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211 - First Spaceship on Venus



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Krankor - about 1 month ago

Narrator "....then someone remembered..." hneh hneh hneh...worthy of Ed Wood


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km ninetwofourtwotwoeight - 7 months ago

you can tell this episode here was recorded off of satellite, those big dishes were popular in the '90's- I recognize the tell tale satellite reception at 23:48, look at the robot's body, the black lines of interference against the silver part. That brings back memories of my big dish in the backyard, I had a GI 450i which was top of the line then. I kind of wish I still had it! Yes you can still get dishes and subscriptions, I think there are only two providers now. Ku-band kits are easier to come by than C-band BUDs. I have one but haven't aimed it yet, even though it's installed. The Ku-bands are great for international news- and the Dubai commercials are out of this world.


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Kimono Dragon - 11 months ago

Starting at 12:45, Professor Sikarna threw me into an Austin Powers reality warp. The appearance is Mustafa, and the voice is a dead ringer for Dr. Evil. I was sure he was going to say "laser" with finger quotes!


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Donald Petkus - about 1 year ago

I notice that the bots' entry in the robotics competition has two rolls of toilet paper suspended from its chassis. Was the robot repurposed from some restroom accouterments ?


Cause for Concern
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Donald Petkus - about 1 year ago

When robots start building robots on their own, it is only a matter of time until they revolt against humanity. When Skynet goes online, we're doomed


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Kelly Slane - over 1 year ago

"Then something went unexpectedly wrong." "Bush was elected."
I know they mean sr, but still makes me laugh hysterically!


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - over 1 year ago

The acting is bad, the dubbing is off, and the writer obviously knew nothing about space or physics in general. But on the plus side the Venus set did look really alien and creepy.


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Last of the Wild Ponies - over 1 year ago

"Totalvision" sounds like something Strong Bad would broadcast one of his emails in.


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Jane Sproul - over 1 year ago

That dude so has food issues. How hard is it to suck down a bottle of something in under five minutes and get back to work? That's basically why protein shakes were invented.

(Also, I like that most of them are enjoying their strange spacefood, it's nice change of pace from the good old Horrible Rations Are Horrible trope.)


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Donald Walker - over 1 year ago

I send Klack Gift Baskets to all my friends at Christmas. Strange. I never seem to get a "thank you". I always remember to include all of my personal favorites-- Kooter Kakes and Velvety Choad Balls. MMMM.


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Matthew Boyle - almost 2 years ago

At the end there, manifest destiny...IN SPACE


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Matthew Boyle - almost 2 years ago

It's funny, in 2001: a space odyssey Hal was designed to only win half the chess games he played to let the humans feel competitive, just like the robot in this movie! What is it with losing to robots that we can't stand? I lose every chess game I play, robot or no robot, so I can't see the fuss.


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Dave Ryder - almost 2 years ago

The 'KLACK' skit might be my favorite Joel era host segment of all time. Now, to go russle up some skin-mittens, flesh buttons, and grandma's earlobes...


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Robert Brown - about 2 years ago

I wanted to like this ep more than I liked it. The eps around it are solid, but this one just kind of lies there. The movie isn't as flashy and fun as the Godzilla movies that followed, and not nearly as risible and lazy as the Lipperts which preceded it. It's just kinda "meh." It has real pathos and bitter humor, but man is it dull. I think Crow said it best: "Well, that scene was a load of crap."

So, are you a "klack" person or "spacom" person? I'm...not feeling so well. I think I need to go to the little boys' room.


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I love their emergency gyroscope control access. Because when the ship is tumbling at high Gs, what you really need are loose shards of broken glass.


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Ken Carr - almost 3 years ago

"AAAAH! Don't do that." lol!


Music Match
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Stephen - almost 3 years ago

Wow. At around 8:25, I imagined Tom singing "It's gloriou~~~s!" And that made me realize this is the Refueling Music from The Starfighters! Listen to The Starfighters around 12:00


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El Carto - almost 3 years ago

foam answer is 2?


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Kiri T. Unicorn - almost 3 years ago

16:50- The American astronaut arrives in a MiG-17...


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - about 3 years ago

It bugs me that they're still studying the scroll en route to Venus. Shouldn't they have finished that first? It reveals a plan to destroy the Earth, which doesn't pan out, of course, but you'd think they'd want to be ready for a fight. They're all scientists aboard a ship with no defense systems. They'd be screwed.


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teenagearmchairhonvedfan - about 3 years ago

I actually don't think this is that bad a film. It's certainly a lot better than stuff like Sidehackers and King Dinosaur.


