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821 - Time Chasers



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Bruce Box-Liker - 23 days ago

When you hear Crow talking to himself as he returns from the past for the first time, it's funny to imagine that he's actually crossing paths with the future Crow.


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James GreyWolf - 29 days ago

Just 'cause I had to. 100.


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Tamara Szafranski - about 1 month ago

"We could send Bob Saget to meet Charlemagne." (*snicker*). That pretty much sums it up...


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Peter Larson - about 1 month ago

The mall of THE FUTURE cracks me up every time I watch this episode. I love all the mall jokes.


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Jeremy Allegretta - about 1 month ago

"My grandmother is trying sky diving for the first time..." "and it's not going to go to well if you know what I mean."


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Havok Solo - about 1 month ago

one of my favorites if not top favorites skits between movie time as the scenes with mike and pearl seem so down to earth real and humanistic . . . whatever that means


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Tom sings so much in this episode. Love the 80's blendathon of tunes. I also really like the 'Walkin' on Broken Glass' soundtrack in general. Good to laugh and snooze to.


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Marty? McFly?

Oh, and the obligatory xkcd comic:
http://xkcd.com/716/


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Hailley Petey Plane - 3 months ago

When they're back in 1777, the minute men all run away from the gunfire, and Nick says "I don't think they've ever seen an uzi.".........OH REALLY, NICK?


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Hailley Petey Plane - 3 months ago

At 30:11- it's a dark, leather-clad version of Rowsdower!


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James GreyWolf - 4 months ago

The whole time travel thing is confusing. The Crows... Crow 1 and Crow 2. If Crow 2 goes back in time to warn Crow 1 to NOT warn Mike, I can understand that. But when Crow 1 gets the job at the cheese factory.... that means he never went back to the SOL, which means he never met Eddie, which means he would not have found out about Mike's death on stage, which means he would never have gone back to warn himself to not tell Mike. So, with him keeping the job, there should only be Eddie and Tom on the ship. I'M SO CONFUSED!!!!!!!

Of course, the fact that it is only a TV show makes me getting past the whole confusion thing much easier, but still....


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Keith Richards - 4 months ago

Nick is the worst... JP tells him to get on the problem and try to figure out what went wrong and he says "NO THERE'S NOTHING TO WORK ON." Things are bad in 50 years and he can't figure out an angle to work with a time machine at his disposal? The 'evil guy' is being completely reasonable and even accommodating... not to mention all Nick had to do was play ball and he'd retain access to his machine that could easily undo everything he changed.


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Keith Richards - 4 months ago

If you really think about it, Crow saw a way off the satellite and then executed one of the rare escapes. Crows are smart.


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When will screen writers learn that events in time aren't about linear superposition, but ridged causality.


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Victoria Mayer - 5 months ago

the jogger @15:59 and @16:30 totally looks like he's talking on the iphone5s.


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Stephen A Nathe - 5 months ago

openig scene was cut from Petey Plane's first would-be-spinoff series: PETEY PLANE'S ADVENTURES IN TIME. In the first episode Petey was supposed to meet George Washington and Ben Franklin, but the funding was cut from the PBS budget...


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Bruce Box-Liker - 5 months ago

Here's a dumb question: Do scientists routinely build amazing and perfectly functional wonders of technology, and THEN seek out research funding? Even with projects that don't allow them to go all Biff Tannen at the horse tracks?


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Edmund Wolfe - 6 months ago

"So 50 years from now it'll be... 3 years from now!" ...remarkably accurate honestly, not counting the recycling part.


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The humanity - 7 months ago

I guess I'm alone on this, but I just don't find the Pearl character all that funny, and the opening segment just drags. Nothing can top the invention exchanges with Joel, Forrester and TV's Frank.


