This episode is notable in MST history in part for the introduction of Mother Forrester, the evil Dr F's mom, who would in later seasons become Mike and The Bots (M&TB)'s main tormentor. Here, though, she's a pretty sympathetic character, and it's nice to see how well she and TV's Frank hit it off.
The movie itself is not terribly remarkable. It's preceded, though, by the short 'Uncle Jim's Dairy Farm,' which, like most of the shorts MST did, is itself worth the price of admission. Many MSTies really love the shorts, since the Brains seemed to be able to pack as much hilarity into a ten-minute short subject as they did in an entire movie. Any episode with a short is almost guaranteed to be a treat.
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It stands to reason that Dr. Clayton Forrester is as evil as he is--check out his mother! Clayton cooks and cleans all day long for Mom's visit, and all she wants to do is go out and carouse with TV's Frank. It's enough to make a demented genius force a guy and a couple of robots to watch a cheap knockoff ofThe Most Dangerous Gamestarring Robert Reed. Or something like that. Meanwhile, on the Satellite of Love, Crow and Servo are engaging in what any two stranded robots would do to pass the time: psychotherapy. Does Crow have a mother? Has he seenCliffhanger?Youknow--all the juicy stuff. Before the feature presentation, Mike and the 'bots are treated toUncle Jim's Dairy Farm, your typical weird-stuff-seething-beneath-the-surface classroom film (Mike in mock-narrator tone: "Repressed emotions help the evening pass without incident"). Finally, it's time forBloodlust, in which a horribly wardrobed Father Brady (Crow: "His shirt's so tight you can see his liver!"), his large-featured girlfriend (Crow: "She's got more face than she needs"), his dorky friend ("Steve Allen, P.I.!"), and some other rabbit-in-the-headlights actress visit an uncharted island and dodge the homicidal intentions of its chief wacko resident. Worth watching for this classic exchange alone: "You ever shot a man?" "No, but I slapped Ann B. Davis once."--Bob Michaels