Films watched: Snow Thrills (short) and It Conquered the WorldSnow Thrills is a short about winter sports.
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 presentation contains these tropes:
Dr. Paul Nelson: He learned almost too late that man is a ''feeling'' creature ... and because of it, the greatest in the universe. He learned too late for himself that men have to find their own way, to make their own mistakes. There can't be any gift of perfection from outside ourselves. And when men seek such perfection, they find only death... fire... loss... disillusionment... the end of everything that's gone forward. Men have always sought an end to the toil and misery, but it can't be given, it has to be achieved! There is hope, but it has to come from inside, from man himself.