Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S07E06 "Laserblast"
Terrible name for a laser eye surgery, scares away the customers!

Film watched: Laserblast

Laserblast was featured on MST3K in what would be the last episode of its final season on Comedy Central (before moving to the Sci-Fi Channel). As such, the MST3K episode itself was something of a series finale as the staff wasn't sure it would be saved from cancellation. It also marked the final episode with Trace Beaulieu, who portrayed both longtime nemesis Dr. Forrester and the voice of Crow T. Robot.

Available to watch here.

The Segments:

  • Crow and Servo start up today's episode by introducing the "beyond thunderdome" zinger, as a bound and gagged Mike is unable to stop them.

Segment 1
  • Dr. Forrester announces to the Mike and the Bots that because of cut funding he disconnects the SOL from Deep 13. While he and Pearl pack up their stuff, the SOL starts drifting away to deep space.

Segment 2
  • Crow brings along a MONAD satellite to the bridge, with Mike and Servo joining in with their "imperfect" ribbing.

Segment 3
  • After drifting through space, the SOL is suddenly stopped by a field of Starbabies. One of them gets stuck on the ship, forcing Mike and the bots to begin a celestial diaper change.

Segment 4
  • As the SOL moves towards a black hole, Mike, dressed up as Captain Janeway, steers the ship back on course.

Segment 5
  • The SOL finally stops its journey at the edge of the universe, leaving Mike and the Bots to ascend as points of pure energy. Back in Deep 13, Dr. Forrester finds himself aging rapidly, from bedridden with the monolithic videotape, to being reborn as a star child. All of this makes Pearl happy, much to his chagrin.

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 presentation contains examples of:

Van Hippie: Faaaaar out!