[[caption-width-right:300:[[{{Tagline}} Every year, Hollywood makes hundreds of films. This is one of them]].]]

->'''Tom Servo:''' ''This Island Earth'' can be yours IF Series/ThePriceIsRight!

Film watched: ''Film/ThisIslandEarth''

!!The Segments:
* Dr. Forrester provides an introduction to this movie and that which will be riffed momentarily.

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* Mike's morning workout is interrupted when Crow attempts to dig his way out of the Satellite of Love and into space.

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* Claiming he can be a better pilot than Cal, Mike tries his hand at piloting the SOL, but ends up crashing into the Hubble telescope.

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* As it turns out, Tom has an Interociter in his bedroom, so Mike and the Bots use it to ask a Metalunan for help in escaping. The one they get is not really much help.

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* Mike and the Bots unwind from the experiment with a little "Metaluna mixer". When Dr. Forrester attempts to crash the party with his own Interociter, he himself gets zapped to Metaluna.

* Mike and the Bots riff on the credits to their own movie.

!!The ''[=MST3K=]'' movie contains examples of the following tropes:

* AnalProbing: The topic of two of Servo's riffs.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] - when the Hubble Telescope suddenly falls and burns up (and presumably [[MadeOfExplodium blows up in an incredible]] [[TakeOurWordForIt offscreen fireball]]), Mike points out that it shouldn't even be possible for it to suddenly drop out of orbit like that.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: The [=MutAnts=] big, exposed brain makes for an obvious target.
-->'''Crow:''' ''(as [=MutAnt=] when Cal hits it repeatedly in the head)'' OW! I'm very vulnerable there -- D'oh! There go the piano lessons! AAGH! I can't remember my dad!
* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: Well, probably ''PG'' in this case, but Gramercy insisted on having a handful of foul words used during the film so the MPAA would bump the rating up to PG-13 and help the film attract a wider audience.[[note]]Ironically, the film got said rating for 'Some Sexual Humor', not language.[[/note]]
* BigBudgetBeefUp: Of particular note is the famous theater hallway, which is now a real ''full-size'' hallway. Mike and the Bots even stroll through it in one scene. Thanks to the widescreen format, the theater has a few additional seats.
** The bots have been upgraded too, Crow's arms actually move when he uses the pick-axe and he can tilt his entire head up to look at Mike and Servo. In one of the deleted scenes he even convincingly plays the harmonica! Servo is actually seen hovering as Mike climbs down a ladder (rather than being an InformedAttribute like in the show) and Gypsy... Well, she has a fresh coat of paint.
* BigDamnMovie
* BrainBleach / JustSmileAndNod: Mike's reaction to Servo's underwear collection.
* BrickJoke: The original ending had Crow returning to trying to tunnel out of the satellite, this time with the chainsaw he found in Servo's room. This had to be cut because the focus groups found the original ending too long.
* CallBack: [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E04WomenOfThePrehistoricPlanet Not the first time the Satellite's robot arms were used.]]
* TheCameo: Obviously unintentional, and they don't call attention to it, but the deliveryman in ''Film/ThisIslandEarth'' is played by Creator/ColemanFrancis, who directed the films featured in [[Film/TheSkydivers three]] [[Film/RedZoneCuba classic]] [[Film/TheBeastOfYuccaFlats MST3k Episodes]].
* CanonDiscontinuity: The 213 official episodes of [=MST3K=] (through 2017) include the KTMA "Season 0" episodes, but not the movie. It's a telling legacy of how much discord TheMovie caused among the production staff, including creating rifts that have never truly healed.
* CaptainObvious: When Cal points out the aliens foreheads being inhuman, Servo chuckles and exclaims, "[[SarcasmMode No!]]"
* ContinuityNod: Servo would later detail the exact contents of his underwear collection [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E10TheGiantSpiderInvasion in a later episode]].
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: When the Universal International logo appears:
--> "Doesn't the fact that it's universal ''make'' it international?"
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Concerning Crow's "digging through space" plan, he actually did think this through, just not well enough:
--> "Well, believe me, Mike, I calculated the odds of this succeeding against the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid and... I went ahead anyway."
