Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Eegah!

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 first glance.

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?



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