Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Return (S01E06) “Starcrash”

The original Mystery Science Theater 3000 thrived on the the cheap space opera rip-offs. Whether it was a Star Wars rip off or a Roger Corman cheapy, the show would ridicule that b-movie to death. The famous Space Mutiny episode was considered one of the best. The Return takes on incomprehensible space opera Starcrash in…

Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Return (S01E04) “Avalanche”

WARNING: SOME MINOR SPOILERS Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return has been incredible so far, but this episode just might be its finest. Everything comes together perfectly as the skits hit a new high with a fun cameo that gives us yet another catchy parody song. With suitably terrible disaster movie Avalanche providing more than…

Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Return (S01E03) “The Time Travelers”

SOME MINOR SPOILERS Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Return appears to have hit its stride with a very funny third episode, possibly the best of the season so far. This episode’s flick, 1964’s The Time Travelers, provides more than enough b-movie silliness to feed our heroes’ rapid fire quips. Even the outside skits are getting…

Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Return (S01E02) “Cry Wilderness”

The second episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Return continues the quippy fun from the first episode while also improving on the skits outside the movie riffing. Strange fantasy film,¬†Cry Wilderness, about a boy who talks to Bigfoot (Yes, you read that right), is suitably bad. But the boys actually shine just a little…

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (S01E01): “Reptilicus”

Film geeks of a certain age fondly remember the original Mystery Science Theater 3000. The weirdly awesome show centered around Joel Robinson (Joel Hodgson), a janitor launched into space on the “Satellite of Love” by mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester (Trace Beaulieu). Forced to watch bad movies, Joel kept his sanity by creating a pair…