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706 - Laserblast



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Colter Matthews - about 4 years ago
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So why do the aliens take the long journey to earth to stop humans from using the laserblaster and repeatedly forget to pick the laserblaster up and take it with them? The movie's plot revolves around this unanswered question. Anyone care to speculate?


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Can you imagine if it turned out the SoL had a crew of 148, all devoted to just forcing Mike & the Bots watch movies?


Cross-dresser?
Phil Anderson - 12 months ago
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I think Mike enjoyed playing Cpt. Janeway just a little too much.


Laserblast a cult classic?
Scott Davis - 6 months ago
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I remember as a kid, owning a copy of Starlog magazine. They discussed the new Star Trek Movie, and made a real big deal about Laserblast. Apparently, this movie was expected by some to be as big as Star Wars.


Mary Yezukevich Wright - over 1 year ago
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does anyone else find the annotations distracting?


Jerome Montgomery II - over 4 years ago
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An flying shaver lol.


Inspector Zenigata - 8 months ago
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Ugh. Greasy. Repulsive.


boom mike
Rosebud - over 3 years ago
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at 46:15, the boom mike is visible when the two dumb cops are called into the sheriff's office. The irony is there is no sound in that scene to pick up anyway. But at least the boom mike was there just in CASE there was some dialog...


hey, you're Ron Masak...
Kein Namens - 9 months ago
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... please get off it. ouch


Veklorr Vigorr - 10 months ago
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When they were blasting Leonard Maltin's movie ratings at the end, that was priceless.


Veklorr Vigorr - 10 months ago
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That's where they found Tony Orlando. SSHHHH! CROOOOW!


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Is it just me, or does Mitch McConnell look just like one of the turtle aliens?

Susssspiiiiiiiicioussssss....


Jason Edwards - 12 months ago
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Well it's big, but it's not as big as mine.


Dafuq?
Phil Anderson - 12 months ago
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At 53:43 did he hand that woman a vial of cocaine?/?


Selective riffing?
Mike I - about 1 year ago
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They mentioned the camera rigging @ 1:21:18-1:21:19 but they failed to mention the boom mic @ 52:11-52:20?


NS - over 5 years ago
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This was very nearly the last episode of MST3K ever. On the one hand, this would have meant ending the series on a high note; on the other, we'd have missed out on Bobo, Brain Guy, and all the great stuff from the next three seasons.
Highlights include Mike becoming a Starfleet captain, ineffectual claymation aliens, and a special guest appearance by Trace Beaulieu's real-life father.


Leave Robert Denby Alone! - about 1 year ago
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The aliens look like meatball sculptures


Teri Gee - over 2 years ago
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So, I have two questions about this movie.

1. Is Billy being controlled by the gun/Mr. T necklace or is he doing this psychotic stuff because he now has the ability?

2. What in the world was the doorbell in his chest that Roddy McDowall removed? How did it get there and since he removed it, what was its purpose?


Gratuitous Lurking - over 2 years ago
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Credit where it's due, the stop motion for the aliens is actually pretty good. Shame the aliens are barely a plot device beyond Dues Ex Explosions.


Funky The Monkey - over 1 year ago
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There was this movie serious I almost forgot about and for good reasons called Rampage on Netflix. It glorifies mass shootings or that's my understanding of those films anyway. Don't check them out too. They're truly god awful and disturbing. Rather watch these movies without the riffing or Mario Brothers the movie before watching those again. I'm already nervous in public places and eyeing suspicious people as it is. XD

Laserblast seems to be trying to be something like Rampage. Some alienated and frustrated guy picks up an alien gun and goes on a explosive rampage with it like out of Destroy All Humans. But dies at the end, and the spree was not premeditated ether. Plus some alien force was making him do it and not by his own accord. This movie is ten times more watchable than Rampage. The alien animations are pretty at least.


Charles D. Mercury II - over 1 year ago
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"Good shooting, Zanthar!"

"Thanks, Denise."


