"The Pod People (original title Los nuevos extraterrestres, literally The New Extraterrestrials) is a 1983 Spanish science fiction film directed by Juan Piquer Simón. A young boy discovers a lovable alien creature, but the alien's mother is on the prowl.
The film's original draft was meant to be a straightforward horror film about an evil alien on a murderous rampage, but the producers demanded script alterations in order to cash in on the success of Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by featuring a child and cute, lovable alien. Director Juan Piquer Simón was dissatisfied with the final result.
The film was largely forgotten until 1991, when it was lampooned by the famed B-movie-mocking television show Mystery Science Theater 3000. The film features the fictional pop band's performance of 'Burning Rubber Tires', which was lampooned in a sketch on Mystery Science Theater 3000 for its unintelligible lyrics, specifically the chorus, 'hear the engines roll now', which was interpreted by the MST3K cast as 'hideous control now', 'idiot control now' and other variations. The lead singer's after-song gesture of making the A-OK sign, smiling, and saying, 'It stinks' became a recurring in-joke on MST3K.
The film was distributed in the U.S. by Film Ventures International. In common with Cave Dwellers, another Film Ventures release spoofed by MST3K, the opening and ending credits for The Pod People are superimposed over blurred footage from an entirely unrelated movie, in this case The Galaxy Invader (1985). The latter film would later be spoofed by Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy for RiffTrax in 2011."
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