As most Muppet fans would agree, Muppets from Space might be their least favorite Muppet Movie. I, on the other hand, couldn't really judge what an "awful" Muppet Movie is, since even at their worst, they're pretty good. All that aside, I think I know why people didn't like it so much: First of all, This is possibly the "Star Wars Episode One" of the Muppet films. Something about it didn't "gel" with thee public. Mainly some of the expectation were crushed. Secondly, The music was a key factor. Every Muppet movie has original song, except for this one. These songs best accentuate the Muppets. From Wackyness (Happiness Hotel GMC or Cabin Fever, MTI), to catchy (Moving Right Along, TMM), and even heartfelt (Rainbow Connection, TMM). MFS only had a 70's Funk track. It's good Music, but It doesn't exactly scream Muppets. It's more like a 1970's Blaxploitation flick that way. Third, new puppeteers. Frank Oz, as usual, was directing a movie at the time, so like fifteen people had to fill in (noticibly). And of course, the whole plot. Though revealing Gonzo's an alien (I spoke to people and before the movie, some actually thought he was an alien!) may answer questions, it does delete the mystery of the characteer. The same thing could be done about revealing Nanny's face. I once saw the face of Dr. Claw (from Inspector Gadget), and was disappointed. I was like, Okay, now that I know that, the mystique of the character is gone. ---------------------------------------------------------- HOWEVER there are a few good things about the Movie: Many calssic Muppets made, at least, a cameo apperance. It was the first (but hopefully not only) movie to feature Pepe the Prawn, okay. It was the Muppets, most of all. And it was the best Family movie of the summer (the competition was the Live action Inspector Gadget, Tarzan, and ...I can't think of the rest. They blended into the background!) and it featured F. Murray Abraham.....F. MURRAY ABRAHAM!!!!! (Simpson fans would get that). Not to mention another Big role for Bunsen and Beaker. But to each his own I suppose!