Funky The Monkey - over 1 year ago
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Laserblast might as well be directed and/or produced by Micheal Bay but low budget explosions and only a few product placements. Actually he has to be in this movie somewhere. Hay Micheal Bay! Come on out! We know you are in there hiding somewhere! XD


Muffin - over 1 year ago
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Leonard Maltin was obviously a big fan of lasers and explosions. Also, he must have had quite an affinity for shiny objects such as cars, jewelry, and doodads embedded in Billy's chest.


Don Moore - over 1 year ago
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Best skit ever, takeoff fro 2001 Space Odyssey!


Tiffany Delahunt - almost 2 years ago
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I always come back to the Trace-and-Mike episodes when I need to be cheered up. Something about these two is just magical.
Not to say there aren't excellent, amazing episodes before or after their respective intervals...there are most definitely.
Just something about that combo.


Snuffy Wuffykiss - almost 2 years ago
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It's just a gun... the plot would be exactly the same if it was just an angsty teen who found a grenade launcher.


Dan Rudy - over 5 years ago
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I'm glad they chose 2001 for Dr. Forrester's last-ever sequence.


Joe Comer - over 2 years ago
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Unfortunately, I get a notice saying that this program has been blocked in my country!! What the.....??!! I live in the US, why would it be blocked here!!


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Every time I hear "Are you ready for some football?" I lose it.


Jane Sproul - almost 3 years ago
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I swear, I would watch an entire movie that was just the aliens. No subtitles for their burbling or anything, just inscrutable, incomprehensible turtle-faced aliens.


Misterkingdom - about 3 years ago
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Who is Mike channeling in that dirty diaper bit?


TANKK 3000 - about 3 years ago
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This would have been My riff when the aliens were chatting "Vocals provided by a drunk homeless guy with a mouth full of cheese".


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I think this movie would actually work a lot better as a TV show. Picture this: in every episode, some new idiot finds the laser arm thing, and then at the end of the episode the aliens show up and kill them.


James GreyWolf - about 3 years ago
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During the star baby changing sequence, I was sooooooo waiting for Mike to say something like. "I chose the wrong day to give up sniffing glue."


Teri Gee - almost 3 years ago
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When Billy is walking around the house, looking for Kathy, there was a perfect callback opportunity. ...at least, I thought so.

Billy picks up an apple.

"Want some?"

Get it? Get it? Huh? Do ya get it?


Mark Herring - about 3 years ago
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I actually watched this at the movies back in the late 70's..I was like 8 or 9..living in cleveland, ohio....I TOTALLY forgot about this flick (obviously) until i came across it on MSTK3 about a month ago...im sitting here watching and im like "Hey!!...I SEEN THIS!!!"


Stephen A Nathe - about 3 years ago
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so...a month or so ago I was listening to music with my mom, and she put in her Charlie Daniels' CD---and I about died when I heard this:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=McIxMlOXbS0


TANKK 3000 - about 3 years ago
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I may be freekin batshit crazy...but when billy is leaning against the van at the gas station does he NOT look like a very young Chris Walkin??????


Iris - over 5 years ago
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This movie leaves me with a lot of questions. Why is Billy shooting up the town? Who are the guys in the airplane? Do they just go out every day and shoot people in the desert? What was the guy in suit's purpose for being there? And why would Chuck be friends with Froggy?


Stephen A Nathe - about 3 years ago
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I miss Eddie Deezen too Servo...

"You may or may not believe this, but I grow my own Maryjane!! "


Mitchell - over 4 years ago
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And lo, it came to pass that Comedy Central was hardly worth watching ever again.


Misterkingdom - about 3 years ago
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I'm glad we got to experience two funny Crows. though I love Bill; I don't think he can beat Trace. Pearl can't beat Dr. Forester either.


Stephen A Nathe - about 3 years ago
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Petey Plane!!! 10:02 mark


Dirty Sasquatch - about 3 years ago
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How could Mike and the 'bots fail to mention the extremely visible boom mike looming overhead during Billy's crowning chest-vagina operation scene?


