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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War of the Monsters, Destroy All Planets, Gamera vs. Monster X, and Attack of the Monsters are the English dubbed versions that were released to American theaters. Those are the titles I have on my collection too. They're also the names I remember from when I used to see them on TV. The first film is unusual since it's Gammera the Invincible with two m's while the others are all Gamera with one m. Gamera the Super Monster isn't on my set. It's a much later film made by a different company. The only time I ever saw it was when Elvira aired it long after the other films had disappeared from the airwaves. 

Which Gamera films weren't on MST3K?
Jeff of Earth-J said:

Running a bit behind you now, we watched the MST3K version of Gamera last night. Haven’t watchwd one of these in a long time… probably ten years. Good fun! I checked the box set against my non-MST3K versions, but the titles don’t match up. I have “cheap pressings” on DVD of Gamera the Invincible, War of the Monsters, Destroy All Planets, and the “double feature” you once gave me, Gamer vs. Zigra and Gamera the Super Monster.

I saw a lot of my friend’s MST3Ks taped on one of their “Turkey Day” marathons. One endlessly repeated commercial really bugged me: the one in which the female fan exclaimed, “I get all the jokes!” Nobody gets all the jokes, sister. Which led me to invent a drinking game two or more can play.

When you hear an obscure pop culture reference, you may challenge a fellow viewer to identify it. If he cannot he must take a shot, but if he can the challenger must take a shot. The other viewers are the judges. It’s not just a game of what you know, but of what you think your opponent doesn’t know.

For whatever reasons, the Showa pictures that MST3K didn't do were:

Gamera vs. Viras

Gamera vs. Jiger

Gamera Super Monster

Odd because Viras and Jiger used to air all the time. Guiron was very rare and I've seen Super Monster exactly once. Never saw Gammera the Invincible or Barugon or Zigra except on DVD.

I've heard there are talks about bringing MST3K back. Maybe they'll get to them yet.

They are bringing it back, with Felicia Day being the latest mad


Show 323: "The Castle of Fu Manchu", first broadcast 1/18/1992

The Film: This picture is from 1968, and, setting aside the issue of having a European actor playing an Asian character and the whole "Yellow Peril" paranoia that said  character springs from, this picture is a muddled, poorly-made mess, in which a gang of upper-class British twits must save the world from the evil doctor's incomprehensible plan. Christopher Lee does the best he can as Fu, but even he can't groom this dog.

The host Segments:  Joel and the Bots sing a rousing song about their life. The Bots invent a long-distance telephone transducer. Doctor F invents the Stinky Bomb.  Crow discusses "Miss Saigon Syndrome", then breaks down in tears. The Mads gloat.  Servo plays a Shriner with a CB radio on a flying carpet,  then breaks down in tears. The Mads gloat.  Joel tells the story of Fu Manchu, then breaks down in tears. The Mads gloat.  Joel challenges the Mads to watch the movie and comment on it.  They do poorly. Joel and the Bots gloat.

Rating: Bleh. This one is harder to watch than "Manos". The film is dull and the host segments are unpleasant. Possibly my least favorite so far.

Show 608: "Code Name: Diamond Head", first broadcast 10/1/1994

The Short:  From 1947,  "A Day At The Fair" is pretty much what you'd expect, corn-fed young white people doing things with cows.  Not sure who this was aimed at. Presumably, farm folk would have experienced fairs first-hand, and city folk wouldn'tve been able to relate to it.

The Film: From 1977, this was a Quinn  Martin TV movie/failed pilot, starring Roy Thinnes, Zulu, and Ian McShane, who apparently was in something called "Lovejoy", which I've never heard of, but which MIke and the Bots make a big deal about.  It's sort-of low-level secret agent stuff. Unsurprising that it  didn't make it to series.

The Host Segments:  The SOL is a mess. The Mads get competitive about how clean they are.  Mike and the Bots jettison their trash into space.  Crow and Servo complain that Mike is too nice. Magic Voice and Cambot show them an alternate Mike who is a combination abusive father/boy scout that I think must be a parody of De Niro in "This Boy's Life". Later they show them what life would be like with Brad Roberts of the Crash Test Dummies, and later still, the  Frugal Gourmet.  Basically Mike Nelson gets to show off his impersonation skills. Mike and the Bots have a Hawaiian-themed party. The Mads bathe together. 

Rating: An OK episode. The film is forgettable, but the host segments are fun.

