Wednesday, August 8, 2012

MST3K: Episode 811 - Parts: The Clonus Horror

I'm watching all of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes in order. More about that here and here.

Episode 811: Parts: The Clonus Horror

First aired: Sci-Fi Channel on 7 June 1997
Availability: Amazon (Volume 12), Rhino (Volume 12), Best Brains (Volume 12)

Parts is parts.
Peter Graves. Dick Sargent. Keenan Wynn.

Sounds like the cast from a bad 1970s TV movie, doesn't it? Well, it's not. It's an actual theatrical release.

Still a bad movie, though.

Parts: The Clonus Horror -- also released under the name Clonus -- is a bad, bad film.

Clonus, a compound isolated from the rest of the world by hills, a stream, and a chain-link fence, has been raising clones since the 1940s to supply body parts for rich white people, but a couple of clones, one of which has part of a nose, fall in love but one finds out about the whole camp and him being a clone thing so he escapes and runs into Keenan Wynn who helps him get in touch with the guy from whom he was cloned who happens to be the brother of Peter Graves, who is running for president and knows all about Clonus, but the bad guys kill the clone and Keenan Wynn and Peter Graves brother, but a reporter gets the information on Clonus, so maybe things work out after all, except for all the dead clones. The end.
Her nose is the subject of much talk.Crow gets a nose job.
This isn't one of those watchably-bad movies. It's just bad. But, it's not stick-icepicks-in-your-eyesockets bad movies, either. Still, you don't want to watch it without a couple of robots by your side.

Thankfully, there just happened to be a couple of robots watching the movie.

The season-long story arc of Pearl chasing the Satellite of Love "all across the universe" is finishing up its third location -- there were on the the Planet of the Apes (which Mike blew up), the Observers' planet (which Mike blew up), and now on some barren planet where they've been camping out -- and will be moving along soon. Maybe because Mike hasn't blown it up yet. Anyway, there are some evil Space Children, much like the ones you'd find on Star Trek. Things don't go well.

Bad film. Good episode. Lots of fun riffing. Good, but not great Host Segments. Still, this episode is a winner.



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