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807 - Terror from the Year 5000



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FedoraMark - 1 day ago
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This episode probably has the best Observer Planet skits. I love the increasing wackiness of the food pill skit as it goes on.


chris kaprys - over 2 years ago
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i play these to go to sleep by, usually, and this one .. well, it's keeping me awake with all the laughing out loud, from the word go... lads! i need to sleep!


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So he figured out that the statue was from the year 5200 A.D. by just doing math? Didn't have to run any tests on the material, or...?


Doctor Lady - 3 months ago
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Those Observers should start an Ink Spots tribute band! They totally nailed it!


Led Zeppelin!
Klaatu - 3 months ago
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I love Tom's version of Robert Plant In the 'Immigrant Song' @ 1:03:00, and again @ 1:03:55 (I wonder how many people caught that)


Historical Inaccuracy
Donald Petkus - over 2 years ago
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despite what the prolog says, the first earth satellite was launched in 1957 and not in 1958. Sputnik 1 went into orbit in October 1957.


Host segment fight by William Shatner
Mega Rat2000 - 11 months ago
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Poor BoBo, he never knew the deadly technique of the Sea Snail (see snail..why yes I see a snail) .....


Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 2 years ago
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They are supposed to be smart enough to have made a time travel device, but they don't know the basics of radiation protection.


Anna M - 5 months ago
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At 9:15ish - what are "forced experiments"? Or am I misunderstanding the good professor?


Eric Cantwell - 7 months ago
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This movie is just stuffed with excitement... and terror.


S.A. Nathe - 8 months ago
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donations, in lieu of flowers, should be sent to Delicious Tatas Monthly...

i wonder if my subscription's still active....I haven't gotten a new issue in forever...
probably a digital publication now...


Teri Gee - 11 months ago
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Dr. Hedges (Bob) was apparently in Code Name: Diamond Head! I was looking him up on IMDb. He plays Captain Macintosh, but I don't know who that is. Next time I watch that episode, I'll have to watch out for him.


Joey Thomas Mackie - over 1 year ago
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Proof of insanity, yep that's what I need.


Arthur Lemming - 11 months ago
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Angelo needs to go hang out with Mickey and Ortega.


Brian Peter Vandenbroek - about 1 year ago
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Thanks a bunch you guys, now I've got Only Time Will Tell stuck in my head.


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Crow wearing a crowbar makes my heart happy.


BiffBurns - over 1 year ago
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I would have preferred more backstory on Angelo, especially the source of his mysterious power over his employers. That is the movie they should have made. All the servants I have know who were caught ogling the Missus of the house were horsewhipped and dumped in the swamp. Yet Angelo is permitted to lurk about, as if she were titillated by the idea of a 50's-style sex maniac serving the family Sunday dinner.


Joseph Ewing - over 4 years ago
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1:12:07 Accidental ball sack cupping in the background


The humanity - over 3 years ago
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The brain guy song is actually quite beautiful


Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 3 years ago
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A man is crossing the lawn in shorts, carrying rope and a shovel. Naturally, the first question anyone would ask is, "Are you going swimming?"


Eulalia Vox - over 2 years ago
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I LOVE the way Pearl says "... the hell?!" In the opening segment with the brain guys. Just the right amount of outrage mixed in with some disbelief, skepticism, and belligerence.


Jane Sproul - almost 3 years ago
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This fucking movie. 'HOLY SHIT THE PEOPLE WE CONTACTED IN THE FUTURE ARE *UGLY!* FORGET THIS!'


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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-"He jumped me!"
-"I've had enough of your wild accusations!"
Wouldn't he be pretty sure whether or not someone attacked him?


Kimono Dragon - over 4 years ago
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58:45 Mike Nelson insults every MSTie. "So now we're going to watch people watching a movie? What's that all about?" And what's worse, we were almost people watching people watching people watching a movie!


Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago
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How the hell did Servo get back in the theater by himself?


Amethystia "Coco" Forrester - over 3 years ago
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Pretty sure that the statue wouldn't carbon date from the future because it's based on half-life... so if it was made new in its time and then sent to the scientists in the movie... it should show as new, not *dramatic announcer voice* FROM THE FUTURE. Things never have _more_ carbon than when it's new. And I know, I know "repeat to yourself it's just a show" but it's not the show, it's the movie. I'm just saying. It's the fundamental problem with the plot.


Big McLargehuge - almost 5 years ago
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Maybe it's because it was gone for so long and I hadn't seen it in a while, but I'm finding this episode extremely funny. Funnier than I remembered. I've watched it three time's since it's been put back up.


Tim Pierce - almost 4 years ago
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Does anyone else want to grab Tom Servo and just hug him?


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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I like how he just takes highly radioactive material through the air-port in a brown paper parcel.
(Note: to government big brother types who picked up on the words "radioactive" and "air-port" it's just a reference to the movie linked above.)


Diane - aka Starbreeze - almost 3 years ago
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Does anyone else remember Suddenly Susan? I think that was Brooke Shields's sitcom.


chris kaprys - over 2 years ago
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what is the name mike says at 8:35-36? ("paul man???'s knock-kneed nude")


Edmund Wolfe - over 5 years ago
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Of all the movies MST3K covered, this is the only one that actively angers me... CARBON DATING DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY!!!


