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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Show 306: "Time of the Apes", first broadcast 7/13/1991

The Film:  This was originally a 1974 Tsubaraya TV series called Saru no Gundan" ("Army of the Apes"), which Sandy Frank got the rights to in 1987 and turned a couple of episodes into this film.  It's a bit jumbled but not that bad. OK for a 70's tokusatu.

The Host Segments:  Joel and Crow play tee-ball off of Servo's head. They break a window, which is a bad thing in space.  Joel invents the Cellulite Phone. Frank invents Miracle Baby Wonder Growth formula, causing a baby to become really large.  Joel and the Bots discuss "Why Doesn't Johnny Care?"  Later, they dramatize the Scopes Monkey Trial.Crow discusses ape fashions. At the end, Joel and the Bots sing the Sandy Frank song. Frank and Forrester argue over who should change the giant baby.

Rating:  The film and riffing were OK. The hot segments weren't the most inspired they've ever done.

Show 317: "The Viking Women and the Sea Serpent", first broadcast 10/26/1991

The Short: "The Home Economics Story" is from 1951. Essentially it's all about how young women should major in home economics so they can get jobs managing restaurants or doing interior decorating or just being housewives.  Probably fairly progressive for its time, now it seems hopelessly sexist.

The Film: From 1957, it's one of Corman's better films, in which some Viking women go in search of their missing menfolk and encounter a sea serpent and some hostile tribesmen and the sissiest prince ever. 

The Host Segments:  Joel extols the virtues of waffles.  The Mads invent the Meat Reanimator. They reanimate a chicken, which pulls a knife on Frank. Joel invents a Waffle Iron.  Joel reprograms the Bots to love waffles. They come up with various uses for waffles.  Joel says "waffles" to the camera. (Yes, that is an entire host segment.)  Tom is visited by the Spirit of Waffles, i.e., Crow. Joel and the bots sing about Waffles.  Dr. F deprecates waffles.

Rating:  The film and the riffing is pretty good.  Having every host segment revolve around waffles probably seemed like a good idea at the time.  It wasn't.

Show 605: "Colossus and the Headhunters", first broadcast 8/20/1994

The Film:  From 1960, this is a Hercules knock-off in which the heroic muscleman Maciste helps some refugees find a new home while also helping a princess the clutches of an evil schemer.  Not bad for what it is.

The Host Segments:  Servo does Crow's taxes - badly.  Dr. F has designed the world's most adorable pet, Nummymuffincoocolbutter, and sends him up to the SOL. Mike loves him, but the Bots do not.  Frank is heartbroken about being separated from Nummymuffincoocolbutter, and expresses himself in  song. Nummymuffincoocolbutter's fur gets into everything, and Gypsy is allergic to him.  (Robots got allergies?)  Mike reluctantly sends Nummymuffincoocolbutter back down to Frank.  Mike and the Bots discuss decapitation.  The Mads dote on Nummymuffincoocolbutter.  

Rating:  The film is OK, but the host segments are only so-so.  Nummymuffincoocolbutter gets old real fast.

Show 506; "Eegah", first broadcast 8/28/1993

The Film:  In this 1962 epic, a scientist and his daughter are captured by prehistoric relic Eegah (Richard Kiel) and are rescued by her boyfriend, (the mildly unpleasant Arch Hall Jr.).   Unimpressive.

The Host Segments:  Servo deep freezes Crow, who shatters when Joel tries to rescue him.  Joel invents the Porkerina.  Dr. F replaces Frank's blood with antifreeze.  Joel and the Bots discuss little bits of "hell" in everyday life. The Bots invent a machine to make Joel look like Arch Hall Jr.  Joel and the Bots discuss how many 60's TV families were headed by widowers. Crow and Servo wash the stink of the movie off of them.  The Mads over Frank's blood.

Favorite Lines: "Watch out for snakes!"

Rating:  A so-so episode. I like the Porkerina, though.

Show 1005: "The Blood Waters of Dr. Z", first broadcast 5/2/1999

The Film:  In this 1972 film, a mad scientist/dateless wonder turns himself into a fish monster, then sets out to achieve revenge on those who laughed at him, and find himself a girlfriend.  (He does slightly better on the revenge part.)  Luckily for him, the government scientists sent to investigate are every inch as dumb as he is.  Interesting, in an uninteresting sort of way.

The Host Segments: Crow is chewing tobacco. Mike is - quite rightly - revolted.  Pearls tries to withhold love form Mike and the Bots, but is stymied by the fact that she's never shown them any love in the first place. Crow imitates the voice-over from the film. It doesn't go well.  Mike and the Bots go fishing from orbit.  Crow and Servo argue in favor of nudity in movies. They enlist Bobo and Observer to perform a scene from "Glengarry Glen Ross" naked. It doesn't convince Mike, as well it might not. The Bots go on about waterproof containers. Pearl turns Bob into a mer-monkey. He attracts a lonely sailor. (Paul Chaplin)

Favorite Line: "You sing Jerry Reed again, and I'll crush you to a fine powder."

