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401 - Space Travelers



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K.T. Robot - 17 days 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!


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Christine Osborne - 24 days 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 >->;


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BEN P - about 1 month ago

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


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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."


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jli@hush.com - 5 months ago

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


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jli@hush.com - 5 months ago

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


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Boink McRibeye -](:} - 5 months ago

Buzz needs a Prozac!


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SuperJaneEyre - 5 months ago

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


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SuperJaneEyre - 5 months 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.


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Joseph Ewing - 5 months 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.


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Robert Brown - 6 months ago

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


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Sir Seth Unriffed - 7 months ago

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.


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Sir Seth Unriffed - 7 months ago

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.


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Jessica Jensen - 7 months 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?


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Austin Strong - 8 months 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.


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James Suiter - 9 months 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.


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Elisa Farrington - 9 months 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.


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Elisa Farrington - 9 months 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!'


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Elisa Farrington - 9 months 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?


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Elisa Farrington - 9 months 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.


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Elisa Farrington - 9 months ago

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


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Graeme Cree - 10 months 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.


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Bronn K - 12 months 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.


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Chris Markovic - about 1 year 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.


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Jen Glover - about 1 year ago

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


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Kimono Dragon - about 1 year 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...


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Fredrick Stafford - about 1 year ago

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


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Kiri T. Unicorn - about 1 year ago

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


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Kiri T. Unicorn - over 1 year ago

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


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The one, the only Xterra - over 1 year ago

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.


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The one, the only Xterra - over 1 year ago

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.


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Brad D - over 1 year 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.


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Robert Ferguson - over 1 year ago

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


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Chris Bennett - almost 2 years ago

We suggest you all start breathing in shifts


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Leslie @TangentGirlToGo - about 2 years ago

Damn, this movie is disturbing.


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RevJJVQ - about 2 years ago

Crow does an awesome 'Peck'


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Alex Stefanic - about 2 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.