PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A mad scientist transforms himself into an aquatic killer.
In an interview, writer Ron Kivett said the script was inspired by an article he read about a species of 'walking' catfish that could live in water and on land. The article theorized that the fish were possibly a mutation. Doctor Leopold refers to the same species of fish in his voice-over narrative.
The formula they all laughed at - Z sub A, A sub T... ZaAt!
When Zaat drinks the medicine in the pharmacy, you can hear the fluid draining from the suit on to the floor.
For its 1999 airing on Mystery Science Theater 3000, Zaat (shown under the title Blood Waters of Dr. Z) was heavily edited. Among the numerous scenes cut were further scenes of the INPIT agents, Dr. Leopold disposing of his victim in a vat of acid, scenes of the locals evacuating, and one bizarre scene where a band of singing hippies is taken to the jail by the Sheriff.
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