Servo's room. This had to be cut because the focus groups found the original ending too long.
* CallBack: [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E04WomenOfThePrehistoricPlanet Not the first time the Satellite's robot arms were used.]]
* TheCameo: Obviously unintentional, and they don't call attention to it, but the deliveryman in ''ThisIslandEarth'' is played by Creator/ColemanFrancis, who directed the films featured in [[Film/TheSkydivers three]] [[Film/RedZoneCuba classic]] [[Film/TheBeastOfYuccaFlats MST3k Episodes]].
* CaptainObvious: When Cal points out the aliens foreheads being inhuman, Servo chuckles and exclaims, "[[SarcasmMode No!]]"
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In Brazil, it was released under the title ''The Stupidest Movie In The World''.
* EpicFail: Mike busts up the Hubble so bad it somehow ''drops through space''. Mike (and the viewer) has no idea how that even works.
* FailedASpotCheck: When Crow breaches the hull he asks for the blueprints to his plan. The paper flies into his face and he reads it over.
--> Oh look at that, "Breach Hull, all die!" I even had it ''underlined!''
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Tom Servo blocks the hull breach with his hoverskirt, he starts ''giggling'' as the vacuum of space sucks at him from underneath, declaring, "I'm experiencing a sensation altogether new to me -- and frankly, I '''''love''''' it!" When Mike removes him, he growls, "Aw, darn..."
** In the German dub, the riffers all declare the Interociter as "Die Muschibildschirm!" (literally "pussy screen").
** The [=MutAnt=] is given the name "Scrotor" by the gang.
** Cal jerking on his joystick elicits some bemused reactions by the crew as well.
--->'''Servo:''' Should we be watching this?
--->'''Cal:''' Jerking around caused a flameout.
--->''(Servo chuckles nervously.)''
* AGodIAm: Forrester when he overrides the interocitor signal and fires beams at the crew to get them back to the theater room.
-->'''Forrester:''' [[Series/TheTwilightZone I'M THE GOD! I'M THE GOD!!!]]
* GratuitousGerman: One of the riffs has Tom speaking in German.
* {{Homage}}: The movie's opening credits play over Mike jogging along the inside of a circular track, similar to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''...but Mike's in a human-sized hamster wheel.
** Complete with hanging water bottle.
* IronicEcho: When Tom reveals he has an Interociter, Mike's skeptical about it, with Tom replying "Doesn't everybody?" When their attempt to use it to escape fails and Forrester's ugly mug shows up, he replies "[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Auntie Em! Auntie Em!]] Surprise! Like who ''doesn't'' have an Interocitor?!"
* IKnowMortalKombat: Mike's revelation that he's an instrument-rated pilot in ''Microsoft Flight Simulator'' prompts Crow and Servo to dare him to take the controls of the ''Satellite of Love''. Five seconds later, [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds the Hubble telescope is destroyed]]. Notably, he complains when they make the dare that piloting a satellite is nothing like piloting a plane.
* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: Crow plans to escape the ''Satellite of Love'' by tunneling out of it. "Hey, I calculated the odds of this succeeding versus the odds that I was doing something incredibly stupid, and... I went ahead anyway."
** "Wow, look at that! 'Breach hull, all die.' Even had it underlined!"
* KneelBeforeZod: Dr. Forrester forces Mike and the Bots to bow down to him.
* MediumAwareness:
** Averted for a change. Crow doesn't know why their credits would involve puppeteers.
** There's an odd reversal from the show, which had the SOL crew talk to the audience regularly while the Mads mostly ignored them. Here, Dr. Forrester talks directly to us to set up the premise, while the crew ignore us, save for a brief moment after the Hubble is destroyed. When Mike and the 'Bots head back to the theater, Gypsy looks at the camera, groans "Boys", and then shakes her head disapprovingly.
* MemeticBadass: In-universe; during the credits, we get the AMAZING RANDO!
** Out-of-universe, the AMAZING RANDO! is art director Rando Schmook. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Schmook took to the rails and explored the entire lower 48 states via freight train before perusing a degree in architecture, which he used to design sets for Hollywood movies, including ''MyCousinVinny''. Rando really was amazing to the rest of BBI, who credit him with fully achieving the look they were going after, as well as being amused by his eccentricities, which included showing up to work in ratty sneakers and changing into freshly shined black patent leather tuxedo shoes before starting his work (he claimed the soles allowed him to run around sets faster), and changing back into said sneakers before leaving for the day. He also apparently only ate a pound of Oscar Mayer bologna slices (no bread or condiments) for lunch every day, with no other food or drink consumed the rest of the time.
* TheMovie
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The "hallway to the theater" transitions are accompanied by a ridiculously majestic score (especially the first one). It's probably safe to assume that this was a parody of the trope.
** "Normal view, Normal viewwww, Normal viewwwwww, NORMAL VIEWWWWWW!!!!"
* OhCrap: In the original ending when Crow intends to chainsaw his way out of the SoL.
-->"Oopsie."
* PrecisionFStrike: Even if it was ExecutiveMeddling, they made good use out of it (Mary Jo Pehl was responsible for both of them):
-->'''Tom:''' ''(On first seeing Metaluna)'' What kind of shithole planet ''is'' this?!
** And a couple minutes later:
-->'''Tom''': No, I could've sworn we parked on level C, right next to the -- ''[sees space monster around the corner]'' oh, ''shit''.
** "Whoopty-shit."
* RoomFullOfCrazy: We finally get a good look at the room of Tom Servo, which contains a race car-shaped bed, a chainsaw, a collection of lamps, his massive underwear collection, and an interocitor.
* RunningGag: As one example, there's "The Amazing Rando!" from the credits.
* ShoutOut[=/=]MythologyGag: One of the theater doors has a cast of TV's Frank's face on it. The "hard copy of the wire service reports" that Gypsy gives Mike is actually an old ''Satellite News'' from the ''[=MST3K=]'' Info Club. The "Manipulator Arm" Mike uses to delicately pry the Hubble off the ''[=SOL=]'''s hull is labeled "[[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Manos]]" and is accompanied by a brief snippet of Torgo's {{leitmotif}}. Many, many references to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', especially during the opening credits.
** As Crow attempts to tunnel out of the Satellite, he sings "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" which is a reference to ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' finale; this is later repeated in the series finale of [=MST3K=] itself.
** In the intro sequence, the closeup on Gypsy's eye is both a reference to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' and a callback to the ''Mitchell'' episode of [=MST3K=] itself.
* SomethingPerson: "This is a job for Weenie Man!"
** {{Thememobile}}: "Into the Weeniemobile! Weenie Man away!"
* SpaceIsAnOcean: The controls of the ''Satellite Of Love'' are almost identical to a boat's helm. To the point Gypsy (whose major duty in-series is running the satellite) drives it while wearing a captain's hat and singing "What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor".
** When Mike fixes the Hubble Space Telescope with the S.O.L.'s robotic arms, and then releases it into space, the Hubble ''falls'' like a waterlogged ship falling into the ocean. The look of incredulity on Mike's face is priceless to any audience members who understand orbital mechanics.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: The riffers have a lot of fun with the fact that the main characters are fooled by the obvious aliens.
-->'''Tom:'''(As Exitor) Then I'll ram my overpositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest, but I'm ''not'' an alien.
* TypesetInTheFuture: The opening credits use the Eurostile font to parody serious science fiction films.
* YourHeadASplode: Servo's dome seems to be a magnet for interocitor beams. Poor bastard.

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