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 513: "The Brain That Wouldn't Die", first broadcast 10/30/1993

The Film:  Another one from 1959 (must've been a good year for bad movies).  A young doctor's girlfriend (Wife? I'm not sure.) is killed in a car accident. He keeps her head alive in a pan while he goes hunting for a new body for her.  He keeps a monster in a closet for some reason.  This is another picture I watched when I was little. At the time I remember thinking how scary the closet monster was.  Now, I just think what a sleazebag Doctor Protagonist is.  The closing credits give the movie's title as "The Head That Wouldn't Die".

The Host Segments: Crow and Servo test Mike's knowledge of bad movies. Mike invents the Gutter-Bumber-Chute.  Doctor F invents the Dream-Buster, for popping little kids' balloons. Mike tries and fails to gain control of the SOL.  Mike and the Bots design hats for the woman in the movie. Mike tells Crow and Servo an  embarrassing story from his past.  Jan in the Pan (Mary Jo Pehl) visits the SOL. Mike offends her. Doctor F has designs on Frank's head.

Rating:  A fairly good episode, and good start for Mike's tenure as host.

Show 105: "The Corpse Vanishes", first broadcast 12/9/1989

The Short:  Commando Cody - Radar Men From The Moon, Chapter Three: The Bridge of Death" is from 1952.   It seems to be half sci-fi, half cops-and-robbers stuff.  In it, Commando Cody does some stuff.  Cliffhanger:  A car crosses a bridge  just as the bridge blows up. Kind of a half-arsed mess. Clayton Moore is in it somewhere.

The Film: This is from 1942.  In it, Bela Lugosi kidnaps brides on their wedding day as part of a scheme to keep his own life alive.  Poor Bela, reduced to making this kind of badly-written, badly-produced,badly-acted crap. A shame, really.

The Host Segments: Clay gives Larry some Mad Scientist hygiene products.  Joel invents the chiro-gyro. The Mads invent the flame flower.  Tom reads Tiger Bot magazine. Joel and the Bots play tag. Crow cuts Joel's hair.  Joel and the Bots discuss the movie.

Rating: Meh.  The more of these first season episodes I see, the more I understand why they never re-ran them.

Show 501: "Warrior of the Lost World", first broadcast 7/24/1993

The Film: From 1983, this is an Italian  Mad Max knock-off. After the Apocalypse, a lone rider must defeat an evil overlord. The only people in this that you have heard of are Persis Khambatta and Donald Pleasence. I'm going to assume that Pleasence was desperate for money at this point in his career, because I can't any other reason why an actor of his caliber would agree to appear in this horrifying mess. This is the sort of film where you look at it and seriously think "My buddies and I could put together a better movie than this."

The Host Segments: Tom introduces the episode. Crow disrupts his efforts. The Mads invent the Square Master.  Joel and the Bots invent Bittersweet Hearts, candy hearts for adults. Joel gives Tom and Crow slot cars. Tom's doesn't work. Joel and the Bots enact what it would be like if the Warrior of the Lost World had to be driven everywhere by his mother. Joel and the Bots discus what they'd do after the Apocalypse. The SOL gets a phone call from Meg-Weapon.  The Mads have discovered the active lifestyle.

Rating:  A so-so outing. Watchable, but not great.

  When ever I see this one for some reason I think of the Wonder Woman episode where John Caradine did the voice of a disembodied brain.

The Baron said:

Show 513: "The Brain That Wouldn't Die", first broadcast 10/30/1993

The Film:  Another one from 1959 (must've been a good year for bad movies).  A young doctor's girlfriend (Wife? I'm not sure.) is killed in a car accident. He keeps her head alive in a pan while he goes hunting for a new body for her.  He keeps a monster in a closet for some reason.  This is another picture I watched when I was little. At the time I remember thinking how scary the closet monster was.  Now, I just think what a sleazebag Doctor Protagonist is.  The closing credits give the movie's title as "The Head That Wouldn't Die".

The Host Segments: Crow and Servo test Mike's knowledge of bad movies. Mike invents the Gutter-Bumber-Chute.  Doctor F invents the Dream-Buster, for popping little kids' balloons. Mike tries and fails to gain control of the SOL.  Mike and the Bots design hats for the woman in the movie. Mike tells Crow and Servo an  embarrassing story from his past.  Jan in the Pan (Mary Jo Pehl) visits the SOL. Mike offends her. Doctor F has designs on Frank's head.

Rating:  A fairly good episode, and good start for Mike's tenure as host.

