OK, I'll be handling this one a little differently than some of the other TV series I've re-watched. I don't own every episode of this, and what I do own isn't in broadcast order, so I'll be watching them as I find them, and updating this initial post as to where they sit in the show's history.

Season One

Show 101: "The Crawling Eye" (11/18/1989)

Show 102: "The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy" (11/25/1989)

Show 103: "The Mad Monster" (12/2/1989)

Show 104: "Women of the Prehistoric Planet" (2/20/1990)

Show 105: "The Corpse Vanishes" (12/9/1989)

Show 106: "The Crawling Hand" (12/16/1989)

Show 107: "Robot Monster" (12/23/1989)

Show 108: "The Slime People" (12/30/1989)

Show 109: "Project Moonbase" (1/6/1990)

Show 110: "Robot Holocaust" (1/13/1990)

Show 111: "Moon Zero Two" (1/20/1990)

Show 112: "Untamed Youth" (1/27/1990)

Show 113: "The Black Scorpion" (2/3/1990)

Season Two

Show 201: "Rocketship X-M" (9/22/1990)

Show 202: "The Sidehackers" (9/29/1990)

Show 203: "Jungle Goddess" (10/6/1990)

Show 204: "Catalina Caper" (10/13/1990)

Show 205: "Rocket Attack U.S.A." (10/27/1990)

Show 206: "Ring of Terror" (11/3/1990)

Show 207: "Wild Rebels" (11/17/1990)

Show 208: "The Lost Continent" (11/24/1990)

Show 209: The Hellcats" (12/8/1990)

Show 210: "King Dinosaur" (12/22/1990)

Show 211: "First Spaceship On Venus" (12/29/1990)

Show 212: "Godzilla vs. Megalon" (1/19/1991)

Show 213: "Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster" (2/2/1991)

Season Three

Show 301: "Cave Dwellers" (6/1/1991)

Show 302: "Gamera" (6/8/1991)

Show 303: "Pod People" (6/15/1991)

Show 304: "Gamera vs. Barugon" (6/22/1991)

Show 305: "Stranded in Space" (6/29/1991)

Show 306: "Time of the Apes" (7/13/1991)

Show 307: "Daddy-O"  (7/20/1991)

Show 308: "Gamera vs. Gaos" (7/27/1991)

Show 309: "The Amazing Colossal Man" (8/3/1991)

Show 310: "Fugitive Alien" (8/17/1991)

Show 311: "It Conquered The World" (8/24/1991)

Show 312: "Gamera vs. Guiron" (9/7/1991)

Show 313: "Earth vs. the Spider" (9/14/1991)

Show 314: "Mighty Jack" (9/21/1991)

Show 315: "Teenage Caveman" (11/9/1991)

Show 316: "Gamera vs. Zigra" (10/19/1991)

Show 317: "The Viking Women and the Sea Serpent" (10/26/1991)

Show 318: "Star Force: Fugitive Alien II" (11/16/1991)

Show 319: "War of the Colossal Beast" (11/30/1991)

Show 320: "The Unearthly" (12/14/1991)

Show 321: "Santa Claus Conquers The Martians" (12/21/1991)

Show 322: "Master Ninja I" (1/11/1992)

Show 323: "The Castle of Fu Manchu" (1/18/1992)

Show 324: "Master Ninja II" (1/25/1992)

Season Four

Show 401: "Space Travelers" (6/6/1992)

Show 402: "The Giant Gila Monster" (6/13/1992)

Show 403: "City Limits" (6/20/1992)

Show 404: "Teenagers From Outer Space" (6/27/1992)

Show 405: "Being From Another Planet"  (7/4/1992)

Show 406: "Attack of the Giant Leeches" (7/18/1992)

Show 407: "The Killer Shrews" (7/25/1992)

Show 408: "Hercules Unchained" (8/1/1992)

Show 409: "The Indestructible Man" (8/15/1992)

Show 410: "Hercules Against The Moon Men" (8/22/1992)

Show 411: "The Magic Sword" (8/29/1992)

Show 412: "Hercules and the Captive Women" (9/12/1992)

Show 413: "Manhunt in Space" (9/19/1992)

Show 414: "Tormented" (9/26/1992)

Special:  "This is MST3K" (11/14/1992)

Show 415: "The Beatniks" (11/25/1992)

