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Favorite Episodes

  1. Pod People
    512
  2. Fugitive Alien
    299
  3. Fire Maidens of Outer Space
    201
  4. Attack of the Giant Leeches
    191
  5. Gamera vs. Guiron
    224
  6. Red Zone Cuba
    211
  7. Wild Rebels
    146
  8. Mitchell
    526
  9. The Brute Man
    190
  10. Laserblast
    351
  11. Cave Dwellers
    388
  12. Monster A-Go Go
    315
  13. Track of the Moon Beast
    252
  14. The Castle of Fu Manchu
    138
  15. Godzilla vs. Megalon
    273
  16. The Human Duplicators
    185
  17. Bride of the Monster
    208
  18. The Magic Voyage of Sinbad
    195
  19. Girls Town
    262
  20. The Day the Earth Froze
    242
  21. The Rebel Set
    144
  22. The Sidehackers
    186
  23. Soultaker
    338
  24. Time of the Apes
    247
  25. Hercules Against the Moon Men
    191
  26. Eegah
    355
  27. Teenagers from Outer Space
    250
  28. The Touch of Satan
    309
  29. The Magic Sword
    186
  30. Rocketship X-M
    262
  31. Space Travelers
    136
  32. The Beatniks
    170
  33. Hobgoblins
    360
  34. The Starfighters
    212
  35. Gunslinger
    144
  36. First Spaceship on Venus
    135
  37. Invasion of the Neptune Men
    226
  38. Star Force: Fugitive Alien II
    230
  39. The Unearthly
    179
  40. Deathstalker and the Warriors From Hell
    303
  41. Space Mutiny
    826
  42. Manhunt in Space
    147
  43. Zombie Nightmare
    278
  44. The Incredible Melting Man
    244
  45. High School Big Shot
    166
  46. Time Chasers
    402
  47. Puma Man
    463
  48. Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
    386
  49. Secret Agent Super Dragon
    193
  50. Teenage Crime Wave
    160
  51. The Skydivers
    240
  52. Escape 2000
    230

Recent Comments with recent replies

113 - The Black Scorpion - 7 months ago
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Flint Michigan, hell yeah. Born and raised there, but moved out about 15 years ago. Managed to avoid the lead-water... but not Michael Moore


MiSTies:TNG?
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Which episodes do you think kids would like the best, especially 5-8 yr-olds?
Surely some of you know from experience!


Going out on a limb here.
Forum - 3 months ago
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Am I understanding this wrong, or is the dirtiest line in the whole series in Monster A Go Go, where the man fixing the woman's car says "lift your hood," and Tom says "oh you'd like that wouldn't you?" Is there another interpretation of hood other than...


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Th1s 1s an excellent ep1s0de!


It Doesn't Stink!
Forum - 4 months ago
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I'm a little late, but I just wanted to register my approval of Jonah and the new season of MST3k. I've watched the first 6 episodes, and they're good. I like that they kept the spirit of the show, but weren't afraid to try new gimmicks. Good!


OT: Starwolf review!
Forum - 4 months ago
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I know you've all been waiting with bated breath for my review of the Starwolf series by Edmond Hamilton. For those unaware, Fugitive Alien and Fugitive Alien 2 come from a Japanese TV series which was based on a trilogy written by an American scifi author in the 60s.

The short version is that I loved the books. They're only about 150 pages a piece and there's no important societal message being given. It's just a good story with an interesting couple of characters.

I'm not going to spoil the story here in case anyone wants to read the books, but I'll put a full review in my profile posts. That way I can be long-winded, too. :)

Long version below:

First, to recap the background that is different from the movies. Humans did not evolve on Earth. They are the remnants of a much older species who populated most of the galaxy eons before and the different planets all have different humanoid inhabitants based on evolutionary pressures. Earth is the oldest civilization and they are mostly Mercs (mercenaries) who have a strict code of honor and try not to use lethal force unless absolutely necessary. Varna is a planet of thieves. It is a heavy-gravity planet and they use that to help them in their raids because every other planet's gravity feels like nothing to them. They got star-faring technology from Earth and then turned right around and used it for plunder. The Varnans have thin, golden fur and Chane (Ken) has always stood out as a human because of his dark hair and eyes. His parents were missionaries to Varna and died under the pressure of the heavy gravity, but Chane, who was born there, managed to survive and grew up in it, giving him the same abilities as any Varnan. Dilullo (Capt. Joe) had a family who died in a house fire, not a Varna raid.

