Mystery Science Theater 3000

Season 8 Episode 22

Invasion of the Neptune Men

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Aired Unknown Oct 11, 1997 on Comedy Central
7.9
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Invasion of the Neptune Men
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Movie Plot: Invasion of the Neptune Men A horde of invaders from Neptune is thwarted by a rocket technician in disguise.

Intro: After reading a National Geographic story about eyelash mites, the 'bots convince Mike to have the Nanites to eliminate them. Segment One: The Nanite war is going badly because the mites are more powerful. Crow and Tom blame Mike, though they wanted the war. On the planet, Pearl is jealous because of all the attention paid to the Mad Goth, aka Bobo. He has a 40-foot statue unveiled in his honor(with some anatomical additions). Observer convinces Pearl to get Bobo back. Meanwhile, the 'war' is just a big practical joke that the 'bots have played on Mike. They ask why he even got rid of the mites. Segment Two: The 'bots perform a Kabuki play for mike, but he prefers Noh theater. The 'bots get all confused...which may or may not be Mike's revenge for the eyelash mite joke. Segment Three: Just before he leaves the theater, Tom contracts Rogie-Panty Complex, so Mike applies packs of panties to him. Meanwhile, Pearl and Observer try to convince Bobo to leave with them(he may or may not have amneisia), but he wants to stay with his statue. Flavia thwarts their plans, however. Crow says he has Rogie-Panty Complex--he really doesn't, he just wants all the attention Tom is getting. Segment Four: The crew starts to break down as they leave the theater, and they are really struggling with the movie. However, Phantom of Krankor(from Prince Of Space) appears to conquer them. The crew are happy to see someone that is more dignified than the Neptune men. They get friendly with Phantom and even give him a hug. When he leaves, Mike starts to cry(with happiness). Segment Five: Crow has made a suggestion box, which he has filled with suggestions for Japan(which all have to do with the movie). There's even one for Luxemborg--to be thankful they aren't Japan. On the Planet, Pearl and Bobo are in line for the Mad Goth's autograph, just to try and steal Bobo away. She gets frustrated and whacks him with a tablet--which apparenly clears up his amnesia and he becomes Bobo again. However, this exposes Pearl and Observer as not being gods, so Flavia has them captured.

Stinger: The fat little kid falls down.moreless

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  • As big a MST3K fan i am this wasn't one of my favroits

    5.5
    if there's a movie that causes the crew to just step out i'm not a fan of it especially in the "Air fight" that was just lame and boring so i can understand the long silences and the walk out. also even though the exploding Hitler building was funny just a reminder of what WWII was about is a pitaful attempt at entertainment.
  • While Manos may be the worst movie ever riffed on MST3000, Invasion of the Neptune Men may just come close, or at least be the most frustrating.

    10
    The story is of a technician at a space lab who becomes a hero when invaders from Neptune come to Earth, and a group of kids who run all over the place trying to help. What makes this episode special though, is the incessant stock footage of attacks, supposedly World War II stock footage. The surprise appearance of a picture of Adolf Hitler on a building before it is blown up is one of the seminal moments of the entire series. Mike is the victim of an elaborate practical joke involving the Nanites and his eyelash mites, but he gets his revenge by confusing them during a Kabuki play. Tom contracts Rogie-Panty complex, so Mike administers panties to him. Soon the movie becomes too much for the crew, but Phantom of Krankor saves the day by being more dignified than the Neptune men. Crow also makes several suggestions for Japan. Meanwhile, Pearl and Brain Guy are aghast as Bobo is revered as the mad goth on the Roman planet, and has a statue. They try to get him to go with them, but their plans fail and eventually they are exposed as not being gods. Chalk up another classic for the Brains.moreless
Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Tom Servo [2-10], Professor Bobo [8-10] & Cambot

Patrick Brantseg

Patrick Brantseg

Gypsy [8-10]

Bill Corbett

Bill Corbett

Crow T. Robot [8-10] & Observer aka Brain Guy [8-10]

Jim Mallon

Jim Mallon

Gypsy [1-8]

Mary Jo Pehl

Mary Jo Pehl

Magic Voice [4-7] & Pearl Forrester [7-10]

Michael J. Nelson

Michael J. Nelson

Mike Nelson [5-10]

Dan Breyer

Dan Breyer

Roman Bay Player

Guest Star

Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Ned the Nanite/Callipygeas

Recurring Role

Beth McKeever

Beth McKeever

Roman Bay Player

Recurring Role

Paul Chaplin

Paul Chaplin

Roman Bay Player

Recurring Role

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