RIFFTRAX LIVE: SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS
Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 7:00 PM
Many have forgotten (or choose to forget) the Santa/Martian wars of 1964: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians bravely attempts to set the record straight. Martian parents Kimar and Momar become concerned that their children Bomar and Girmar (are you picking up the “mar” theme? BECAUSE IT’S VERY SUBTLE!) have become too attached to television programs from earth. Their solution is brilliant, if a bit of a non sequitur—they launch a plan to kidnap Santa Claus!
The nasty Martian villain Voldar (his face is coated in green oil and he has a huge mustache, therefore he’s evil) captures two earth children, Billy and Betty, who don’t hold out for even a minute but rat out our fattest, jolliest elf without a struggle. Voldar takes Santa and the children prisoner and heads off for Mars. Only the bravery of Billy and Betty and the bumbling of a stowaway and “the laziest man on Mars”, Droppo, can foil Voldar’s evil plans!
A classic and popular favorite from the early days of Mystery Science Theater 3000, don’t miss the chance to see Mike, Kevin and Bill revisit Santa Claus Conquers the Martians—with all new riffs—for the first time since 1991!