Bg
Sign in with or
Club MST3k only gets your name and profile pic, which are public anyway. You can use a fake name.

201 - Rocketship X-M



Viewers_big 1 person watching this episode right now.
208 laughs

Comments (94) Best Riffs (205)

0 laughs

Report
John P. - 6 days ago

Just finished watching this ep. actually enjoyed the movie. Recall Noah Beery Jr. as a clown in Circus Boy from the mid 50's with child actor Mickey Dolenz way before he was a Monkee.


0 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Wyatt Mars - 8 days ago

I hate people who say Kevin Murphy's Servo voice is better. Even though I was born around the time MST3k stopped rerunning. I actually prefer Joshes voice over Kevins. It gives him a more young club guy which makes it alot funnier.


0 laughs

Report
Jennifer Brodsgaard - about 1 month ago

I can finally say u finished this one!


0 laughs

Report

Man. Joel, as a prop comic, really hates Gallagher (whose specials, which include prop comedy, frequently aired on Comedy Central at the time). He goes out of his way to say that Gallagher is really not funny in several episodes. I'm almost surprised that Comedy Central allowed it.


1 laugh

Report

Josh was only 17 when he started on the show. Word is he didn't mesh well with the rest of the cast, who were considerably older. I'm much more fond of Frank and Kevin, but they all worked really well together in Cinematic Titanic. Still, some fans at the time were hugely disappointed by the change. One actually mailed in a six foot banner saying "I HATE TOM SERVO'S NEW VOICE!" Kevin was impressed enough that he hung it in his office.


0 laughs

Report

Link 1 is down. Boy, for a show that ends every episode with the motto "keep circulating the tapes" they sure can make it tricky.


1 laugh

Report

Regarding Joel's invention, sure drummers could use it to get noticed, or they could take a page out of Keith Moon's book.


1 laugh

Report
SaturnHex - 3 months ago

In my book this is where the show begins.


yeah
1 laugh

Report
Fuscia Qstudios - 4 months ago

Frank was awesome right out of the gate.


0 laughs

Report
Look Polish - 4 months ago

T.V.'s Frank was the best. I watched him listing the ingredients of the "Thruster Buster" five times before I could move on. "Oven tempered mealfood" OMG he was amazing.


0 laughs

Report
Buffalo Rider - 4 months ago

Love Frank learning how to push the button at the end. Such a wonderful show.


Why not Hugh?
0 laughs

Report
Donald Petkus - 5 months ago

the SOL crew acknowledged the future TV roles of Lloyd Bridges and Noah Beery jr , but left out Hugh O'Brian's future greatness as tv's Wyatt Earp.


2 laughs

Report
Snuffy Wuffykiss - 7 months ago

I am so happy they replaced Larry. Not only do I think Frank is much funnier, but Larry's high pitched screeching voice just got on my nerves.


1 laugh

Report
Alxndr Mysliwicz - 7 months ago

So happy they canned J elvis from servo duty. man that guy's servo was a total plug.


broken link?
0 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report
Loretta Compher - 10 months ago

The Metacafe link isn't working (at least for me)


Kit Parker Films Copyright?!
1 laugh

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Big McLargehuge - 11 months ago

Both of the Youtube links were deleted due to copyright claims from Kit Parker Films?! What the heck? They have nothing to do with the film at all! -__-

I replaced one of the dead YT links with a Metacafe link I found. I hope it works out for everyone!


Music
1 laugh

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Steve Sutherland - about 1 year ago

Holy smokes! Music by Ferde Grofe?!? He wrote the 'Grand Canyon suite'!


Oh- The PASSION of Rocketship X-M
1 laugh

2 replies Comment-icon
Report

Osa Massen looking very much like she wished she was on the moon at that very moment.


19:00
1 laugh

Report
Stereo Catz - about 1 year ago

I really get the sense here that these two guys are about to make out.


0 laughs

Report
Yong Rubenfeld - about 1 year ago

Wow 58 MSTies here now. I love you mans.


2 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Ryan - about 1 year ago

Watching for the second time tonight. Wow, we're a community.


