The cult hit TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000 poked fun at lots of films, some of them considered classic cinema by certain crowds of film critics. So it came as no shock that a number of the films discussed in my book Monster Rally were lucky enough to receive the MST3K treatment.
Thorina - "Follow me, we'll search for human blood." Crow - "I say we start by searching for humans!" (Season 6, Episode 24) Mentioned in the chapter 'Slamming Monsters with El Santo', this Santo movie was on TV's Frank's final episode."
Mother - "I just don't want you to be too disappointed if he doesn't come." Crow - "Mother! That's private!" (Season 10, Episode 12) Squirm, the next to last episode, is films covered in the chapter 'Flying, Crawling, Squirming and Killing'."
Peter Graves on phone - "What?" Crow - "Gunsmoke? No, it'll never work. Call my brother." Peter Graves on phone - "Why that's impossible." Crow - "Mission Impossible! Yeah, that sounds great!" (Season 3, Episode 11)
Invasion of the Saucer Men also featured effects by Paul Blaisdell. This film was never used in an MST3K episode, but... (Season 4, Episode 18) Attack of the Eye Creatures, a 1965 AIP remake of Invasion of the Saucer Men, was.
A writer, poet, and film reviewer working out of central New Jersey, editor and coauthor of Monster Rally,author of Performed by Lugosi, andco-host of the podcastsMovieSucktasticand Strangers in a Strange … more