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519 - Outlaw of Gor - over 6 years ago
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Seriously, what IS it with that HAT?!


519 - Outlaw of Gor - over 6 years ago
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What's the song they sing at about 48:37? "Abba zeega zabba zeega oh-oh"


705 - Escape 2000 - over 7 years ago
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Even though this is Italy....Leave the Bronx!!


Forum - over 6 years ago
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Well, I've finally gotten around to watching Experiment 811, Parts: The Clonus Horror. I don't remember this episode from the original run of MST3K; I either saw it once and wasn't crazy about it, or forgot to commandeer the VCR and missed it.

Despite my positive experiences with Warrior Of The Lost World, Angels' Revenge, Deathstalker II, Puma Man and Space Mutiny, I'm still a bit standoffish about checking out episodes featuring movies from the '70s and later (maybe it's just a generational thing). Still, once again I got the hell over myself and, partially due to its promise of more Peter Graves, checked out Parts: The Clonus Horror, And oh, the horror, the horror.

Needless to say, they riffed the living crap out of this flaming sack of poopie, totally tore it a new one. The SOL Crew has always seemed to have it in for the '70s -- as do I -- so when they get hold of a hot, juicy, sloppy '70s stinkburger, I enjoy it with relish, especially as so many of them seem to emit a palpable stench of Made For TV. Still, there's a lot about this movie that puts Experiment 811 into the category of Episodes That Will Take A While To Grow On Me (like Tormented and Red Zone Cuba), as opposed to Episodes That Set My Ass On Fire And Become Favorites Instantly (like Monster A-Go-Go and Space Mutiny).

First, there's the fact that there's a lot less Peter Graves in this plopper than I'd hoped for, as a percentage of overall movie ingredients. They basically use his character as a bookend for the "plot" -- and that means a helluva lot less A&E Biography and Mission Impossible riffs than there could've been.

Secondly, they've taken a premise that had so much to offer in terms of excitement and suspense -- just look what Philip K. Dick did in his original story for Blade Runner -- and did a total Coleman Francis job on it, sucking all the life and excitement out of it and left something dull and dry. Still, once again, on the upside, it's this kind of quality that makes for an outstanding MST3K episode.

Finally, there's the bad science. According to the "history" cited in this turdbomb, based on the success of a single experiment at the cellular level in 1931, an entire farming and harvesting complex is immediately built -- with the magically-available unlimited funding, of course -- for cloning humans as transplant organ donors. Uh huh. Right. Don't even get me started on the logistics of it (never mind the morals and ethics). Just for the record:
]http://www.scienceinformer.com/Cloning-Facts.html
http://library.thinkquest.org/20830/Manipulating/Experimentation/Cloning/longdoc.htm#

Still, even though this episode didn't set my ass on fire right away -- I've just watched it for the second time and I'm really starting to dig the riffing -- it does contain Crow's famous monologue riff on A&E Biography about what a wonderful, kind-spirited guy Peter Graves was compared to his brother, James Arness, and how his mother cursed the day her womb was blighted with James, etc. etc.


806 - The Undead - over 6 years ago
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18:05-18:08-ish.....Seriously, what the WHAT is this guy saying?!? I've listened to it like twenty times with no hope of comprehension! Something about a gentle jailer and then he mashes the keyboard - vocally!


807 - Terror from the Year 5000 - about 7 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.


1012 - Squirm - about 7 years ago
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Mr. Beardsly?


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1012 - Squirm - over 6 years ago
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"I'm gonna Willem Dafoe all over you."


1007 - Track of the Moon Beast - almost 6 years ago
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"I call it Antiseptic Manor."


1007 - Track of the Moon Beast - almost 6 years ago
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"Fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame, fame..."


1007 - Track of the Moon Beast - almost 6 years ago
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"Everything is authentic Indian."
"I thought everything was Archie."


1007 - Track of the Moon Beast - almost 6 years ago
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"This-"
"-scene is dying."


1007 - Track of the Moon Beast - almost 6 years ago
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"Mmm, more TV anyone?"


1007 - Track of the Moon Beast - almost 6 years ago
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"Knowledge equals gladness."


1007 - Track of the Moon Beast - almost 6 years ago
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"Butt Healer?"


1007 - Track of the Moon Beast - almost 6 years ago
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"Ha! A rare sliver of concrete from the Eisenhower epoch!"


1007 - Track of the Moon Beast - almost 6 years ago
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"Kinda lonely beat for a motorcycle cop."


1007 - Track of the Moon Beast - almost 6 years ago
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"I gotta creepy feeling that this was filmed at the Spahn Ranch."


1007 - Track of the Moon Beast - almost 6 years ago
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"How Green Was My Credits"