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

401 - Space Travelers



Viewers_big 2 people watching this episode right now.
111 laughs

Comments (55) Best Riffs (193)

0 laughs

Report
James Wolfe - 11 days ago

Sounds like a Buchla synthesizer with the first sequencer.


0 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report

this episode was recorded in Venetian Vision.


0 laughs

Report
DJburris87 - about 1 month ago

Yeah! Get out Gene!


2 laughs

5 replies Comment-icon
Report
Ozzie Olin - 3 months ago

It's late at night and I can't get my brain to work for me: someone please remind me of the source of the little beeping ditty that Crow does at 27:31-ish. I'm pretty sure it's like a communicator ringing sound from a sci-fi franchise, but it's eluding me at the moment.


1 laugh

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Snuffy Wuffykiss - 5 months ago

A lot of negative commentary on this episode. I think its because the scenario in the film is a bit to real. Gene and the other astronauts face a life or death choice that is just plain discomforting to think about.


4 laughs

Report
Alex C. - 10 months ago

I love how Hackman's wife, in an attempt to comfort and calm him down, reads to him the letter she'll send to the president thanking him for trying to save the men.
"Honey, please calm down. Wanna hear what I've got so far for your eulogy?"


3 laughs

Report
Julio - about 1 year ago

Near the beginning, mission control says something about "seca is go" and tom servo says "they got seka on this flight? chicka WOW"-- seka being an 80's porn star


0 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Robert Brown - about 1 year ago

This is one of my favorite eps, but I seem to be in a distinct minority.

The Dollaroid, the Patrick Buchanan hanky, the Killer Peck skit, the contemplation of maroonment...surely this is entertainment of high merit. Are you not entertained?

Sometimes I just don't get what other people dig about the show, or more accurately, what they don't dig about the show. And I wonder. I suppose it's my anthropological training manifesting itself.

Or perhaps its anxiety: I like this ep so much, I wonder if there's something wrong with me because other people who share my passion for this show do not. Am I missing something, or am I seeing something that isn't there?


0 laughs

Report
Kimono Dragon - about 1 year ago

Opening scene when Joel gives Servo the $5 with his picture on it and Servo says, "What am I a clown? Do I amuse you in some fashion?" At the time, very current Joe Pesci Goodfellas reference. Loved it!


1 laugh

Report
A Silhouette - about 1 year ago

I wonder how many people havent noticed that the mads are saying "a dick" when they sneeze during their invention exchange


1 laugh

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Brent Johnson - about 1 year ago

OMFG!!! So, I've watched this a few times, one of my favs... and yet JUST today (11/18/14) I realized how much of this plot is GRAVITY with Sandra Bullock, right? I mean maybe not, but fun to dream up a conspiracy theory that the blockbuster with the amazing effects could have been inspired by this thing... Alfonso Cuarón sitting at his desk thinking - no one would ever remember or see "Space Travelers" again...


1 laugh

Report
Lewis Nitzberg STINKS! - over 1 year ago

12:52 - Say YES to Yes!!! Roundabout! Awesome :)


3 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Katie Green - over 1 year ago

I have a feeling this is what “Avatar” is going to seem like in 40+ years...clearly this movie was all about the advanced special effects circa 1969...


8 laughs

Report
Bob Smartypants Flores - over 1 year ago

This is the first time I ever encountered MST. Stumbled upon it while I was channel surfing one day. Being a scifi/science geek I remember seeing Marooned as a kid and stopped to watch. Instantly I realized something weird was happening with the shadowy figures and smart-alecky wisecracks. Watched the last 20 minutes of this episode and I was hooked.


2 laughs

Report

I lose it every time I reach the host segment where they do an everything and the kitchen sink list of things that came from the space program and start naming random stuff that didn't.


1 laugh

4 replies Comment-icon
Report
Thomas Mersman - over 1 year ago

Interesting that IMDB has this movie titled "Marooned".


