Recap: Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 05 E 01 Warrior Of The Lost World
Film watched: Warrior of the Lost World
- Alas, Poor Villain: Megaweapon.
- Closed Captioning: Early on the bike beeps and says "BEEP" on the screen.
Servo: His bike is closed captioned for the hearing impaired!
- Cozy Catastrophe: One of the sketches in the MST episode is devoted to lampshading the ample greenery and well-maintained roads of this post-apocalyptic future.
You know, Joel, I have to say what with the lush, green countryside, the well-maintained roads and buildings, and the ready availability of transportation, food, and fuel, I'm kinda looking forward
to the Apocalypse! Servo:
Yeah, provided that Paper Chase Guy doesn't survive! Joel:
Guys, that's a terrible thing to say - nobody's
looking forward to the Apocalypse, though I do agree with you about the Paper Chase Guy
Yeah, but — Look at it this way, Joel; factor out the unfathomable human loss, and a guy could really get a lot done
- Designated Hero: Joel and the 'bots spend the entire film generating a healthy amount of disdain and disgust for Ginty's character. By the time he viciously decks the Tina Turner-lookalike, Joel growls, "Now I hate his everliving guts."
- Fan Nickname: The Paper Chase Guy
- Foreshadowing: When Nastasia points a gun at her father, Crow says "I accuse my parents!" I Accuse My Parents would be riffed on six episodes later.
- The Illegible: The contrast is so horrible on the opening scroll that none of the MST3K crew can make it out.
Servo: The unclear war has been forgot?
Joel: All the gummy mints have colitis?
- Kung-Foley: The MST3K treatment is the Trope Namer.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Toward the end of the episode, they call up Megaweapon (voiced by Michael J. Nelson) and have a pleasant chat with him. He's moved on from this film.
- My Beloved Smother: "What if the Paper Chase Guy hadn't gotten his license in time for the apocalypse? And then he had to have his mom drive him around? We think it would go something like this..."
- No Ending: They couldn't figure out a way to end the sketch.
- Rooting for the Empire: Joel and the bots are BIG fans of the Omega's (nearly) invincible tank, Megaweapon. Most likely because its first act of villainy is to run over Einstein with extreme prejudice.
Servo: Ooooh, yes... die, my darling, die!
All: MEGAWEAPON! MEGAWEAPON! MEGAWEAPON!
- Running Gag
- Jokes about the Professor looking like Jimmy Carter (and/or Gary Busey)
- ANY FRUIT TO DECLARE?!
- Crow points out misspellings of the word "perimeter." By the third time it happens, he just shakes his head.
- The password was "motor". <ding!> And then it was "speech". <ding!> And finally, it was "circulatory". <ding.>
- This Is Gonna Suck: After Einstein sings, "BEEP... BEEP... BOP-A-LOOLA", Servo groans, "Oh, can I just kill myself now?"
- This Trope is [BLEEP]: A few unusual cases of semi-censorship regarding Einstein in the first act. During the first chase scene, Einstein says "Grab your ass" and "Hold onto your ass", and this is audibly heard, but the screen substitues "..." for "ass". In both cases, Joel goes into Match Game mode in response. However, shortly thereafter, when detecting the people in the junkyard "Golden State Freeway", Einstein's screen clearly says "Dickheads", but nothing is heard, leading Tom to make a confused sound.
- What the Hell, Hero?: See Designated Hero above.