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  1. Gunslinger
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  2. Danger! Death Ray
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602 - Invasion USA - 9 months ago
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So... "The Enemy" (who happen to be communists with territory adjacent to Alaska) senses that the US doesn't have enough tanks to withstand nuclear bombardment (think about that one for a sec) and decides to invade. In retaliation, as per MAD doctrine, the US nukes their cities, factories, and farmland. In the end, the US manages to drive off the invaders, but both countries are left with massive casualties and billions in property and infrastructure damage (with no mention of the radiation).

And so the moral of our story is that Mutually Assured Destruction is a good deterrent to war because there is absolutely no point in invading a country capable of an unimaginably devastating retaliatory strike which would leave both your countries (and possibly the rest of the world) pretty much uninhabitable, so therefore...

Wait, no. The moral of our story is that MAD won't stop the enemy, our armed forces are all but useless, and so everyone should immediately move to a full wartime footing.

A point driven home by a parting quote from George Washington, who in reality didn't want us to have a standing army at all and warned in his farewell address to the nation that we "avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty." He further held that having a military would simultaneously drive up unnecessary and unsustainable debt while also getting us into unnecessary wars because having ready military power is in itself a temptation to use it. He went on in that address to advise that we cultivate peaceful relationships with other countries and that we avoid persistent antipathy towards any given country. Exactly the opposite of what the film would have us believe.


Geographically Challenged?
614 - San Francisco International - almost 3 years ago
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The airline that was supposed to take the made-for-TV hippie from San Francisco to Virginia was called "Southeastern Pacific". Wait, how does that work?


602 - Invasion USA - over 7 years ago
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Loved the clear images of british army helmets in “Manhattan”.


602 - Invasion USA - almost 8 years ago
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The ending of this movie is... I'm speechless.


602 - Invasion USA - almost 7 years ago
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Sometimes, Joel/Mike and the bots hit a home run on the first pitch. "A Date With Your Family" -- The Woody Allen Story!


602 - Invasion USA - over 8 years ago
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"Postpone disagreeable news till another time" ??? Like...... WHEN !!?? At dinner ? After dad starts drinking ??!! Maybe when mom & dad are doing the horizontal bop ?? Tell me ... WHEN IS a good time ??!!


602 - Invasion USA - about 1 year ago
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Oh. My. God. This is the worst movie I’ve ever seen.
There’s the lazy stock footage that’s obviously taken from WWII, those “Communists” have the most absurd and indistinguishable accents, and don’t get me started on the characters!
The reporter “hero” (I use the term loosely) is a smug, greasy, unlikeable dickweed who starts hitting on another man’s girl RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM; the girl is a tramp who falls for the reporter like an idiot with no thought to her boyfriend; and the industrialist boyfriend is an absolute moron for actually trusting the greasy, untrustworthy reporter with his girl!
I’ve never been so frustrated by any MST3K movie in my entire life! I’d watch Manos: Hands of Fate over this abomination any day of the week!!!


Sometime's they go too far...
602 - Invasion USA - 9 months ago
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"Dad, I'm dating a negro"...(!?!?). I get that Crow is trying to comment on the ignorance of the period, but I feel like they were just trying to find a way to justify saying that at all under the guise of cras humor. There's literally a dozen different ways to make that joke without justifying racism through laughter.


508 - Operation Double 007 - almost 9 years ago
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This will be the last official Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode that I have never seen before, until tonight.


508 - Operation Double 007 - over 7 years ago
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The pointless death that really irritates me: Yashuko. He rescues her and takes her to an open space, while there's still a gunfight going on and instead of getting her to safety, he hypnotizes and starts to question her right there? Why? Why not get her hidden and protected until such time that they could do it safely? Yes, I know there are supposed to be problems, but would it have killed them to keep the completely innocent girl alive? :P


508 - Operation Double 007 - over 5 years ago
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Isn't the badguy in this movie Valmont in Diabolik? I guess he's a character actor. When you need to portray a sleazy Italian mafioso type, call this guy.


Bond on MST3K
508 - Operation Double 007 - about 3 years ago
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Since Shout can license films from MGM, which Bond film would you like to see on MST3K?

My Choice would be Die Another Day, just because of the theme alone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNYlNmWfnxo


Recent Riffs

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Gulager!?!?!?! Not Gallagher!?!?!?!?! What type of name is Gulager!?!?!?!?!?!?


800% Stretched Out End Credits - almost 6 years ago
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DDDDDDDDWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!


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"But others are so quiet and tranquil, that you seem to be in another world"...but nothing as nice as our quonset hut!


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"I had the driver take me for ride around the city." I wasted company funds.


511 - Gunslinger - about 6 years ago
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Cue the horses! .... Corman!!!


601 - Girls Town - about 6 years ago
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She has a Mother Superiority complex.


814 - Riding with Death - about 6 years ago
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Back in funky 70's, the party did never stop!
The city of Pompeii was doin' all right, 'til Vesuvius blew its top!


814 - Riding with Death - about 6 years ago
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"Da, Da, Daaaaaaa!!!!" The King approaches!!!!