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Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 01 E 10 Robot Holocaust

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Films watched: Radar Men from the Moon Chapter 9 (serial) and Robot Holocaust

It was the first MST3K episode (not counting the KTMA era) to feature a color film. It was also the last to feature a Commando Cody serial.


This MST3K presentation contains examples of:

  • Cut Short: The Radar Men serial literally breaks halfway into the short, much to the annoyance of Joel and the 'Bots. This was because the crew had become severely burned out on trying to create new riffs on the serial, especially the never-changed opening credits (you can clearly tell they were running on fumes there after just a couple episodes). They never tried something like this again.
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  • Celebrity Resemblance: Joel constantly compares the mute character to Ted Nugent.
  • Mondegreen/Running Gag: Joel and the 'bots continually guess what the Big Bad's name is supposed to be and get it wrong until the ending narration.
  • Shout-Out: Crow wonders where Bobby Heenan is.
  • The Unintelligible: Joel and the 'bots find it very difficult to understand Valaria with her thick accent.
    Valaria: Do you understand what you're saying?
    Servo: Look, sister, I don't understand anything you've said for the last half-hour.
  • We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties: An image of the Mads with thought bubbles saying "Film broke!" appears right after the Radar Men serial breaks.


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