Episode 305: Stranded in Space
First aired: Comedy Central on 29 June 1991
|A forgettable episode|
I don't recall seeing this episode during the Comedy Central years, and, since it hasn't been released on DVD or streaming from Amazon or iTunes, I didn't get the opportunity to view it until I obtained it from a "Keep Circulating The Tapes" site.
My copy is a little fuzzy. Not a lot of tape artifacts; in fact it's pretty clear in that respect. However, the color is just a little bit washed out, and it's ... like I said ... a little fuzzy.
I didn't get this one from MST3KVideos.com, but from another source. I may try to obtain a version from them. Their quality is usually very good. The copy I have is quite watchable. I just have to get in 1990s TV mode.
|Too many moons|
When I first read the plot of this film -- a twin Earth is discovered orbiting 180° from our Earth -- I wondered if this was Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (AKA Doppelgänger), which I saw on TV years ago. Alas, no. Some similarities, but it's not the same movie. Rather, it's another movie I had seen before.
There were two twin-Earth movies that I saw on TV back in the 1970s. I had forgotten there were separate films. One involved a mirror Earth (everything was reversed) and the other had a twin Earth, but with three moons. This is the three moons movie. Both were bad, though.
Some old-time stars were in this film. Lew Ayers, who debuted in Greta Garbo's last silent film, played Paul Bäumer, the last soldier killed in All Quiet on the Western Front, and starred as Dr. Kildare in that film series, is in this stinker.
|Old Young Dr. Kildare||"People seemed to laugh a lot more in those days."|
I remember seeing the movie on TV nearly 40 years ago, and not liking it. I was a smart teen, wasn't I?
An okay episode. Not quite as forgettable as the movie, but not as memorable as the movie, either. On the plus side, it's so forgettable that next time I watch it, it'll be like watching an episode for the first time! Yay!