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Welcome to the Satellite of Love, the orbiting home of regular guy hosts Joel Robinson and Mike Nelson, along with their robotic companions: Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo and Gypsy. Join them in this cult favorite series as they embark on a journey of gut-busting riffs on the classic cinematic missteps of yesteryear.
108. The Slime People
The tagline, “Up from the bowels of the Earth, ” is far too polite a description of this 1963 low-budget horror film. Nuclear testing has driven a race of subterranean creatures up through the sewers of Los Angeles, and after defeating the military, they erect a dome out of fog over the city to preserve an inhabitable atmosphere. A small band of heroes-in-the-making, stranded inside the dome, must fight to survive. One could see in this tale of imprisonment and struggle a fascinating parable of Joel, Tom and Crow’s predicament aboard the SoL; but we come to bury The Slime People, not to praise it. What does deserve praise, however, is the surefire comedy born of this tragedy.
Season 1, Episode 8
Original Airdate: December 30, 1989