5 laughs

Report
C. Joseph Osborn - about 1 year ago

If loving Mike Nelson in drag is wrong, I don't want to be right.


9 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Juan Enfermo Bastardo - over 1 year ago

Looks Lloyd picked the wrong movie to quit sniffing glue...


2 laughs

Report
James GreyWolf - over 1 year ago

It just hit me. How the hell do they go down the toilet and into the engine area if the room is swiveled into any position save the one where the toilet is directly over the hole?


2 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Mike Carmona - over 1 year ago

Was this one of the only episodes where Joel, Kevin, and Trace could be heard breathing? From what I can hear, one of them is a deep nose-breather.


2 laughs

Report
Anita Foster - over 1 year ago

My favorite invention exchange prop!


Cabin Design
3 laughs

Report
Donald Petkus - over 1 year ago

The control room isn't very well designed. The pilot has to work the controls in high-g while clinging to a stripper pole while the navigator can sit comfortably at his console.


3 laughs

Report
Creepy Girl - over 1 year ago

14:58 Heh heh. He said "thrust"!


3 laughs

Report
Logan Kamerer - almost 2 years ago

One of the first MYST3K episodes I ever saw!!!! I still use some of these jokes about lloyd Bridges


3 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Barry Ward - almost 2 years ago

One of them (Kevin, I think?) has such a bad nose-whistle in this episode that it's almost distracting.


6 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Nicholas ! - almost 2 years ago

"a mere speck!"-texas guy from movie. "listen! If you don't shut up about everything being so big in Texas we'll cut Alaska in half and make you the third largest state"-Alaska guy from work. but you know us Minnesotans, ever stalwart, i'll kiss ya now mam'


6 laughs

Report
Ken Carr - almost 2 years ago

When the chick was in her lower bunk, the look on her face was like..."I know the old dude up top's trying to be accommodating, but I hope he isn't incontinent." :)


6 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Dave Tuttle - almost 2 years ago

Crow: If I held you any tighter I'd be in back of ya (Grocho Marx, LOVE IT)


2 laughs

Report
Kimberly Hearn - almost 2 years ago

Frank is the bomb! Mike is my favorite but Joel is great too.


5 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Brandon Dove - almost 2 years ago

Good work guys; that was a tough one :(
Do rocket scientists often forget to check the fuel gauge?


CUT ME WITH A COAT HANGER!!
3 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Noah Nelson Nearth - about 2 years ago

Joel says, "Cut me with a coat hanger!" as the guys come up out of the engine room through the "toilet seat" hatch. =^) =^) =^0 =^)
What do you do with a turd (besides this movie) that won't go down the drain? You cut it with a coat hangar...ewwwww. Joel has lived in the real world...another thing that makes this whole production staff that much cooler!!!


2 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Scott Bubb - about 2 years ago

An astronaut that calls meteors meteorites?


4 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Jameson Kampo - about 2 years ago

"A Cream Splunky for me" - Tom Servo
I want a Cream Splunky!


3 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Ray Garraty - about 2 years ago

This film lists an editor. I'd really hate to see what was left on the floor.


11 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Jeremy423 - about 2 years ago

Looks like Loyd picked the wrong week to be an astronaut.


3 laughs

Report
Scott Korin - about 2 years ago

This was the first episode I ever watched. We had just gotten cable hooked up and I happened onto the show while flipping channels. I think it might have been on the original air date, too.


5 laughs

Report

He's dying, & he's STILL giving speeches!


7 laughs

Report

Ah yes, the process of elimination method of human mating: "Think I'm a chauvinistic prick? Well, wait until every other male is dead or incapacitated, and then get back to me." Love is beautiful, isn't it?


2 laughs

Report
Patrick Swayze Christmas - about 2 years ago

What an uplifting movie!


4 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 2 years ago

Tom' Servos "Hal" voice just reminded me of AT&T. There computer has been calling me every other day about a bill that isn't due until the 11th. I told them I figured out what kind of computer they had, they were using a HAL 9000. I don't think the guy got the joke. *sigh* Humor is lost on the very young.


