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310 - Fugitive Alien



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I work in a warehouse. I sing the forklift song at least once a week (in my head). Oh, and can I just say that Mike does an excellent job of making that cattle prod look PAINFUL!!!


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Misterkingdom - 2 months ago

Ken is the most handsome leading man ive seen on mst3k and I've seen a lot of episodes.


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Misterkingdom - 2 months ago

I can never get over the way the main character celebrated right after his girlfriend died.


They tried to kill him with a forklift!!
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Nicholas Timinskas - 2 months ago

Best MST3K ever.


Larry or TV's Frank.....
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It's "Watch Together" today, and when I hit the link it took me to the oft-forgotten K12 ep. Well, 'Fugitive Aliens I and II" are the absolute ~only~ MST3ks I know for certain I've never seen, and I go by it a lot in the season 1-10 list, so it was a choice. I decided (after making deliberate comparisons of the type I usually try to avoid) to see it first with TV's Frank. I have respect for Dr. Earhart, but I had to admit that he's just not a natural 'in front of the camera' type. I don't think his uncomfortable body-cues and blinky delivery are put on (and, on reflection, his voice [while tolerable in its skit-length doses] is a whiny update of CBS Shorts' Joe Besser [the un-funny '3 Stooges understudy' and annoying guest-baby on Abbot&Costello).....I like Gypsy a lot more by Season 3, as well.

Anybody else choose this one over the Watch It Together KTMA link?


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Rod Sturdy - 3 months ago

KEN . . KEN . . KEN !


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Gratuitous Lurking - 3 months ago

This is the song, written for the reference;
This is the song sung by all the MSTies;
HE TRIED TO KILL HIM WITH A FORKLIIIIIIIIIIFT!!!


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Bender Rodriguez - 3 months ago

1:38:37 on Link 1 - see a young Patton Oswalt in a Comedy Central bumper


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 6 months ago

My pick for the Best episode of the season for 3 reasons... 1. The slam on Monsanto in the opening segment (one of the most evil companies on the planet, partly responsible for the future death of humanity.). 2. The first appearance of Mike as Jack Perkins. and 3. "He tried to kill me with a forklift..."


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Matthew Boyle - 6 months ago

he found Ken's piece of cloth next to his daughter's body? So kid Ken was a girl? Or was this another mother and child he killed that wasn't shown in the movie?


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Matthew Boyle - 6 months ago

around 24:23. anyone notice their speed is measured in "space speed"?


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Matthew Boyle - 6 months ago

the world's oldest spaceship is Bacchus 3? So what were bacchus 1 and 2? Airplanes?


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 6 months ago

1:01:52 Hey, look! Off to the right, it's a statue of John the Baptist!


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 6 months ago

41:25 What is Joel doing here? It looks like he's trying to stifle a burp or something.


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 6 months ago

16:12 "Looks like we're out of danger now." Didn't I tell you to get some at that last rest stop?


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Last of the Wild Ponies - 6 months ago

8:38 Sometimes I do the wiggly poo when I eat too much red meat.


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BlueRabbit501 - 6 months ago

This is incredible! Someone took my best fever dream and dipped it in peyote and Asian actors.


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The RED Femscout - 6 months ago

Power Rangers is a lot different than how I remember it.


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Dave Wyman - 9 months ago

Man, I really want one of those caps Cpt. Joe has. If anyone figures out where to get one of those, tell me.


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Jack Glastra - about 1 year ago

Happy birthday, Les... They tried to kill him with a forklift.


A new movie soon to be released (well... maybe...)
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James GreyWolf - about 1 year ago


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Daniel Smith - over 1 year ago

Many years ago, having seen this episode many years before, I was busy reading my way through the SF section of my local library when I came across a gem of a novel called Star Wolf by Edmond Hamilton. As I was reading it, I got a strange sense of deja vu. Turns out, the series this movie was made from was called Star Wolf, and was based on these novels. I call this Syncronerdcity.


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Joshua Bivens - over 1 year ago

Dr. F, you better come have a look at this. Joel and the Bots are making fun of my hair MY HAIR!


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Vacuum Flower - over 1 year ago

Have to say, I find the premise of the movie kind of interesting, as several people said below. If only it were decently executed, but, then, it wouldn't be on MST3k! These are my favorite episodes, when the movie has an element of interest which makes the overall badness of it SO PAINFUL!!


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Katie Green - over 1 year ago

Arg...another one not available in the U.S.


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Ray Garraty - over 1 year ago

At about 28:45, for about 30 seconds I love how everybody at the hospital is running full speed in every direction. I'm busting a gut, it's like the Keystone Cops on cocaine.


