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Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 01 E 09 Project Moon Base

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Films watched: Radar Men from the Moon chapters 7 and 8 (serial) and Project Moon Base.

Available on Shout! Factory TV here.

The Segments

Segment 1/Invention Exchange
  • For the invention exchange, Joel presents water-repelling ping-pong paddles, while the Mads present an ant-powered Etch-A-Sketch.

Segment 2

  • The Bots role-play as characters from Radar Men from the Moon, but argue about who gets to be Commando Cody.

Segment 3

  • Joel and the Bots put on a fashion show with a particular emphasis on futuristic ties.

Segment 4

  • An infomercial for the miracle mystery substance "SPACOM", which can be used for just about everything, from industrial solvent to snack food.
    Servo: Cuts through this tomato like it's a tin can!
    Crow: Snapples caps off of jars, bottles, and the baby!
    Joel: And boy, does it catch fish!

Segment 5

  • The Bots read fan mail while hanging from the ceiling, zero-gravity style.


This MST3K episode contains examples of:

  • Written Sound Effect: Joel adds Batman (1966)-style "BIFF", "POW" and "OOF" sound effects to one of the fight scenes in Radar Men from the Moon by holding up cutouts in silhouette.

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