Friday, December 9, 2011

MST3K: Episode K06 - Gamera vs Gaos

I'm watching all the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes. Background on this little adventure can be found here and here.

Episode K06: Gamera vs Gaos

First aired: KTMA on 18 December 1988

This was the third episode in a row that featured a Gamera movie.

The Mad Scientists
In the previous episode, Joel mentioned about "raiding the movie vault" (or something like that) and finding the first Gamera movie, which was then shown. In this episode, though, he's playing up the premise of the Mad Scientists forcing him to watch the movie.

Crow is still frozen, which, according to some MST3K fan Websites, was because Trace (Crow's voice and operation) was not available. Though Josh (J. Elvis) Weinstein was present (he's the voice of Servo), neither Mad Scientist were seen, except in a still (and, of course, the opening theme).

Servo gets a new voice during the second host segment. The older one must have been hard for Josh Weinstein to do for the long haul. I like the new voice much better than the older voice. I wonder if, when Trace returns, if Crow will get a voice adjustment.

The movie was ... a Japanese Silly Monster Movie, complete with Silly Kid, as well as Silly Dialogue and Silly Villain Monster. Plus, it was silly.

I noticed that Joel went "Shhhh!" to Servo a couple of times. Everything I've read about the KTMA season indicated it was all ad-lib riffing, so the "Shhhh!" may have been Joel really wanting Josh to hush. The interaction between Joel and Josh in the theater is a definite improvement over the solo Joel riffing the previous episode.

Joel makes a "They Only Come Out At Night" joke, but refers to Joe Walsh, instead of Edgar Winter. That's one of the problems with ad-libbing, rather than scripting, the riffs.

In the three episodes I've covered to date (remember, episodes 1, 2, & 3 are "lost," so I've only covered 4, 5, & 6), the entire cast of characters have not appeared.

We haven't seen the Mad Scientists in character, just in the show opening and in a couple of still shots. Crow has been absent from two of the three shows, and Servo (finally called "Tom Servo" in this episode) didn't riff one of the movies.

The full crew is supposed to appear in the next episode. That's the good news. The bad news? It's another Gamera film. I hates me some turtle.


  1. Hate Gamera? But Gamera is friend to children! He is made of turtle meat!

  2. Heh. I remember that song. But they haven't sung it yet. Maybe it's the Comedy Central versions of these movies where they sing that.


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