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    Episode 66 – Indestructible Man

    Hello there! Dr. Odd has returned from a stint in jail (and started feeding us again, which is a relief) and has lots of crazy stories, and even crazier new friends… If it sounds like we’re speaking of these things from a place of whimsy it’s because we have no other choice because otherwise we would just lose our minds! This episode we discuss MST3K S4E9 – Indestructible Man, a misleadingly named film that implies that melting something isn’t actually destroying it. Overall, it’s a pretty strange episode, as mid-season episodes tend to be sometimes. Once you’ve finished listening, head over to our facebook page, follow us on twitter, and…

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    Episode 65 – The Land That Time Forgot

    Sometimes space is full of scary monsters and aliens, but every once in a while you meet the coolest dude imaginable. This episode we discuss MST3K S11E7 – The Land That Time Forgot, which is partially a WWI submarine movie, partially a dinosaur slaughtering movie, and also has several subplots involving cavemen that are never resolved. Overall it isn’t a BAD film, just not a good one…   If you haven’t already, stop by and join the MST3K conversation on our facebook page, or follow us on Twitter. And if you really like the show and want to support it, head over to our Patreon page where for just $1…

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    Episode 64 – Hercules Unchained

    Things get creative as we see all of the things we can make out of clam juice, and Dr. Odd eats something he shouldn’t. We also discuss MST3K S4E8 – Hercules Unchained, which, while playing fast and loose with Greek Mythology, actually makes for pretty good fodder for an MST3K episode! Everything from the riffing, to the film to the host segments are spot on in this episode, and it is definitely one of our favorites. Once you’ve finished listening, head over to our facebook page and join the discussion about all things MST3K! You can also follow us on twitter, or leave us a review on iTunes, or the…

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    Episode 63 – Starcrash

    Sometimes when you’re stranded in space with nothing to eat but bologna, lots of things that wouldn’t normally sound good start to sound downright tasty. Even Golden Corral, as we explore in this episode. We also watch and discuss Starcrash – a film that seems like someone watched Star Wars while reading Dune, described both of them to a 5 year old, and then had said 5 year old write a film script. It’s like what would happen if you searched “60’s generic space film” on youtube and just let related videos auto-play for 90 minutes. As a film for MST3K though, it’s wonderfully campy and provides quite a bit…

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    Episode 62 – The Killer Shrews

    Most of the time, our feelings about episodes of MST3K correspond nearly identically with those of our great GIR community. Unfortunately, our discussion of S4E7 – The Killer Shrews is not one of those times… While this seems to be a lot of people’s favorite episode, it actually turned out to be one of our our least favorites (for reasons that we go in depth on in the podcast). This is one of the many great reasons we love MST3K though – it is a show with such variety that it allows everyone to find different elements they love in different episodes. It’s also something that makes our GIR community…

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    Episode 61 – The Beast of Hollow Mountain

    The new year is almost upon us, and we celebrate by making some resolutions, as well as helping Dr. Odd with is love life (for what reason looking back on it now, I can’t fathom). We also watched MST3K S11E5 – The Beast of Hollow Mountain, a film which we’re pretty certain started out as a standard western before some hollywood producer said “YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MOVIE NEEDS IS A DINOSAUR?” and then Beast of Hollow Mountain was born. As a film it’s at least passable,  and as an MST3K episode it’s pretty darn good (SPOILER ALERT: It has one of our favorite Season 11 skits so far). Once…

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    Episode 60 – Attack of the Giant Leeches!

    This week, Dr. Odd gets a visitor. I think I’ll leave it at that and just let you experience it on your own, because it’s very wonderful. We also discuss MST3K S4E6 – Attack of the Giant Leeches, a movie with visuals reminiscent of the old Lucas Arts game “Day of the Tentacle” and the aesthetic of the parts of the old Lucas Arts game “Day of the Tentacle” where you couldn’t figure out what to do next and it was 4 am and your best friend’s basement smelled like farts. It’s an interesting film in that it manages to exist without a single likeable character, but was also a…

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    Episode 59 – Avalanche!

    Things get heated up in space when we try and find out who is going to be the next Mayor of Space. Campaign contributions are made, and Treebus stops by. We also discuss MST3K S11E4 – Avalanche, a disaster film about, you guessed it, and Avalanche. Sorry, did I say “disaster film”? I meant “disaster OF A film”. The first half is pretty boring, and the second half (featuring the aforementioned avalanche) is also kind of boring, but is at least made watch-able by how stupid it is. It DOES make for a pretty great MST3K episode though, so you won’t hear us complain that much. Make sure to stop…

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    Episode 58 – Being From Another Planet

    Summer is almost over which means it’s time to cram as much fun in the sun as you can before fall arrives! Dr. Odd actually took us on a “family” vacation, that unfortunately featured about a 1% to 99% ratio of fun to sun. At least it was nice to get down from space for once… maybe… This week we discuss MST3K S4E5 – Being From Another Planet, a mummy movie so bad that it almost breaks Joel and the Bots, as well as the viewers at home. Both Being From Another Planet and Castle of Fu Manchu are proof that a film can be so bad, that even great…

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    Episode 57 – The Time Travelers

    If you had to guess what Dr. Odd had in his “recently viewed” section of Netflix, what do you think you’d see there? For better or for worse, we find out, and we get a cribs-style tour of his “house”. It’s both enlightening, and exactly what you’d expect. We also discuss MST3K S11E3 – The Time Travelers, a film about a man named Danny who needs to learn about the Butterfly Effect and who by law shouldn’t ever be allowed within 1000 feet of a scientific facility. All joking aside The Time Travelers wasn’t actually THAT bad of a film, and Jonah and the bots are in fine form with…