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Erik Huntsinger - 7 months ago

Do you think it makes a difference that Mike would have died in the alternative timeline (causing Eddie to come to the SOL)? Though Eddie made Servo a subservient half-bot and Crow certainly despised him, what if Mike became a famous LIVING rock star? Would that make it wrong for Crow to go back and speak with his jerk self of 1/2 hour earlier to convince him NOT to change time? It certainly would become much more of an ethical dilemma for Crow. Can robots make ethical decisions? This experiment raises so many questions (and yes I know it's just a show...)


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David May - 7 months ago

Gosh, the acting in this one is just so bad. No wonder this one of the top episodes. The show becomes almost magical when the material they have to work with is just so naturally repulsive.


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David May - 7 months ago

Pearl and Mike sitting and chatting in the van will always be a big soft spot on my heart for me. Easily one of the most epic and precious moments of the series. It's so nice to see Pearl is an insomniac, just like me. :)


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Derek Norpchen - 7 months ago

He needs *chinderwear*...


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Steve Hayes - 8 months ago

I was just watching @midnight and they ripped off the "You've got male - pattern baldness" joke. I don't know if it's thievery of an homage.


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WaveUrFreakFlagHigh - 8 months ago

Eddie's awesome. I would have LOVED to have seen an interaction between Eddie and Pearl!


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Kelly Slane - 8 months ago

Thank you, Crow, for inspiring all of us to ask for a bad movie's supervisor!


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James Laramie III - 8 months ago

Just a plot hole that bugs me for some reason. Nick needs money to continue his research, right? Here's an idea: use the frickin' TIME MACHINE to make all the money you need ala Back To The Future II, geez! What a maroon.


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Hailley Petey Plane - 8 months ago

During the segments where Pearl and Mike are talking out in space, I was wondering why the camera keeps moving around, and then I realized that it's Cambot floating around and correcting his position. I love those little touches they throw in!


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Corvus - 8 months ago

god damn i love this episode. both the movie and the riffing are sublime, fantastic through and through... there's nothing like some good ol' stupid grandma leaver outers.... and EDDIE is heroic!!


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Well at least the movie had Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream!


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K.T. Robot - 9 months ago

I don't have a clue how time travel would work, but when Nick took Matthew and Lisa 50 years into the future, Matthew took off to give Mr Robertson a call. Now, wouldn't old JK be 50 years older? I don't think he would be heading up any corporation, and most likely would be in a nursing home!


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Atom Manhattan - 9 months ago

Born & raised in Burlington VT so this episode is a personal favorite of mine; I remember when this aired, it was mentioned in the news ahead of time and I couldn't wait to watch this...


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Chris Markovic - 9 months ago

Pearl's got a nice vintage Fisher Price baby monitor there.


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Errol1220 - 9 months ago

The other spare Crow left in 1985 Wisconsin: "Heh... well...cheese ain't gonna cut itself... huh?"


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Sooo how does a corporate executive have the power to silence the media?


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Stephen A Nathe - 10 months ago

Come to MARTIN'S---What Up??!!

classic...


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Scott Bubb - 10 months ago

I love it when they make fun of "COM-PU-TORS." It makes me feel all sophisticated compared to the me of the 80's!


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I SO SO WISH Pearl had gotten more opportunities to interact with the bots! I love her talking to Crow in this, brief exchange though it is, and I love her on the SOL in Delta Knights. Pearl + bots = so much in-character chemistry, and it hardly ever happens! Boooooo ;_; (Yeah yeah, I know the bots are the same actors as Bobo and Brain Guy, but the chemistry is just...different!)


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Chrissy - 10 months ago

I like how Pearl still calls Crow, 'Art'. Love Crow's refusal to accept the movie's star.


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Obsequious Servo really makes me uncomfortable, but I don't know why.


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Tim Pierce - 11 months ago

Poor Matthew. One timeline he dies, the other he's fired.


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Tim Pierce - 11 months ago

0:57:00 Grand Theft Auto: Vermont


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Tim Pierce - 11 months ago

Did they realize you could see Mike's headset when he gets up to smoke in the theater?


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Tim Pierce - 11 months ago

Tom Servo: Best TV character of all time.


