Season 9, Episode 01

[[AC:The Projected Man]]

Film watched: ''TheProjectedMan''

This episode introduces Castle Forrester as a permanent home for Pearl and her minions (and as a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Deep 13).

!!Tropes from the MST3K episode include:
* ActorAllusion[=/=]ContinuityNod: The guys recognize Bryant Haliday from ''Film/DevilDoll'' and make a few jokes off his role in it.
** As another ContinuityNod, the characters have a bit of fun with the fact that one character is named ''Film/{{Mitchell}}''.
* BritishTeeth: Apparently, the most colorful thing besides the throw pillows.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: Everybody starts ''enjoying'' the movie when Sheila strips down to her underwear.
--> '''Crow:''' "I declare this movie suddenly ''great!''"
* ForTheEvulz: The Bots claim they're transporting Mike's most treasured possessions someplace else with their homemade projector, but they're likely just burning them all up for a laugh.
** GenreSavvy: Mike manages to realize this by the end, and then tricks the Bots into destroying something Servo loved.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Blanchard cuts Paul's funding and tells him to dismantle his equipment, a serious dick move considering Paul's demonstration was sabotaged. However, Mike and the bots agree with Blanchard around the time Paul tries to recklessly perform the experiment on himself.
** Later, Crow amends this -- Blanchard should have held a proper hearing first. In fact, he thinks that was the whole movie's {{Aesop}}.
* LamePunReaction: When the police are mystified by the inexplicable electrocution deaths of three crooks, Crow is quick to quip "Shocking, isn't it?" Mike, as usual, didn't appreciate the pun.
* [[CaptainObvious Lieutenant Obvious]]: The police shoot at Paul.
--> '''Policeman:''' "Hey, careful! Be sure to hit him!"
--> '''Tom Servo:''' "Thanks, Lt. Obvious!"
* RunningGag:
** "I want you."
** Prof. Lembach, and whether or not he's staying much longer. There's even a host segment dedicated to this.
** Paul's flaming orange hair
** Paul's "panic" supposedly excusing his murder of 11 people and a cat.
** Trying to teleport a girl's knickers as part of an experiment.
* SecretLegacy: While searching the castle, Pearl discovers that she and Clayton weren't the first Forresters trying to drive people mad:
-->'''Pearl:''' Amathos Forachenta Forrester trapped a man in a cave and pushed in bad paintings of the hunt.
* TakeThat: At the very beginning upon learning they're finally back in the present day, Mike and the Bots rejoice over the fact that they can watch Ethan Hawke movies again, only to immediately take it back by stating that's actually a horrible fate.
* ThemeNaming: Apparently all female Forresters are named for gems and precious stones.
* TouchOfDeath: Crow develops this. Mike thinks he's having another one of his 'episodes', but is electrocuted upon touching him and dies. Luckily, Crow is able to revive him by touching him again.
** UnwantedRescue: Mike is pretty upset about being brought back from the dead, or at least being brought back to watch ''this movie''.
** They don't revive him quite immediately, they drag his lifeless body to the theater and watch about two minutes worth of it [[OfCorpseHesAlive propping up his body while he is still clinically dead.]]

->[[TheStinger "Lembach is staying in London for another few days."]]