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Roll Fizzle Beef - over 1 year ago

Thank you, Servo, I will rememember to use this line from now on: "I'd rather share a needle with Keith Richards." Had me busting a gut.


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Joel's mind at 5:45 - "Oh jeez, should I say 'wrong' or 'awry?' Wrong or awry?? WRONG OR - ah, dammit."


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Robert Brown - almost 2 years ago

"Who's Jack Perkins" doesn't have the resonance of "Who is Merritt Stone." I think it lacks texture.


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Josh Lane - almost 2 years ago

I actually don't think they're gingers it's just part of the helmet, if you look at when they show ken later he has black hair. When they show the commander he's bald and on the wall behind him is a helmet hanging up complete with ginger hair.


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Josh Lane - almost 2 years ago

It looks like they bought all their uniforms at Morks garage sale.


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Jim Rice - almost 2 years ago

This show demonstrates that the most fearsome warriors in our galaxy is an army of japanese gingers.


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Leigh Mccallum - about 2 years ago

Why does the sequel have so fewer laughs?


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Mike Carmona - about 2 years ago

I half-expected a long-haired ape, dressed in a spiffy white suit to come out after the mention of "His Excellency" at 1:02:11. Curse you, Sandy Frank!


lost in translation?
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Sean Barry - about 2 years ago

When the alien is rescued by the humans, why do they keep talking about him not having a space suit on when he, uh CLEARLY has a space suit on? Just sayin...


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S S - about 2 years ago

The original KTMA version with Joel and Josh is so much funnier.


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Joe Ehresman - about 2 years ago

"He tried to kill me with a forklift!" is one of my favorite mst3k songs.


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Joe Ehresman - about 2 years ago

That would be Patton Oswalt at 1:38:00 with what appears to be his not so successful ex-writing partner Bland Catsup.


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John Threll - about 2 years ago

This is a great imported Japanese film/TV show, somewhat cheesy, but still compared to Mighty Jack, this is much better.


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Matt Towler - about 2 years ago

A planet where apes evolved from Ken??


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Andrea Mackey - about 2 years ago

I just watched the mst3k version of the sequel to this, 318 - Star Force: Fugitive Alien II, and didn't find this first one when I searched... ah, browsing, the other search! if the gang does as great a job on this one as they did with "Star Force: Fugitive Alien II" I'm pretty sure I'll be the most annoying, loudest, frequent laughing housemate known to this area. oh well!


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Adam Van Meter - over 2 years ago

You know, I.. I think I would kind of like to watch the original show this is from, unriffed. There's a lot to like, here, except Sandy Frank chopped it up into nonsense. It's a lot less terrible than some of the other things the guys riff on, thats for sure.

Also, my favorite riff in this is when the captain stares Ken down when he tries to steal the ship. "No one beats ME at snap-zooms, I was in Time of the Apes!!"


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Teri Gee - over 2 years ago

Even as cheesy as this movie is, I have to admit that I find Ken (the Wolf Raider) to be fairly interesting as a character. Especially his sudden desire to act out and go exploring. It's like he's never had a chance to do that when he was growing up and was suddenly able to. Yes, I know I'm overanalyzing, but I find Ken to be one of the more nuanced characters on an MST3K movie.


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Steve Kelleher - over 2 years ago

Joe Shishido is actually a decent actor, he's in a lot of Japanese gangster movies. He had his cheeks surgically altered to look the part more.


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Thomas Kirkland - over 2 years ago

Who is this guy? All I know is he is 10 times stronger than any of us and he's a snappy dresser...


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Thomas Kirkland - over 2 years ago

Look...he's coming to...terms with himself. My god...I've been captured by Wayne Newton!


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Thomas Kirkland - over 2 years ago

That's an enemy signal...or a garbage truck backing up...


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Thomas Kirkland - over 2 years ago

I don't want to die here!!! I want to die in the thong section of Victoria Secret!


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Last night, my wife and I started this episode. This morning she say we have to finish it because "I'll always wonder . . .I don't know what I'll always wonder."


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Gregory Robert Dunn - over 2 years ago

I'm the 100th laugh!


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Mod-God - over 2 years ago

I love this episode, so many classic lines!
Ken is a legend.


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Michael S - over 2 years ago

The prison guards remind me of Spaceball Troopers...


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

WHY do I find it so funny when Ordainja, Lord of Kararoo is introduced? I guess because I expect Bruce Lee but I get Arnold from Happy Days...in a goofy hat.


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Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

Anyone else notice the ET-ish face on the ship when it lands at 58:10?


