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109 - Project Moonbase



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Rosebud - about 1 month ago

The bad guys don't shoot Cody when he's lying on the floor of the garage (too unsportsmanlike?). But when he's flying over the truck, THEN they decide to take out a rifle and try to shoot him out of the sky. Bad guys had class back then.


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Interesting that Servo starts doing the "Slowly I turned" bit when they say "Atlantic City" but they didn't do it during Robot Monster when Niagara Falls is mentioned.


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DarkShadows - 2 months ago

"Come in Joel, my little spunk-dumpling..."

Wow, the censors really were asleep that day, huh?


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jrw.main - 3 months ago

My impression from a friend of the family is that the Heinleins liked how this turned out. It certainly reads more like early Heinlein than Starship Troopers. Which was another film they were happy got made... (!?!?!?!?!?!?! :)


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Bender Rodriguez - 5 months ago

Love the shadow play Joel does in this episode.


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FellaWhite - 6 months ago

The Cat-Women of the Moon riff is a comment regarding a movie titled Cat-Women of the Moon, which used the same props, sets, and costumes as this movie, and the two movies were released a day apart.


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leecrystal1 - 7 months ago

I think I just got it!
He hits the button for commercial sign and gets a treat! How Pavlovian. :)


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David Bowiescock - 7 months ago

Can someone explain the joke at 13:00? "Except for ginseng (jimson[weed])"?


How fortunate this wil....
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Dragon my Tail 2day - 8 months ago

They will think that they've killed the real Dr Zorr...... errrr Commando COdy.......


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Chris Danger Ceolla - 12 months ago

Oh Doctor Bellows lol


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"By this time, my lungs were aching for air!"
"Hey, isn't that from Sea Hunt?"
So I looked up Sea Hunt. The main character's name was Mike Nelson. What are the odds?


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"I need one person to suit up and walk with me on the Moon for the one chance to save our lives. Should I take the commanding officer (who is a trained and experienced astronaut) or the traitor (who tried to kill us all)? ... What am I thinking? It's not even a choice. The commanding officer is a girl. Come on, traitor. Let's go."


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57:55 - They put elevator lights in a rocketship? "I'm sorry, Captain. The altimeter only goes up to the 21st floor..."


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Joel's sound effect cutouts and giant cue cards are probably my favorite riffs here. Not to mention the giant dart and pushbroom suit cleaning brush. It's really a shame the show moved away from such props.


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I love how Joel steps out in front of Crow to try to hide the fact that they can't get the tie back out of his mouth after reeling it in. I kind of expected Trace to use that time to do the job, but I guess it was easier and less risky just to have Joel stand there for the rest of the segment.


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Servo makes a better Cody than Cody.


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Seems like a car or a plane gets wrecked just about every Cody episode. Despite the fact that the bad guys keep complaining about lack of funding and the Cody Institute seems to be a single room lab, they never have a problem getting a new vehicle whenever they need it. Were cars and planes just cheap enough to be disposable?


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kevomatic - about 1 year ago

She's no fun, she fell right over.


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - over 1 year ago

Yes I've kissed a dog, right on the mouth. I do it every day, and i highly recommend it!


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - over 1 year ago

So why don't the thugs just kill Cody? I mean, they have him unconscious or tied up at least half a dozen times and they just leave him alive and walk away every time.


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James Wohlever - over 1 year ago

Only way I could get this to load up was to get to this URL and turn off any Adblock software, otherwise it would just buffer infinitely.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/7763851/0109_project_moonbase/


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Jason Therabbit Hair - almost 2 years ago

I've tried several times and this one just wont load for some reason.


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John Smith - about 2 years ago

This is officially the worst episode. It has the least laughs.


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Steve Sutherland - about 2 years ago

"Inspector 12? He checked my underwear."


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Crypto Dentist - about 2 years ago

You know, this ep has some of the best host segments! (Particularly for season 1)


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Crypto Dentist - about 2 years ago

Okay, I'm kinda finding it hard to concentrate on this film, but today I saw Interstellar and I think this movie is about the same


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Skin Walker, Texas Skin Ranger - over 2 years ago

I know, I know; I should really just relax...But how did this Moon society even develop when they have to pump oxygen into their buildings and space suits! Fine, they can process crater ice to produce the oxygen, but clearly they did not evolve there. In the first episode Rettick states that, "..the atmosphere on The Moon has become so thin and dry that it has become impossible for us to raise food.." but this is clearly Moon-hooey. Every fool knows that The Moon is too small to hold an atmosphere, so who are these people REALLY! I know I shouldn't care, but after two hours of Commando Cody this is really starting to get to me.


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Tanishia Williams - over 2 years ago

Man it's been a while since I last posted. And I can't believe this turkey is my return to watching MST3K. All I can say is this movie was so ridiculous, I almost forgot to be offended. But then there was the bilingual séance. I was like, "Oh,right! Racist AND sexist. Now I remember." Seriously one of the most "accidentally" racist things to ever grace an older movie in my memory, and I've seen the pickaninny zebra in the uncut centaur scene of Fantasia.