Diane - aka Starbreeze - almost 3 years ago
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What a caring and sensitive nurse. Reminds me of a night shift nurse I had in the hospital as a kid. This chick didn't like giving shots and blood made her woozy. You just can't make that kinda stuff up! hahaha


Stud Cumming doesn't care - over 3 years ago
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The house's front lawn goes right down to the shore and the jetty, doesn't it? How the hell did the nurse manage to get lost?!


Teri Gee - about 3 years ago
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This is an episode that grew on me. I used to skip it more often than watch it, but my last couple of times through the series, I have really come to enjoy it. It's so much fun and every time Mike says "Oh, Bob.", mocking the doctor, I can't help but smile.


Amethystia "Coco" Forrester - over 3 years ago
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Don't knock it, Tom Servo's comfort rating of luncheon meats were instrumental in Lady Gaga's meat dress!


Big McLargehuge - almost 5 years ago
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Hey, what's the song that Crow sings for a while after the Terror takes that face out of her bag?


Teri Gee - over 3 years ago
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You know...in different circumstances, Kevin could have been a successful crooner. He really does have a lovely singing voice. Mike could have been his accompanist, and even Bill isn't bad as a backup.


Jane Sproul - over 3 years ago
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I finally signed up despite my hatred of signing up for things just to tell the world that if thinking Mike hugging Servo in this opening isn't unbearably cute is wrong, then I don't wanna be right.


Vicente Bello - over 3 years ago
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the video was taken down! D:


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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Okay, Carbon 14 dating would't tell you how far something has come through time, only how long it has existed which would come to how long it was in the future + how long it was in the past/present. That is to say if it were made in the year 5200 and a year later it was brought back in time and was then dated 3 days later carbon 14 dating would reveal it to be not -3250
some odd years but rather 1 year 3 days.

Also it doesn't work on metals.


The Best.
George Whitehouse - over 3 years ago
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This is by far my favorite episode. The riffs are perfect and the movie is horrible. Just so great.


Stephen A Nathe - almost 4 years ago
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FRA-GEE-LE'


Jaguar Wong Abides - about 4 years ago
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Is Mike the Frugal Gourmet?!?


John Carnahan - about 4 years ago
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I hate that they used the Observers for so many of the stingers.


outerbark - almost 4 years ago
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This was the very first episode I saw here in Sweden, must have been 15+ years ago. Loved MST3K ever since. Funny how they messed up the time on the wall clock in a movie that has time travel in it. Hmm...


Stephen A Nathe - almost 4 years ago
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the lady from the future/fake nurse(SALOME JENS) played the female changeling/Founder on ST:DS9----she's really cute in this, preferably w/out the radiation sores... :D


Bruce Ellsworth Reed - over 4 years ago
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I wonder if the Observers actually sung that song or was it snyc'd?


Kimono Dragon - over 4 years ago
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58:58 Great homage to the Beatles "Hard Days Night". That exact reference was made to Paul McCartney's grandfather on the train. Servo even used his best Liverpool accent. I actually went back in time. Thank you Servo.


RevJoan - over 5 years ago
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I said it before and I'll say it again:
Kevin Murphy is beautiful tenor


James Krummel - over 4 years ago
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Okay. Movie was crap. Riffs made it slightly tolerable. But that musical number at 1:08:40 was the tits! Holy cows I could listen to that type of crooning all day. Such perfection.


Briggs Gordon - over 4 years ago
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An uncomfortable moment during the "non-food pills" sketch: Mike references (and quotes) the Frugal Gourmet. This ep aired the month before the abuse allegations blew wide open. On the upside, the same sketch had a nifty Basil Fawlty imitation by TS. And was that Kaboom cereal in the Observer's bowls?


Mike Carmona - over 4 years ago
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Wow, the mask's transformation is as sparkly and innovative as the witches' from The Undead.


Big McLargehuge - over 4 years ago
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1:30:20 -- Never noticed till now that Bobo lets out an "ATCHKA!" much like Dr. Ted "No Crackers" Nelson.


NS - over 5 years ago
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At least The Creeping Terror got its title half right. The Terror From the Year 5000 doesn't just fail to terrify, but it actually comes from the year 5200. Tisk tisk. Observer musical number in the middle makes it worthwhile.


Kimono Dragon - over 4 years ago
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As often as people referred to Dr. Hedges by his last name, Mike and the bots didn't jump on it by calling the other person "Benson". There was a whole vein to mine with menthols, 100's, Ultra-lights...


Michael S - over 4 years ago
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Who the heck is her tailor... Sparkletts Water?


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"Now you're suggesting that bologna has no insulating properties? Look, it's really cold, you're nude, and all you have is some bologna, and you refuse to wear it because it's absurd? That's really sad, Mike!"

Tom just wanted the chance to have Mike sing the Animaniacs theme.

(Nice J. Peterman homage there, too, Tom. Totally Nineties!)


Fredrick Stafford - over 4 years ago
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Ah yes, peeping, living in an old tool shed, pin-up porn….miss you dad!


Stereo Catz - over 4 years ago
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Love Crow's time travel sketch.


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00:47:06 - The trumpet-like noises from the time machine have Crow calling out for jazz great Don Cherry (1936-1995). I


Ajax (what's my name?) - almost 5 years ago
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If I had the time machine from this episode, I'd go back in time, film this episode, and post it back here.


Robert Ferguson - over 5 years ago
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Servo : "Terror from the year 5000 turned out to be a Ford with BAD brakes" I MUST concur Mr. Servo !!