That other guy was Matt McGinnis, he's a co-producer and writer on the new season. In the credits his characters listed as Matt Claude Van Damme. I'm assuming that that's their way of hinting that there have been several other hosts between Mike and Jonah, and that the robots were already on the satellite when Jonah got there. It xould also be The back-up plan for new host in case Jonah can't return.
Last Edit: Apr 16, 2017 8:32:56 GMT -5 by Diet Kolos
First the pros: Mark Hamill is the best cameo ever.
Unfortunately I just wasn't feeling this one as a whole. I found the movie, as kooky as it was, dreadfully dull and the riffing just wasn't keeping it afloat. Like the last episode I might have to let this one grow on me.
Author of MST3K, Rifftrax, and Beyond! Latest MST3K Review: Mighty Jack Latest Rifftrax Review: Rifftrax Live: The Giant Spider Invasion Latest Beyond Review: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions' It - Part 2
Post by slainmonkey on Apr 21, 2017 9:55:27 GMT -5
This episode was alright, but after the last 2 seemed like quite a drop honestly. There riffing was alright with some great moments but I felt the movie itself was too much of a drag to remain consistently entertaining through out. The host segments are mostly pretty good this time and Mark Hamill really seemed to be the only celebrity cameo to REALLY be getting into his part, while I hope future seasons ease off on the celebrity cameos I wouldn't mind him returning!
Post by Scizor-Mothra on Apr 22, 2017 13:00:45 GMT -5
Loved how goofy the movie was, it's a perfect fit for the show. The host segments in this were insane, in a good way. I liked Hamill's cameo, but I love the parade scene the best! This is my favorite non-kaiju episode so far.
Post by Mighty Jack on Apr 23, 2017 16:42:01 GMT -5
The movie felt very Rifftraxy to me for some reason. But I thought it was a kick, what with the unfunny chimp and the power of "Gus". I got a lot of laughs out of it and was entertained start to finish.
I remember the lead actor from my days of watching the soap The Guiding Light (I got into the habit watching that for a few years from the late 70s to early 80s... which is where I was introduced to an actor who would go on to play the Flash on TV... who once fought a villain played by Mark Hamill. It's all very "6 degrees of MST!")
Finally made it through this episode again, no thanks to my crappy internet connection. It's hard to watch this stuff when the picture is a puddle of pixel puke. The first time I thought the movie was just a little too dull to make the episode interesting, but I found it a little more fun the second time around. There's several great riffing moments, and the movie sticks out from the rest of the season. A great batch of host segments too, but Mark was the highlight. I just love how much much effort he put into his part.
8/10, glad they found this little movie and included it in this season.
Wow. I think this just might be the worst movie they've done to date. Manos, Starfighters, Coleman Francis's trilogy - they're all less bad than this one in my book. I'm struggling to think of a more grueling movie.
Post by gorncaptain on May 9, 2017 22:02:06 GMT -5
Mark Hamill is great in just about anything. Would be really funny if they could get the goofy live action 1991 Guyver movie he did next season.
Where did they find this movie? Sounds like there's an interesting story behind it. I thought it was a goofy kid's film, until the planned vivisection, domestic abuse, and attempted simian suicide. Yikes!
I have to wonder if the filmmakers, (and I use the term loosely) were inspired by the Planet of The Apes sequels? You have the son of Cornelius and Zira hidden away in a traveling circus, who grows up hiding in plain sight as the star attraction between the third and fourth films.
I normally find chimpanzees amusing, but Alex has an inexplicable creepy vibe I can't put my finger on.
Nice they didn't bail during the credits this time. Anyone else notice Alex wasn't in the parade scene?
And how many test subjects has Kinga had before Jonah? Did they escape, or are they dead?
Post by CrowTrobotfan92 on May 10, 2017 19:28:59 GMT -5
Oh, hey! The monkey has my name!
Personally, I thought this one was a bit of a chore to get through. Maybe it's just because this is another pretty god-awful movie, but the riffing just wasn't all that great. Up until the end with a couple really funny jokes like the reference to Janice from the Muppet Show's "Pigs in Space" skit, the "Not the mama!" joke from Jim Henson's Dinosaur's, Tom riffing on "This Used to be my Playground" from A League of their Own, and the jokes on the ice cream truck with Crow and Servo getting the ice cream cones and Jonah and the bots' cheering on Alex's performance at the beginning, it just really dragged a bit and I found myself having to take a break from watching this one (twice, a matter a fact; it also doesn't help with how framey this movie is; I dunno if it was because of an issue uploading it on Netflix, but the frame rate in this movie REALLY bothered my eyes).
The host segments were decent though. I liked the bots' circus performance, Crow and Servo as the cops and Mark Hamill's guest appearance. Overall, good episode but not one I would watch very often.