Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie – ah, nostalgia for the days when my old worn out tape of this film was still actually working. Darn you, no longer distributed DVD! (but hey, what’s $130 for a used copy on Amazon?)
Here are some fun MST3K quotes that help remind me of the good ol’ days:
“Let’s slip away under cover of afternoon in the biggest car in the county!”
“Self-cleaning mutant. Leaves only the fresh scent of pine.”
“O.K., let’s see, Shatner, Shatner… no, it doesn’t look like he’s in this one… We’re safe.”
“Into the weenie mobile. Weenie man awaaaay!”
“Well, believe me, Mike, I calculated the odds of this succeeding versus the odds that I was doing something incredibly stupid… and I went ahead anyway.”
[dramatic music] “Normal view. Normal view! NORMAL VIEEEWWW!”
“Big men putting screwdrivers into things! Turning them! And adjusting them!”
“And if your hands were metal, that would mean something.”
– This isn’t paper. It’s some sort of metal! – No, sir, that’s paper.
About the movie: MST3K: The Movie follows in the tradition of the cult TV show by picking a movie and then making humorous comments throughout a viewing of it. The victim for the feature film was This Island Earth, a cooky sci fi film about aliens with large foreheads from 1955 (and yes, that is the Professor from Gilligan’s Island as scientist Steve Carlson).
As an aside, my boyfriend saw This Island Earth (sans commentary) at a recent sci fi film festival in New York and said that, without the peanut gallery, it’s just, well, awful. Ah well. You still gotta feel bad for it.