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Mike Carmona - 11 months ago

1:14:17 Probably the funniest scene/ riff/ laugh combo in all MST3K!


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Aaron Jeoffrey - 11 months ago

My future self tried to warn me not to watch this movie, but he failed.


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Robert Brown - 12 months ago

You know, for some reason between viewings of this ep, I forget how much I love it. Then I watch it again and it's as though a different spime of me steps into my timeframe and nudges me and I say: You know, for some reason between viewings of this ep, I forget how much I love it....

...well, cheese isn't going to cut itself.


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Teri Gee - 12 months ago

At 13:00, are they really all wearing pink? It looks like it to me.


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I love Pearl and Mike's chats.


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Elisa Farrington - about 1 year ago

If our hero had put that video about Edward Hopper in he would have ended up hob-nobbing with artists instead of Gen-Corps poopie heads.


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Lauren Tjarks - about 1 year ago

Psh, my grandma went skydiving when she turned 80. (Yes, it's true.)


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Mod-God - about 1 year ago

The 'Riffs' in this actually sound like the cast. In and out of tabs, I can't tell when the scrip ends and the riff begins, making it hilarious.


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Anita Foster - about 1 year ago

That moss has taken a liken to that tree....hehhehehehee


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James Krummel - over 1 year ago

The intro skit when Mike finally gets tired of Servo's "Danger Will Robinson! Danger!" and shoves him to the ground cracks me the heck up. Especially with Servo's cry out when he falls. Earned my vote right then and there.


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Ken Beatty - over 1 year ago

You know what I love most about mst3k? There is always something new to hear/see, no matter how many times you watch an episode. For me, I have watched this one a dozen times at least, and just picked up now that Pearl says,"people can be judgemental about evil" that is so classic!!!!


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Mike Carmona - over 1 year ago

52:01 Why the dramatic "Lisa!"? I mean, what the hell did he expect was going to happen? Dead Lisa and the DeLore--the plane were going to make a perfect landing and she survives?


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Mark Gilleland Jr. - over 1 year ago

I feel a little funny right now. I have lived in Vermont for most of my life and I actually did a little work for Edgewood studios a few years back. The film never got past pre-production. So we spent a good amount of the remaining budget some bar. At one point, I couldn't figure out why so many young people were running around in tuxedos. Turns out it was prom night. We almost got locked out of the studio. No one could find the keys. Anyway, I remember seeing the poster for this movie in the lobby and had never watched it until now. Guess I didn't miss much.


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Fredrick Stafford - over 1 year ago

This past summer I took a road trip up to Vermont to catch up with the old “Time Chasers” gang. Here are my observations:

GEN-CORP TECHNOLOGY was purchased sight unseen by IBM during the tech boom acquisition frenzy at the height of the go-go 90’s. When an IBM company representative showed up and found that the whole thing only consisted of a few guys hanging out in their “office” at a branch library and riding around in one of their uncle’s limo rentals, the Gen-Corp domain name was quietly listed for sale.

J.K. ROBERTSON had his white-collar malfeasance finally catch up to him. He served a 4 year term in Federal prison. He did not waste his time though. There he became a certified hairstylist and opened his own shop in town. I dropped in, and while he is still an unsavory unapologetic creep, the man does give a great haircut! I have to give him that.

MATTHEW PAUL did not take his firing well. He held several menial jobs including that of Greeter in the small local grocery store. “Hey, I’ve got this great wardrobe, why let it go to waste?” he often told customers. Later he leased a storefront and opened a consignment shop that offered “Upscale attire for the professional gentleman.” Pathetically, I was told the entire stock was just a few diminutive sized well worn pastel colored suits. His first rent check bounced and as of this writing his whereabouts are unknown.

LISA decided to run the phony 75 year old skydiving granny story anyway. Discredited and terminated, she did not end up with Nick though. She was often overheard at the town’s tavern, blowsy drunk, saying, “I’m not going to spend the rest of my life with a man who still uses a F@#&-ing floppy disk drive!” She and airport slacker Marty now have three kids in a two bedroom trailer and she dances at a strip club called Tangents (aka Time Chasers). She works the dayshift if you want to stop in and buy her a drink, please.

