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109 - Project Moonbase



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Skin Walker, Texas Skin Ranger - about 1 month ago

I know, I know; I should really just relax...But how did this Moon society even develop when they have to pump oxygen into their buildings and space suits! Fine, they can process crater ice to produce the oxygen, but clearly they did not evolve there. In the first episode Rettick states that, "..the atmosphere on The Moon has become so thin and dry that it has become impossible for us to raise food.." but this is clearly Moon-hooey. Every fool knows that The Moon is too small to hold an atmosphere, so who are these people REALLY! I know I shouldn't care, but after two hours of Commando Cody this is really starting to get to me.


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Tanishia Williams - about 1 month ago

Man it's been a while since I last posted. And I can't believe this turkey is my return to watching MST3K. All I can say is this movie was so ridiculous, I almost forgot to be offended. But then there was the bilingual séance. I was like, "Oh,right! Racist AND sexist. Now I remember." Seriously one of the most "accidentally" racist things to ever grace an older movie in my memory, and I've seen the pickaninny zebra in the uncut centaur scene of Fantasia.


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So one person gets into orbit, and four years later there's a complete and permanently-staffed space station - a fully armed and operational battle station, in fact - with regular shuttle runs? That's the sort of productivity the characters in a Stephen Baxter novel can be proud of.


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Vacuum Flower - 3 months ago

At the very end of the final credits, does anyone else see Joel put Servo back on the theater floor? Or is he handing Servo off to Josh? Tom's kind of sideways, not the way Joel normally carries him.


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Thanks whoever decided to put up a metacafe hosted link for this one. One of my alltime favorite episodes and was sad as heck when youtube region locked it.


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Abigail Adams - 6 months ago

I love the way they give their position in miles and landmarks. Like you're trying to find the Howard Johnson's.


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NSteve - 6 months ago

Conspicuous silence when the name "Jack Seaman" appears in the credits.


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David - 6 months ago

The radio relay is 11 miles from the ship. And space stud walked there, climbed a mountain, and walked back in 4 hours?


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Shieldzie - 7 months ago

Am I the only one that lost it when Joel held up the POW! and OOF! cutouts during Commando Cody??


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Roe Walker - 8 months ago

Yeesh! The sexism here is pretty painful. Really, really, really painful.


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After he handed the ant-farm back to Doc Forester it clearly still said Larry.


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Spunkdumpling! Perhaps the most offensive word I’ve ever heard.


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Tanishia Williams - about 1 year ago

If I knew all I had to do to get an instant husband was get stranded on the moon with some unsuspecting sap, I would've done it ages ago!


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Robert Brown - over 1 year ago

That's the absolute worst description of freefall I've ever encountered. You know, given how awful this very early teevee show is, honest to goodness science fiction never had a chance. I'd rather watch "I Dream of Jeannie." Yeesh!


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Robert Brown - over 1 year ago

"Wisconsin's a beautiful place to be."

Yes it is, Tom, oh yes it is. I miss it every day. :-(


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Robert Brown - over 1 year ago

Man, I can't believe they never used those wood cut-out sound effect props again. The bots were pretty blase, but I thought they were totally cool!


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Loretta Compher - over 1 year ago

Sorry if this has already been answered--but which of the bad guys in Commando Cody is Clayton Moore; the guy in the black hat or the white hat? Haven't watched enough Lone Ranger to know the difference. Besides, did they even show his face unmasked?


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Mark Floyd - over 1 year ago

The General to the colonel "turn you over my knee and spank you" WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK!!!! I can see it was written by Heinlein:(( Anyone read The Puppet Masters?


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Elisa Farrington - over 1 year ago

At 58:03 what is the 'Bawka bawka bow now now, bocka now...' referring to? I recognise it but can't place it.


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Elisa Farrington - over 1 year ago

Ram chip moments: Something Good: The classic vintage space music (34:00). Something Bad: Constant ERP ERP ERP beeping and Polly Praddles.


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Fredrick Stafford - over 1 year ago

Of course they had to get married right before the ending credits. It was 1953 and they had to keep it respectable. The audience knew those two were going to knock space boots all the way back earth!


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Aileen Smithee - over 1 year ago

Dr. F - "Come in Joel, my little spunk-dumpling."

o_0 After that endearment, no invention exchange can be truly disturbing. Though you'd think the Mads would know better than to mess with ants after the whole Phase IV thing...


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Kelly Slane - about 2 years ago

@ 23:05 - Did Crow just say "Take a left at L2"? As in Lagrange Point 2? On the far side of the Moon? Wow, that was nerdy. And awesome!


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Brad Gravett - about 2 years ago

This episode probably has the second-most annoying sound of the whole MST series: that awful, incessant ERP ERP ERP ERP ERP ERP ERP ERP alarm that is present in about half of the feature. I can't think of any other noise that gets under my skin other than the machine from The Projected Man.


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Austin Strong - over 2 years ago

According to wikipedia, this movie was unusual in depicting women in roles of authority equal to men. So that would explain the "follow my orders, little lady, or get a spanking" scene, then?


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Olivia P - over 2 years ago

This movie got me curious...is it possible to fall to your death on the moon? I mean, the gravity is so low you'd think even if you fell from a high place, you wouldn't be hurt too bad...or not at all.
Well, I'm not an expert on this kind of thing. But I THINK based on how it is on Earth, in order for a fall to be lethal, it would have to be at a point six times higher than it would be lethal on Earth.
Umm...they DID say you're 1/6 your weight on the moon, right?


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Kimono Dragon - over 2 years ago

Notice they intentionally mis-pronounce her name as "Bright eyes". Only 10 years later, Spaceman Charleton Heston lands on the Planet of the Apes and is called... "Bright Eyes". Coincidence?


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Kimono Dragon - over 2 years ago

These segments pieced together that don't really blend well remind me of Steve Martin's "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"... Well, except that Steve Martin is a genius.


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NSteve - over 2 years ago

Like "Time of the Apes," "Master Ninja" and "Mighty Jack," this movie was pieced together from episodes of a TV show (an unaired American series called "Ring Around the Moon"). So instead of two serial parts followed by a feature, we get two serial parts followed by a bunch more parts of an unrelated serial. The riffing is good and the host segments are classics, but it's hard to find anything to like about the movie.