This Island Earth is a 1953 science-fiction film, in which aliens abduct earth scientists to help defend their planet. The film is best remembered for its monster character, the Metaluna mutant, with large exposed brain. It was later featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie.
- In the fifth season Muppet Babies episode "Plan 8 from Outer Space," a clip of the alien spacecraft is used to show the abduction of nannies.
- Olan Soule plays a reporter