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816 - Prince of Space



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Mark Ellinger - about 1 month ago

The Phantom of Krankor and his minions seem to be modern versions of tengu, legendary creatures that are traditionally depicted with both human and avian characteristics. The earliest tengu were pictured with beaks. This would also explain Phantom's feathery cape and accoutrements and his "roast chicken" spaceship. Buddhism held that the tengu were disruptive demons and harbingers of war. It all fits, doesn't it?


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Arthur Lemming - about 2 months ago

Dog Servo is the cutest thing this side of a baby Groot!


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Jeffrey Jones - about 2 months ago

Link #3 is very good. I like it VERY MUCH.
No audio sync problems, DVD quality.


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Jackie Bole - about 2 months ago

46 viewers. can tell it's the weekend or everyone is still watching Svengoolie.


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Stan Bowery - about 2 months ago

Krankor seems a little 'Cheney-esque.'


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TheTwick - about 2 months ago

Definitely one of their best episodes. Krankor is my favorite exoplanet 🌏🐓


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Krankor - about 2 months ago

As riff heavy as 🍕🍦🍔🍟"Mitchell" 🍰🍗🍩🍧 with forty percent more ba- COCK ! 🐓💨


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FedoraMark - 3 months ago

I think my favorite thing in this episode is how they gave little puppet/robot Mike a headset when they're in the theater.


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Adam Kuch - 3 months ago

This could be my most favorite episode of MST3K. With all respect to Space Mutiny. The gags are good, the movie appropriately ridiculous. And I love the opening skit. Some of the original movies MST3K uses are pretentious or insulting. This one is just goofy.


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Bill Cooling - 4 months ago

Mickey sings Bob Dylan: "Everybody must get stoned. They'd LIKE IT VERY MUCH!"


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Emily Brown (Sours) - 6 months ago

Did I hear a Mr Show reference at 37:45?! All hail the Bob!!


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David Brown - 8 months ago

The Dog and Bear sketch is one of the funniest things ever on this show. It's just so absurd and well written. I've heard that it was inspired by Jack London's Call of the Wild. I wonder who the genius is who wrote this segment? Bill does a great job delivering it. Good stuff.


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Bill Boehmer - 9 months ago

Pretty sure the guy who does the voiceover for the Inspector is the same guy who did the voice for Detective Inspector on the old Speed Racer cartoon.


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Well this is interesting. "This video is blocked in your country [Japan] because of a copyright claim by Teoi." A little research reveals that Teoi is the producer of Prince of Space, which is a compilation of two 1959 films, Planet Prince, and Planet Prince: The Terrifying Spaceship.

Interesting to know someone is still watching over the patent on this beast.


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Hey, Lisa! - 11 months ago

HO scale Japan!


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Mattcarlow Byrne - about 1 year ago

keeping me up till 4am! funny episode..

jack in the box ray !!! argggggggggg...


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DJburris87 - about 1 year ago

Krankor reminds me of Wario.


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these episodes feel like the later seasons of red dwarf, where thy're just making up all sorts of weird stuff


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Michael Musgrove - about 1 year ago

I like it very much.


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Teri Gee - about 1 year ago

I'm so ridiculously excited! During their time in the sylvan glen, Mike gets overwhelmed and starts walking away down the path. In her recap of the episode, Bridget said that a squirrel ran across in front of Mike as he's walking. I always tried to find it but never could, probably because the YouTube copies are lower quality. I found a cheap box set on eBay that has this episode and tonight, finally, I saw the squirrel! Yippee!


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - about 1 year ago

VERY MUCH!!!


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Teri Gee - over 1 year ago

I just noticed that Krankor's men are labeled. There's Z1, Z2. I noticed all the way up to Z10. I guess that looked fancy and strange to them. I'm just wondering what Z stands for.


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Bret Alleman - over 1 year ago

goin to see Madonna in Kentucky in January people party on dudes!


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Last of the Wild Ponies - almost 2 years ago

11:53 General Alert? Last I heard, he was a lieutenant!


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Jeff Hall - about 2 years ago

Anyone notice that Micky's voice is Larry Mondelo from Leave it to Beaver?


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I desperately want to see into that other reality where Robot Mike is the captain or whatever of the S.O.L. I totally imagine Crow and Servo as "those two guys who hang out avoiding doing actual work and providing comic relief".


Mike as a bot, from the wormhole reality
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Bender Rodriguez - over 2 years ago

Seriously how much would you pay to own one of these? $200 ? $300 ? Shout factory should team up with McFarlane toys.


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John Smith - over 2 years ago

I think Mike and the Bots laugh the most during this movie. They keep giggling between their lines and who can blame them? This is easily one of the top ten funniest episodes.


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The humanity - over 2 years ago

So third segment, Mike and bots in the woods. Was this some sort of movie reference, or just a bizarre gag that the bots, covered with leaves, had grotesquely changed, erm, anatomically?


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Teri Gee - over 2 years ago

I just noticed that Pearl actually backs up the van to go into the wormhole. Complete with checking behind her and shifting gears. She's hanging out in space and she feels the need to back up.


