Starring: Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu, et al. Director: Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu
For the uninitiated: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a lampoon of incredibly dreadful science
fiction and horror movies. It ran for the greater part of a decade on both
the Comedy Channel and the Sci-Fi Channel. If you're a fan of The
Simpsons, Futurama, and South Park then the odds are that you'll also like the type of
humor in Mystery Science Theater 3000.
The show consists of the silhouettes of a human and two robots against a
cinema screen making funny jokes and remarks about the movie being shown.
The results are hilarious. Jokes come fast and furious. Some of the pop
cultural references are obscure (in this particular episode the
cinematographer of Citizen Kane is referred to - I had to go look it up) and
of the type that will make you pat yourself on the back for spotting them.
Like the other TV shows I mentioned MST3K is cleverer that you'd think at
What's Eegah like? Very very funny. But be
warned that the original movie itself is very very bad, one of the worst I've ever
seen. Despite the usual features like chapter selection there isn't much to
the disc. You can watch the original movie with the jokes (but you'd have to
be a devout masochist to want to do that). Some scenes deleted from the
movie for length purposes can be accessed. And that's about it.
WORTH IT? If you're new to the whole MST3K phenomenon then check
out Mystery Science Theater 3000 - the Movie
instead as an introduction. If you're one of the converted, then what are
you waiting for?