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314 - Mighty Jack



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DarkShadows - 5 months ago

This one is so bad I really can't bear to watch it even with Joel and the Bots riffing it... :(


brilliance in a booger bush
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800 lb. gorilla - 6 months ago

the lads scoff at the name credited with 'music'. How could they know the greatness awaiting the name of Isao Tomita? If you don't know, look it up.


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Jackie Bole - 7 months ago

one is the loneliest number...


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Krankor - 8 months ago

Heckling your rescuers is hard core,lol. I wonder what the actual dialog is.


"I hope your eyes are still closed!"
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I Am The Button - 9 months ago

Can anybody explain why being locked in a small chamber flooded with blinding light is threatening to *anybody* with control over their own eyes?
Does he twitch often? Can he not help but blink every now and then? Is it a cultural thing? (A question I often fall back on when watching anything from Japan.) Is there a scene missing explaining his problem with keeping his eyes closed? That I wouldn't doubt.
Basically though...
HOW THE FLYING F[circus] IS THAT SCENE SUPPOSED TO BE THREATENING?!


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Zeitgeist Meister - about 1 year ago

Everything about this "movie" (stitched-together TV show) is so infantile, it must have been aimed at children. But then the villain blows his brains out? Yeesh. I was a kid in the 60s and know it was a different time, but that's pretty harsh for a kids show.


Link 2 > Link 1
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DoubleUp - over 1 year ago

Just a heads up Link1 has absolutely no low end (bass), Link 2 sounds great.


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Cris Marko - over 1 year ago

All the guys in this film have the same haircut.


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James Wolfe - over 1 year ago

crows meows are classic.


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DJburris87 - over 1 year ago

Gypsy makes a great dog.


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"Open that door or I shoot her with this gun!"
"Sorry. Can't help you."
"Okay, then. Open the door or I'll shoot her with this freeze ray!"
"Dammit! You win."


Sandy Frank, Butcher of Plots
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The main reason this movie makes no sense is because it takes episodes one and six of an hour-long TV show and mashes them together Sandy Frank style. It's just the beginning and the ending of a story arc. Character development, plot nuances, all went out the window. Add in a few edited-out minutes to fit the MST3K time slot, and you've got a huge steaming dump of a movie.


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - almost 2 years ago

Love that at various points they hum their own songs from previous movies. "Sandy Frank, gads about the house all day..." and "He tried to kill me with a forklift...". Total inside jokes.


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Last of the Wild Ponies - almost 2 years ago

1:05:19 "It's hard to say..." where love went wrong?


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Shape Shafter - about 2 years ago

I think what got me to laugh hardest was when the guy was screwing on the weird multiple silencers. "This one silences it, this one makes it loud again" xD


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Jane Sproul - over 2 years ago

I can't tell if the talking lipstick isn't a good color for her, or if it is, and doesn't flatter on this awful film stock.


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Dr. Z - over 2 years ago

...meanwhile on The Greasy Bastard!


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Matt Towler - over 2 years ago

"Oh for the clarity of 'Mighty Jack'..."


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James GreyWolf - over 2 years ago

In the Doctor's invention, I see the making of a sequel to a Ed Wood classic. Wouldn't you love to see Clay or Clarissa at a theater near you?


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soundcloset - almost 3 years ago

WE had one of those Nissans that told you, "(ding), the door is ajar"; a loaner car at a dealership where I worked. Great obscure reference!


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Teri Gee - almost 3 years ago

A lot of silly string went down during that opening segment.


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Oh and HERE'S a link to Mighty Jack since it keeps getting pulled: http://thefile.me/m4ffn9eyfhwy


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Trying to ascertain the plot of this movie is like driving behind a camper, uphill, with no opportunity to pass. For six hundred miles.


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Richard Deakin - about 3 years ago

Mighty Jack, more like Mighty Crap. Mighty Crappy film if I do say so myself! Where was the plot? Hot Ice? Big Deal, what's the big deal? All I could really get out of this film was Mr. F's legs WOOOW lol, all the bank turns in tha movie, and slow,slow,slooow the plot down! Oh course there was no plot sooo...yeesh!


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Teri Gee - over 3 years ago

So, I have a question. Did anyone who watched this episode on its initial airing actually think there was something happening to the SOL in the opening segment?


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Sean Barry - over 3 years ago

I love the Oceans 11 reference before the George Clooney remake.


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John Threll - over 3 years ago

Seriously, this movie makes Fugitive Alien look like a masterpiece.


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Jaguar Wong Abides - over 3 years ago

Harold Atari is a Mountaineer, LOL, and I can't believe the Boys missed the chance for this Jed Clampett Riff!


