23 May 2006

MST3K (K07)

K07 - Gamera vs Zigra - Finally, Crow gets unfrozen and joins Joel and Servo once again. Unfortunately, Trace seems to be a little out of practice after his absence. He has much less to say that his companions. Josh, on the other hand, is downright yappy, often interrupting Joel and talking during the movie's dialogue. Even with 33% more wisecrackers, this episode wasn't quite as funny as K06. I'd probably chalk it up to the holidays and minds being elsewhere.

I'll give Josh his due: his Soviet version of a comedian trapped in space was pretty funny. It was also nice to see the Mads for the very first time (excluding the shot in the credits) in that scene. It's odd to see Dr. Forrester sans mustache and green coat. I also suddenly got a strange urge to drink Pepsi® brand soft drinks when they appeared.

Joel appears to either have seen this movie before or he did some homework before they shot the theater scenes. Towards the end, he predicts the little girl's request for Coke and Gamera's musical ability. I thought the KTMA days were all ad-libbed, but perhaps by this point Joel was getting wise to the idea that things could be better with preparation? (5/10)

film d. Noriaki Yuasa (1971)
mst d. Vince Rodriguez (31 Dec 1988)