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Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S02 E06: Ring of Terror

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Playstar Productions? I gotta look this one up.
"Gee, it looks like an eye chart, doesn't it?"

Films watched: Ring of Terror and The Phantom Creeps (Film Serial) Chapter 3note 

The episode is available in the Gizmoplex here, and on Shout! Factory here.

The Segments:

  • Tom and Crow enlist Cambot's help to trigger Movie Sign early to mess with Joel. Granted, it makes hitting the commercial sign buzzer more difficult for them.

Segment 1/Invention Exchange

  • Dr. Forrester has created a life-sized version of Operation, using a "willing" Frank as his patient. Meanwhile, Joel appropriates an X-ray fluoroscope, a lump of barium, and his own internal organs to play "Pin-Bolus". Don't ask where the ball exits.

Segment 2

  • Inspired by the old-looking college students, the crew pitch the "Old School for Old Students", a college where the elderly can get their degrees... ostensibly, though the offered curriculum might not lend itself to doing so.

Segment 3

  • The 'Bots watch with mounting nausea as Joel performs an autopsy on a Hoover vacuum.

Segment 4

  • Joel tries to motivate Tom and Crow to say some nice things about the movie for RAM chips. They have no shortage of grievances, at least. To make matters worse, the Mads reveal that they now have to sit through Chapter Three of The Phantom Creeps.

Segment 5

  • Inspired by the turncoat chauffeur in the Phantom Creeps short, Frank takes a stab at singing with his original song "If Chauffeurs Ruled the World".

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment of Ring of Terror provides examples of:

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 presentation of The Phantom Creeps (Chapter 3: The Crashing Timbers) has examples of: