Recap: Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 03 E 16 Gamera Vs Zigra
Film watched: Gamera Vs Zigra
This is one of the nine Sandy Frank Japanese films originally used for a KTMA episode that was riffed again a few years later on Comedy Central
The KTMA version provides examples of:
- Casting Gag: Servo mocks the way one character laughs by comparing it to Dr. Erhardt's laugh. Erhardt and Servo were both played by Josh Weinstein.
- Continuity Nod: Crow has finally thawed out from the previous episodes where he was frozen to be the SOL's Christmas tree.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: Dr. Forrester and Dr. Erhardt could be seen during the show's opening theme song and occasionally as a still within the show, but they did not appear in person within the show itself until this episode averted this.
- Running Gag: Whenever Joel or Crow compares Zigra's ship to a gumball machine, Servo will immediately try to throw in something to make the comparison seem like a good thing.
- Stock Footage: Very Incredible Movie Theater 4 is actually footage from J Elvis' standup that was aired on the same night, but here as a Ruritanian comic.
The season three version provides examples of: