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Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

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NOTE: This commentary is only available on the Collector's Edition DVD from Legend Films.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Mike Nelson (writer and actor, Mystery Science Theater 3000) Rating:10.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by zombking on January 20th, 2008:Find all reviews by zombking
Finally, Nelson gets a track to the worst film of all time, proving that all that hubub that the MST3K writers said about "too much dialog and narration" was malarkey. If that's not enough, then know that Nelson and his pals are going to do ANOTHER track of Plan 9 coming soon from RiffTrax.com.

While it isn't what you would expect from the worst film of all time, and one could imagine that Nelson could have found a lot more to make fun of (no one could cover all of it, though), Nelson manages to cover a lot of ground and keep the film interesting all the way through the end. I might point out that even though Plan 9 is amusing at first, it goes on for far too long and by the end you're hoping for the closing credits, so for Nelson to bring this around is an accomplishment. Nelson working alone just isn't quite as funny as with his cohorts, so be prepared for listening to just one man through the whole thing, unlike your favorite MST3K episodes (one of the best parts of the show was the interaction between the characters.)