Teenagers from Outer Space has proven to be a cult classic not only though devoted fans, but through many references and homages made through other films or media. Here are a few of the more prominent mentions of the film
Teenagers had a huge resurgance of popularity after being featured on an episode of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. The episode is interesting, in that despite the removal of the first scene of the film for time reasons, a skit still appears halfway through the show lampooning the deleted scene.
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Tim Burton's epic sci-fi spoof features Martins "blasting the flesh off humans" with ray guns that turn people into skeletons. The film is based off the 1962 Topps trading card series, which makes reference to many Sci-fi films of the time period.
Mission Hill (1999)
The short lived animated show Mission Hill, created by former writers of The Simpsons, featured a character named "Wally" who runs Mission Hill's local movie theater. On the side he makes his own movies, starring his lover Gus.
Destroy All Humans! (2005)
In this popular video game, Teenagers was featured as an unlockable "easter egg" when beating the game, along with Ed Wood classic Plan 9 from Outer Space. This exposed a whole new generation of young people to Teenagers, who may have never otherwise seen the film.
Marienbad My Love (2008)
Mark Leach is trying to write the longest English-language novel ever written. He states: "Marienbad My Love features a filmmaker who believes he is either a prophet of God or the second coming of Jesus Christ, mirroring the real-life claims of Teenagers from Outer Space producer Tom Graeff."
Much has been written about Teenagers in the press. Here's a brief collection of newsmedia about the film and Tom Graeff:
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