2 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report

I read somewhere, can't remember where, that real astronauts wives were so upset by this movie it forced NASA to make some actual changes. The goodbye scene I imagine would be tough to take. The riffing in that scene some of the best ever though.


0 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
sigmund - almost 2 years ago

Where is John Forsythe in this movie? He has an uncredited part as "Olympus / President" but I don't see him.


3 laughs

5 replies Comment-icon
Report
K.T. Robot - almost 2 years ago

Whew! How did Buzz pass the psychological testing to become an astronaut? What a babababy! Stoney should have shoved him in the opposite direction!


1 laugh

Report
Christine Osborne - almost 2 years ago

-sigh- I have to admit...I started weeping when they were saying goodbye to their wives. I must not have taken my meds today >->;


0 laughs

Report
BEN P - almost 2 years ago

I never get bored of the aaron spelling's house riffs


1 laugh

1 reply Comment-icon
Report

The meanest riffs are the funniest ones...

"We already told you; throw you out! Do you think we're joking? Do you think we're clowns? Are we amusing you?"

"Uh, to two of you, uh, good luck... to one of you... uh, goodbye."


2 laughs

Report
Stereo Catz - about 2 years ago

$50,000,000 huh? Well that covers the rocket fuel, now what about the rest?


3 laughs

Report
Stereo Catz - about 2 years ago

“If you have a husband in space press 1. If you have a dead husband in space press 2.” Not so fast!


1 laugh

Report
Patrick Swayze Christmas - about 2 years ago

Buzz needs a Prozac!


9 laughs

Report
SuperJaneEyre - about 2 years ago

37 minutes until a Space Oddity reference? That shows restraint!


4 laughs

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

Not that they could have predicted how slang would evolve in the next century (or even that the show would become timeless), but, yikes, Joel's riff on the credit for DP Daniel Fapp "I could go for some fappjacks drizzled with butter right about" had some quite unfortunate word choice.


3 laughs

Report
Joseph Ewing - over 2 years ago

My favorite part of this episode is when Joel is holding Crow's head as Crow speaks in the opening segment. There's something really cool about seeing Joel puppeteering Crow, or at least his head.


2 laughs

Report
Robert Brown - over 2 years ago

Baby Jessica? Oh, we're sending our love down the gravity well...


4 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report

I did an interview with the artist who has his fan art shown at the end of the movie. Check out my blog http://iamtheexperiment.wordpress.com/ for the David St. Albans' interview.


1 laugh

Report

Removed Full Movie Link, content removed. Movie is streamable on AmazonPrime and Crackle for a fee. Dailymotion has a free version cut into 15 parts. Disc is available from Netflix.


2 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report
Jessica Jensen - over 2 years ago

Has anyone else noticed that they use the same music in the opening credits of Pod People before the scene when they tell the women her husband died?


4 laughs

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

This movie makes the disasters that could and have happened in NASA's history of manned spaceflight just a little too real. Real enough to make me somewhat nauseous thinking about the actual disasters like this, but they just HAD to make it boring, too. If there was even a whiff of suspense in it maybe it would have been redeemable as a film, but as it stands its almost like an instructional video.


7 laughs

Report
James Suiter - over 2 years ago

Also in the minority. One of the best episodes and best riffing of Season 4. The riffing during the astronauts talking to their wives for the last time and every Gregory Peck riff, "My God! I just won Lotto, I quit! Woooo!" Classic.


5 laughs

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

I love, love, love the cardboard rocket sketch with the whistles, killer Peck, Fugitive trucker and modified NASA lingo. They even copied all the ash trays that were on the conference table.


2 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

Well, I seem to be in the minority for liking this episode. Since no one else is adding riffs, of which there are many, I just added about 20 and they are just from the first half. I agree with Crow when he said 'This is cool!'


