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Episode 48 – Master Ninja I

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Gizmonic Institutes Radio | 0 comments

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Hello everyone! I hope that you’re enjoying the summertime down on earth, running around and capturing defunct mid-2000’s celebrities on your flip phone app. Or maybe that’s just Dr. Odd.

This episode we discuss MST3K S3E22 – Master Ninja I, a MST3K episode that we didn’t really like that much, riffing a movie that we kind of did like… This paradox has left us shaken to our collective cores – we’ll be over here sitting in the corner, rocking back and forth with our knees clutched to our chests mumbling about racist stereotype accents.

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Episode 47 – Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

Posted by on Jun 26, 2016 in Gizmonic Institutes Radio | 0 comments

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Hello and happy holidays! (whatever holidays those may be).

Dr. Odd has mysteriously disappeared, leaving us completely unsupervised up here in space. Since this was the case, we threw a dart at our space calendar and decided that by our calculations (and we’re both very good at regular math and calendar related math) it was probably prettttty close to the Christmastime holidays down on earth, which is great because our audiolog is about MST3K S3E21 – Santa Claus Conquers the Martians! This episode is truly a treat – the movie itself is poorly made and has the world’s most obnoxious theme song, but it has a lot of heart and is genuinely enjoyable in spots. The riffing from Joel and the bots is SPOT ON this episode. These two factors combine to make this a classic episode – great for watching over and over again, or for introducing someone new to the joys of MST3K.

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Episode 46 – The Unearthly

Posted by on Jun 5, 2016 in Gizmonic Institutes Radio | 0 comments

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Hello everyone! Don’t be scared! That isn’t a living jack-o-lantern filled with fake blood grinning at you! That’s just Dr. Odd with a mouthful of cough drops. A LOT of cough drops. On second thought, maybe you should be scared.

This week we discuss MST3K S3E20 – The Unearthly, a slow-moving garbage barge of a movie that even MST3K riffing failed to salvage. Luckily, this episode is balanced out with a couple of delightful shorts – “Posture Pals” and “Appreciating Our Parents”. These shorts were able to pull this episode back from the void of extreme boredom. Man, is The Unearthly bad. I don’t think we can stress that enough.

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Episode 45 – War Of The Colossal Beast

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Gizmonic Institutes Radio | 0 comments

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I want to start off by saying that it isn’t our fault we ALLEGEDLY might be sky criminals. Unintentional sky criminals. Sorry about the headaches.

This month we watches MST3K S3E19 – War of the Colossal Beast, an unnecessary sequel to a movie that probably didn’t need to be made in the first place. Seth kind of liked some of the makeup? Luckily this episode also featured the phenominal short – Mr. B Natural, which kind of redeems the whole thing. It’s about a demon woman who uses her dark powers to convince middle schoolers to join the band and buy CONN brand musical instruments. It’s… it’s really unique.

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Episode 44 – Star Force: Fugitive Alien II

Posted by on Apr 3, 2016 in Gizmonic Institutes Radio | 0 comments

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Learning is fun! At least that’s what Dr. Odd wants us to believe, and even then, learning all about cheese doesn’t really seem that helpful. This will all (hopefully) make sense once you listen to the episode.

This week we discuss MST3k S3E18 – Star Force: Fugitive Alien II – a “movie” that has both a long, and very confusing title. Also, I put the word “movie” in quotes because this is just another Sandy Frank re-edit of a Japanese television show, except this time it was re-edited to not make any sense at all!

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Episode 43 – Viking Women And The Sea Serpent

Posted by on Feb 28, 2016 in Gizmonic Institutes Radio | 0 comments

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Hello everyone! We’ve been busy up here in space working on our new webcomic Space Buddiez, but not too busy to bring you a new Audio Log!

We discuss MST3K S3E17 – The Viking Women And The Sea Serpent, which is a TERRIBLE movie that even the best riffing has trouble saving. Luckily, it is paired with a 1950’s short about Home Economics, which almost single-handedly redeems the whole episode. Joel and the bots also talk a lot about Waffles. So there’s that too.

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Episode 42 – Gamera VS Zigra

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Gizmonic Institutes Radio | 0 comments

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Why hello there! You’re looking rather nice today. I feel like we’ve been asleep for a while, but it’s hard to tell up here in space… Though now like the most misbehaved toddlers, we’re awake again and full of more energy than we know what to do with! Except we DO know what to do with that energy, and that’s talk about MST3K S3E16 – Gamera VS Zigra!

 

This is a special Gamera episode for a lot of reasons. Firstly, the movie itself is the product of an insane person tasked with creating another Gamera movie when all the good ideas for Gamera movies had been used up two Gamera movies ago. The MST3K episode is as much a love letter to Gamera as it is to the loyal viewers who have survived the season 3 gauntlet of magical flying turtle films along with the cast. It’s a wonderful, special episode, but definitely not for MST3K initiates.

 

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Thanks for listening, and see you next month when we discuss S3E17 – Viking Women And The Sea Serpent!

Episode 41 – Teenage Caveman!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Gizmonic Institutes Radio | 0 comments

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What happens when you mix a robot with some solar palladium he found on an asteroid? Nolbot gets crazy, and Dr. Odd is trying to go to a concert of questionable content (but not the questionable content YOU’RE thinking about, you dirty-minded so and so!). So essentially, just another week for us up here in space.

We discuss MST3K S3E15 – Teenage Caveman, which is a remarkable episode not so much because of the feature itself, but because of the two preceding shorts. Having three separate subjects of riffing makes this episode a unique experience (not to mention you get to see black and white footage of people doing horrible things to natural wetlands in two completely different scenarios).

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Episode 40 – Mighty Jack!

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Gizmonic Institutes Radio | 0 comments

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I’m going to start by listing all of the things we liked about the movie Mighty Jack.

 

Ok, now that we have that out of the way, we can talk about other stuff like mayonnaise, and Golden Corral. Seriously though, this is probably the worst movie ever riffed by the guys at MST3K, and not a strong episode in general. I mean, it’s still an MST3K episode which puts it head and shoulders above other media, but it’s definitely not one we’re going to re-watch any time soon.

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Episode 39 – Earth VS The Spider

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Gizmonic Institutes Radio | 0 comments

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My audio log has a first name, it’s E-A-R-T-H! My audio log has a second name, it’s S-P-I-D-E-R! This week is a very musical audio log where we work on cooking up a bunch of different jingles for a very specific product. Jeff even does a rap! We have fun here.

We also discuss MST3K Season 3 Episode 13, Earth VS The Spider. There are a lot of questionable things in this movie, like the decision to store the corpse of a giant spider inside a 1950s high school science classroom. For example. It’s also one of the few episodes on which Seth and Jeff have a differing opinion, which makes for some interesting discussion as well.

Once you’re done enjoying our songs and MST3K talk, head over to our Facebook page and join the discussion about all things MST3K, follow us on Twitter, and if you’re feeling extra happy because of all of our great singing, go to our iTunes page and leave us a nice review.

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