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00:19:05 - Japan's answer to Sid "Monkey Boy" Melton arrives. :/


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Joseph Ewing - over 3 years ago

I love this episode, but the four minutes of them making sounds like he's trying to hold pot smoke in really gets annoying after about fifteen seconds.


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John Muoio - over 3 years ago

She'll not have my apple! It's mine.


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Joseph Ewing - almost 4 years ago

1:23:25 He fired like five shots before they ducked. Is it the Sandy Frank editing that screws everything up like that or is it the original Japanese editors?


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Joseph Ewing - almost 4 years ago

36:00 "Hey, give me a turn at that. Wooo, it's fun." Best bit of the episode.


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Joseph Ewing - almost 4 years ago

I wish they hadn't had so many riffs during the opening scene that explains the plot. I at least gathered that Mighty Jack is a team put together to combat an organization called Q, but they spoke over all the other details.


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - almost 4 years ago

I love how most of these riffs are based on old references. I just wonder how the under 30 crowd get some of them? I hope they do!


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Marie, The Herder of Sheep - almost 4 years ago

I love how the Japanese-German guy has an accent, but it's neither German nor Japanese. Though that is, by far, the least troubling thing about this film.


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Mike Carmona - about 4 years ago

I think the opening host segment is a graphic representation of the damage inflicted upon watching this "movie." I mean, Crow says it best. "What the heck was that thing? I'm blind! I'M BLIND!"


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Bronn K - about 4 years ago

Okay, so I'm trying to piece together the plot from this one.

There's two rival organizations, Q, and Mighty Jack (should have done some work on the name for that second one). And there's something about a scientist developing some technology that makes ice...hot...or something. The words "molecular manipulation" were in there somewhere. And there was an evil plot to use this technology to melt some island somewhere. And that one guy's son turned out to be a villain, and then he died, and there was a lot of weird submarine stuff. That's all I got out of this. I could watch it again to try and figure it out, but it's pretty painfully plotted.


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Phil Carstens - about 4 years ago

A puppet using a puppet? We're through the looking glass people.


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Dr. F (to Joel) : "You blinking pinky-ring!"

TV's Frank (to Dr. F) : "I want children."

How could anyone NOT love this ep? :p


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Mechamoth - over 4 years ago

I love hearing supercar references.


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This gets my laugh for "Slow The Plot Down" alone.


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Rhys Patterson - over 4 years ago

I just noticed in one of the host segments Joel mentions speilberg is doing old cartoons into movies like the flintstones crow goes, yeah right what next Casper. It would have been 3 years before they made Casper so I am wondering if they knew it or another example of them predicting things


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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago

The bad guy's cat totally reneged on their suicide pact.


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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago

1:15:40 I believe he means arresting the molecules. Accelerating them would produce vapor.


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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago

51:20 Fiery explosions for the ocean floor.


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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago

Wow! an "Orca" reference! An obscure and terrible movie even by their standards.


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Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago

Did anyone else get a chill when Frank said "Sandy Frank"?


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Jim Bu - over 4 years ago

Thanks Michael Bridgman- this is the first episode of MST3K I ever saw- a tape in 1993 while paying the board game Risk.


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Classicats - over 4 years ago

I just watched Hellcats, and then this (both for the first time). I've got to go see something, anything, with a semi-cohesive story, before I suffer any more brain damage.


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Classicats - over 4 years ago

Forrester's got some killer gams!


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Scooter Atreides - over 4 years ago

I'm always impressed when they avoid the easy, obvious jokes: You've got a character named "Atari" here...This episode COULD have been wall to wall video game jokes, but they limited themselves to one or two quips about Pong. A lesser show would have grabbed for the low hanging fruit, so to speak.


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Scooter Atreides - over 4 years ago

Definitely my favorite Sandy Frank episode. :)


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Kimono Dragon - almost 5 years ago

They are killing each other over ice that doesn't melt. Seriously? Aside from whiskey sours, the value would be... what? Do the Japanese sprain their ankles THAT often?


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Cris Marko - almost 5 years ago

I don't understand why all the japanese movies they rip on don't get as many views. They're the funniest by far.


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Santiago Slaby - about 5 years ago

I´m so glad this site came up... greetings from an Argentine fan.


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Alex Stefanic - about 5 years ago

Do you think it was this incomprehensible in the original japanese? Or was it the dubbing that made it so confusing? We may never know or care.


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Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 5 years ago

Seriously, Elel. So true. I just gave up trying to follow the plot after a while and focused only on the guys.


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Elel - over 5 years ago

WHA?? I think I've suffered permanent cognitive damage from trying to decipher a plot here-- but the guys made sure the deaths of those synapses were not in vain.