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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Miscellany: "The Last Dance-RAW"

An in-depth look at the making of Episode 1013.  Interesting to see how the show is made.

I believe they actually were trash bags.
Philip Portelli said:

This is very early in Lon Chaney, Jr.'s career, five years before The Wolf Man.

I wonder if because MST3K was based in Minnesota, there was some bias towards our Southern brethren? Much like we in New York mock Massachusetts (but with love!)

IIRC, the Giant Leeches resembled inflated trash bags!

btw, Baron, you have inspired me to dig out my MST3K DVDs and tapes and try to watch one per week just like in the Good Old Days!

This was actually one of the better horror movies made back then. I have a collection of 20 old movies including Giant Gila Monster, Attack of the Giant Leeches, Eegah!, Beast of Yucca Flats, and several Gamera movies, and this was the best of the bunch.
The Baron said:

Show 407: "The Killer Shrews", first broadcast 7/25/1992

The Short:  Junior Rodeo Daredevils (1949) Old-timer Billy Slater organizes a rodeo for local teenagers. Wow, some of these kids really get thrown around. One girl in particular is left limping really badly. This would be a festival of lawsuits if you tried doing it today.

The Film:  This 1959 effort was produced by and features Ken "Festus" Curtis. Drunk, ugly scientists breed giants shrews on an island. I remember seeing this picture on TV when I was a kid, and being really scared by it. Watching it 45 years later, I can see that the "killer shrews" are big friendly dogs in crappy costumes.

The Host Segments:  Joel gives out presents to the Bots. Crow gets slacks.  The mads are going to destroy the Earth until Joel talks them out of it.  Joel invents Jim Henson's Edgar Winter Babies.  Joel does a Will Rogers impression that goes off the rails pretty quickly. The bots invent the Killer Shrews board game in which nothing ever happens.  Later the invent a drink called the Killer Shrew. It sounds nasty.  Finally, Frank is ill form drinking too many Killer shrews.

Rating:  OK. Not a great show, but fun and watchable.

Apparently owned by actress Susan Hart, along with I Was a Teenage Frankenstein. Perhaps she's the reason they're not on DVD at this time?  
The Baron said:

Show 809: "I was a Teenage Werewolf", first broadcast 4/19/1997

The Film: From 1957, Michael Landon is a troubled young teen, and Whit Bissell is the mad  psychologist who uses hypnotic regression to turn him into a werewolf.  Not bad for a picture of its type.

The Host Segments:  The Bots depose Mike a captain, only to realize that none of them want to take his place.  Pearl and  company go camping, leaving the SOL on battery power.  Servo is attacked by a face hugger.  Crow has a proximity detector that he doesn't know how to use. Servo goes alien hunting and breaks down crying almost immediately.  Alien eggs are allover the SOL, so Mike makes a giant omelet.  The alien is feeding on the ship's power, so Mike becomes Adam Duritz of Counting Crows to drive it away.  Pearl tells scary stories to Bobo and Observer.

Rating: An OK episode.

Show 1101: "Reptilicus", first broadcast 4/14/2017

The Film:  This is a  1961 Danish attempt at a kaiju eiga.  It starts off reasonably well, and has some atmospheric moments, but is ultimately let down by a fairly dire monster puppet. As such, it would seem a natural target for the MST3K treatment.  Take special note of Peterson, the dumbest man in Denmark, who is apparently meant to be the comic relief. Like much comic relief, he is preternaturally unfunny.

The Host Segments:  there is a pre-credits set-up scene featuring Erin Gray and Wil Wheaton as Gizmonic Institute employees, we meet Jonah and the Bots and the new Mads, we learn that Jonah has upgraded Gypsy's voice and enabled Tom to fly (but only in the theater).  For the Invention Exchange, Jonah has invented the Bubble Fan, but the Mads have nothing.  Jonah and the Bots rap "Every Country Has A Monster",  Crow creates duplicate Servos, Jonah reads letters, and we close with Gypsy as Reptilicus, and the Mads being quarrelsome.


The New Cast

Jonah Ray plays Jonah Heston, our new "host" figure.