Show 416: "Fire Maidens of Outer Space" (11/26/1992)

Show 417: "Crash of the Moons" (11/28/1992)

Show 418: "Attack of the Eye Creatures" (12/5/1992)

Show 419: "The Rebel Set" (12/12/1992)

Show 420: "The Human Duplicators" (12/26/1992)

Show 421: "Monster-A-Go-Go" (1/9/1993)

Show 422: "The Day The Earth Froze" (1/16/1993)

Show 423: "Bride of the Monster" (1/23/1993)

Show 424: "'Manos': The Hands of Fate" (1/30/1993)

Season Five

Show 501: "Warrior of the Lost World" (7/24/1993)

Show 502: "Hercules" (7/17/1993)

Show 503: "Swamp Diamonds" (7/31/1993)

Show 504: "Secret Agent Super Dragon" (8/7/1993)

Show 505: "The Magic Voyage of Sinbad" (8/14/1993)

Show 506; "Eegah" (8/28/1993)

Show 507: "I Accuse My Parents" (9/4/1993)

Show 508: "Operation Double 007" (9/11/1993)

Show 509: "The Girl in Lover's Lane" (9/18/1993)

Show 510: "The Painted Hills" (9/26/1993)

Show 511: "Gunslinger" (10/9/1993)

Show 512: "Mitchell" (10/23/1993)

Show 513: "The Brain That Wouldn't Die" (10/30/1993)

Show 514: "Teenage Strangler" (11/7/1993)

Show 515: "The Wild, Wild World of Batwoman" (11/13/1993)

Show 516: "Alien from L.A." (11/20/1993)

Show 517:  "Beginning of the End"  (11/25/1993)

Show 518: "The Atomic Brain" (12/4/1993)

Show 519: "Outlaw" (12/11/1993)

Show 520: "Radar Secret Service" (12/18/1993)

Show 521: "Santa Claus" (12/24/1993)

Show 522: "Teenage Crime Wave" (1/15/1995)

Show 523: "Village of the Giants" (1/22/1994)

Show 524: "12 To The Moon" (2/5/1994)

Season Six

Show 601: "Girls Town" (7/16/1994)

Show 602:"Invasion USA" (7/23/1994)

Show 603: "The Dead Talk Back" (7/30/1994)

Show 604: "Zombie Nightmare" (11/24/1994)

Show 605: "Colossus and the Headhunters" (8/20/1994)

Show 606: "The Creeping Terror" (9/17/1994)

Show 607: "Bloodlust!" (9/3/1994)

Show 608: "Code Name: Diamond Head" (10/1/1994)

Show 609: "The Skydivers" (8/27/1994)

Show 610: "The Violent Years" (10/8/1994)

Show 611: "Last of the Wild Horses" (10/15/1994)

Show 612: "The Starfighters" (10/29/1994)

Show 613: "The Sinister Urge" (11/5/1994)

Show 614:  "San Francisco International" (11/19/1994)

Show 615: "Kitten With A Whip" (11/23/1994)

Show 616: "Racket Girls" (11/26/1994)

Show 617: "The Sword and the Dragon" (12/3/1994)

Show 618: "High School Big Shot" (12/10/1994)

Show 619: "Red Zone Cuba" (12/17/1994)

Show 620: "Danger!! Death Ray" (1/7/1995)

Show 621: "The Beast of Yucca Flats" (1/21/1995)

Show 622: "Angel's Revenge" (3/11/1995)

Show 623: "The Amazing Transparent Man" (3/18/1995)

Show 624: "Samson vs. The Vampire Women" (3/25/1995)

Season Seven

Show 701 (and 701T): "Night of the Blood Beast" (11/23/1995) 701T, ...

Show 702: "The Brute Man" (2/10/1996)

Show 703: "Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell" (2/17/1996)

Show 704 "The Incredible Melting Man" (2/24/1996)

Show 705: "Escape 2000" (3/2/1996)

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie -  "This Island Earth"  (4/19/1996)

Show 706: "Laserblast" (5/18/1996)

Unproduced CD-ROM: "Assignment: Venezuela"


"MST Poopie!"