Unacceptable
Misterkingdom - about 3 years ago
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That creepy satellite following Crow reminds me of Lemongrab.


Misterkingdom - about 3 years ago
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The main guy would be hot if it wasn't for his face.


Ethan Gilbert - about 3 years ago
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I love when they make each other laugh, especially Crow's giggle.


Ray Garraty - over 3 years ago
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Leonard Maltin gave this a higher rating than Fight Club. Enjoy.


John Harms - almost 5 years ago
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Wait a minute! Didn't they do the "shooting at suspects from a plane" in "The Beast of Yucca Flats"? This movie is ripping off Coleman Francis?!


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Ha Microphone at 52.08!!


Morgan Zindzi T - over 3 years ago
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Is it just me or was this the only episode without "keep circulating the tapes" in the credits?


Tom Nathe - about 4 years ago
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Crow's wearing a Star Trek comm badge at 00:05:15.


the arbitrary pseudonym - over 3 years ago
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dude, at 7:59, Mike says "Roxy!" like that whiny smush-faced kid from Eegah...which was before Mike's character was introduced!


Ray Garraty - over 3 years ago
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One of the funniest scenes in the movie is not a riff, but when the fight between Billy and the two losers after the pool party. The scene starts at 41:00. Just concentrate on Eddie Deezen's character. Hilarious.


the arbitrary pseudonym - over 3 years ago
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dude, at 7:59, Mike says "Roxy!" like that whiny smush-faced kid from Eegah...which was before Mike's character was introduced!


Dood - over 3 years ago
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Crow's matter-of-fact "He died" at 32:56 gets me every time.


Jaguar Wong Abides - almost 4 years ago
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Hey! The guy who picks up Billy at around the 1:20 mark...could he be a relative of Torgo? If so, Mike is related to Torgo also, since he's the other guy's cousin...hahahahaha.....


Stereo Catz - almost 5 years ago
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Far, far too much chuckling in this episode.


Leslie Doesn't Get You - almost 5 years ago
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The first time I watched this episode, my now-ex-husband walked into the room. His face lit up as he said, "I love this movie! I saw this in the drive-in!" Wow.


Kiri T. Unicorn - about 5 years ago
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Okay, I've developed a hypothesis: Aside from being a loser in general, Billy also gets static from the townsfolk 'cause his mom's a high-range hooker. THAT'S why she keeps going to Aculpulco, and why the fat deputy asks about her in a snide manner, and says she has plenty of money.
Anyway, I think that much of the backstory ended up on the cutting-room floor, due to incompetence and/or low budget. I'm reconstructing it.

So tell me folks: am I making sense or imagining things?


Tim Pierce - almost 4 years ago
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Wow, that gas station explosion was pretty bare. Almost like there was nothing inside of it.


Gal Dagon - over 5 years ago
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Holy shit, they tore Leonard Maltin a new Deathstalker. Deservedly so.


Joshua Bivens - almost 4 years ago
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Here's the main theme (It's...actually pretty good, although I don't think it was written FOR Laserblast), if anyone's interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjWeO7TZgoU


John Smith - almost 4 years ago
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LOL @ Tom Servo's singing @ 1:11:35
Mike puts his arm around him to console him. Like, "I know buddy, I know."


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Does Mike call Crow 'honey' at 17:50? Sounds like it! It's funny, Joel called Crow 'honey' in episode 509 The Girl in Lovers lane!!


Clyde Rysdale - almost 4 years ago
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The safety for this weapon is a necklace with a hand grenade for a pendant...Stew on that.


Elisa Farrington - about 4 years ago
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Trace's last words: Oh, Poopie!


Kim Spence Dean - about 4 years ago
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I LOVE the aliens in this movie.


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Wow, Leonard Maltin gave this turd burger two and a half stars? That's out of a hundred right?


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 4 years ago
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By far, my favorite episode, mainly due to the "2001" references, which IS my favorite movie of all time. Gonna miss Dr. F. though, even though that name comes from my second favorite movie, "War of the Worlds!"