* EpicFail: Mike busts up the Hubble so bad it somehow ''drops through space''. Mike (and the viewer) has no idea how that even works.
* FailedASpotCheck: When Crow breaches the hull he asks for the blueprints to his plan. The paper flies into his face and he reads it over.
-->'''Crow:''' Oh look at that, "Breach Hull, all die!" [[WhatAnIdiot I even had it]] ''[[WhatAnIdiot underlined!]]''
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Tom Servo blocks the hull breach with his hoverskirt, he starts ''giggling'' as the vacuum of space sucks at him from underneath, declaring, "I'm experiencing a sensation altogether new to me -- and frankly, I '''''love''''' it!" When Mike removes him, he growls, "Aw, darn..."
** In the German dub, the riffers all declare the Interociter as "Die Muschibildschirm!" (literally "pussy screen").
** The [=MutAnt=] is given the name "Scrotor" by the gang.
--->'''Servo''': (''as the Mutant'') Give Uncle Scrotor a hug!
** Cal jerking on his joystick elicits some bemused reactions by the crew as well.
--->'''Servo:''' Should we be watching this?
--->'''Cal:''' Jerking around caused a flameout.
--->''(Servo chuckles nervously.)''
* AGodIAm: Forrester when he overrides the interocitor signal and fires beams at the crew to get them back to the theater room.
-->'''Forrester:''' [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E93TheLittlePeople I'M THE GOD! I'M THE GOD!!!]]
* GratuitousGerman: One of the riffs has Tom speaking in German.
* GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks: It opens with a close-up shot of flasks filled with steaming, bubbling liquid--then the camera pulls back to show the rest of Dr. Clayton Forrester and his lab. No explanation for the flasks is ever given.
* {{Homage}}: The movie's opening credits play over Mike jogging along the inside of a circular track, similar to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''...but Mike's in a human-sized hamster wheel.
** Complete with hanging water bottle.
* IronicEcho: When Tom reveals he has an Interociter, Mike's skeptical about it, with Tom replying "Doesn't everybody?" When their attempt to use it to escape fails and Forrester's ugly mug shows up, he replies "[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Auntie Em! Auntie Em!]] Surprise! Like who ''doesn't'' have an Interocitor?!"
* IKnowMortalKombat: Mike's revelation that he's an instrument-rated pilot in ''Microsoft Flight Simulator'' prompts Crow and Servo to dare him to take the controls of the ''Satellite of Love''. Five seconds later, [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds the Hubble telescope is destroyed]]. Notably, he complains when they make the dare that piloting a satellite is nothing like piloting a plane.
* IfMyCalculationsAreCorrect: Crow plans to escape the ''Satellite of Love'' by tunneling out of it. "Hey, I calculated the odds of this succeeding versus the odds that I was doing something incredibly stupid, and... I went ahead anyway."
** "Wow, look at that! 'Breach hull, all die.' Even had it underlined!"
* KneelBeforeZod: Dr. Forrester forces Mike and the Bots to bow down to him, the former through oxygen deprivation.
* MediumAwareness:
** Averted for a change. Crow doesn't know why their credits would involve puppeteers.
** There's an odd reversal from the show, which had the SOL crew talk to the audience regularly while the Mads mostly ignored them. Here, Dr. Forrester talks directly to us to set up the premise, while the crew ignore us, save for a brief moment after the Hubble is destroyed. When Mike and the 'Bots head back to the theater, Gypsy looks at the camera, groans "Boys", and then shakes her head disapprovingly.
* MemeticBadass: In-universe; during the credits, we get the AMAZING RANDO!
** Out-of-universe, the AMAZING RANDO! is art director Rando Schmook. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Schmook took to the rails and explored the entire lower 48 states via freight train before persuing a degree in architecture, which he used to design sets for Hollywood movies, including ''Film/MyCousinVinny''. Rando really was amazing to the rest of BBI, who credit him with fully achieving the look they were going after, as well as being amused by his eccentricities, which included showing up to work in ratty sneakers and changing into freshly shined black patent leather tuxedo shoes before starting his work (he claimed the soles allowed him to run around sets faster), and changing back into said sneakers before leaving for the day. He also apparently only ate a pound of Oscar Mayer bologna slices (no bread or condiments) for lunch every day, with no other food or drink consumed the rest of the time.
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Or, breaker of important telescopes, that is.
* TheMovie