Rating: An OK episode.  I gather there was a rights issue over this film, so the episode didn't get re-run much.

Show 307: "Daddy-O", first broadcast 7/20/1991

The Short:  "Alphabet Antics" (1951) teaches youngsters the alphabet.  Harmless enough.

The Film: From 1959, it tells the story of a young singer who investigates a crime he is falsely accused of, and ends up breaking up a drug ring.  A watchable mediocre film. Music is by a young fellow name of John Williams.

The Host Segments:  Joel and the Bots hang around the water cooler, shooting the breeze. Joel invents the air freshener mobile.  Dr. F invents the Alien Teething Nook, which he tries out on the big baby from an episode or so back.  Joel, Crow and Servo perform the "Pants-Up" song. Later, they re-enact the race from the movie. Joel demonstrates spit-takes.  Bruce the Gym Guy (Mike Nelson) crashes into the SOL. Joel practices the fruit-slapping scene from the movie.  The Mads also do some fruit-slapping.  There are several false starts running the closing credits because the big baby has messed up the controls.

Rating:  An OK episode.  Better than I remembered it being.

Up next: Show 305, "Stranded In Space".

Show 305: "Stranded in Space", first broadcast 6/29/1991

The Film: This is a made-for-TV movie from 1973.  An astronaut's ship goes out of control and lands him on a sort of Counter-Earth  that looks exactly like Southern California and is ruled by the totalitarian Perfect Order. You can see the set-up for a potential series - each week he would have met new friends and enemies as he tried to stay free and figure out a way to get home.  Truly mediocre.

The Host Segments:  Joel has turned Crow and Servo into a carnival shooting gallery.  Joel and the Mads each invents weapons that are variations on the gun the shoots out a flag that says "BANG!"  Crow and Servo exchange TV character trading cards.  Later they discuss their personal versions of Ward E from the movie.  Joel, Crow and Servo imitate 70's TV villains.  Joel and Crow try to pitch the movie to TV exec Servo.  Dr. F suggests to Frank that he might succeed him someday.  Frank doesn't get it.

Rating:  Another so-so episode. Watchable, but not brilliant.

Next up:  "Swamp Diamonds"

Show 503: "Swamp Diamonds", first broadcast 7/31/1993

The Short:  In "What To Do On A Date"  (1951), two singularly unappealing young people go do uninteresting things and still have more fun than I would (Sob!)

The Film: From 1956, this features the great Beverly Garland and Touch (later "Mike") Connors in the story of an undercover policewoman who infiltrates a gang of female prison escapees in order to recover some stolen diamonds.  An OK picture.

The Host Segments:  Crow and Servo re-enact the "This Side of Paradise" episode of "Star Trek". The Mads invent the U-View, which lets you see what you would be doing if you weren't sitting around watching TV.  Joel and the Bots invent the Andrew Lloyd Weber Grill, for burning unwanted musical scores.  Tom want to ask Gypsy on a date. Joel and Crow offer advice of varying utility.  Tom asks Gypsy out. She accepts extremely reluctantly.  Tom goes on the date with Gypsy, and bores her nearly to tears.  Gypsy drops Tom like a hot potato.  Frank watches the U-View some more.

Rating:  A so-so episode.  The "Tom on a date" segments were not a favorite. Don't know if I'd want to watch the U-View.

Next: "Attack of the the Eye Creatures" (No, that's not a typo!)

Show 418: "Attack of the Eye Creatures", first broadcast 12/5/1992

The Film:  From 1965, this is a lame, poorly-made "teenagers foil an invasion from space" picture. Really shoddy - several of the invading aliens have incomplete costumes!  I remember seeing this picture from when I was a kid. At the time, I didn't really this was - at least in part - meant to be funny.  In defense of my younger self it isn't.  Note:  The opening titles give the movie's title as "Attack of the the Eye Creatures".

The Host Segments: Crow and Servo are best friends, briefly. The Mads invent the Router Ouija Board. Joel and the Bots invents the squirting gag fax machine.  Tom wants to smooch like in the movies, questions the nature of "making out". Joel kisses him.  Joel and the Bots celebrate Earl Holliman.  Later, they are the Rip Taylor Trio. At the end, they explain their thesis that the film makers just didn't care.  In Deep 13, director Larry Buchanan (Mike Nelson) doesn't care.

Rating:  The movie itself is laughably bad.  The riffing and host segments are pretty good.  An OK, but not great episode.

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