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211 - First Spaceship on Venus



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tonyp102 - 8 months ago
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"Look! It's the most advanced Slurpee machine ever built!" Ha ha, so racist, but fun.


Raymond Renee - 4 months ago
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boy do i love ending an episode with the sound of dr. f throwing up, absolutely magnificent.


Krankor - 12 months ago
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Narrator "....then someone remembered..." hneh hneh hneh...worthy of Ed Wood


tape recorded off of satellite
km ninetwofourtwotwoeight - over 1 year ago
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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.


Dave Ryder - almost 3 years ago
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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...


Robert Ferguson - over 5 years ago
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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)


Robert Brown - almost 3 years ago
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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.


Robert Ferguson - over 5 years ago
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The Def Leopard "joke", ....... ouch! Despite Rick Allen's disability, I think he'd DROP TV's Frank in one smooth roundhouse punch.


Donald Petkus - over 4 years ago
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I love the fact that "then someone remembered..."the Tunguska even of 1908. Good thing someone remembered


Kimono Dragon - almost 2 years ago
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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!


Repurposed?
Donald Petkus - about 2 years ago
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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
Donald Petkus - about 2 years ago
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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


Kiri T. Unicorn - almost 4 years ago
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16:50- The American astronaut arrives in a MiG-17...


Donald Walker - over 2 years ago
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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.


Kelly Slane - over 2 years ago
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"Then something went unexpectedly wrong." "Bush was elected."
I know they mean sr, but still makes me laugh hysterically!


Snuffy Wuffykiss - over 2 years ago
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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.


NS - over 5 years ago
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Tom's busted sarcasm meter is almost too much to take, but the payoff is good.


Last of the Wild Ponies - over 2 years ago
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"Totalvision" sounds like something Strong Bad would broadcast one of his emails in.


SuperJaneEyre - about 4 years ago
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Hahaha! I love that Tom's defense of Pia Zadora is that she was in a John Waters movie.


Jane Sproul - over 2 years ago
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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.)


Matthew Boyle - almost 3 years ago
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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.


Matthew Boyle - almost 3 years ago
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At the end there, manifest destiny...IN SPACE


M W - about 4 years ago
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SciFi flick...black guy dies...the end.


Stephen - about 6 years ago
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I just noticed that Dr. F introduces this as First Spaceship "to" Venus.


teenagearmchairhonvedfan - almost 4 years ago
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I actually don't think this is that bad a film. It's certainly a lot better than stuff like Sidehackers and King Dinosaur.


Martha Fredette - about 4 years ago
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"They're up a creek without a paddle...or a plunger." Priceless.


El Carto - almost 4 years ago
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foam answer is 2?


Stud Cumming doesn't care - about 3 years ago
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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.


M W - about 4 years ago
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I love when they turn on the gravity on the guys that are floating and all they do is bend down behind the chairs.


Van Lee - over 4 years ago
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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!


Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 4 years ago
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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.


Music Match
Stephen - over 3 years ago
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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


Michael S - over 4 years ago
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The "copter" looks like it has a huge mustache on top...


Ken Carr - over 3 years ago
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"AAAAH! Don't do that." lol!


David Sircin - about 4 years ago
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The robot in this movie has a face only a motherboard could love.


Teri Gee - over 4 years ago
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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.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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Servo's sarcastic voice just comes off femmy.


Phil Carstens - over 4 years ago
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"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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You can tell it's from the ol' Evil Empire; they played chess with ~algebraic~ notation.


Elisa Farrington - over 4 years ago
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If this had been made after 1997 there would have been more Teletubbie jokes.


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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.


Chris Bennett - almost 5 years ago
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Actually one of the best MST3k riffing movies if you ask me


Elisa Farrington - over 4 years ago
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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.


Elisa Farrington - over 4 years ago
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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.


Chris Bennett - almost 5 years ago
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Unlike most bad movies, this one is at least entertainingly bad with all the great riffs!


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At 29:45 Trumpy attacks the ship.


Kimono Dragon - about 5 years ago
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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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00:24:40 - Man, I'm always having dreams where super intelligent decanter-shaped robots talk to me in foam...


Kimono Dragon - over 5 years ago
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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.


spydar59 - almost 5 years ago
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Have you ever noticed that there is no shortage of tin foil on a planet at the edge of destruction?


Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 5 years ago
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1:15:56. The music sounds like Clue!


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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24:00 They should have integrated parts form the old Servo in that thing.


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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9:10 There's a lot of Omegas in that formula.


RevJoan - over 5 years ago
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I'll say it again...that Kevin Murphy is quite the tenor~


Austin Strong - over 5 years ago
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Can't decide if the suits around 47:00 make them look more like Teletubbies or giant condoms...


Sean Mackin - almost 6 years ago
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This was my intro to the series. loved it ever since!