"The MST Scrapbook"

Season Eight

Show 801: "Revenge of the Creature" (2/1/1997)

Show 802: "The Leech Woman" (2/8/1997)

Show 803: "The Mole People" (2/15/1997)

Show 804: "The Deadly Mantis" (2/22/1997)

MST3K - The Home Game: "The Day the World Ended" (2/25/1997)

Show 805: "The Thing That Couldn't Die" (3/1/1997)

Show 806 "The Undead" (3/8/1997)

Show 807: "Terror from the Year 5000" (3/15/1997)

Show 808: "The She-Creature" (4/5/1997)

Show 809: "I was a Teenage Werewolf" (4/19/1997)

Show 810: "The Giant Spider Invasion" (5/21/1997)

Show 811: "Parts - The Clonus Horror" (6/7/1997)

Show 812: "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and ...

Show 813: "Jack Frost" (7/12/1997)

Show 814: "Riding With Death" (7/19/1997)

Show 815: "Agent for H.A.R.M." (8/2/1997)

Special: "The Making of Mystery Science Theater  3000" (8/15/1997)

Show 816: "Prince of Space" (8/16/1997)

Special: "First Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review" (9/2/1997)

Show 817: "The Horror of Party Beach" (9/6/1997)

Show 818: "Devil Doll" (10/4/1997)

Show 819: "Invasion of the Neptune Men"  (10/11/1997)

Show 820: "Space Mutiny" (11/8/1997)

Show 821: "Time Chasers" (11/22/1997)

Show 822: "Overdrawn At The Memory Bank" (12/6/1997)

Miscellany: "MST Poopie! II"

Season Nine

Show 901: "The Projected Man" (3/14/1998)

Special: "Mystery Science Theater 3000 Academy of Robots' Choice Awards Preview Special"  (3/19/1998)

Show 902: "The Phantom Planet" (3/21/1998)

Show 903: "Puma Man" (4/4/1998)

Show 904: "Werewolf" (4/18/1998)

Show 905: "The Deadly Bees" (5/9/1998)

Show 906: "The Space Children" (6/13/1998)

Show 907: "Hobgoblins" (6/27/1998)

Show 908: "The Touch of Satan" (7/11/1998)

Show 909: "Gorgo" (7/18/1998)

Show 910: "The Final Sacrifice" (7/25/1998)

Show 911: "Devil Fish" (8/15/1998)

Show 912: "The  Screaming Skull" (8/29/1998)

Special: "Second Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review" (9/4/1998)

Show 913: "Quest of the Delta Knights" (9/26/1998)

Season Ten

Show 1001: "Soultaker" (4/11/1999)

Show 1002: "Girl in Gold Boots" (4/18/1999)

Show 1003: "Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders" (9/12/1999)

Show 1004: "Future War" (4/25/1999)

Show 1005: "The Blood Waters of Dr. Z" (5/2/1999

Show 1006: "Boggy Creek II: And The Legend Continues" (5/9/1999)

Show 1007: "Track of the Moon Beast" (6/13/1999)

Show 1008: "Final Justice" (6/20/1999)

Show 1009: "Hamlet" (6/27/1999)

Show 1010: "It Lives By Night" (7/18/1999)

Show 1011: "Horrors of Spider Island" (7/25/1999)

Show 1012: "Squirm" (8/1/1999)

Show 1013: "Diabolik" (8/8/1999)

Miscellany: "The Last Dance-RAW"

Season Eleven

Show 1101: "Reptilicus" (4/14/2017)

Show 1102: "Cry Wilderness" (4/14/2017)

Show 1103: "The Time Travelers" (4/14/2017)

Show 1104: "Avalanche" (4/14/2017)

Show 1105: "The Beast of Hollow Mountain" (4/14/2017)

Show 1106: "Starcrash" (4/14/2017)

Show 1107:  "The Land That Time Forgot" (4/14/2017) 

Show 1108: "The Loves of Hercules",  first broadcast 4/14/2017

Show 1109: "Yongary",  first broadcast 4/14/2017

Show 1110: "Wizards of the Lost Kingdom",  first broadcast 4/14/2017

Show 1111: "Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II",  first broadcast 4/14/2017

Show 1112: "Carnival Magic",  first broadcast 4/14/2017

Show 1113: "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't",  first broadcast 4/1...

