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Movies That Just Don't Care:
As we all know, it was the notorious "Invasion Of The Eye Creatures" -- or, "Invasion Of The The Eye Creatures", if you will -- that pretty much set the bar for Movies That Just Don't Care. Still, there are a few other contenders deserving of mention. Let's have a look:

Experiment 107, "Robot Monster": the aliens are guys in gorilla suits wearing cheesy fake spacesuit helmets. Enough said.

Experiment 407, "The Killer Shrews": the huge mutant shrews are obviously dogs in really crappy outfits; you can tell by the way they move. Kellogg doesn't even try to hide it. He just doesn't care.

Experiment 421, "Monster A Go-Go": among the worst-executed opening credits of any movie I've seen. Joel is heard commenting that he's already sensed an air of incompetence in this movie, even before the opening credits are finished. Crow announces defiantly that he's going to "riff like it's nobody's business", gropes for ideas for a few moments, sighs in resignation, and says "ahhh, this is gonna suck..." The "live" dialogue track sounds as if it were recorded on an old Radio Shack handheld cassette machine. Not a single shot in this movie is properly exposed. The capsule the radiation-mutated astronaut is supposed to have been riding in looks as if were built to hold a dwarf. A restaurant scene in which a man asks his wife if she wants to dance has no music in the background. Then, there's a music score which should have been banned under the Geneva Convention. Talk about Deeeeeeeep Hurtinnnngggggg...

Experiment 515, "The Wild Wild World Of Batwoman": as one of the heavies and one of the Batgirls are about to enter a cave, we get about twenty seconds of "The Mole People" spliced in as an attempt to show what the inside of the cave is like. They just didn't care.

Experiment 524, "12 To The Moon": When we first see the moon rocket on the pad, it's a Jupiter C with what looks like a Redstone upper stage, but the rocket shown lifting off is an old Atlas ICBM. In the scene where the crew first steps out onto the lunar surface, at the upper left of the screen, we can clearly see what looks like a set of light racks and a couple of spots in the shot. For this shot alone, this one's a strong challenger to "Eye Creatures" in the running for The Movie That Just Doesn't Care.

Experiment 606, "The Creeping Terror": The landing of the alien spacecraft is represented by footage of an Atlas ICBM test launch run in reverse. Every single shot in this movie is horribly overexposed -- except for the dance-hall scenes, for some weird reason. The monster is obviously three or four guys shuffling around under a pile of old carpet remnants. The music score alternates between "The Perils Of Pauline" and roller-rink music. Lots of Hypno Helio Static Stasis here.

Experiment 613, "The Sinister Urge": Well, first of all, it's by Ed Wood, for one thing. Then, there's the scene where the cops speed out of the station in a Ford patrol car, but when they arrive at the murder scene, they're in a Plymouth. Ed Wood was the all-time champion of Just Didn't Care.

Experiment 812, "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies": Some of the absolute goddamn' worst musical numbers I've ever seen. As Nelson is heard to comment, "it looks like Steckler just filmed an open-stage night and used it all in this film". The audience shots during the dance numbers appear to be maybe one or two takes of the same damn' shot, with the same bunch of vacantly-smiling "cleaning women" sitting in the same seats during every number.


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"Manos, The Hands Of Fate" Makes List Of Top Twenty Worst Movies Ever; "Battlefield Earth" Scores Number One With 1454 Votes

"Manos" came in at Number 17, with 173 votes. The Master did not approve.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/20/worst_movie/


Cliff Beefpile - almost 7 years ago
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Any chance of getting "MST3K: The Movie" uploaded to the site? I can't seem to find it in stores and online it's really expensive (I'm guessing it's out of print?) I'd have to say it's among my top 10-15 riffs of all-time. Also, the "Poopie" outtakes would be an awesome addition! I think I laugh just as hard if not harder at the outtakes as I do the episodes themselves. :D


Matthew Eickhoff - almost 7 years ago
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Can anyone name the episode(s) where Gypsy appears in the movie theater with Joel and the bots?


Matthew Eickhoff - almost 7 years ago
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MST3K the Movie: did it cause more trouble than what it was worth?


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I'm watching Experiment 612, "The Starfighters", for the second time -- not counting the first time I saw it a scary-long time ago -- and I can't help wondering: am I the only one here who thinks that "The Starfighters" was directed by Coleman Francis under a pseudonym? I mean, it's pretty much everything a Coleman Francis picture was -- taking a potentially exciting premise, crushing the life out of it and reducing it to brain-numbing dullness, scenes with strangely inappropriate background music, lots of airplane footage, wooden acting... about the only thing missing is a scene featuring somebody being shot at from an airplane.