NICK is still rocking the same old mullet and riding the same old 10 speed. In between residences, he is crashing on a friends couch. He borrowed twenty bucks from me and assured me he is still doing, “Very important and necessary work at Castleton State College.” On my way out of town I drove past the Castleton campus. I looked over and saw Nick mowing their lawn. He stopped the mower and waved at me with that goofy smile. I pretended I did not see him, floored it, flew out of town, and did not look back until I got all the way to Burlington; I just didn’t have heart.


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John Curtis - over 1 year ago

Mike's "Come to Martin's... what-up?!" in that incredibly white-boy voice cracks me up every time.


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John Curtis - over 1 year ago

I love how, during the opening host segment, Crow finally runs out of alliterative insults and falls back to "You... you suck." It's become my go-to insult of choice when nothing else comes to mind.


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David Sadler - over 1 year ago

By far one of the top 10 of all time!!


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Steve Hayes - over 1 year ago

" I wasn't playing Sun City!"


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Jeff Johnson - over 1 year ago

"Two different plaids? Man, I'm a naked robot and even I know that's a fashion no no."


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Jerome Montgomery II - over 1 year ago

Why the heck the actor played Nick looks like Bill Maher,Ryan Syles and William Russ.


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Matt Marino - over 1 year ago

i haven't read all the comments on this page, so forgive me if i rehash an old comment, but i love the skit where the bots meet Eddie and his shout out to Joel: "that sleepy eyed guy"


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Mitchell - over 1 year ago

God, I loved Lost In Space when I was a kid. Didn't realize at the time that Dr. Smith was the first Queen Of Outer Space.
And of course, Lost In Space is the situation of and a primary inspiration for MST3K. That's why Joel's last name was Robinson.


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David - over 1 year ago

My wife and I visited beautiful Rutland Vermont during the fall foliage season a few years ago. I was sorely tempted to visit the airport to see if I could recognize anything from this movie. I'm also a private pilot so I wouldn't have minded just watching planes some and go. We never did get around to it, but Rutland is a pretty nice little city, regardless of it's infamous place in cinematic history :-)


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Mitchell - over 1 year ago

Either this episode has some of the best MST3K riffs EVER or I should drink absinthe every time I watch!


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Sabrina Domingues - over 1 year ago

You galloping garbage bag of caliginous glop!


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Frederick Jacob Luebker - over 1 year ago

I love young Mike!


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Frederick Jacob Luebker - over 1 year ago

"Free Willy or Mando Cane" lol


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Big McLargehuge - over 1 year ago

I love how childishly obnoxious the bots are being to Mike in the opening segment. It's like they're all hopped up on sugar or something.

"OOOH WILLIAM! OooH the PAIN! That's prettying annoying, isn't it Mike?"


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spadesofthenorthstar@yahoo.com - over 1 year ago

ahh.. feels good to get back to the future


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Wade Biggs - almost 2 years ago

Ooh a 50 cents piece form 2041... except they stopped make those quite awhile ago.


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Edmund Wolfe - almost 2 years ago

I know it's a small detail but I LOVE how well mike pulls off pretending to float from one ship to the other... that's talent right there... AND vaugly realistic!


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John Curtis - almost 2 years ago

One of my favorite episodes... however, here's my problem with it. Castleton Weenie is our hero, right? And Bob Evil is our big-bad? So Middle-management Michael Medved is just kinda a crony of Bob Evil. BUT, he's not really even bad. He doesn't chase them in the Libray/Multinational Global Headquarters, doesn't shoot in the plane, refuses to shoot in the past, and gets killed by big-bad because he's "not evil enough." With me?

