01 May 2007

MST3K (1005)

1005 - Blood Waters of Dr. Z - Like a lot of movies from this era, the entire film seems to be created from shades of brown. Muted and dull, the color palette only helps to accentuate the meandering plotlessness of a movie about a guy dressed as a humanoid catfish. Without Mike and the bots, this would be torture nearing the Manos ballpark.

With the bots on our side, the episode ain't bad. The majority of the film is spent watching Catfishman wander around Florida, not saying a word. The guys fill this void by creating a pathetic personality for the fishguy. He attacks pinball machines when angry, can barelyget move beyond the "oops" of killing the bikinigirl, and likes to spend his free time cleaning the underside of the ocean. It wasn't nearly as funny as the fastidious gourmet personality create for Trumpy, but it got the job done.

I can't believe there were no "drawn butter" riffs in this one, though. Guys, what happened?

"He's learned to modulate his flatulence." (7/10)

film d. Don Barton & Arnold Stevens [as Don Barton] (1972)
mst d. Michael J. Nelson (2 May 1999)