The Baron said:

Show 323: "The Castle of Fu Manchu", first broadcast 1/18/1992

I've not seen that one. It was directed by Jesus Franco, who has a bit of a cult following of the Ed Wood kind. Richard Greene, who played Nayland Smith, was Robin Hood in the British The Adventures of Robin Hood TV show.

Show 611: "Last of the Wild Horses", first broadcast 10/15/1994

The Film: From 1948. A forgettable, low-grade Robert Lippert Western.

The Host Segments:  Mike has programmed Crow and Servo to have different regional accents.  Hilarity does not ensue.  Dr. F sends a matter transference device up to the SOL during an ion storm, causing Servo and Gypsy to be transposed with their counterparts in the Mirror Universe, where evil versions of Mike and the Bots live in Deep 13 and force good versions of Frank and Forrester to watch bad movies.  Frank and Forrester are in the theater for the first part of the film. The Mirror Frank and Forrester sing the "Joey the Lemur" song for some reason.  On "our" SOL, Mike and Crow must deal with Mirror-Servo.  They work out what to do.  Mirror-Gypsy comes on to Mirror-Servo, which is kind of weird.   Mike and Crow consult the Alternate Universe Handbook, while Mirror-Servo tries to kill Mike.  In the Mirror Deep 13, Mirror-Crow (with a scar on his beak) tries to kill Mirror-Mike (with a goatee and sleeveless gold outfit).  Servo and Gypsy consult the computer in Mirror Deep 13, which sounds like Torgo, for some reason. They have the Mirror Frank and Forrester send the matter transference device back down, which shifts everyone back to their proper universes.  The Mads discover an agony booth in their Deep 13, After the film, Mirror Frank and Forrester call "our" SOL, but even as good guys, they're kind of annoying. In Deep 13, the Mads enjoy the agony booth waaaay too much.

Rating: One of my all-time favorite episodes.  The film is forgettable, but the host segments are a very funny parody of one of my favorite Star Trek episodes.  Nelson, Murphy, Beaulieu and Mallon really go to town playing evil versions of their regular characters.  Beaulieu and Conniff do reasonably well in riffing on the film, as well.  Really fun stuff.

I've never seen this one.

  This is one I keep hoping to see.  I think the only way it could have been better was if they had an old movie with William Shatner in it.

Show 310: "Fugitive Alien", first broadcast 8/17/1991

The Film: This was actually a couple of strung-together episodes of a 1978 Japanese TV series called Star Wolf (although the "film" was released in 1986), based on some novels by Edmond Hamilton. (Very loosely based, I'm guessing.)  Essentially, in the wake of Star Wars, Japanese TV looked for any sci-fi property it could license, and this was one of them.  In it, a space guy called Ken does some stuff, and things occur.  It's not that bad for 70's Japanese tokusatsu.

The Host Segments:  Joel pretend to be a dairy farmer from southern Wisconsin.  The Mads invent the orbito-oto-rhino-laryngological dropper. Joel invents the musical chair. Jack Perkins (Mike Nelson) introduces the movie.  Joel and the Bots have a hat party. Jack Perkins won't shut up.  Joel forces the Bots to dress up as characters from the movie.  Joel compares the film to Syd Fields' screenplay model.  Jack Perkins still won't shut up. The Cool Thing from Episode 208 is revealed to be Mexican Stoplight Candy.  Jack Perkins is still talking.

(A note regarding Jack Perkins: He is apparently a real person, a journalist who at one point hosted Biography on A&E. I note this because I had never heard of him outside of the frequent parodies of him on MST3K.  I still have never seen the real Jack Perkins in anything. Apparently, he takes the ribbing good-naturedly and was even a fan of the show.)

Favorite Lines:  

  • "You're stuck here!"
  • "He tried to kill me with a forklift!"

Rating:  An OK episode. Amusing enough.

Show 318: "Star Force: Fugitive Alien II", first broadcast 11/16/1991

The Film: Ken and his space buddies fight space baddies.

The Host Segments:  Tom and Crow argue about puppets. The Mads invent Big Noses.  Joel invents the Big Head.  Servo's head explodes in the theater. Joel and Crow revive him melodramatically. Joel and the Bots demonstrate the Captain Joe action figure. Joel and the Bots sing songs about the movie. Crow and Servo discus movies they'd like to see, and design villains. 

Rating: An OK episode. Mildly amusing.

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