Episode 63 – Starcrash

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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 of riffing fodder, as well as material for skits.

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Episode 62 – The Killer Shrews

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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 so great, because we can all love different parts of the same amazing show, and even find common ground on episodes that aren’t our personal favorites.

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Episode 61 – The Beast of Hollow Mountain

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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).

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Episode 60 – Attack of the Giant Leeches!

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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 monster movie where the “monsters” were so devoid of personality, you couldn’t root for them either. Luckily it was preceded by a rather delightful short, and Joel and the  Bots’ riffing of the film was spot on.

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Episode 59 – Avalanche!

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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.

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Episode 58 – Being From Another Planet

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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 riffing can’t make it entertaining. Buried among the wreckage of this film though, is one of the best invention exchange ideas ever with the Mads’ “Tragic Moment Figurines”, which is a tragedy in and of itself because a sketch that good should have been saved for a much better episode.

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