|819 - Invasion of the Neptune Men|
|Air Date||October 11, 1997|
|AKA|| Uchu Kaisoku-sen|
Invasion from a Planet
|Movie Director||Koji Ota|
|Cast|| Sonny Chiba|
(as Shinichi Chiba)
|Preceded by||818 - Devil Doll|
|Followed by||820 - Space Mutiny|
|“||I know a song about stock footage, it goes like this. Dundundundun EAT IT MOVIE! Take this stupid little cockroach of a film, roll it up SO tight, and ram it up your--"||”|
Slow-moving aliens from the planet Neptune, wearing nosecone-shaped space helmets, attempt to invade Earth in a winged rocketship. But they are thwarted by a mysterious superhero called "Space Chief," who flies around in a rocket-propelled car.  No relation to Prince of Space. We swear.
As with the Gamera movies and Time of the Apes, very young and apparently orphaned Japanese children have unfettered access to all sorts of things that would be completely off limits in America and which, hopefully, are off-limits in real world Japan.
- Many of the invasion scenes in Tokyo featured stock footage of bombings and explosions from World War II Japan (as evidenced by the giant billboard of Adolf Hitler).
- One of the boys owns a toy Robbie the Robot from Forbidden Planet 1956). 
Segment One: The Bots send the nanites to destroy the mites, scorning Mike like it was his idea when things go south. Meanwhile, The Mad Goth, AKA Bobo arrives, making Pearl and Brain Guy want to commit suicide, until Brain Guy convinces Pearl to save Bobo by telling her that Bobo ruining time and space would mean the end of Chicken in a Biskit.
Segment Two: Mike confuses the bots by telling them about Noh Theater.
Segment Three: Tom comes down with a bad case of Roji Panty complex. Meanwhile, Pearl and Brain Guy unsuccessfully make Bobo remember who he really is.
Segment Four: Mike and the Bots are going to lose their sanity when they get a visitor - Krankor!
Closing (Segment Five): Mike and the Bots read suggestions from the suggestion box, all insulting Japan. Meanwhile, Pearl and Brain Guy hit Bobo with a giant slate of rock, making him remember who he is, resulting in him, Pearl, and Brain Guy getting thrown into the dungeon.
Stinger: "Aaaah! What's that?"
Quotes & References
Speed Racer is 60's anime series about a crime-fighting auto racer; Shonen Knife is an all-female Japanese rock band; Sailor Moon is an anime about a team of teenage heroines who wear sailor suit-esque costumes.
- "Thomas the Tank Engine was very cross with Japan and felt he must resort to carpet bombing."
Based on the children's TV series of Thomas the Tank Engine.
- "Enjoy music from "Triumph of the Will."
Triumph of the Willwas an infamous Nazi propaganda film from 1935.
- Servo:"They took out the Hitler Building! Where's everybody gonna go to see Hitler memorabilia?"
- Crow:"All the Hitler rides and games! The Hitler salt and pepper shakers..."
- Mike:"That great restaurant, The Bunker, it's gone, you sons of a...!"
- Crow:"What's next? The Mussolini Mall?"
- Servo:"Followed by the Pinochet Petting Zoo?"
- "Hey, guys, it's turning into The Magnificent Ambersons!"
The Magnificent Ambersons was a 1942 film by Orson Welles, starring Joseph Cotten.
- "It's been a hard day's night..."
- "I want to show you something really big." "It's Crystal Gayle's curling iron."
Crystal Gayle is a singer known for her extremely long hair.
|preceded by: Season 7||MST3K Season 8||followed by: Season 9|
|801||Revenge of the Creature||1997-02-01||809||I Was a Teenage Werewolf||1997-04-19||817||The Horror of Party Beach||1997-08-16|
|802||The Leech Woman||1997-02-08||810||The Giant Spider Invasion||1997-05-31||818||Devil Doll||1997-10-04|
|803||The Mole People||1997-02-15||811||Parts: The Clonus Horror||1997-06-07||819||Invasion of the Neptune Men||1997-10-11|
|804||The Deadly Mantis||1997-02-22||812||The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies||1997-06-14||820||Space Mutiny||1997-11-07|
|805||The Thing That Couldn't Die||1997-03-01||813||Jack Frost||1997-07-12||821||Time Chasers||1997-11-22|
|806||The Undead||1997-03-08||814||Riding with Death||1997-07-19||822||Overdrawn at the Memory Bank||1997-12-06|
|807||Terror from the Year 5000||1997-03-15||815||Agent for H.A.R.M.||1997-08-02|
|808||The She-Creature||1997-04-05||816||Prince of Space||1997-08-16|