Show 1114: "At the Earth's Core",  first broadcast 4/14/2017

Season Twelve "The Gauntlet"

Show 1201: "Mac and Me" , first broadcast 11/22/2018

Show 1202: "Atlantic Rim", first broadcast 11/22/2018

Show 1203: "Lords of the Deep", first broadcast 11/22/2018

Show 1204: "The Day Time Ended", first broadcast 11/22/2018

Show 1205: "Killer Fish", first broadcast 11/22/2018

Show 1206: "Ator the Fighting Eagle", first broadcast 11/22/2018

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To the best of my recollection, the only Christmas movies they did were Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and Santa Claus.

They missed a real stinker, Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny. It's on youtube and it makes Plan 9 look like Citizen Kane.

I watched that snoozer as a kid just to see what the heck was in that closet.

The Baron said:

Show 513: "The Brain That Wouldn't Die", first broadcast 10/30/1993

The Film:  Another one from 1959 (must've been a good year for bad movies).  A young doctor's girlfriend (Wife? I'm not sure.) is killed in a car accident. He keeps her head alive in a pan while he goes hunting for a new body for her.  He keeps a monster in a closet for some reason.  This is another picture I watched when I was little. At the time I remember thinking how scary the closet monster was.  Now, I just think what a sleazebag Doctor Protagonist is.  The closing credits give the movie's title as "The Head That Wouldn't Die".

The Host Segments: Crow and Servo test Mike's knowledge of bad movies. Mike invents the Gutter-Bumber-Chute.  Doctor F invents the Dream-Buster, for popping little kids' balloons. Mike tries and fails to gain control of the SOL.  Mike and the Bots design hats for the woman in the movie. Mike tells Crow and Servo an  embarrassing story from his past.  Jan in the Pan (Mary Jo Pehl) visits the SOL. Mike offends her. Doctor F has designs on Frank's head.

Rating:  A fairly good episode, and good start for Mike's tenure as host.

Show 208: "The Lost Continent", first broadcast 11/24/1990

The Film: This is from 1951, and features, Cesar Romero, Hugh Beaumont, Sid Melton and Whit Bissell.  The government loses a satellite, and a team of scientists and airmen are sent to retrieve it. They land on a remote island filled with stop motion dinosaurs that I suspect of being form another movie.  A so-so picture - about 907 of its 83 minutes are taken up with a segment showing the protagonists climbing a mountain. Interesting seeing Romero as someone other than the Joker, though.

The Host Segments:  Joel gives the Bots a football-style peptalk. The Mads go on about rock climbing. Frank invents an exercise treadmill that moves around. They have no time for Joel's invention.  Hugh Beaumont (Mike Nelson) visits the SOL, claiming to be one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  Joel and the Bots act out "The Explorers - A Quinn Martin Production". It ends weirdly.  Joel and the Bots see a Coll thing, but the viewers do not.  Joel and the Bots discuss the film.

Rating:  A so-so episode.  The interminable rock climbing scenes become tedious, despite the cast's best efforts.

Show 417: "Crash of the Moons". first broadcast 11/28/1992

The Short: An episode of General Hospital, from what I imagine is very early in the show's run. A married guy appears to be interested in a woman he isn't married to. Meh.

The Film:  From 1954, this is apparently several episodes of Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (a sort of ur-Star Trek). Our hero and his pals do their best to save the inhabitants of two doomed planets. john Banner is in this! Yay!  Always like to see John Banner.

The Host Segments: Joel is teaching Servo macrame.  Crow is selling grit.  Actual grit, not the newspaper.  (Aside: Did anyone ever actually buy or sell GRIT? I've never seen a copy in real-life.)  
The Mads have invented Deep 13 Toothpaste.  Joel has invented the Rock 'n' Wreck guitar.  Crow and Servo try to woo Gypsy by singing "The Gypsy Moons".  Joel invents Banner-Grams.  Crow has written a teleplay. Servo critiques it harshly.  John Banner (Mike Nelson) visits the SOL. Joel sends a Banner-Gram to Deep 13.

Rating: Quite good, an old favorite.  The movie is good for what it is, and the host segments are amusing.

Show 621: "the Beast of Yucca Flats, first broadcast 1/21/1995

The Shorts:  "Money Talks" - The Ghost of Benjamin Franklin teaches a gangly, somewhat dimwitted teenager how to save money.  Ah, for the days when fifty cents was a lot of money!

