She played the youngest sister (Bielke) in the Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof (1964–66). Santa Claus Conquers the Martians ... A dour Martian society decides it must kidnap Santa Claus (and two Earth kids, for whatever reason) to bring happiness to its own downtrodden children. Don't Threaten. Anyone over the age of six or seven will likely be … Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. Although as an actor Zadora's performances have generated critical hostility, she has attained greater critical success as a singer. To do this, Mars needs a Santa Claus figure, like on Earth. She was a marquee headliner at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas during the early 1970s owing to her association with Riklis and Sinatra. Threats … The book, which includes a DVD of the original film, presents the story from the perspective of a now-adult Girmar, who has not only succeeded her father as the ruler of Mars, but also narrates the tale in a 'valley girl' type of language. In 1994, Zadora had a cameo appearance in the comedy Naked Gun 33​1⁄3: The Final Insult. He hired writer Glenville Mareth to develop the idea and Nicholas Webster to direct and made the film through his own Jalor Productions. [30] Kady was named after Zadora's film character in Butterfly, which later inspired the call letters for station KADY-TV in Oxnard, California, after Riklis acquired it in 1988. However, Voldar and his assistants, Stobo and Shim, sabotage the factory and change its programming so that it makes the toys incorrectly. In 2011, Zadora began a small attempt at a comeback with a cabaret show titled Pia Zadora: Back Again, and Standing Tall. With John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon. [11][12], Beginning in February 1998, a remake was rumored with David Zucker as producer, and Jim Carrey attached to play Dropo. When in the 1980s Zadora's film career failed to achieve critical success, she switched her focus to music. "THREE FILM FRONTS: Gaisseau Focuses On Gotham - -'Santa' On Long Island -- Poitier's F.B.I." A 45 RPM 7" single of Milton DeLugg & The Little Eskimos' original performance of 'Hooray For Santa Claus' with The Fleshtones doing their take on the flip! But honestly, few who want to see this so-bad-it's-good flick will care about the quality of the print, as long as it's watchable. Keep it Clean. Money in the bank, the television".[3]. Once this is accomplished, one Martian, Voldar, who strongly disagrees with the idea, repeatedly tries to kill Santa Claus along with the two kidnapped Earth children. [14] On the basis of being multiply recognized by the Golden Raspberry Awards, Zadora was named Worst New Star of the Decade (1980–89) and nominated as Worst Actress of the 1980s. An estimated release date was announced as 2002, though the film was then believed to have gone into development hell. The original 1964 film of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians has become a cult classic thanks to absurd sci-fi shenanigans and its inclusion among the so-bad-it's-good repertoire of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. E1 Entertainment's version from the 2010-11 syndicated television series, This page was last edited on 19 January 2021, at 10:50. Chochem notes that he had seen this coming "for centuries", and says that the only way to help the children is to allow them their freedom and be allowed to have fun. [21] She took the show to The Rrazz Room in San Francisco on June 8 where it ran for five performances until June 12. When they arrive on Mars, Santa and the children build a factory to make toys for the Martian children. In an attempt to get the kids peppy again, Kimar orders the kidnapping of Santa Claus (John Call), hoping that the jolly old toymaker will know how to cheer the children up again. In February, she performed at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and the Kaye Auditorium in Boca Raton. Some may not know, Cinematic Titanic is an off-shoot of MST3k or Mystery Science Theater 3000. List of films in the public domain in the United States, "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Slime Line DVD", "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (2021) on IMDb", Orange County Register review of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians at the Maverick Theater 2006, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Santa_Claus_Conquers_the_Martians&oldid=1001365420, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. In 2012, Zadora performed with the Desert Symphony Orchestra at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California,[26] and appeared on the TV show Celebrity Ghost Stories. Zadora appeared as a child actress with Tallulah Bankhead in Midgie Purvis. Voldar and Stobo come back to the factory to make a deal with Kimar, but when they see the real Santa Claus, they realize that their plan has been foiled. [8], The film was featured in season 3 episode 21 of Mystery Science Theater 3000 in 1991. In 2000, Zadora was nominated at the 20th Golden Raspberry Awards as Worst Actress of the Century, ultimately losing to Madonna. [1], In an interview in June 1966, Levine said he had made 15 "family type pictures" in 18 months "but don't let it get around. 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