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807 - Terror from the Year 5000



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Teri Gee - 19 days ago

This is an episode that grew on me. I used to skip it more often than watch it, but my last couple of times through the series, I have really come to enjoy it. It's so much fun and every time Mike says "Oh, Bob.", mocking the doctor, I can't help but smile.


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A man is crossing the lawn in shorts, carrying rope and a shovel. Naturally, the first question anyone would ask is, "Are you going swimming?"


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The humanity - 3 months ago

The brain guy song is actually quite beautiful


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The house's front lawn goes right down to the shore and the jetty, doesn't it? How the hell did the nurse manage to get lost?!


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Hailley Petey Plane - 4 months ago

So he figured out that the statue was from the year 5200 A.D. by just doing math? Didn't have to run any tests on the material, or...?


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Jane Sproul - 5 months ago

I finally signed up despite my hatred of signing up for things just to tell the world that if thinking Mike hugging Servo in this opening isn't unbearably cute is wrong, then I don't wanna be right.


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Pretty sure that the statue wouldn't carbon date from the future because it's based on half-life... so if it was made new in its time and then sent to the scientists in the movie... it should show as new, not *dramatic announcer voice* FROM THE FUTURE. Things never have _more_ carbon than when it's new. And I know, I know "repeat to yourself it's just a show" but it's not the show, it's the movie. I'm just saying. It's the fundamental problem with the plot.


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Don't knock it, Tom Servo's comfort rating of luncheon meats were instrumental in Lady Gaga's meat dress!


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How the hell did Servo get back in the theater by himself?


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Vicente Bello - 7 months ago

the video was taken down! D:


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Teri Gee - 7 months ago

You know...in different circumstances, Kevin could have been a successful crooner. He really does have a lovely singing voice. Mike could have been his accompanist, and even Bill isn't bad as a backup.


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George Whitehouse - 8 months ago

This is by far my favorite episode. The riffs are perfect and the movie is horrible. Just so great.


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Stephen A Nathe - 10 months ago

FRA-GEE-LE'


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outerbark - 10 months ago

This was the very first episode I saw here in Sweden, must have been 15+ years ago. Loved MST3K ever since. Funny how they messed up the time on the wall clock in a movie that has time travel in it. Hmm...


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Stephen A Nathe - 10 months ago

the lady from the future/fake nurse(SALOME JENS) played the female changeling/Founder on ST:DS9----she's really cute in this, preferably w/out the radiation sores... :D


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Tim Pierce - 11 months ago

Does anyone else want to grab Tom Servo and just hug him?


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Is Mike the Frugal Gourmet?!?


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John Carnahan - about 1 year ago

I hate that they used the Observers for so many of the stingers.


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 1 year ago

I wonder if the Observers actually sung that song or was it snyc'd?


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Joseph Ewing - over 1 year ago

1:12:07 Accidental ball sack cupping in the background


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James Krummel - over 1 year ago

Okay. Movie was crap. Riffs made it slightly tolerable. But that musical number at 1:08:40 was the tits! Holy cows I could listen to that type of crooning all day. Such perfection.


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Mike Carmona - over 1 year ago

Wow, the mask's transformation is as sparkly and innovative as the witches' from The Undead.


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Big McLargehuge - over 1 year ago

1:30:20 -- Never noticed till now that Bobo lets out an "ATCHKA!" much like Dr. Ted "No Crackers" Nelson.


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Kimono Dragon - over 1 year ago

58:58 Great homage to the Beatles "Hard Days Night". That exact reference was made to Paul McCartney's grandfather on the train. Servo even used his best Liverpool accent. I actually went back in time. Thank you Servo.


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Kimono Dragon - over 1 year ago

58:45 Mike Nelson insults every MSTie. "So now we're going to watch people watching a movie? What's that all about?" And what's worse, we were almost people watching people watching people watching a movie!


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Kimono Dragon - over 1 year ago

As often as people referred to Dr. Hedges by his last name, Mike and the bots didn't jump on it by calling the other person "Benson". There was a whole vein to mine with menthols, 100's, Ultra-lights...


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Michael S - over 1 year ago

Who the heck is her tailor... Sparkletts Water?


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Briggs Gordon - over 1 year ago

An uncomfortable moment during the "non-food pills" sketch: Mike references (and quotes) the Frugal Gourmet. This ep aired the month before the abuse allegations blew wide open. On the upside, the same sketch had a nifty Basil Fawlty imitation by TS. And was that Kaboom cereal in the Observer's bowls?


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Fredrick Stafford - over 1 year ago

Ah yes, peeping, living in an old tool shed, pin-up porn….miss you dad!


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Love Crow's time travel sketch.


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-"He jumped me!"
-"I've had enough of your wild accusations!"
Wouldn't he be pretty sure whether or not someone attacked him?


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I like how he just takes highly radioactive material through the air-port in a brown paper parcel.
(Note: to government big brother types who picked up on the words "radioactive" and "air-port" it's just a reference to the movie linked above.)


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Okay, Carbon 14 dating would't tell you how far something has come through time, only how long it has existed which would come to how long it was in the future + how long it was in the past/present. That is to say if it were made in the year 5200 and a year later it was brought back in time and was then dated 3 days later carbon 14 dating would reveal it to be not -3250
some odd years but rather 1 year 3 days.

Also it doesn't work on metals.


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Aileen Smithee - almost 2 years ago

00:47:06 - The trumpet-like noises from the time machine have Crow calling out for jazz great Don Cherry (1936-1995). I


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Aileen Smithee - almost 2 years ago

"Now you're suggesting that bologna has no insulating properties? Look, it's really cold, you're nude, and all you have is some bologna, and you refuse to wear it because it's absurd? That's really sad, Mike!"

Tom just wanted the chance to have Mike sing the Animaniacs theme.

(Nice J. Peterman homage there, too, Tom. Totally Nineties!)


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Big McLargehuge - almost 2 years ago

Hey, what's the song that Crow sings for a while after the Terror takes that face out of her bag?


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Big McLargehuge - almost 2 years ago

Maybe it's because it was gone for so long and I hadn't seen it in a while, but I'm finding this episode extremely funny. Funnier than I remembered. I've watched it three time's since it's been put back up.


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If I had the time machine from this episode, I'd go back in time, film this episode, and post it back here.


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Robert Ferguson - about 2 years ago

Servo : "Terror from the year 5000 turned out to be a Ford with BAD brakes" I MUST concur Mr. Servo !!


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RevJoan - over 2 years ago

I said it before and I'll say it again:
Kevin Murphy is beautiful tenor


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Edmund Wolfe - over 2 years ago

Of all the movies MST3K covered, this is the only one that actively angers me... CARBON DATING DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY!!!


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NSteve - over 2 years ago

At least The Creeping Terror got its title half right. The Terror From the Year 5000 doesn't just fail to terrify, but it actually comes from the year 5200. Tisk tisk. Observer musical number in the middle makes it worthwhile.