RiffTrax Live ‘Santa Claus Conquers the Martians’ Coming December 5

Just in time to make your holidays extra cheery, riffers Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy take on that 1964 holiday classic (well, sort of) “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” in their next RiffTrax Live event. Your one-night only chance at this early holiday treat is coming to select theaters on December 5 at 8 p.m. ET thanks to Fathom Events.

Join the gang as they riff on one of the most popular titles in the “Mystery Science Theater 3000” catalogue. "I'm excited to be revisiting this gem, not only because it promises to be a lot of fun, but also because it just wouldn't be the holidays without those beloved Yuletide characters Kimar, Voldar, Hargo, and of course that shockingly stupid Martian, Droppo!” said Michael J. Nelson, RiffTrax creator and former host of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”

In case you wanted more details on the plot of the film, the press release offers these tidbits:

Martian parents Kimar and Momar become concerned that their children Bomar and Girmar have become too attached to television programs from Earth. Their solution is brilliant — if a bit of a non sequitur— they decide to kidnap Santa Claus! The nasty Martian villain Voldar captures two Earth children, Billy and Betty, along with Santa 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.

Click here to buy your tickets and let us know if you’ll be attending!

-Larissa Mrykalo