2 laughs

Report
Donald Petkus - over 2 years ago

John Emery also played a jerk in Kronos, destroyer of worlds. Not as much of a jerk, though. I like that movie, but even at 12 I thought I needed suspend disbelief.


7 laughs

Report
Robert Brown - over 2 years ago

Joel's Keanu Reeves impression impresses.


3 laughs

Report
Ron Simon - over 2 years ago

great stuff


5 laughs

Report
Mike Carmona - over 2 years ago

"We had a shot at a usable plot and a conflict that dealt with an obscure alien race - even though it was for like 10 minutes - and what did we do with it? We pissed it RIGHT down our legs!"


8 laughs

Report
Steve Hayes - over 2 years ago

Kevin and Frank just step right in like they've been doing it for years. there deliveries helped form the shows perfect tone.


4 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Donald Petkus - over 2 years ago

Judd Holgren (spelling?) played the reporter interviewing Lloyd Bridges. Holgren played Commando Cody in Zombies of the Stratosphere. Also played an HQ flunky in one of the Rocky Jones epics.


7 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Bruce Ellsworth Reed - over 2 years ago

My dad grew up in the 20's & 30's, my brothers in 40's & 50's and I was a 60's kid. We never treated the women of our family like that, we respected them, we knew they had brains as well as beauty. We still call each other "girls/guys" but these folks are borderline lunatics (aptly called due to where they are trying to head!)


3 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Bruce Ellsworth Reed - over 2 years ago

It's also the second version of cambot, who goes through a number of modifications. Also, Josh kinda grew on you, but he wanted to move on and Frank does a great job at being evil scientist #3. One can tell they got some money due to the two new sets, SOL and Deep 13.


3 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Brian Landsem - over 2 years ago

By the end of the movie, I was really hoping his lungs were going to ache for air. I wonder if NASA used this film to boost morale.


5 laughs

5 replies Comment-icon
Report
Teri Gee - over 2 years ago

What was the point of having every single person on the mission die? I don't get that. They got rid of the dead weight (Walt Disney's doppelganger), and they learned an important lesson. ...and then, what? They die. Phooey. :P


6 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Glenn Wobick - over 2 years ago

"Sorry he's new" Best line for a new assistant ever!


8 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

Looks like he picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue.


5 laughs

3 replies Comment-icon
Report
Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

Oh how I wish I could go back in time to the fifties and tell filmmakers YOU CAN"T LAND A ROCKET ON IT'S TAIL!


6 laughs

Report
Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

When the visitor showed up at about 1:15:00 I couldn't see her very well because I was watching it at low resolution and I couldn't tell who she was. Then she spoke and the first words from my mouth were "Holy Crap it's Mike."


3 laughs

Report
Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

We get it, you're from Texas!


6 laughs

Report
Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

"I was about to cut you up with a coat hanger." That's got my vote for 'Grossest Riff Ever."


8 laughs

3 replies Comment-icon
Report
Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

With two older brothers, I grew up with Mad Magazine. When Joel refers to Al Jafee's Fold-in pages (@20:10), it brought back the memory of them, long buried in the Outer Sanctum of my brain.


4 laughs

Report
Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

Don't you just love Gypsy's one word sentences? 'Mix!'


7 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Austin Strong - over 2 years ago

As a Texan, I wish the Texan guy would SHUT. UP.


4 laughs

Report
chris kaprys - almost 3 years ago

that 'stand by to turn' "like this? ... or like that? ..like that? okay." moment ... aw, priceless.


4 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report
chris kaprys - almost 3 years ago

took me a bit to figure out what tom says at 19:41, so thought i'd share (from wiki) "Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried "Max" Schmeling" (September 28, 1905 – February 2, 2005) was a German boxer who was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932.


4 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Ray Garraty - almost 3 years ago

At 15:10 Joel riffs 'eight tracks and cassettes in stereo" That's from a song lyric; Jackson Browne's 'The Load Out' Relatively obscure. I've seen this episode several times it just connected for some reason. I love when that happens.


4 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report
Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 3 years ago

All right, yeah, I'm just gonna put this out there. Joel, his name is Christopher Reeve, not Reeves. There. I said it, and I'd say it again.