Starwolf #1: The Weapon from Beyond -- In this one, we meet the two main characters: Morgan Chane (which would be Starwolf Ken) and John Dilullo (Capt. Joe). The story opens with Chane on the run from the Starwolves because he killed a fellow Starwolf (Ssander) after a raid (NOT on Earth) and Ssander had tried to steal some of Chane's loot. Ssander tried to kill Chane and injured him, but Chane killed him in return. He went on the run and blew up his own ship in order to destroy evidence that he was a Starwolf. He's found by Dilullo who almost immediately figures out what he is. The events of Fugitive Alien and the first half of Fugitive Alien 2 are mostly contained in this book, although there are obviously a lot of changes.

Starwolf #2: The Closed Worlds -- It starts out on Earth. Chane is wandering around, bored, and Dilullo tells him that he'd better not get in any trouble or his secret will be told (YOU'RE STUCK HERE! is not spoken, but the threat is there). So he travels to Wales, where his parents had grown up before traveling to Varna and meets some of his parents friends and then makes some Welsh pals there until Dilullo calls him back to go on another mission. This one is to find a rich merchant's lost brother who went to the so-called Closed Worlds to find some major secret. Chane does meet a girl in this one, her name is Vreya.

Starwolf #3: The World of the Starwolves -- Dilullo has tried to retire but Chane (who is bored again and doesn't have a real Merc mission going) lures him out of his hopeless retirement to go to a mysterious planet to retrieve some stolen jewels called the Singing Suns. The mission turns into a disaster and Chane decides to risk death by returning to Varna in order to recoup their losses and get some tasty revenge. In this one, we meet Graal, a Varnan woman who teases Chane but doesn't despise him completely. She plays a very minor role.

I'll write longer summaries of the stories and post them on my profile, but it might not be until tomorrow. Suffice it to say that I loved this series and I'm so glad that I bought it. Hooray for Fugitive Alien and MST3K for introducing me to these books!


Cinematic Titanic
Forum - 4 months ago
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Got my collected edition. It's been a lot of fun. I wish the project had lasted longer, and that I'd made it to more live shows. The special feature of Josh monologuing into the camera is interesting, especially watching him talk his way around saying that he and Joel don't get along (and that's why he left the show back in the day). If you've got a strong liver, try taking a drink every time he says "you know." My one disappointment is that the video (for the latter half of the collection) is all from their earlier shows. The one live show I attended was the farewell tour. I guess they evolved the scripts over time, taking out the riffs that fell flat and adding some new ones. Because even though it's the same movie, my favorite riffs aren't there. Still, I'm really happy that they released this collection. Now I just have to figure out what to do with my extra copy of The Wasp Woman...


Jam Handy's Long Gone, I Guess...? :(
Forum - 5 months ago
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So I'll step in as best I can. ROBOT ROLL CALL!


I Care About Comic Con this Year!
Forum - 5 months ago
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Right in the middle of the tour, Saturday's panel is the most likely place for a renewal announcement, IMHO. I say this not only as a Season 11 backer, but also as someone who thinks the writers consistently nailed the tone and Jonah hosted very, very well: There may as well be a Season 12. What's it going to hurt you, huh?


Dammit Chester...Why?
Forum - 5 months ago
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Recent Riffs

303 - Pod People - over 1 year ago
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Hey, it's like that scene from Mac & Me where Mac came back to life!


303 - Pod People - over 1 year ago
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Watch this, little joke... "Hi, we're the cast from Strawdogs!"


303 - Pod People - over 1 year ago
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He's stealing all the Nerf Toast.


303 - Pod People - over 1 year ago
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Hey - What gives? I'M on the milk carton.


303 - Pod People - over 1 year ago
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"Want some?"
"It's one of you, only gamier."


303 - Pod People - over 1 year ago
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Horse poster courtesy Dynamite Magazine, for teens.


303 - Pod People - over 1 year ago
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Hey - It's a matching shirt and sofa set.


303 - Pod People - over 1 year ago
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Gosh, that last scene was goofy; glad we weren't in it.


303 - Pod People - over 1 year ago
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"Ba dum, ba dee - Time to Armor-All my pants!"


212 - Godzilla vs. Megalon - over 1 year ago
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Never before in the annals of Kid-Dom had a toy been sucked into The Whirlpool of Death!


705 - Escape 2000 - over 1 year ago
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This is Dolby Stereo reminding you to Leave the Bronx.


204 - Catalina Caper - about 3 years ago
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It's just one big, sunny, fun-filled Baton Death March.