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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians


Date: Thursday, December 5

Time: LIVE at 8:00pm ET/ 7:00pm CT and tape-delayed to 7:00pm MT/ 8:00pm PT

Run Time: 2 hours (approximate)

Ticketing: Tickets are available by clicking on the orange “Buy Tickets” button. If online ticketing is not available for your location, you can purchase your tickets by visiting the box office at your local participating cinema. 

Just in time for the holidays!

NCM Fathom Events and RiffTrax.com® are overjoyed to bring the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000® (MST3K) back to select cinemas nationwide on Thursday, December 5 LIVE at 8:00pm ET/ 7:00pm CT and tape-delayed to 7:00pm MT/ 8:00pm PT for only one night with a hilarious never-before-seen take on the family “classic” Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.

Join Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of RiffTrax.com® for an uproarious riff on one of the most popular titles in the MST3K catalogue! This one-night event will be your only chance to see the guys fire their wisecracking commentary at Santa Claus Conquers the Martians on the big screen.

Visit the Downloads tab to download free goodies before the show!  PLUS all attendees will receive free access to more digital downloads on event night!


Michael J. Nelson
As the former host and writer of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning Mystery Science Theater 3000®, Nelson has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, written a regular column for TV Guide, and authored many best-selling books.

Kevin Murphy
Perhaps best known as the man behind the plucky red robot Tom Servo on Mystery Science Theater 3000®, Murphy is also author of the bestselling book A Year at the Movies: One Man’s Filmgoing Odyssey and has been a regular contributor to NPR’s Weekend Edition and Wits.

Bill Corbett
A former writer and performer for Mystery Science Theater 3000®, Corbett was the voice of the robot Crow (version 2.0), as well as many other strange characters including the clueless alien The Observer (a.k.a. “Brain Guy”). Corbett is also a screenwriter and an internationally-produced playwright.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
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 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!

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Event Dates: 12/05/2013 12:00:00 AM

Category: Comedy

Tags: comedy