6 laughs

3 replies Comment-icon
Report
Ray Garraty - almost 3 years ago

Be sure to wear a necktie in space


6 laughs

3 replies Comment-icon
Report
MB - almost 3 years ago

At 1:15.53 That gypsy "woman" is Mike isn't it?! :oD


2 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report

Boy, Joel (then Tom @ some point) really beats 2 death the line: "Where do u want 2 b in 2years?". Which is odd too, as it's normally in "5 years".


7 laughs

Report

Dr. F. - "You take-out troglodyte!" :D "Joel-y-cakes."

With TV's Frank helpfully reminding us why nobody looks back fondly on their career in fast food...


8 laughs

3 replies Comment-icon
Report

00:48:30 - Raise your hand if you think that Lloyd morphing into a werewolf at this point would have made the horrid "love" scene infinitely more palatable.

Ew ew ewww!! So far as "romantic" subplots go, I'd rather watch Mitchell spill beer on that hapless call girl again. DX


5 laughs

Report
starman 76 - almost 3 years ago

Joel's BGC-19, Ellen Ripley's load lifter, with the all important back beat


4 laughs

6 replies Comment-icon
Report
Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 3 years ago

Someone explain to me why they would bring guns on a trip to the moon.


3 laughs

Report
Chris Mulligan - about 3 years ago

Crow @ 28:58 haha!


7 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report

Wow, that rocket drawing has got to be one of the most phallic looking things I've ever seen.


5 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report

Watching this one again for the first time in quite a while. Reminds me why I love Frank so much.


4 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Super McWonderfull - about 3 years ago

14:10 - Funniest thing I have ever heard from CROW, and possibly the best laugh I've had from any MST3K movie.


5 laughs

Report
Matt Towler - about 3 years ago

Sebastion Cabot, funny or not funny floating? Very funny, but, impossible.


13 laughs

3 replies Comment-icon
Report
Kelly Slane - over 3 years ago

"Thank you Mr. White Male Reality." ~ pretty much sums up THIS movie


4 laughs

Report
Jake Perkovich - over 3 years ago

what amazing special effects!


9 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report
Classicats - over 3 years ago

The Joel/Trace/Kevin/Frank era will always be the golden years of MST for me. Not that I don't love Mike etc, but I grew up watching those guys I mentioned, and somehow they just all fit together in a good/funky sort of way.


2 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Stephen - over 3 years ago

When he said "Ironic, isn't it?", I was pleasantly surprised that no one riffed: "Don't you think?" That song hadn't come out yet :)


5 laughs

3 replies Comment-icon
Report
Joel Roth - over 3 years ago

yep, Josh Weinstein wasnt doing Servo anymore....hated it at first, grew on me.


3 laughs

Report
Kiri T. Unicorn - over 3 years ago

They HAD to go to Mars. The producers of this cheapo couldn't afford mock spacesuits!


4 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Brad D - over 3 years ago

The first episode of MST3K that I ever saw back in 1991. It remains one of my faves to this day.


4 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Robert Ferguson - over 3 years ago

I'm the gawd,.....I'M THE GAWD.....


4 laughs

Report
Sage Harpuia - over 3 years ago

Texas, a mere speck? Well, compared to Alaska...


1 laugh

Report
Kimono Dragon - over 3 years ago

Lloyd Bridges: "Does this trip to mars scare you? Because it scares the living piss out of me!" "When I think of you going on this trip to mars, what I wouldn't give to be 30 years younger... and a woman!"


4 laughs

5 replies Comment-icon
Report
Kimono Dragon - over 3 years ago

Am I the only one who thinks the astro-physicist look like Walt Disney?


2 laughs

Report
abdulmannan44@hotmail.co.uk - almost 4 years ago

Wow, great episode. Laughed pretty much from beginning to end. Floating wrench WAS funny.


13 laughs

5 replies Comment-icon
Report
Iris - almost 4 years ago

First appearance of TV's Frank, Kevin Murphy takes over as Tom Servo and Mike makes his first guest appearance