Friday, May 4, 2012

MST3K: Episode 508 - Operation Double 007

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

Episode 508: Operation Double 007

First aired: Comedy Central on 11 September 1993

Double-O Brother!
Even though we're a third way through the fifth season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, we're still running across several episodes that I never saw. This is one of those.

It aired 14 or 15 times on Comedy Central between September 1994 and August 1996 (one scheduled airing may not have occurred, but records for that particular 2:00 AM showing aren't that reliable). I never saw any of them.

Now, I had heard of the movie. It was released as Operation Kid Brother, and was rather infamous as, well, exactly what it was: an attempt to capitalize on an actor's fame by making a film with the famous actor's brother.

Not-M and Not-Moneypenny recruit Not-Sean
Here's the plot: An unnamed top agent, played by Sir Not Appearing In This Film, is unavailable for a mission, so the agency recruits the agent's kid brother, Neil Connery, played by Neil Connery, for the mission, helped along with Miss Maxwell, played by Lois Maxwell, and a chick who looks just like Tatiana Romanova from From Russia With Love to stop a mad man who looks just like Largo from Thunderball from taking over the world using a magne-thingy that stops all machinery by using radioactive rugs built by blind men. Or something. Hilarity ensures, although not intentionally. The end.

Like I said, I had heard of this film long before there was ever a Mystery Science Theater 3000, but didn't see it until well after there was no longer a Mystery Science Theater 3000. I saw it just recently, in fact, when I obtained a fan copy.

This episode has never been released, and a fan copy is the only way to see it.

The movie, in fact, has only been released on VHS, but it's out of print and not available. Maybe on eBay.
Frank likes Lederhosen.Torgo returns with the Mr Pibbs.
The Invention Exchange and the Host Segments are fun. Frank's Lederhosen-hosen is stupid, but a good stupid. And we are treated to a return of Torgo.

Remember at the end of Episode 424: Manos: The Hands of Fate, Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank had pizza delivered? And Torgo, the delivery man, forgot the Mr Pibbs? Well, he finally got them out of the car.

Lots of silly and fun stuff. And, for me, it clicked.

It was only recently that I first saw this episode. It won't be that long before I watch it again.

Bad movie with bad acting and bad writing and good riffing. What's not to love?

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