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, (2/3/1996) 701

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"

Miscellany

"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 111: "Moon Zero Two", first broadcast 1/20/1990

The Film:  This 1969 Hammer film is set in the year 2021 tells the story of intrigue in the Lunar mining community. (We'd better get on the stick if we;re going to have a Lunar mining community in the next five years. Apparently, Pan Am will be operating the Lunar Express.)  This is very much British 60's sci-fi, with its animated opening titles, "hip" soundtrack and women wearing oddly-colored wigs and costumes no actual woman would ever wear. The only actors I recognize are a young "Catherina von Schell" and Bernard Bresslaw.   The picture looks OK, but it's not very well written. Worlds apart from the coeval 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The Host Segments: Joel introduces the show, then invents the food teleporter.  The Mads invent celebrity toothpaste.  Joel and the Bots do their tribute to the space program.Later, they imagine the games of the future. Crow and Servo discuss the women in the movie. At the end, they discuss the film.

Odd Note: The Bots make a Donald Trump joke in this. Little did they know.

Rating:  Back when Comedy Central re-ran the show every weeknight, the first season episode were never in the rotation. I read later that the folks who ran the show wouldn't let them be re-run because they thought the first season episodes weren't very good.   Watching this, I can say that there is a qualitative difference in the production values of this episode and even the second season episodes. They must've done a complete refurbish between during the hiatus.  The opening titles and the sets are fairly amateurish-looking.  Also, I can't say as I've ever warmed to Josh Weinstein's work as Doctor Erhardt or the voice of Tom Servo.  Replacing him with Frank Conniff and Kevin Murphy made for a vast improvement, in  my opinion.  I also notice that Beaulieu does Crow's voice differently - somewhat higher-pitched. That said, the episode itself is OK, but not amazing.

Show 422: "The Day The Earth Froze", first broadcast 1/16/1993

The Short: Here Comes the Circus (1946) seems to be a sort of promotional piece for the fun to be had at the circus, but has kind of the opposite effect. The clowns are creepy, and watching the animal trainer makes me root for the lions and tigers to turn on their trainers. The Bots go dark on this, but it's hard to blame them.

The Film:  The Day The Earth Froze is a 1959 Soviet-Finnish co-production that features characters from the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala (worth a read if you get the chance).  In it, the heroic Lemminkäinen battles a witch for control of the Sampo, a sort of magical replicator.  I remember seeing this on TV when I was little, and being disappointed that it wasn't a counterpart to The Day The Earth Caught Fire.  It's OK for what it is, full of Finnocentric weirdness.  

The Host Segments:  Joel tries to get the Bots to sit still for a good family photo.  Joel and the Bots invent Snaction - action  snack foods.  Dr. F has invented Unhappy Meals.  Tom and Crow plan their clown act.  Joel and the Bots debate what a sampo is.  Gypsy performs her one-woman show, "Gypsy Rose Me". Crow and Servo are bags of wind.

Favorite Line: "James at 92"

Rating:  The film is OK, good Northeastern European wackiness. The short is amusing, as the shorts usually are.  The host segments are amusing.

  I half remember seeing that film when I was young, I think it's still an ok film but the guys ribbing it was still fun.  I'm not sure they are at their best with really good films or really bad films.

I think it can vary.

Show 802: "The Leech Woman", first broadcast 2/8/1997

The Film:  This picture is from 1960. In it, an older woman travels to Hollywood Africa where she learns that she can rejuventate herself by drinking the juice of men's pineal glands. It's a fairly unwatchable mess- I can't imagine watching a non-MSTed version of this.

The Host Segments:  The SOL is infested with prairie dogs.  Crow still doesn't remember Mike. (This was a running plotline through the earliest Sc-Fi Channel episodes.)  The apes begin reverting to type. The Nanites are on strike.  Pearl gives laws to the apes. Servo has some suggestions. Crow and Servo attempt to decapitate Mike in order to gain access to his pineal gland.  Servo wants to yell "Jeeeed!" The apes return to civilized behavior.  Servo yells "Jeeeeeeeeeeeeed!" over the entire closing credits.  (Murphy must have a cast-iron larynx.)

Rating: A so-so episode. I feel like they were still finding their feet again in these early Sci-Fi episodes.

Show 909: "Gorgo", first broadcast 7/18/1998

The Film: This is from 1960. It features Bill Travers and William Sylvester. It's a British attempt at a kaiju eiga.  It's actually not that bad. It's actually a fairly good film. Gorgo is fairly well-realized.