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Teri Gee - over 2 years ago

Rocky has got to be one of the worst "good guys" ever. He decides to test whether or not Ken is a Wolf Raider by trying to kill him with a forklift. What if he'd been wrong? He'd have killed an innocent man! They see Ken adrift in space and Rocky's reaction is to tell them to do nothing about it. He gets knocked out by an injured Ken. What's so great about Rocky, now? Why would Joe not go anywhere without him? Is Rocky's father a high-ranking officer or something and he HAS to take him along?


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chris kaprys - over 2 years ago

when Dr. F warns "remember what i said about hat parties!" .. what's he referring to?


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chris kaprys - over 2 years ago

mike as jack perkins just never gets old. not once ever.


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Chris Lake - over 2 years ago

I actually kind of like the special effects in this film. Also, I'll bet it made more sense before the Sandy Frank treatment.


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Mike Carmona - over 2 years ago

Such a brilliant tactic to display a micro bomb/ device. Just pinch your fingers together, and it looks like you're REALLY holding onto something futuristic!


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The Pewmayman - almost 3 years ago

Over 20 years later, and no giant foam scorpion tail for crow. It's a shame, really...


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Joseph Ewing - almost 3 years ago

The actor who plays Captain Joe, with the chipmunk-like, Dizzy Gillespie cheeks actually had cheek implants put in. It's not cheap to look that goofy.


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Jerome Montgomery II - almost 3 years ago

The only thing this movie is missing is some Power Rangers and Godzilla


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Mr.J - almost 3 years ago

Does anyone know what Crow says at 15:40? The actor says "That's no meteorite." and then Crow says "That's my_______." and then laughs at himself.


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Rachel Adams - almost 3 years ago

It always kills me at 56:33 when she turns around talking on that giant white phone.


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Rachel Adams - almost 3 years ago

Holy cow! How popular is the name Ken in 1960s Japan?


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00:39:22 -

"Ken did it?"

"Those bastards!"

(Almost South Park, six years before the fact. :p )


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Fuzzy Skinner - about 3 years ago

"Crow, I want you to be Ken, and Tom, I want you to be Ken." That line gets me every time.


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Dr. Z - about 3 years ago

Planet of the kens!


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Dr. Z - about 3 years ago

Ahh run more credits!!!


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Stereo Catz - about 3 years ago

52:15 "That answers my question then. I thought you were a wolf raider." But I wasn't sure so I tried to run you over with a forklift.


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Stereo Catz - about 3 years ago

Am I the only one who noticed you can see the left edge of the theater seat cutout in this episode?


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Cris Marko - about 3 years ago

The fugitive alien movies are highly under-rated. I don't know what it is, but all the Japanese movies they riff almost seem like they're made to be riffed...


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Loren Helgeson - over 3 years ago

OK, NOW I get the "We are Ken!" line from the Prince of Space episode.


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Kelly Slane - over 3 years ago

Tragedy tomorrow, Kabuki tonight!


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Kelly Slane - over 3 years ago

As a former mallet percussionist, I LOVE the musical chair! But guys, why make it sound like a vibraphone? It's design lends itself to bells, or at least a xylophone. Vibraphones need pedals and cushions. Just my little niggle. :)


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Can someone please explain how those peoples' faces are being blown back in ripples of flesh -- as if riding a rocket sled -- if they're sealed inside a pressurized spacecraft cabin with NO WIND?


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Robert Ferguson - over 3 years ago

@ about 24:00 min..... one of the "space travelers" face seems to be waving, ahhhh.... don't you need gravity for that ? Oh... and a centrifuge ?
Or perhaps an OUT OF CONTROL PLUMMETING AIRCRAFT ? At least NEAR a gravitational source ?


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Puma Man - over 3 years ago

Great... Now I want Haagen Dazs...


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RevJoan - over 3 years ago

Joel and the bots are making fun of my hair- MY HAIR!


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Kimono Dragon - over 3 years ago

You killed my wife and daughter! No I didn't! Um... ok, then we'll make you an officer in our army. Welcome. Here's your top security clearance.


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Reconst - over 3 years ago

13:30

Remember when Fruitopia was the bomb? Not it's just a one-flavor-variety drink sold only at participating McDonalds.


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Reconst - over 3 years ago

"You betrayed us... TRAITOR!"

I want my last words to be redundant, too.


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NS - almost 4 years ago

Some of this episode's best gags just aren't the same in text...


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Iris - almost 4 years ago

Helmets with curly, strawberry-blonde hair? Why? All I can figure is they're effective at confusing the enemy.


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 4 years ago

The opening scene is rather painful to watch now-- planes flying into a skyscraper.


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Fenix - almost 4 years ago

"The world will never be safe with people like you around." ("Let's kiss")


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Frankie DeMario - about 4 years ago

No! Its not Ken. Its Ken