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Teri Gee - over 2 years ago

"...and I TRIED a savage feral roar, but alas, my force was spent and I died! ...and then, Servo took it too far!"

I'm with Servo. What's too far when your entrails are spilling out? No, really. What's too far?


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Jordy Carpenter - over 2 years ago

"I'm not afraid. If you are, go on home."

I... don't get the problem. That's a perfectly understandable couple of sentences.


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Jordy Carpenter - over 2 years ago

"I'm not afraid. If you are, go on home."

I... don't get the problem. That's a perfectly understandable couple of sentences.


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Archie H. Waugh - over 2 years ago

That's the theme to the 1970s Bob Newhart Show at 12:47; it's a reference to the shot of the apartment building, similar to one in the opening credits of the Newhart show.


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what song is crow humming at 12:48?


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Rock Harris - over 2 years ago

Wait, did crow say "one inch peener...?


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Around 37:10... It's Par-Krankour!


8:00 pm
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Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 2 years ago

This ep is on my favorites list. I've seen it a zillion times. Yet today is the first time I realized that when we first meet Krankor, he addresses the "people of Earth" and tells them he "will arrive tomorrow night at precisely eight o'clock." But he never specifies WHERE on the entire planet he will go. So the people of Tokyo are freaking out with the automatic assumption that he means that is where he'll go because...why? Tokyo is now the only city on Earth? Or are there similar scenes going on all over the planet, of panic and journalists interviewing astronomers, the whole bit--and we're seeing the plight of the planet through Tokyo's POV? The latter is the only option that I like.


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Marcus Hardy - over 2 years ago

haha, "A Godzilla free day today".


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Bronn K - over 2 years ago

I really feel bad for Captain Manicotta. The general guy just keeps asking him what he's saying as he's describing his impending death. It's not supposed to be funny, but it really is.


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The Khan of Shahka - almost 3 years ago

The Movie Pitch: "So there's this guy who's a shoeshine boy and he's got, lets say, two orphan kids. Now this guy is also a rocket scientist and he's made a flying saucer-like contraption that he can fly around in but nobody knows he has it. Anywho, long story short, these guys invade earth and our Prince of Space guy saves the human race. Whaddya think?"


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Stephen - almost 3 years ago

At around 45:35, when they go back into the theater, with Mike as the little robot, YOU CAN SEE THE SILHOUETTE OF LITTLE MIKEBOT'S HEADSET MIC, even though the sound isn't coming from Mikebot's mouth. Subtle silhouette joke, guys. Nice.


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Kelly Slane - almost 3 years ago

"Roman Times" sounds like another version of Medieval Times, with gladiators replacing the jousting.


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Amethystia "Coco" Forrester - almost 3 years ago

I have a friend who dressed up as Prince of Space for Halloween one year. It was awesome


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Jaguar Wong - almost 3 years ago

Nice little touch on Mike as a Robot is the Krankor Antenna.


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Stephen A Nathe - almost 3 years ago

total parallel between the prince of space, and underdog(the old cartoon)


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Stephen A Nathe - almost 3 years ago

with these sfx i half-expected to see the TARDIS materialize


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Stephen A Nathe - almost 3 years ago

WE HAVE A MARIO RIFF!! 6:37 Mark!


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Stephen A Nathe - almost 3 years ago

one of Bill's best alternative roles is easily Krankor!


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Ted Chase - about 3 years ago

Watching this without commercials and you miss when Mike turns back into a human - it's all in shadow, and he just says, "What? I got better..."


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K.T. Robot - about 3 years ago

The SPCA Is accepting donations for underwear for Japanese chickens. We hope its not too late.


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - about 3 years ago

"I have spurs that go jingly, jangly, jingly, then I gotta go, that's just how I am." lol, love it!


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Andrew James - about 3 years ago

@ 0:30:51 Is he pulling out a measuring tape?


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Elisa Farrington - about 3 years ago

26:07 How do you like that pigeon riding on the Krankor periscope?


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Elisa Farrington - about 3 years ago

I thought it was weird how Mike suddenly changes back @ 55:03. It was fun having 3 little robots while it lasted.


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Bruce Ellsworth Reed - over 3 years ago

The first and probably only, Japanese movie that does not involve a man in a rubber suit!


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

Here’s a fun fact. If you set a garbage bag on fire the dripping plastic will make the same sound as Prince’s spaceship cannons.


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

Does Japan just not make pants for children?


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Desiree Ashcraft - over 3 years ago

Servo as a dog is just darn adorable!!!!!


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Kim Spence Dean - over 3 years ago

The guys clucking throughout this episode is one of my favorite MST bits ever.


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Spencer Schneider - over 3 years ago

So is this what happens if the Vulcans win, and gain space travel technology?


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For the last time: your weapons are useless against me!!


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Teri Gee - over 3 years ago

The wormhole segment might be my favorite of the entire series. It's perfectly timed, and I love that Gypsy is way ahead of them all.


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

Just found out this is actually two movies jammed together. They do a better splice job than Fugitive Alien though.


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Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

Wait, so the alien planet of Krancor is only a half a million miles from Earth? I'm gonna call BS on that one.


