Monster A-Go Go is the only episode I have watched without a single chuckle. I fall asleep through it every single time.
Not even "Douglas was short, pear-shaped and stood the whole way"?
Man, what a rough crowd.
Anyway, to stand up for another episode that does badly in these lists, I enjoy Hellcats quite a bit. It really seems to me to be a spiritual successor to the Coleman Francis films, which I find fascinating. I certainly preferred it to the other two biker films they did in Season 2.
Post by brandonakaxerxes on Jan 26, 2019 15:25:45 GMT -5
Gorgo is one of those episodes where the riffing is strongest during the actual monster sequences, and the film doesn't really become Gorgo-centric until the 3rd act.
As for episodes, I consider "worst". It's hard for me to give an exact answer without going to a Season 1 episode, and that's not really fair. I try to pick an episode when the show established itself. That said, 102 - Robot Vs. The Aztec Mummy is the worst of Season 1.
Of course I frequently rag on Season 8's "Invasion of the Neptune Men" which features a mind-numbing dour film, and some not up-to-par riffing. I swear half the jokes in the episode are just comments on how bad the film is, and not actual riffs on what's happening in the film itself. "Neptune men" does have the famous 'Noh Theather' host segment, which i love.
Post by hike'em'up on Jan 27, 2019 11:03:00 GMT -5
Worst episodes by season (2 through 10)
SEASON 2 205 Rocket Attack USA runner-up: 211 First Spaceship to Venus
SEASON 3 320The Unearthly runner-up: 314 Mighty Jack
SEASON 4 421Monster A-Go Go runner-up: 409 The Indestructible Man
SEASON 5 517 The Beginning of the End runner-up: 516 Alien from L.A.
SEASON 6 621 The Beast of Yucca Flats runner-up: 605 Colossus vs the Headhunters
SEASON 7 706Laserblast* runner-up: none
SEASON 8 808The She-Creature runner-up: 819 Invasion of the Neptune Men
SEASON 9 911 Devil Fish runner-up: 910 The Final Sacrifice
SEASON 10** 1004Future War runner-up: 1008 Final Justice
* I have never seen The Brute Man so Season 7 is incomplete; and I think Laserblast is a pretty good episode within a shortened season of other pretty good episodes. It doesn't really deserve the "worst" label as every other episode on here - including their runners-up - do.
** While I have seen Hamlet a number of times in Sci-Fi re-run and am pretty sure it would overtake Future War here, I have not re-watched it within the last decade or so in order to judge it along with all the others I've since taken in. So this is the most subject to change.
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2019 11:52:05 GMT -5 by hike'em'up: notes on season 7
I pretty much love and adore every episode of MST3K. But there are a small handful of episodes that I really just don't like. While as every other episode improves with subsequent viewings, the following episodes get worse each time I watch them. It's getting to the point that these episodes will sit on the shelf from here out, as I continue to enjoy the remaining 206 episodes.
Agent For H.A.R.M. Prince Of Space The Horror Of Party Beach Devil Doll Invasion Of The Neptune Men Space Mutiny Overdrawn At The Memory Bank Werewolf Hobgoblins Future War The Christmas That Almost Wasn't
I know a lot of these are the "fan favorites," but I have no idea why. Compared to the greatness of the rest of the series, these episodes pale. They have no vibe to them at all. Yet, there are some great host segments in some of them. Because any MST3K is good MST3K, after all. It's just that a few episodes are subpar. If there was no internet, I would have spent the rest of my life thinking everyone else felt the same way about these particular episodes. Imagine my surprise when I discovered the cult of Space Mutiny. But, we all have our different tastes.
Atlantic Rim and Carnival Magic are pretty terrible episodes honestly. I'm pretty sure both of those episodes gave me a headache after watching them. Really, a lot of the Netflix episodes could be good candidates for worst episodes. Season 12 especially was very unimpressive and season 11 had quite a few bland and boring episodes. I didn't like The Robot Vs. The Aztec Mummy too much when I first watched it. However, I'd have to rewatch it before I give any final thoughts on the episode.