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 4 years ago
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The South's Gonna Do it Again! Damn right!


Austin Strong - about 4 years ago
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RIP Dennis Burkley. He'll always be ready for some football... in heaven. :( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Burkley


James Krummel - about 4 years ago
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I find it funny when he blew up the Star Wars sign because it was around the time that MST3K did this episode that Lucas was doing just that to the original movies. Can you say foreshadowing? Funny and yet creepy all at the same time.


James Krummel - about 4 years ago
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Ah, the 70's bellbottom jeans. Tom Servo said it best: "Those boot-cut jeans for moon boots?"


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Hey, Trace's dad plays the old Doctor F. in bed in the last 2001 inspired bit. MIND FREAK!! :)


Dave Haas - almost 5 years ago
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More cross dressing than I expected.


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From IMDB:

In the 1980s a sequel to this film, tentatively titled "Laserblast 2" was announced by Charles Band Productions. Through the years, the film was variously described as in development and/or partially or fully completed. In the early nineties, an ad appeared in Variety magazine offering full sale of the rights to the film, but it is unclear if they were purchased. The film, if indeed completed, has never been seen.

Oh man! If ever there was a reason for a Kickstarter campaign.


Colter Matthews - over 4 years ago
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The theme music for this movie (which is the same music used in "Robot Holocaust") will always sound epic and sad to me, because I remember taping this episode when it first premiered when I was 10 and feeling empty because this could very well have been the last episode. Thankfully it wasn't, but I'll always get that far-away look in my eye when I hear it.


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For some reason this may be my favorite episode ever. Beyond Thunderdome joke origin, lots of B-movie superstars being pathetic, bad stop-motion animation, and the locale is one of my favorites - the crappy dry part of Southern California.


Auto K - over 4 years ago
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Eddie Deezen as Froggy is somehow less piercing and shrill than usual. Still a far cry from his performance as Mandark on "Dexter's Lab."


Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 4 years ago
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24:52 At this angle, the laser thing looks like a giant kazoo!


Austin Strong - over 4 years ago
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I wonder what part of the alien technology makes him flail around like one of those Wacky Inflatable Tube Men.


Phil Carstens - over 4 years ago
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Crow mentions the Dixie Dregs in this episode when he's making fun of Mike's youth. That has to be one of the most obscure references on the show. Great band, though.


Austin Strong - over 4 years ago
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At first I thought you had to be as stoned as the main character to enjoy this film. Yeeaah, you have to be WAY more stoned than that.


Scott A. Taylor - over 4 years ago
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hehe .. NOMAD brought back to life .. awesome!


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Mike dressed as Kate Mulgrew dressed as Kathryn Janeway singing Tina Turner's "Proud Mary".....oh dear God, my masculinity is being whittled away by the frame.....


Jerome Montgomery II - over 4 years ago
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Wheres ED 209 when you need him


Little Winged Potato - almost 5 years ago
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I'm embarrassed to say that for some weird reason I like this movie's opening music...


Jerome Montgomery II - almost 5 years ago
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Those aliens look like something you see on Pee-Wee Playhouse


Kelly Slane - almost 5 years ago
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The Thunderdome thing? TOTALLY HAPPENED TO ME!!!! A girl said "its like Thunderdome!" And I said "Can't we get BEYOND Thunderdome?" And then proceeded to do a happy dance, cause THAT JUST HAPPENED!!!
I'm not sure anyone else quite got the depth of my joy, but oh well!


Jonathan Otto - over 4 years ago
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I can tell the sheriff is probably a Cleveland Browns fan


Dave Haas - almost 5 years ago
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There's a lot money thrown towards bad explosions of Chrysler products.


Dave Haas - almost 5 years ago
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They really throw the medical lingo around loosely here.


Ian Neumann - almost 5 years ago
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*Sobs* Oh, bitter irony. I just read an article by Steven Hawking!