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 320: "The Unearthly", first broadcast 12/14/1991

The Shorts:  "Posture Pals" (1952) encourages little kids to sit up straight.  "Appreciating Our Parents" (1950) encourages little kids to appreciate all the work their parents do for them. Did little kids really need to be shown movies to learn this stuff?  Shouldn't they learn all this from their parents?  These shorts make the 1950's seem like a really weird, uptight time.  

The Film:  From 1957, this features John Carradine as a mad scientist who keeps a group of people prisoner to use as guinea pigs as he tries to use the "17th gland" to discover the secret of immortality. Carradine's OK in this, but seems a bit washed out. Tor Johnson features as his hulking manservant. Not the worst picture they've done, but not all that great. the reveal of the crook turning out to be a cop  seemed kind forced and "tacked on". The riffing is fairly good.

The Host Segments:  The Bots attempt to film a "funny home video".  (Ah, the 90's!)   Dr. F has invented hard pills to swallow. (Mildly amusing.)  Joel and the Bots invent Celebrity Home Appliances.  Crow and Servo parody the second short. The Bots present "The Many Faces of Tor Johnson".  The Bots invent a board game based on the movie. Joel insists on reading the rules at length.  Joel reads a letter using "40's tough guy lingo."  The Mads get in on the act.

Favorite Line:  "Time for go to bed."

Rating. An OK episode.  

I do believe this finishes out Season Three.

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 810: "The Giant Spider Invasion", first broadcast 5/21/1997

The Film:  From 1975, this features Alan Hale Jr. as a fat sheriff and Barbara Hale as a lady scientist.  Spiders overrun rural Wisconsin.  The giant spider is obviously a small car with a spider costume on. The effect is of a Halloween parade float.  It's an interesting change to see the "rural defective" stereotypes applied to the "Deep North" rather than the Deep South.

The Host Segments:  Servo is a cheerleader. Mike and Crow are uncooperative. While camping, Pearl and company have found some unusual pods.  Servo injures Mike and Crow while portaging. The pods have replaced Pearl and Observer.  Next they replace Gypsy.  Mike and the Bots try to stay awake so the pods won't get them.  Bobo is unaffected by the pods because he's too stupid.  Servo is confronted by his duplicate and has trouble proving that he's the real one until he mentions his underwear collection. Crow has been replaced.  Mike pep talks Bobo into destroying the"mother pod", which somehow frees the others.  Pear l and Observer are unimpressed.

Favorite Lines:  

  • "I wanna go pet the wounded goat."
  • "The spider's gonna have a heart attack from eating so many cheeseheads."

Rating: A fairly amusing episode.  One does get the impression that Alan Hale Jr. played variations on the Skipper for the rest of his career.

Show 913: "Quest of the Delta Knights", first broadcast 9/26/1998

The Film:  From 1993,  David Warner features as a wizard who helps a young Leonardo da Vinci find the lost secrets of Archimedes. Forgettable nonsense.

The Host Segments:  Crow is in the shop, so Gypsy gives Mike a loaner Crow.  Pearl is upset that Mike is happy and healthy, so she goes up to the SOL to watch the film with Crow and Servo for a segment, while she sends Mike down to Castle Forrester.  Crow and Servo suck up to Pearl, while Mike hits it off with Bobo and Observer, so Pearl switches them back.   A chorus of Servos (including a female Servo with disturbing breasts) sings about the Delta Knights.   Leonardo Da Vinci (Bill Corbett) visits the SOL.  Pearl comes into the theater with a technician (Patrick Brantseg) to determine why the film is not painful enough.  Crow and Servo miss Pearl.  The Delta Knights have a pancake breakfast at Castle Forrester.

Rating: An OK episode. It was interesting seeing Pearl in the theater, but perhaps not as good as when Frank and Clayton did it.

Next: "Invasion of the Neptune Men"

Show 819: "Invasion of the Neptune Men", first broadcast 10/11/1997

The Film: From 1961, super-hero Space Chief ("Iron Sharp" in the original) defends Japan from goofy aliens.  An early film for Sonny Chiba.  Fairly woeful, formulaic stuff. 

