Episode K19: Hangar 18
First aired: KTMA on 14 May 1989
|ZOMG there is an alien spaceship in Hangar 18!!1!|
Then there's bad crazy. Like people who watch a movie and decide that it's all real. Like people who watch Michael Moore or Al Gore movies. Or people who watch movies about the government covering up evidence of aliens.
Hangar 18 is one of those government alien conspiracy movies that was at the forefront of movement. In 1978, the whole Roswell aliens thing took off, and this movie capitalized on that -- and helped make it worse.
|Everybody got all blowed up at the end. Or did they?|
In this episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, the two crazies collide. Only one survived. And, as always, it was Joel & the Bots.
My copy is rather dark. That made it really hard to see J&tB in the corner. It always helps, on a bad movie, to see J&tB in the corner. It helps me realize I'm not alone.
Shortest. Opening. Ever. Joel tells the name of the movie and yells "Movie sign!" and we're underway.
Since it's a space movie, they got to do the Far-Out Space Nuts joke, "Did you say 'lunch?'"
The thing is, there aren't a lot of great riffs. But, overall, good riffs. A couple of instances where you could tell it was mostly ad-lib, but they work well together.
While the movie was bad, something good came from this episode. We did find out what "Crow" stands for.
Oh. It was just a joke. Or was it?