So, what happens? Castleton Weenie alters the past so that Bob Evil doesn't learn about the time plane... by totally screwing over Michael Medveal Middle-management. Who was only doing his job! In the "true" timeline, the world doesn't' apocalypse, Bob Evil gets to go be evil somewhere else, and Castleton Weenie gets Fashion Disaster Girl. Michael Med-dead is the only one who gets screwed.

/yes, yes, in the words of Leonard Da Vinci, "hey, what do you want? It's a BAD MOVIE."


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Aileen Smithee - almost 2 years ago

Of the post-Joel eps, this is one of my favorites. It's totally the kind of film that 9-year-old Me would have loved.

Also, I'll grant you Our Hero is kind of colorless and dopey, but he's nowhere near as smug, doughy, and/or obnoxious as the heroes of these films usually are.


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He can't drive a car, but he can ride a horse...


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Actually that's not an Uzi, It's an Ingran Mark 11.


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"Robot from the future..." ... Next Sunday A.D.


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Austin Strong - almost 2 years ago

I love that Pearl's van says "WASH ME" on it when her and Mike are chatting. :)


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David - almost 2 years ago

In Mike's introduction to this episode on the DVD he tells how the cast and producers were really excited when they learned that MST was going to feature their movie (especially pink boy). They even had a viewing party when the episode aired. They were none to happy to see how Mike and the Bots savaged their little film. You have to wonder what they thought was going to happen.


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Scooter Atreides - about 2 years ago

So this unlikeable, mulleted douchenozzle goes joyriding in an experimental time machine so a marginally attractive reporter will play tonsil-hockey with his lame ass...Using the space-time continuum as his own personal "Lover's Lane"...And somehow the cretin has the gall to be SURPRISED that his absurdly reckless actions have repercussions???


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Alex Stefanic - about 2 years ago

My kid sister's favorite episode. She always makes me replay the part where Crow get socked in the jaw about 8 times.


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Smakk Attakk - about 2 years ago

Crow got knocked the f***ed out!!


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Smakk Attakk - about 2 years ago

Hah, if MacGyver's dorky cousin made a movie about time travel.


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Big McLargehuge - about 2 years ago

YES! Time Chasers is back (for now anyway)! I've never been so happy to see such a crappy movie!


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Ryan J. - about 2 years ago

The first two acts of this movie feels like what would happen if a bunch of non-actors with no budget got together and re-enacted Back to the Future Part II.


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Ryan J. - about 2 years ago

The sound effect at 3:40 reminded me of smashing things with a crowbar in Half-Life. :)


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Joe Weintraub - about 2 years ago

"No monologues with poopie pants, please!"


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Robert Ferguson - over 2 years ago

CONTINUITY ERROR!!! @9:11, look closely at dudes bike, the gears are on the LEFT side.


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Jason Edwards - over 2 years ago

And so kids the British ruled us because our forefathers were helping this lunkhead wiz history down his leg.


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Kimono Dragon - over 2 years ago

The 50's & 60's flicks MST3K lampoons simply didn't have special effects available yet. This one has no excuse. These guys chose to make a bad movie. They did it to us on purpose!


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Victoria Mayer - over 2 years ago

Mike Nelson to the lunch room. There's a robot from the future waiting for you.


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Victoria Mayer - over 2 years ago

"GREAT SCOTT! He's a journey fan." "We gotta help him!! I'm coming, MIKE!"


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MyMyMSTie - over 2 years ago

Lesbians... OF THE FUTURE!!!


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Rachel Adams - over 2 years ago

I love it when "Eddie" throws his empties on the theater floor.


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Joshua Kelly - over 2 years ago

just starting this episode is it worth watching long time fan new to site


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NSteve - over 2 years ago

This episode feels experimental, a little uneven; the beginning and ending host segments are sweet, but the middle third goes to some dark places. The movie (original title: "Tangents") was David Giancola's first; he went on to make an embarrassment of cheap DTV flicks and milk his status as "director of Anna Nicole Smith's last movie" for all it was worth.


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RoyalSapien - over 2 years ago

Our hero is repugnant. Thanks, Time Chasers!