"Progress Island U.S.A." - Propaganda film about what a great place Puerto Rico is, and you should definitely invest there. The soundtrack seems to be lifted from a 1970's police drama.

The Film: This 1961 Coleman Francis effort features Tor Johnson as a defecting scientist who is nuked and becomes a menace to society.  This is a terrible movie. Seriously, Plan 9 From Outer Space is brilliant cinema compared to this.  It's really badly-made.  There's no soundtrack to speak of, just some nonsensical narration and a few lines of insipid dialogue. For me, the saddest part of all is seeing poor Tor, stumbling around the desert, looking less like an atomic mutant, and more like somebody's poor old demented grandpa who somehow wandered out of the home and got lost.

The Host Segments:  Mike is wallpapering. He is doing a bad job, and the Bots aren't helping much. The Mads are supporting Proposition Deep 13. Mike and the Bots are against it.  The SOL is disturbed by a loud house party. Crow asks Mike if it's 11:30. Over and over and over.  Crow speaks for the Film Anti-Preservation Society.  Joel and the Bots declare victory. the Mads concede.

Ratings:  Eh. The host segments are OK, but the film itself is a real drag to watch.

Show 813: "Jack Frost", first broadcast 7/12/1997

The Film:  The 1966 picture is from Russia, and tells the travails of Simon LeBon-looking dimwit Ivanoushka and his would-be love interest, Nastinka, as they deal with her evil stepmother, her ugly stepsister (imagine Tom Petty in drag), a wicked with (imagine Al Lewis on acid channeling Granny from the  Beverly Hillbillies), an annoying little mushroom guy and the titular spirit of winter. It's mildly amusing in a trippy sort of way. It's hard to judge these dubbed pictures, because you can't tell how the dubbed performance compares to the original performance.

The Host Segments:  "Michael Nelson is...The Lord of the Dance!"  Bobo and Observer argue about who's in charge while Pearl is away.  they bring Mike down to arbitrate. He almost talks Observer into watching the movie in his place.  Yakov Smirnov (Patrick Brantseg) visit the SOL. he is unhelpful.  Crow is a bear.  Bobo and Observer try to get along.  Crow asks Earl Torgeson (Paul Chaplin), who is a random butcher in Sanford, Maine, about Russian folklore. He is unhelpful.  Servo tries to be cute, but Mike and Crow aren't buying it.  Bobo and Observer seek Mike's opinion regarding ape movies.  Pearl returns and settles the dispute.

Rating:  this is a pretty good episode. The film is watchable  - it's beautiful filmed - and the host segments are funny enough.

Found this with Jughead in the place of Joel and Mike.


Lots of strange Sabrina art.

Show 107: "Robot Monster", first broadcast 12/23/1989

The Shorts:  Two episodes of Commando Cody in "Radar Men from the Moon.  In Chapter Four: "Flight to Destruction",  the heels kidnap Joan as a lure for Cody.  Cliffhanger:  The plane Cody and Joan are in crashes!  In Chapter Five: "Murder Car", the heels are short of money.  Cliffhanger:  A stolen ambulance hits Cody's car!  These Republic serials are amusing, but pretty badly-made.

The Film:  The film is from 1953, and features Ro-Man, whose alien costume is a gorilla suit with a diving helmet and antennae on.   This is a weird, trippy movie. Very badly-written.

The Host Segments: Joel explains the show.  The Mads invent the  self-inflating whoopee cushion.  Joel invents the cumber-bubble-band. Joel and the Bots try to work out if the plane stunt in  the short could really have happened.  The Great Guidance (Crow) commands Ro-Man (Servo) to kill the Hu-Man (Joel).  Joel and the bots discuss surrealism.  Joel and the bots do a skit about Ro-Man.  The Mads are weirded out.

Favorite Quotes:  "I'm surrounded by idiots of my own design!" -Joel

"Could we have sent a stranger person into space?"  -  Dr. F

Rating:  An OK episode.  Watchable, but not great.

In Invaders of Mars (1953) the naïve elements are supposed to reflect a child's view of the world. I took them as straight naiveties until I read an article making this case, and it convinced me. I think the same is true of the naiveties in Robot Monster: there's the bubble machine, the crazy honeymoon.

Robot Monster is a tad ambiguous.there's an "It was all a dream" sequence near the end, but at the very end, there's a hint that maybe the kid's dream was a premonition of sorts.

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