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The "hallway to the theater" transitions are accompanied by a ridiculously majestic score (especially the first one). It's probably safe to assume that this was a parody of the trope.
** "Normal view, Normal viewwww, Normal viewwwwww, NORMAL VIEWWWWWW!!!!"
* OhCrap: In the original ending when Crow intends to chainsaw his way out of the [=SoL=].
* PottyEmergency: One of the riffs, as Joe runs up the control tower:
--> "Putting the men's room in the tower; what was I thinking?!"
** Defied by Dr. Forrester at the beginning, who makes sure to ask if everyone's gone so that he doesn't have to stop the movie for...you know...
* PrecisionFStrike: Even if it was ExecutiveMeddling, they made good use out of it (Mary Jo Pehl was responsible for both of them):
-->'''Tom:''' ''(On first seeing Metaluna)'' What kind of shithole planet ''is'' this?!
** And a couple minutes later:
-->'''Tom''': No, I could've sworn we parked on level C, right next to the -- ''[sees space monster around the corner]'' oh, ''shit''.
** "Whoopty-shit."
* RoomFullOfCrazy: We finally get a good look at the room of Tom Servo, which contains a race car-shaped bed, a chainsaw, a collection of lamps, his massive underwear collection, and an interocitor.
* RubberForeheadAliens:
-->'''Ruth:''' "Notice the strange indentation in their foreheads."
-->'''Servo:''' '''[[SarcasmMode NO!!!!!?]]'''
* RunningGag: As one example, there's "The Amazing Rando!" from the credits.
* ShoutOut[=/=]MythologyGag: One of the theater doors has a cast of TV's Frank's face on it. The "hard copy of the wire service reports" that Gypsy gives Mike is actually an old ''Satellite News'' from the ''[=MST3K=]'' Info Club. The "Manipulator Arm" Mike uses to delicately pry the Hubble off the ''[=SOL=]'''s hull is labeled "[[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Manos]]" and is accompanied by a brief snippet of Torgo's {{leitmotif}}. Many, many references to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', especially during the opening credits.
** As Crow attempts to tunnel out of the Satellite, he sings "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" which is a reference to ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' finale; this is later repeated in the series finale of [=MST3K=] itself.
** In the intro sequence, the closeup on Gypsy's eye is both a reference to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' and a callback to the ''Mitchell'' episode of [=MST3K=] itself.
* SomethingPerson: "This is a job for Weenie Man!"
** {{Thememobile}}: "Into the Weeniemobile! Weenie Man away!"
* SpaceIsAnOcean: The controls of the ''Satellite Of Love'' are almost identical to a boat's helm. To the point Gypsy (whose major duty in-series is running the satellite) drives it while wearing a captain's hat and singing "What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor".
** When Mike fixes the Hubble Space Telescope with the S.O.L.'s robotic arms, and then releases it into space, the Hubble ''falls'' like a waterlogged ship falling into the ocean. The look of incredulity on Mike's face is priceless to any audience members who understand orbital mechanics.
* StoppedReadingTooSoon: Dr. Cal Meachum gets several crates full of the necessary parts to build an interociter. The scene skips to after he's unpacked them, and the thousands of fragile parts are spread out on the floor. Cal reads the instructions again...
-->'''Tom Servo:''' ''[as Cal Meachem]'' "But before unpacking..." ''D'oh!''
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: The riffers have a lot of fun with the fact that the main characters are fooled by the obvious aliens.
-->'''Tom:''' (As Exeter) Then I'll ram my ovipositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest, but I'm ''not'' an alien.
** Earlier:
--->'''Cal:''' What do you think of Mr. Mozart, Exeter?
--->'''Exeter:''' I'm afraid I do not know the gentleman.
--->'''Servo :''' ''(as Exeter)'' '''I'M NOT AN ALIEN!'''
* TakeThat: "Hey, you can see the [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Cubs]] losing!" HilariousInHindsight after they won the 2016 World Series.
* ToiletHumor: The crew wasn't above fart jokes.
-->'''Servo:''' ''(as Cal)'' Sorry, I farted.
-->'''Mike:''' ''(as Ruth)'' ''I'' farted.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Dr. Forrester is ''much'' more sadistic and threatening in the film than [[HarmlessVillain he is in the series proper]]. In the pre-film scenes alone, he cuts off Mike's oxygen when he and the bots give him lip.
* TypesetInTheFuture: The opening credits use the Eurostile font to parody serious science fiction films.
* YoureNotMyFather: One of the riffs:
--> "You know what the kids would say..."\\
"...You're not my real father!"
* YourHeadASplode: Servo's dome seems to be a magnet for interocitor beams. Poor bastard.