Episode 308: Gamera vs Gaos
First aired: Comedy Central on 20 July 1991
Availability: iTunes, Amazon (Volume 21 Standard Edition/Deluxe Edition), Shout Factory (Volume 21 Collector's Edition), Best Brains (Volume 21 Collector's Edition)
|Oh, no! It's a Gamera movie!|
The bad news: it's a Gamera movie. The good news: there's no irritating kid named "Kenny." The bad news: the irritating kid is named "Ichi."
This was one of the first iTunes episodes of MST3K that I purchased. It was also one of the last DVD packs I bought. I was focusing on getting episodes I didn't have, and finally bought the DVD 5-pack when I decided I wanted to own a complete DVD library.
According to The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Amazing Colossal Episode Guide, at the request of "toolmaster" Jeff Maynard, they intended to write a skit that reused old props.
So, how did that go? Not too good.
The Ed Sullivan skit was enjoyable. To me anyway. I remember watching the actual show, and saw more than one act that did plate spinning. Trace/Crow does a good Ed Sullivan, by the way.
As I've said before, I'm not a fan of Gamera films, either riffed or regular. This is no exception. Lots of MST3K fans enjoy them, but I'm not one of them.
There is a hot Japanese she-villain. Only, she's not a villain. But she plays one in a later Gamera film. The next one, I think. I already mentioned the kid.
|Yay! A hot Japanese she-villain-to-be.||Boo! An obnoxious little Japanese kid who loves flying fire-breathing turtles.|