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612 - The Starfighters



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Alyssa Transitoria - 6 days ago

I always feel incredibly filthy watching Crow and Tom reenact the refueling scene...even Tom does a little embarassed/aroused cough. I think the really atrocious movies often have the best segments and the riffin g has so much more room to get up and stretch its legs...one of my faves.


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Jay Michael - 14 days ago

Oddly I actually enjoy this movie....it has a Jarmuschian feel to it....
I've always been know to enjoy "boring" movies....this one is terrible....but I've watched it without riffing and had an odd enjoyment :-/


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K.T. Robot - 25 days ago

I just have to say it again--I LOVE this movie! Great riffing and exceptional host segments. Love, love love!


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Pat Moffit - about 1 month ago

MAMMY


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Sean Barry - about 1 month ago

Whenever I see people in military uniforms, I get just out of sight and holler at them, "A JELLY DOUGHNUT!?!?!?"


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William Johnson - about 1 month ago

I asked my best friend's dad, a retired Lt. Colonel in the Air Force, about the Starfighters and he said they sucked.

I read up on them as well. One website (not sure which one so I can't give credit) said pilots nicknamed the starfighter planes the 'Widowmakers' because of crashes/deaths/etc.


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K.T. Robot - about 1 month ago

I just love the United Servo Academy segment. Its just too precious!


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Crow finally got revenge for Mike ripping up his underoos in Radar Secret Service.


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Crypto Dentist - 2 months ago

Wait, okay, I got it: the conflict, the climax of the film, was that there was almost a conflict and plot, but then nothing happened, so the conflict was resolved. That may be a paradox.


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Stephen A Nathe - 3 months ago

Poopy Suit!!!
"It's Poopy Suit Day!"


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Stephen A Nathe - 3 months ago

better soundtrack than kenny loggins


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Stephen A Nathe - 3 months ago

i was mislead thinking it was something in the same breath as Space Mutiny.

but the Servo choir was beautiful...


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Bolt Vanderhuge - 3 months ago

Huh, so I guess this must be what military hardware fetishists "cleaned their rifles" to before Call of Duty existed. Aaaahh, sweet, sweet jingoism...


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K.T. Robot - 4 months ago

Hey, don't look down on corn detasseling. The pay was excellent for a high school kid. Just a few weeks out of summer vacation, and you never had to ask dad for an allowance advance.


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Aileen Smithee - 4 months ago

Sometimes, when re-watching this, I start to worry that my barbecue sauce just might not be... bold enough.

Also, I notice that the Air Force uniform certainly has a slimming effect on Tom Servo (pl.).


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Mike McCain - 4 months ago

I look up and I see... Crow felching Servo


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Bruce Box-Liker - 6 months ago

"What's the matter? You look like an astronaut who didn't get selected to go into orbit!"

This is the movie's subtle way of establishing "AIR FORCE! AIR FORCE, AIR FORCE, AIR FORCE! THEY FLY!"


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Sean Stewart - 7 months ago

There is no known an-tee-dote for new Extree Bold Cowboy Mike's Own Original Red Hot RICOSHEEEEEYYY Bar B Que Sauce!


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Elisa Farrington - 7 months ago

This is a good episode to have on while you're doing something else... you don't have to see it all. I was surprised though when it seemed Mike was reading the letter too soon... the pilots had just left for Europe where the action was sure to happen to make for a dramatic ending...! I was genuinely surprised... what a boring ending. The music was great though... have a listen while you Photoshop!


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - 8 months ago

I discovered the plot for this movie! It's one big 80 minute commercial for the Starfighter 104!


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Mike Carmona - 10 months ago

The boring car scene in the beginning is strangely similar to the one in The Skydivers, where that Joe guy first comes to town.


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Mr. Beardsley - 11 months ago

This is the only MST3K-ed movie I've seen that is a legitimate struggle to sit through.


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Joe Hogin - 11 months ago

Decidedly un-bold :)


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bahhhhhhhhh da da dahhhhhhhhhh....


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Notice that the movie conveniently glances over the fact that the Lockheed F-104 "Starfighter" was an unreliable, problematic POS of a fighter with an abysmal safety record...let's face it MSTies, they were PRETTY damned lucky that these didn't just fall out of the sky while filming.


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The congressman's voice gives me the willies. It's so smarmy. It reminds me of someone but I can't place it. It's sort of a nasal Jack Nicholson, but I think there's someone else it sounds like. Anyone?


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Andrew Jones - about 1 year ago

This was the first MST3K I saw, it was on the tv in the dorm basement where I was waiting for my roommate to get done schlupping his date. I recall being a bit confused as to what was going on and falling asleep several times during the endless refueling scenes. Fortunately I was a little interested and later was trading bootleg music with a guy who also had MST3K tapes who hooked me up. I like it as a n episode, some sharp sharp riffs and the singing and such but there is so little to work with even the boys can't keep it from putting me to sleep in the third act.


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Jenica Burgos - about 1 year ago

Maybe I'm a bad person, but this is one of my favorites. The impotency jokes, the corn detassling, the crunchy hair, the huge horrifying faces. I love it all. Remember: "We're not here to admire this plane!"


