Episode 1005: Blood Waters of Dr. Z
First aired: Sci-Fi Channel on 2 May 1999
Availability: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon (Volume 17), Shout Factory (Volume 17), Best Brains (Volume 17)
|Should have been a lost episode.|
So, what did I miss? Not much. Not much at all.
If any episode of MST3K should have been a lost episode, this would have been a good choice.
The movie was gosh-awful, the riffing was okay but not great, and the Host Segments kinda just sat there for me.
Nothing special about this episode.
|The fish-monster cops a feel.|
Oh, sure, it was cool seeing one I had missed. But, beyond that ... nothing.
Crow took up smokeless tobacco in a Host Segment. Kinda disgusting, actually. And, the other Host Segments, well, they kinda just sat there, as I said. Crow copying the voice-over from the movie, Mike fishing ... nothing special.
The movie? Well, there are some interesting (if that's the word) facts about it.
The Blood Waters of Dr. Z was released under a couple of names. Zaat was the alternate title. But, when it was bootlegged in Canada, it was under the name Hydra.
Now, before you start laughing at the Canadians for bootlegging such a turd sandwich as this film, you may want to know that there was a U.S. bootleg, too. It went by the name Attack of the Swamp Creatures. So, the Mexicans win this round.
|Dr. Z.||Dr. Z. as a fish.|
Okay, it doesn't sound that bad when you read it out loud.
And, by that, I mean, as bad as that totally accurate description of the movie is, the actual movie was worse.
Not an episode I particularly cared for. But, at least, it's not a sequel to The Legend of Boggy Creek. Could you imagine if they actually made a sequel to that?