Episode 605: Colossus and the Headhunters
First aired: Comedy Central on 20 August 1994
Availability: MST3KVideos.com Fan Copy
|It's pronounced "My Cheesesteak" or something like that.|
No, we jump to Episode 605. And, it gets worse. Episode 609 comes next. Go figure.
Why was Episode 604 skipped? Satellite News says that it was being shown on college campuses during the last half of 1994, and was held off TV during the college tour.
I wouldn't have minded waiting on this one. I did not like this episode.
To be fair, they did a good job of riffing the movie. Probably as good as in Episode 603: The Dead Talk Back. Although I didn't like that movie, I liked the episode. Here, though, I didn't like the movie or the episode. The film is Colossus and the Headhunters and it's an Italian sword and sandals flick. Only, it's not Colossus.
Let me explain.
|The queen dresses as an Easter egg.|
In this film, they called Maciste by the name Colossus, but only in the title of the film. All the characters in the film called Maciste by the name Maciste. Of course, Mike & the Bots heard it as "My Cheesesteak," which is as good a name as any.
I didn't enjoy this one. I couldn't put my finger on what I didn't like about Episode 410: Hercules Against the Moon Men, and this episode is pretty much the same.
M&tB do a good job riffing the film. The Hot Japanese She-Villains aren't Japanese or Villains, but they are pleasing to behold, as is the case in many of the Italian films.
|Mike likes Nummy Muffin Coocol Butter.||Frank misses Nummy Muffin Coocol Butter.|
No, that's not it. Oh, be sure, I am one of the minority that didn't care for that, but that's not it. I just didn't enjoy the film.
|Maciste likes what he sees.|
This one has some hot chicks, but I just didn't care for the story.
My copy is a fan copy, since this one has never been released on video. The quality is good, but not nearly as good as most of the ones I obtained from MST3KVideos.com. I don't blame Skyroniter at all. I've yet to run across better copies of unreleased episodes. It's just that the best of the copies of this episode are a little dark, and have some tape and broadcast artifacts. I'd love to have a better quality copy, but simply to have a better copy. Not to watch it. I didn't care for this one, and likely won't watch it again for a while.
Not a horribly bad episode, just not a good one.
Then, again, maybe I should watch it again. I might like it after a few more viewings. If my brain can stand it.