The Film Crew: Killers from Space (2007) (part 1 of 2)

Well, I started this crazy thing, so I guess it’s up to me to bring us on home, and finish up this retrospective of that legendary side project by the former cast members of Mystery Science Theater 3000. No, not RiffTrax. The other thing. No, not Cinematic Titanic. The other other thing. That’s right, the post-MST3k, non-RiffTrax, non-Cinematic Titanic side project known as The Film Crew!

The Film Crew: Killers from Space (2007) (part 1 of 2)

Our story up to this point: At the behest of boss Bob Honcho (née Bob Rhino), the Film Crew (Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy) began recording commentary tracks for every movie that didn’t have one. With only four movies under their belts before the plug was pulled, they fell somewhat short of that goal, but they did suffer through a well-oiled Steve Reeves, jungle women worshipping a dead alligator, and Rue McClanahan stripping.

This may be hard to believe, but we’ve saved the worst for last.

For the big finish to this series of articles, the Film Crew take on 1954’s Killers from Space, which is one of the most accurately titled films in motion picture history. Except for how the titular characters operate in underground caves, and are never seen in space. And how they don’t directly kill anybody. Unless you count all the people who died laughing at their ridiculous, Muppet-eyed appearance, of which there are many.

Caption contributed by Albert

Oops, there goes a few more. Will the bloodbath never end?

In actuality, Killers from Space mostly documents a young Peter Graves as he drives aimlessly, walks aimlessly, and even flies on a military jet aimlessly. And at one point, for a change of pace, Peter goes to see a movie full of close-ups of insects and lizards. Oh, wait, those are supposed to be giant, man-eating creatures.

Caption contributed by Albert

“I guess this isn’t the 4:35 Avatar showing, is it?”

Killers from Space is a lot like ‘50s drive-in horror movies like Them! and The Creature from the Black Lagoon, only done with zero money or skill. It’s really to the Film Crew’s credit that they have as much fun as they do with this non-space related, killing-deprived film. Let’s take a deeper look.

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Multi-Part Article: The Film Crew: Killers from Space (2007)

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