2 laughs

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

The vitamin pill, frozen dough, the tie clip, the nylon windbreaker, naugahyde, GIA technology, helicopters, planes, the styrofoam peanut, the bendy straw, margarine, Crest, fireworks and corn dogs are the only things listed that were actually advanced by space technology, right?


1 laugh

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

"Come on, answer so I can make happy hour." I don't know why the drinking jokes for David Janssen's character, but they were funny.


2 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Elisa Farrington - over 2 years ago

16:48 when Joel stands up and all three look to the right like the men on screen.


2 laughs

Report
Graeme Cree - over 2 years ago

The thing to keep in mind in understanding this movie is that the Apollo 11 footage won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1969. People were fascinated by Mission Control sequences and the whole idea of going to the moon. Not much actually happened in Apollo 11 either. They do a lot of Mission Control sequences, they get out, they walk around, they come back. That's it.

As a result, people were willing to watch a movie where you take those Mission Control sequences, add an all-star cast, and a life-threatening emergency. Mission Control stuff isn't interesting today because it's so familiar, but at the time it was.

This is actually one of the better experiments. A good MST3K episode doesn't need an action filled plot. Experiments like The Skydivers and Red Zone Cuba have shown that you can get laughs for the whole two hours doing Stream of Consciousness jokes. That's what a lot of the shorts are about.


4 laughs

Report
Bronn K - almost 3 years ago

I'm in the minority on this, but I actually found this movie really appealing. For 1969, it's got a surprising awareness about space travel and NASA. They did a good job with the free fall scenes, which are never easy to shoot. And Hackman is good. Heck, I think the acting was pretty solid all around. I like that they didn't explain every little detail to the audience-like when Hackman got the giggles from hypoxia euphoria. It was well-aware how implausible a space rescue mission is, which is why the crew was still debating the relative merits of trying to fix the engines, which is equally ridiculous.


2 laughs

5 replies Comment-icon
Report
Cris Marko - almost 3 years ago

Probably my least favorite MST3K episode, simply because this movie is so boring and dull that even the riffs can't bring it to life.


2 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
TV's Jen - almost 3 years ago

Love the ending "Push the button, Frank." of this episode. I don't really know why.


6 laughs

3 replies Comment-icon
Report
Kimono Dragon - about 3 years ago

If anyone else thinks that at 12:21 Crow is doing an impression of the late, and truly great comedian Dennis Wolfberg, please let me know. I had to pause this and go to YouTube to watch a little Dennis Wolfberg...


1 laugh

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Fredrick Stafford - about 3 years ago

Miller I love you, but you were wrong. This really is a BAD movie!


5 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Kiri T. Unicorn - about 3 years ago

0:10:03- Joel is slightly misquoting astronaut Alan Shepard, from his 1961 suborbital flight aboard Freedom 7.


2 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Kiri T. Unicorn - about 3 years ago

01:10:25 Bye-bye, Jim. Say "hi" to Frank Poole for us...


2 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report

And I caught another reference during the third host segment-- Crow says something about "your ILM Skywalkers"...no prizes for guessing what they're talking about.


3 laughs

3 replies Comment-icon
Report

I heard "the Woozle whose name was Peanut" in one of the host segments....either a Winnie the Pooh reference or a very obscure Jeff Dunham reference...keep in mind, Dunham was active back then too.


4 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Brad D - over 3 years ago

While this film by itself is not as awful as many of the others riffed on the show, it still is a laugh riot. Crow's Peck impersonations kill me every time.


7 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Robert Ferguson - over 3 years ago

This movie, ..... is like a visual enema.


10 laughs

Report
Chris Bennett - over 3 years ago

We suggest you all start breathing in shifts


2 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 4 years ago

Damn, this movie is disturbing.


12 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
RevJoan - almost 4 years ago

Crow does an awesome 'Peck'


17 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Alex Stefanic - almost 4 years ago

The movie won an Academy Award for visual effects in '69. That makes it the only Oscar winning movie ever featured on MST3K.