The Host Segments:  Crow and Servo object to Mike's eyelash mites. They ask the Nanites to remove them. It doesn't end well.  In Ancient Rome, Bobo is celebrated as the Mad Goth.  Pearl and Observer decide to capture Bobo before he changes history.  Mike and the Bots do a gag about Noh theater.  Servo has Roji-Panty Complex. Pearl and Observer discover that Bobo has amnesia. Mike and the Bots are depressed by the movie. Krankor from "Prince of Space" visits the SOL and cheers them up. Crow has suggestions for Japan, some of which border on racism. Bobo gets his memory back, and gives away the fact that Pearl and Observer aren't gods.  Flavia has them all arrested.

Favorite Lines:

  • "You're being defeated by a wispy bachelor." 
  • "Space Chief's off having a couple of Sapporos with Jet Jaguar and Prince of Space."
  • "They took out the Hitler Building!"
  • "Say, Mike, was there a Hitler Building where you grew up?"

Rating: Another good episode. An old favorite of mine.

That finishes off Season Eight.

Show 905: "The Deadly Bees", first broadcast 5/9/1998

The Film:  From 1967, a mid-level British film about a singer who goes on vacation to an island and gets caught up in a rivalry between two beekeepers.  Apparently, Ron Wood is in this picture somewhere. So-so stuff.

The Host Segments:  A "previously on the Satellite of Love" segment parodies night-time dramas. Observer and Observer (Mike and Paul), who survived their world's destruction, turn up at Castle Forrester, irate with Observer (Bill) for his accommodation with Pearl and Bobo. Crow writes a sonnet in honor of Lady Hargrove.  Pearl and Bobo sing to Observer to convince him not to leave with the other Observers.  (It's actually a fairly catchy song.)  Mike tries to communicate like a bee. The guy from the end of the movie (Jim Mallon) wanders through the SOL.    Observer overcomes Observer and Observer, with some help from Pearl and Bobo.  Depriving the Observers of their brains, Observer turns Observer and Observer into Packers fans, and makes them so live in Wisconsin and work at the Burnett County Dairy Cooperative.  The guy form the end of the movie wanders through Castle Forrester.  

Note:  As far as I can tell, this is the last "appearance" of Magic Voice, played this time out by Beez McKeever, who is credited as "Deadly Beez McKeever", which joke amuses me far more than it probably should.

Rating:  A pretty good episode, actually.  The movie wasn't up to much, but the host segments were cool. 

That finishes out Season Nine,

Show 401: "Space Travelers", first broadcast 6/6/1992

The Film:  From 1969, this is "Marooned", with a different title and credits sequence, for some reason.  Some astronauts are stranded in space, and attempts are made to rescue them. Probably their most star-studded picture ever, with Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, David Janssen, James Franciscus, Gene Hackman and Mariette Hartley, among others.  Kind of slow and talky.  I wish I could see an un-MSTed version of this to see what it was like.

The Host Segments:  Crow attempts an escape stunt. It doesn't go well.  Joel invents the Dollaroid.  The Mads invent tissues with faces on them. Joel and the Bots give an inaccurate list of things produced by the space program.  Joel and the Bots mimic a scene from the film.  Crow goes off-script.  Joel discusses what they would do if they ran out of oxygen. The Bots point out that they don't need oxygen. Joel plays Find the Finder of Lost Loves, then reads some letters.  The Mads are disgusted.

Rating:  An OK episode.  Much mileage is gotten out of Trace Beaulieu's Gregory Peck impersonation.

Show 515: "The Wild, Wild World of Batwoman", first broadcast 11/13/1993

The Short: "Cheating" (1962) teaches us the important lesson that if you're going to cheat, you shouldn't do it in the most obvious way possible.

The Film: From 1966, this has nothing to do with the DC Comics character.  Instead, it's a bizarre, poorly-filmed exploitation movie about a crimefighter with a team of attractive young women fighting the evil Ratfink.  Some truly painful moments in this, including a "ghost" that speaks pretend Chinese. It also includes scenes from "The Mole People".  Perfect for this show.

The Host Segments:  Mike teaches the Bots to play 21.  Frank invents the Atomic Powered Hair Drier, which does strange things to Dr. F's hair.  Mike and the Bots invent the Razor-Back, a razor for back hair,  Mike decides the Bots should all write essays on cheating.  Crow copies Gypsy's essay.  Mike,Servo and Gypsy debate what to do about Crow's cheating.   Crow makes a statement forgiving himself.  Frank runs away from Dr. F's hair.

Rating:  A pretty good episode. Better than I remembered it being.

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