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The Galaxy Invader
Riffed by RiffTrax
Riffers Mike Nelson
Kevin Murphy
Bill Corbett
Series None
Date Released August 5, 2011

The Galaxy Invader is a 1985 direct-to-video sci-fi film directed and co-written by Baltimore filmmaker Don Dohler. The monster in the film bears a resemblance to the titular entity from Creature from the Black Lagoon. The film was shot entirely in Maryland. RiffTrax released their riff in August 2011.

Description and Preview

A glowing object careens toward the Earth. A young student sees it fall into the forest ahead of him. Several hours later, a young couple are terrified and wrestled to the ground in their basement by the monster known as the 'Galaxy Invader'. The alien is hunted by a gang of locals intent on cashing in on the creature.


Rifftrax - The Galaxy Invader Sample!

Cast and Crew

  • Richard Ruxton as Joe Montague
  • Faye Tilles as Carol Montague
  • George Stover as J.J. Montague
  • Greg Dohler as David Harmon
  • Anne Frith as Ethel Montague
  • Richard Dyszel as Dr. William Tracy
  • Kim Dohler as Annie Montague
  • Theresa Harold as Vickie Johnson
  • Don Leifert as Frank Custor
  • Glenn Barnes as Alien / Couple at Bar
  • Cliff Lambert as Michael Smith
  • Jerry Schuerholz as McGregor
  • Paul Wilson as Thompson
  • David W. Donoho as Giddings
  • Doug Moran as Turner


  • "Dammit, Great Gazoo! Stop showing off!"

The Great Gazoo was a small green alien visitor who tormented (and occasionally aided) Fred Flintstone on the animated TV comedy "The Flintstones".

  • "Charles Starkweather is confused!"

In keeping with Mike's comments about the film feeling "like a serial killer", he references Charles Starkweather, a man who killed 10 people during January of 1958, when he was 19 years old.

  • "Hello? Can I get a Greatest American Hero suit, at least?"

The Greatest American Hero was a TV action-comedy series that originally aired during the early 1980s. It concerned a high-school teacher who was given a special costume by benevolent alien beings. The suit gave him super-human abilities, but he had lost the instructions so he was not able to use it most effectively, often with comic results (similar to Pumaman).


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