On the upside, though, Experiment 612 contains two of my all-time favorite host segments: Cowboy Mike's Extra Bold Ricochet Barbecue Sauce, and the United Servo Academy Men's Chorus... not to mention lots of jet porn, which I totally dug, being an old air'n'space geek.


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Well, gang... based on laugh count, I'm getting around to watching "Pod People". I used to think "Monster A-Go-Go" had the cheesiest credits ever until I saw the credits to "Pod People". Like the credits on the local news in the late '70s. Eeeewwww.

Still, I'm already enjoying Servo's riffing on the music score, mocking the announcer on the Hearts Of Space radio show.


Matthew Eickhoff - almost 7 years ago
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Best Season Ever? No Joel vs. Mike rivalry, just list a season for each because they truly are great in their own ways!


trumpy - almost 7 years ago
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DYI MST3k: there's a whole day of radioactive monsters, space adventure & killer wasp women on TCM today. Start your riffing.


Chris Westerkamp - almost 7 years ago
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Can the catalog include titles available on Netflix streaming? Also any ideas on which titles might be coming to instant?


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This had to be brought up eventually: Project Popcorn. The BLATANT Russian rip-off of MST.

If you haven't seen the opening, here it is: http://zoyx.us/post/2967087117/russian-mst3k-rip-off

I don't speak Russian so I don't know if they ripped off the lyrics to the opening tune word for word, but from the puppets (a stout red one, and one with a yellow beak) to the mad scientist who shot the average looking guy in a jumpsuit into space to the use of some of the exact shots from the MST opening, I'm pretty sure we can say 'Yup, they stole it.'


Jimmy Porto - almost 7 years ago
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Would you be able to post episodes from the KTMA days, before they went to the Comedy Channel?


Crosby Ferguson - almost 7 years ago
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Just found this website, and my life is now complete.


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NEW QUESTION: Which early Japanese sci-fi hero is more annoying: Space Chief ("Invasion Of The Neptune Men") or Prince Of Space (movie of the same name)?

I'm going with Prince Of Space, because of the wussy-looking all-white outfit, and because there was a vaguely "sissypants" vibe about him that I can't describe.


pwesty@rocketmail.com - almost 7 years ago
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Just out of... Curiosity, how did MST3K get around copyright laws? Did they just use public domain films and pay companies with not-well-known films small fees to use them, or is there more to it?


Raniel Danson - almost 7 years ago
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Fantastic site! Love the show since childhood! can anyone recomend any fantastic 'Mike' episodes that might have passed me buy? The Final Sacrafice, Puma Man, Agent For H.A.R.M, Time Chasers, Werewolf, Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders and Soultaker are my all time favourites... I think?!


Alex Stefanic - almost 7 years ago
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We nee a new Boggy Creek II link, the one we had has been removed.


Andy Jones - almost 7 years ago
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You know what needs a MST3K-style riffing? Old kids TV animation. There's a bunch of Japanese made-for-the-French/Spanish/Flemmish/Andoran-market shows I'd just eat up... The Mysterious Cities of Gold, Ulysses 31... you guys get any of this stuff? Riffing on Jase and the Wheeled Warriors - that'd be glorious.


kristin mak - almost 7 years ago
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OK, on Quest for the Delta Knight- which is one of my favorites in terms of hilarity, ever notice the red haired princess' boob job mid-film? One minute she's a B-cup, yet the second she's kidnapped her cup size increases to melon size. She also offers herself to the pre-teen(?) kid "T" for a few coppers when she's working at the tavern- but when they all get together all of a sudden she's off limits?? And why would any female offer up herself to a boy who looks about 12? Anyone else find the man/boy friendships in this story a little unnerving, and Baydool kept touching the blonde kid, touching his shoulder, his knee.. then they put the kid in a fruity pony tail. They filmed this on a ren fair location, and at a Shriner's in San Fran. Notice the secret book in the beginning that Baydool shows the "kid". It has the AA logo on it, a triangle/pyramid inside a circle. Is this some kind of secret society/illuminati symbol? Whatever it is, it's creepy. I felt like the whole film was some kind of advertisement for a weird new-age pedophiliac cult. What do you think sirs


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My MST3K (Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic etc) Facebook group for those interested........https://www.facebook.com/groups/maximumrdmst3k/


NS - almost 7 years ago
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I love the new previous/next episode buttons and the show/hide shorts feature... and the whole site, really. You're doing a great job!