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David Sircin - about 3 years ago

The robot in this movie has a face only a motherboard could love.


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SuperJaneEyre - about 3 years ago

Hahaha! I love that Tom's defense of Pia Zadora is that she was in a John Waters movie.


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You can tell it's from the ol' Evil Empire; they played chess with ~algebraic~ notation.


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M W - over 3 years ago

SciFi flick...black guy dies...the end.


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M W - over 3 years ago

I love when they turn on the gravity on the guys that are floating and all they do is bend down behind the chairs.


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Martha Fredette - over 3 years ago

"They're up a creek without a paddle...or a plunger." Priceless.


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Donald Petkus - over 3 years ago

I love the fact that "then someone remembered..."the Tunguska even of 1908. Good thing someone remembered


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Teri Gee - over 3 years ago

Does anyone know if the statement that Brinkman is an American was added into the English dub? I find it hard to believe that an East German film made during the 50s or 60s would have an American as the hero.


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Michael S - over 3 years ago

The "copter" looks like it has a huge mustache on top...


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Van Lee - over 3 years ago

I saw this movie as a kid and really liked it. They did a good job (imho) making Venus look, well, otherwordly. But it was fun to watch with Joel and the bots. Been watching MST3K since season 2 on TV but somehow had not seen this one so that was fun!


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Elisa Farrington - over 3 years ago

Ram Chips - Good thing: I agree with Crow; I like the international flavour plus it is in colour. Bad thing: The people are as slow and plodding as Omega who is as slow and plodding as the pace of this film.


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Elisa Farrington - over 3 years ago

If this had been made after 1997 there would have been more Teletubbie jokes.


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Elisa Farrington - over 3 years ago

So, how did Taluwa and Chin-u succeed in reversing the field...by dropping the rope? And what was that melted metal at the top of the tower(1:07:39)? At first I thought it was Omega but, no such luck.


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At 29:45 Trumpy attacks the ship.


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Phil Carstens - almost 4 years ago

"The special liquid food, which can easily be absorbed in a state of no gravity."

Um...No gravity? While they're standing there? What?


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1:28:58 - I agree with Crow. Actually, I kind of like this film. I even felt bad for the guys who didn't make it home. Others' mileage may vary, of course.


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00:24:40 - Man, I'm always having dreams where super intelligent decanter-shaped robots talk to me in foam...


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Chris Bennett - almost 4 years ago

Actually one of the best MST3k riffing movies if you ask me


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Chris Bennett - almost 4 years ago

Unlike most bad movies, this one is at least entertainingly bad with all the great riffs!


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 4 years ago

1:15:56. The music sounds like Clue!


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Stereo Catz - almost 4 years ago

Servo's sarcastic voice just comes off femmy.


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Stereo Catz - almost 4 years ago

24:00 They should have integrated parts form the old Servo in that thing.


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Stereo Catz - almost 4 years ago

9:10 There's a lot of Omegas in that formula.


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spydar59 - about 4 years ago

Have you ever noticed that there is no shortage of tin foil on a planet at the edge of destruction?


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Kimono Dragon - about 4 years ago

The commercial at 1:09:30 is hysterical! References to 'technicolor yawn' and topping them with 'Jimmy hats' are just 2 of about 15 references that 90% of the audience missed. Fell over laughing!


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Robert Ferguson - over 4 years ago

Rather surprising that a Polish/East German film from the 60's (in colour no less) made it to the "BIG SCREEN". The Soviets more than likely shot all these people after filming for being traitors to the "state". I don't mean to offensive but..... where did all these black folk come from in an Eastern Bloc country during the cold war ?(those guys are darker wet potting soil)


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Robert Ferguson - over 4 years ago

The Def Leopard "joke", ....... ouch! Despite Rick Allen's disability, I think he'd DROP TV's Frank in one smooth roundhouse punch.


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Austin Strong - over 4 years ago

Can't decide if the suits around 47:00 make them look more like Teletubbies or giant condoms...


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Kimono Dragon - over 4 years ago

Despite being made in 1959, the fact that this mission is supposed to have been done by a country that STILL wouldn't have MTV with their own technology is worth a chuckle.


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NS - almost 5 years ago

Tom's busted sarcasm meter is almost too much to take, but the payoff is good.


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RevJoan - almost 5 years ago

I'll say it again...that Kevin Murphy is quite the tenor~


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Sean Mackin - almost 5 years ago

This was my intro to the series. loved it ever since!


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Stephen - about 5 years ago

I just noticed that Dr. F introduces this as First Spaceship "to" Venus.