The Host Segments:  A bird has built a nest on top of Crow's head. Bobo bets Observer at arm-wrestling. Pearl is in LA with Leonard Maltin, who is pitching the latest edition of his film review book. Mike, Crow and Servo perform "Waiting for Gorgo". Mike has the William Sylvester version of Trivial Pursuit. Tom and Crow are unenthusiastic.   The Nanites have made a circus. Mike accidentally crushes it.  Mike helps Crow and Servo find women in the picture.   Pearl and Leonard decide to find the worst movie ever.

Rating:  A good episode.  I've always liked this movie, and the riffs and host segments are fun as well.

Show 512: "Mitchell", first broadcast 10/23/1993

The Film:  This is from 1975. It feels like a pilot for a TV cop show that never got picked up. It features Joe Don Baker, Martin Balsam, John Saxon, Linda Evans and Merlin Olsen.  Despite all this star power, it's not particularly enjoyable. Baker is especially unappealing in this, and the cast really dump on him. 

The Host Segments:  Joel has built a replica of Monticello out of toothpicks for the Bots to destroy.  The Mads are being audited by the Fraternal Order of Mad Science, and don't have time to do an invention.  They've hired a temp named Mike to help them out. Joel invents the Daktari Stool.  Joel and the Bots engage in an Outward Bound experience.  Gypsy overhears the Mads plotting to kill Mike, and thinks they mean to kill Joel.  She thinks about how to get Joel back to Earth, and then enlists Mike's help. Gypsy launches Joel back to Earth, and he makes his farewells. Appalled, the Mads consider Mike as his replacement.

Rating: I hadn't been watching the show that when I first saw this, so Joel's departure didn't mean as much to me at the time.  The episode itself is so-so. the movie ins't that good, and the riffing is OK, but not great. The host segments are OK.

I just watched this! It was an interesting take on the Godzilla theme though with the little kid, Gamera almost sued!

There were some nice digs at the British Empire as well as a definite anti-capitalism vibe. And the lead wasn't a very nice guy!
 
The Baron said:

Show 909: "Gorgo", first broadcast 7/18/1998

The Film: This is from 1960. It features Bill Travers and William Sylvester. It's a British attempt at a kaiju eiga.  It's actually not that bad. It's actually a fairly good film. Gorgo is fairly well-realized.

The Host Segments:  A bird has built a nest on top of Crow's head. Bobo bets Observer at arm-wrestling. Pearl is in LA with Leonard Maltin, who is pitching the latest edition of his film review book. Mike, Crow and Servo perform "Waiting for Gorgo". Mike has the William Sylvester version of Trivial Pursuit. Tom and Crow are unenthusiastic.   The Nanites have made a circus. Mike accidentally crushes it.  Mike helps Crow and Servo find women in the picture.   Pearl and Leonard decide to find the worst movie ever.

Rating:  A good episode.  I've always liked this movie, and the riffs and host segments are fun as well.

Apparently this movie made Joe Don Baker an enemy for life against the MST3K gang! Yikes!
 
The Baron said:

Show 512: "Mitchell", first broadcast 10/23/1993

The Film:  This is from 1975. It feels like a pilot for a TV cop show that never got picked up. It features Joe Don Baker, Martin Balsam, John Saxon, Linda Evans and Merlin Olsen.  Despite all this star power, it's not particularly enjoyable. Baker is especially unappealing in this, and the cast really dump on him. 

The Host Segments:  Joel has built a replica of Monticello out of toothpicks for the Bots to destroy.  The Mads are being audited by the Fraternal Order of Mad Science, and don't have time to do an invention.  They've hired a temp named Mike to help them out. Joel invents the Daktari Stool.  Joel and the Bots engage in an Outward Bound experience.  Gypsy overhears the Mads plotting to kill Mike, and thinks they mean to kill Joel.  She thinks about how to get Joel back to Earth, and then enlists Mike's help. Gypsy launches Joel back to Earth, and he makes his farewells. Appalled, the Mads consider Mike as his replacement.

Rating: I hadn't been watching the show that when I first saw this, so Joel's departure didn't mean as much to me at the time.  The episode itself is so-so. the movie ins't that good, and the riffing is OK, but not great. The host segments are OK.

To anyone saying Bob Kane had no talent and Batman's success was solely because of Bill Finger, I'd just like to note Finger wrote Track of the Moon Beast.



Philip Portelli said:

Apparently this movie made Joe Don Baker an enemy for life against the MST3K gang! Yikes!


I've heard that. but I've also heard from other sources that that feud was greatly exaggerated.

Because of the host switcheroo, I’ve watched Mitchell more often than the quality of the episode warrants.

I have Gorgo (non-MST3K) on DVD, and watch it in conjunction with the HC collection of the Charlton Ditko series published by Yoe books. Ditto with Konga. It’s funny, I didn’t even realize those were movies until someone on this board pointed it out. (There’s a discussion thread somewhere.)

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