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Fancy Pantserton - about 1 year ago

The F-104 kinda sorta reminds me of the Bell X-1...actually, I think they featured it in The Right Stuff. The way the movie presented it, it was like Yeager sorta just showed up at a base, eyed the F-104, and asked Ridley "Hey Ridley? You got any beeman's?"...Beeman's being lichorice chewing gum...the idea was Yeager says, hey, got any? Ridley says yeah, think I do, then Yeager says loan me some. I'll pay yuh back later, and Ridley says fair enough...but nevermind right stuff subtext. Yeager broke the sound barrier in the X-1. The movie showed him scoffing recruiters for the mercury program, then later showed him looking at the moon wistfully. It then showed him taking the starfighter up, and up, and up further. He took it up so far the intakes couldn't breath anymore, and apparently the starfighter has something to deal with that, which Yeager switched on...I don't recall what went wrong precisely, but something did, and eventually Yeager had to bail out. The bail out involved a fire inside his helmet...actually, this may also have to do with right stuff subtext, on reflection...


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Jerome Montgomery II - about 1 year ago

A lame version of Top Gun


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Fredrick Stafford - about 1 year ago

The producers knew once the word got out on this catastrophe they were in big trouble, so for the foreign version release they quickly retitled it, “Poopie-Suit Pool Party!”


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Slappy Loon - about 1 year ago

This wasn't the worst movie ever (that would be Beast of Yucca Flats) but this one wasn't entertaining in its badness, it was just bad with no entertainment value whatsoever. Not even Mike and the Bots could save it.


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jli@hush.com - about 1 year ago

I enjoy a movie with no plot.


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jli@hush.com - about 1 year ago

43:00 Major Nelson. HA!


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jli@hush.com - about 1 year ago

What this movie doesn’t tell you is the f-104 Starfighter is a piece of crap.


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Terry Canaan - over 1 year ago

IT'S BOLD!


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Fancy Pantserton - over 1 year ago

...and, incidentally, "cordite" is the name given to a series of smokeless gun powders starting with a formulation invented in the UK near the end of the 19th century, beginning with attempts to balance nitrocellulose with nitroglycerin


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Scooter Atreides - over 1 year ago

This was always my second least favorite MST3K episode....However, I just re-watched what was my very least favorite episode: San Francisco International. Surprisingly, I loved it! So I figured it was only fair to give this one another shot, too....Perhaps I'll surprise myself again! :)

PS: It's not that I ever thought either of these episodes was "bad"--the films just seemed too dull to effectively riff on....there are only so many jokes one can make about how boring something is.


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Kiri T. Unicorn - over 1 year ago

How DID the 'bots strip off Mike's boxers? It's an interesting topological puzzle...


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Crow mentions that his sportscar (back then) of a computer has a Sound Blaster 16 and a 4x speed CD drive....plus a 90MHz Pentium. What, no MMX? :-P


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This actually contains a bizarre variation on the invention exchange...Forrester & Co.'s cranial ports and Mike and Co's "Cowboy Mike's Own Original RICOCHEEEEEEEET!!!! Barbeque Sauce!"


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Kelly Slane - over 1 year ago

Seriously, what IS with the music in this movie?


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John Harms - over 1 year ago

Also, is "Refueling" the next chapter of "Deep Hurting" and "Rock Climbing"?


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John Harms - over 1 year ago

Boy, if only they included some drama in this movie, there might be a story...


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 1 year ago

Have you ever known one of those guys who is super into flying and just believes that airplanes are just so intrinsically fascinating that he will tell you the model of every plane that passes by, no matter now little it means to you? This movie must have been made by such a person.


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"Cowboy Mike's own original red hot Ricocheeeee- *pew pew pew* -eeeey barbecue sauce!"
I love this skit, despite the fact that I have no idea what it has to do with the movie. Or maybe, because of that.


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Kiri T. Unicorn - over 1 year ago

All these guys with jets- every one a superhero, every one a Captain Kirk...
They really need a giant, flying, fire-breathing turtle to shoot at.


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Adam Marinello - over 1 year ago

Now the unavoidable question: was it better than Top Gun?


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Childe Harold - over 1 year ago

This episode is making me blush!


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Big McLargehuge - almost 2 years ago

RIC-O-CHEEEEEEET!!! It kills me every time.


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NS - almost 2 years ago

Now that I've seen every episode of MST3K, I can say unequivocally that this one is the sexiest.


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Gal Dagon - almost 2 years ago

I wanted to quote one of the riffs from the refueling scene, but couldn't pick just one.


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stegan o'graphic - almost 2 years ago

kevin murphy's musical riffs really make the later seasons shine.


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Zap R. - almost 2 years ago

I think this was about an old guy trying to dodge another old dudes calls before answering machines were invented.


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o[ ]~~~ "the Acid Queen" Rose B - almost 2 years ago

Gosh, I love that bit about the 'information super highway'. Brings back memories of bits of DOS and dial up that were absolutely perplexing.


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Page - almost 2 years ago

"Soooo, what was Starfighters about?". Umm, uh...jets refueling?


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Neil Connery - almost 2 years ago

This one kicks some serious ass... perfect example of mst3k's alchemical skills... talk about turning crap into gold.


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Mary McDowell - about 2 years ago

Watch just for Servo's song. The riff sin this one are terrific


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Alex Stefanic - about 2 years ago

So....much....nothing...


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NS - about 2 years ago

I /thought/ I saw something resembling a plot, in between the second and third refueling montages. Probably a mirage.


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Shannon Kerr - about 2 years ago

Where was the movie part of the movie?