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Mike Carmona - over 3 years ago

Ah, plot armor. Nobody questions you, and quite frankly, nobody cares.


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David Gruse - over 3 years ago

this episode "i like it very much".


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 3 years ago

The Phantom comments that Earth is half a million miles away from Krankor. That puts it well within the orbit of Mars which is, at its very closest, 36 million miles away. In fact, it would seem that Krankor is roughly twice as far away as the moon. He doesn't exactly need any special form of rocket fuel to bring an armada over.


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DREW HESLER - over 3 years ago

By violent porn comic, they mean hentai.


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Joseph Ewing - over 3 years ago

This is a crappy movie, but If I was a kid in Japan ten years after the war, I would have loved this. This was probably popular. It's a kid's movie. All kid's movies can be made fun of.


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29:05 - Somebody's from Joizy! (Or at least could pick up N.J. radio where they lived...) :D


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Fancy Pantserton - almost 4 years ago

I liked it very much


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Matt Towler - about 4 years ago

Crow's muttered phrase "what the hell's this?!" at 1:05:33 pretty much sums up the whole movie.


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Desiree Ashcraft - about 4 years ago

Love the Gamera references!!!!


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Stereo Catz - about 4 years ago

I just made the mistake of watching the ‘Best-of’ clip. The concentrated hilarity almost killed me.


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Oh, and just one more thing... even inasmuch as I preferred Invasion Of The Neptune Men over Prince Of Space, I've got to give the Prince one thing: he actually traveled in outer space -- to another planet, even -- as opposed to Space Chief, or, as Crow referred to him, "Lower Atmosphere Chief".


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So, yeah... my final verdict on this episode? I like it VERY MUCH!


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Well, I'll be dipped. Here's yet another episode I downloaded and watched for the first time in about twelve years, decided I wasn't that crazy about it, threw it onto the backup pile -- and then pulled it out about six months later, watched it again, and realized it was awesome.

Ironically, the two things about the movie that annoyed me the most -- skinny, femmy-looking Prince Of Space in his wussy white outfit, and Phantom Of Krankor's annoying laugh -- are the things I think are funniest about it. I'd also forgotten how great the riffing was in this one, especially the non-verbal riffing: the chicken clucking noises the Crew make every time the alien spacemen appear. I also love the scenes where the aliens go undercover to find the Prince Of Space -- with their secret alien tracking device in the back of a '54 Chevy.

Needless to say, it's now earned a spot in my regular rotation, as part of my "Turning Japanese" playlist, and as an excellent companion piece with Invasion Of The Neptune Men.

The host segments are a gas, too -- where they're suffering the wormhole effects: things happening three seconds ahead of each other, Nelson being turned into a Marionation puppet, and that one segment that they shot on location in real, actual Minnesota woods. Weeeeiiirrrrd.


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Krankor's laugh...
"HAA HAA HAA HAA..."


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Brian Kijowski - over 4 years ago

Crank Whore. That is all.


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Bruce Box-Liker - over 4 years ago

I love that the Phantom of Krankor so graciously expresses to his captives that he cannot understand a society where intelligent men like them aren't in charge. It really speaks volumes for the kind of enlightened utopia that Earth might have become if the Krankorians had taken over.


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28:22 I wouldn't want these guys in the olfactory.


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Jacob Ivy - over 4 years ago

You’d think after being trapped in a satellite for 500 years Crow at least would enjoy being outside for a while.


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Jacob Ivy - over 4 years ago

Tied for my favorite episode with Puma-Man.


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Chris Lake - over 4 years ago

So Prince of Space's powers include "immune to all weapons" and "can go anywhere he wants". He's bordering dangerously close to Ruben Bolling's "God-Man" character.

Also, if your alter ego is a bootblack who is raising two orphans, where do you find time to fight crime?


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Gal Dagon - over 4 years ago

"So is this gonna be a super-violent porn cartoon?" We should be so lucky.

Did anyone else get creeped out at the "He's even started teaching them how to earn their own money" bit/


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Stephen - over 4 years ago

45:53ish. The Krankorian sign is actually written with Thai letters! Maybe that's only interesting to me.


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Rachel Adams - over 4 years ago

Beaver Falls, Japan.


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RevJoan - almost 5 years ago

1:15:35* Servo really captures the famous 'Japanese gasp' XD


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Stephen - almost 5 years ago

Anyone have an actual count on how many times he tells Krankor that his weapons will have no effect on him?


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Rachel Adams - almost 5 years ago

I love how Krankor's laugh deteriorates towards the end of the movie


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Elel - almost 5 years ago

Ok, we've reached the pinnacle here. No need to search further!


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RevJoan - almost 5 years ago

I got spurs that go jingley jangley jingle after all :)


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Alex Stefanic - almost 5 years ago

Brain Guy's cowboy bit makes me laugh every single time I see it.


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RevJoan - about 5 years ago

Seeing Mike as a little robot is priceless!


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Stephen - about 5 years ago

I think this has to be the easiest to watch B&W episode out there. This one goes down smoothe


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Kevin Drake - about 5 years ago

I need this on DVD or instant watch.