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So one person gets into orbit, and four years later there's a complete and permanently-staffed space station - a fully armed and operational battle station, in fact - with regular shuttle runs? That's the sort of productivity the characters in a Stephen Baxter novel can be proud of.


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Vacuum Flower - over 2 years ago

At the very end of the final credits, does anyone else see Joel put Servo back on the theater floor? Or is he handing Servo off to Josh? Tom's kind of sideways, not the way Joel normally carries him.


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Thanks whoever decided to put up a metacafe hosted link for this one. One of my alltime favorite episodes and was sad as heck when youtube region locked it.


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Abigail Adams - over 2 years ago

I love the way they give their position in miles and landmarks. Like you're trying to find the Howard Johnson's.


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NS - almost 3 years ago

Conspicuous silence when the name "Jack Seaman" appears in the credits.


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David - almost 3 years ago

The radio relay is 11 miles from the ship. And space stud walked there, climbed a mountain, and walked back in 4 hours?


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Shieldzie - almost 3 years ago

Am I the only one that lost it when Joel held up the POW! and OOF! cutouts during Commando Cody??


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Roe Walker - almost 3 years ago

Yeesh! The sexism here is pretty painful. Really, really, really painful.


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

After he handed the ant-farm back to Doc Forester it clearly still said Larry.


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

Spunkdumpling! Perhaps the most offensive word I’ve ever heard.


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Tanishia Williams - over 3 years ago

If I knew all I had to do to get an instant husband was get stranded on the moon with some unsuspecting sap, I would've done it ages ago!


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Robert Brown - over 3 years ago

That's the absolute worst description of freefall I've ever encountered. You know, given how awful this very early teevee show is, honest to goodness science fiction never had a chance. I'd rather watch "I Dream of Jeannie." Yeesh!


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Robert Brown - over 3 years ago

"Wisconsin's a beautiful place to be."

Yes it is, Tom, oh yes it is. I miss it every day. :-(


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Robert Brown - over 3 years ago

Man, I can't believe they never used those wood cut-out sound effect props again. The bots were pretty blase, but I thought they were totally cool!


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Loretta Compher - over 3 years ago

Sorry if this has already been answered--but which of the bad guys in Commando Cody is Clayton Moore; the guy in the black hat or the white hat? Haven't watched enough Lone Ranger to know the difference. Besides, did they even show his face unmasked?


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Mark Floyd - over 3 years ago

The General to the colonel "turn you over my knee and spank you" WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK!!!! I can see it was written by Heinlein:(( Anyone read The Puppet Masters?


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Elisa Farrington - over 3 years ago

At 58:03 what is the 'Bawka bawka bow now now, bocka now...' referring to? I recognise it but can't place it.


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Elisa Farrington - over 3 years ago

Ram chip moments: Something Good: The classic vintage space music (34:00). Something Bad: Constant ERP ERP ERP beeping and Polly Praddles.


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Fredrick Stafford - almost 4 years ago

Of course they had to get married right before the ending credits. It was 1953 and they had to keep it respectable. The audience knew those two were going to knock space boots all the way back earth!


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Dr. F - "Come in Joel, my little spunk-dumpling."

o_0 After that endearment, no invention exchange can be truly disturbing. Though you'd think the Mads would know better than to mess with ants after the whole Phase IV thing...


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Kelly Slane - over 4 years ago

@ 23:05 - Did Crow just say "Take a left at L2"? As in Lagrange Point 2? On the far side of the Moon? Wow, that was nerdy. And awesome!


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Brad Gravett - over 4 years ago

This episode probably has the second-most annoying sound of the whole MST series: that awful, incessant ERP ERP ERP ERP ERP ERP ERP ERP alarm that is present in about half of the feature. I can't think of any other noise that gets under my skin other than the machine from The Projected Man.


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Austin Strong - over 4 years ago

According to wikipedia, this movie was unusual in depicting women in roles of authority equal to men. So that would explain the "follow my orders, little lady, or get a spanking" scene, then?


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Olivia P - over 4 years ago

This movie got me curious...is it possible to fall to your death on the moon? I mean, the gravity is so low you'd think even if you fell from a high place, you wouldn't be hurt too bad...or not at all.
Well, I'm not an expert on this kind of thing. But I THINK based on how it is on Earth, in order for a fall to be lethal, it would have to be at a point six times higher than it would be lethal on Earth.
Umm...they DID say you're 1/6 your weight on the moon, right?


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Kimono Dragon - over 4 years ago

Notice they intentionally mis-pronounce her name as "Bright eyes". Only 10 years later, Spaceman Charleton Heston lands on the Planet of the Apes and is called... "Bright Eyes". Coincidence?


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Kimono Dragon - over 4 years ago

These segments pieced together that don't really blend well remind me of Steve Martin's "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"... Well, except that Steve Martin is a genius.


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NS - over 4 years ago

Like "Time of the Apes," "Master Ninja" and "Mighty Jack," this movie was pieced together from episodes of a TV show (an unaired American series called "Ring Around the Moon"). So instead of two serial parts followed by a feature, we get two serial parts followed by a bunch more parts of an unrelated serial. The riffing is good and the host segments are classics, but it's hard to find anything to like about the movie.