It's amazing how many of these movies I own in non-MST3K format. It was definitely MST3K that gave me an appreciation for bad movies; I don't think I really collected them before seeing it. I have "The Brain/Head That Wouldn't Die" and the serial "Radar Men From the Moon" on VHS.

Of course, I have a lot of bad movies never covered by MST3K, too.

At one point in the series, Bela Lugosi was practically a co-star!

Show 701 (and 701T): "Night of the Blood Beast", first broadcast 11/23/1995 (701T), 2/3/1996 (701)

The Short: Once Upon A Honeymoon (1956) is an odd little thing in which an angel is sent down from heaven to help a couple write a song so they can go on their honeymoon, only somehow it's all propaganda for the phone company. Weird.

The Film:  From 1958, this is an odd precursor to Alien, in which an astronaut returns from space having been impregnated by an alien.  Only, since it's Roger Corman, the alien is goofy, and the space program is four people with a truck. Meh.

The Host Segments:   There were two sets of host segments for this episode One for it initial boradcast on Thanksgiving Day of 1995 (hence "701T"), and another set for when the episode went into re-run rotation.  Below are both sets.

701T: Mike, Crow and Servo mix their sports metaphors. Gypsy is confused.  Doctor F is hosting Thanksgiving dinner in Deep 13. Guests include Mrs. Forrester, Jack Perkins, Pitch, Mister B Natural, the Kitten With a Whip and Michael Feinstein.  Crow and Servo discuss stuffing vs. potatoes.  Pearl has a heart-to-heart with Crow.  Croq sneaks down to Deep 13 and joins in dinner. Everyone says what they're thankful for.  Jack Perkins is stinking drunk.  Crow and Servo speak out against mincemeat.  In Deep 13, Pearl has given everyone food poisoning as a gift to Clayton. also, she's moving in.

701: Crow and Tom tase Mike.  Pearl forces Clayton to give a trombone recital. Crow plays better than he does.  We learn that Doctor F's full name is "Clayton Deborah Susan Forrester".  Mike and the Bots parody the short.  Pearl forces Clayton to apologize for something, we never find out what.  Crow claims to have been impregnated by the Blood Beast. when he's called out on it, he rants against pregnant people.  Then he rants against babies.  Pearl have an unhealthy relationship.


Rating: An OK episode. I think I like the non-Thanksgiving host segments better. In general, I didn't like the Season Seven episodes that much. I never enjoyed the whole Pearl/Clayton dynamic that much.  I've never found unhealthy mother/son relationships all that amusing.


Show 521: "Santa Claus", first broadcast 12/24/1993

The Film:  From  1959 (Were there any good movies made that year?). this is a Mexican kids' movie, in which Santa Claus and his buddy Merlin battle the demon Pitch for the soul of Lupita, a good little girl.  In one of the extras, it states that the Santa Claus myth as we know it was not well-known in Mexico at the time. I can sort of believe that, because the Santa Claus myth as presented here sure seems like it comes from someone who wasn't perfectly familiar with it. Some of it gets pretty weird, and the laughing mechanical reindeer are positive nightmare fuel.   Definitely worth a look, just to see how weird Christmas can be.

The Host Segments:  Mike disrupts a caroling session. The Mads exchange gifts.  It doesn't go well.  Mike and the Bots exchange gifts. It goes a little better.  Mike, Crow and Servo are Santa Klaws!  The Bots put Mike in touch with the Nelson family. Unfortunately, it's not his Nelson family.  Mike and the Bots sing an all-inclusive holiday song. Mike is nostalgic for Earth, and gets a Christmas miracle in the form of a snow day. The demon Pitch visits Deep 13. Santa Claus arrives and the two begin to wrestle.

Rating: This is one of my all-time favorite episodes. The film is entertainingly weird, and the host segments and riffing are fun. too.

One Christmas day we watcxhed all of the MST3K Christmas movies. Tracy hated it.

The next year we watched all of the Doctor Who Christmas special. She was much more pleased.

Christmas-film-wise I recommend the British TV movie Bernard and the Genie from 1991.



Jeff of Earth-J said:

One Christmas day we watcxhed all of the MST3K Christmas movies. Tracy hated it.

The next year we watched all of the Doctor Who Christmas special. She was much more pleased.

That's a heck of an exchange, considering there's only two MST3K Christmas episodes, and about ten and counting Doctor Who ones.

Only two? Are you sure? I thought there were three. The year we watched the Doctor Whos was 2010, I think, so the total number of minutes would have been comparable.

One year we watched movies more Christmasy than It's a Wonderful Life*, such as Diner and Eyes Wide Shut.

*It's a Wonderful Life has little to do with Christmas until the very end; the other two movies mentioned above are at least set entirely during the holiday season.

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