Felicia Day plays Kinga Forrester, daughter of Clayton, grand-daughter of Pearl.

Patton Oswalt  plays Max (a.k.a. TV’s Son of TV’s Frank).

Hampton Yount  voices Crow T. Robot.

Baron Vaughn voices Tom Servo.

Rebecca Hanson voices Gypsy (weird hearing an actual woman playing the part), and plays Synthia, a sort of aide to Kinga.


Joel Hodgson plays Ardy, the guy who actually sends the movies to Jonah. ( He wears a sort of helmet, I wouldn't have known it was him.

Other Notes

The interior of Moonbase 13 is much roomier than Deep 13 or Castle Forrester were ever shown to be. Kinga seems to be more of a businessperson than Clay or Pearl were ever shown to be.  I like the new design of the theater tunnel on the new SOL.  No continuity is gvien as to whether these are the same Bots that we last saw living in Wisconsin with Mike, or if they are new ones.

Rating: An acceptable first effort.  I have no huge objection to the new cast or anything, I am willing to give them a chance. The riffing was OK, albeit perhaps a little forced. Not an instant classic, but not bad.


I thought Felicia Day did surprisingly well as a villainess.  

If Ardy is sending the movies, then they've blown the opportunity for Felicia Day to say, in her best Professor Fate voice, "Push the button, Max!"

  She says it at the end.

Doctor Hmmm? said:

If Ardy is sending the movies, then they've blown the opportunity for Felicia Day to say, in her best Professor Fate voice, "Push the button, Max!"


Show 1102: "Cry Wilderness", first broadcast 4/14/2017

The Film: From 1987, the story of a young boy having adventures with Bigfoot. This is very strange movie, with some of the worst acting I've ever seen.  It's as though the entire cast - every one of them - got together before filming started and said, "Let's all give the most stilted, artificial performances we can." Also, it's badly written and the Bigfoot approaches "Toho Kong" levels of badness.  The riffing is a little better than in the first episode. I notice they did some callbacks to the Comedy Central episodes, which the Sci-Fi Channel shows tended not to do.

The Host Segments:  For the Invention Exchange, Jonah invents the Turkey Theremin. the Mads counter with the Carvel Ice Cream Cake Clock. Jonah is making a space suit. Jonah makes a model of the movie's "world" in order to explain it. Pearl (Mary Jo Pehl), Bobo (Kevin Murphy) and Observer (Bill Corbett) inadvertently stop by. They give Kinga and Max a bizarre sort of "pep talk".  Pearl reveals that Synthia is her clone. Jonah and the Bots nearly trick Max into giving them control of Jonah's ship, echoing a similar incident from Episode 201.

Notes:  The bumper music seems to be instrumental versions of songs from the old series. I recognized "Creepy Girl", "Sidehacking" and the "United Servo Academy Men's Chorus Hymn".

Overall: A better episode than the first one.  Nice to see the Sci-Fi Era Mads again.

I keep wondering who Kinga's mother is going to be.

Show 1103: "The Time Travelers", first broadcast 4/14/2017

The Film: From 1964, this features a group of scientists who open up a time portal to a post-apocalyptic Earth a century in the future, where they get caught up in a battle between the last surviving humans and some mutants.  An OK picture, I remember seeing this when I was little. Not bad. The ending is a little "Plot Convenience Playhouse" for me, but it's forgivable. The riffing is reasonably good. another film where you wonder how the old show missed it.  I note that Gypsy drops in to the theater for a quick quip.

The Host Segments:  Jonah and the Bots play "Never Did I Ever".  For the Invention Exchange, Jonah and the Bots produce Doctor Crow's Old-Time Edible Silica Packets.  The Mads riposte with the After Life Alert. Gypsy conducts a Time Portal Safety Drill. Jonah builds new bots, so that Crow and Servo can destroy them. Varno and Larry visit the SOL.  Crow and Servo molest their time doppelgangers.  Kinga celebrates the 200th episode of MST3K, but Max quibbles. 

Notes:  Bumper music includes  "Wild Rebels" and "Livin' in Deep 13".

Overall: A good, serviceable episode.

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