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Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 03 E 10 Fugitive Alien

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"It's an intriguing mix of genocide and modern dance!"
Joel Robinson

Film watched: Fugitive Alien

This is the song written for the train chase,
This is the chase: Rocky and Ken,
He tried to kill me with a forklift! Ole!

This is the song right after the train chase,
This is the fight: Rocky and Ken

Now strap in tight, and let's get set for action,
To launch the ship out of the sand!
He tried to kill me with a forklift! Huzzah!

This is one of the nine Sandy Frank Japanese films originally used for a KTMA episode that was riffed again a few years later on Comedy Central.

The Comedy Central episode introduced Mike Nelson's parody version of Jack Perkins, former host of the A&E network's show Biography. "Jack" would go on to be a recurring character, even hosting the framing segments of the short-lived "Mystery Science Theater Hour."


The Segments:

  • Joel thinks he's a southern Wisconsin dairy farmer. He feeds Crow some chicken feed, but commercial sign is called before he can milk Gypsy.

Segment 1/Invention Exchange

  • The Mads know how many medical drops people can require, so they helpfully combined all available kinds into one all-purpose dispenser. Joel invented the Musical Chair, a lounging perch that doubles as a xylophone. Jack Perkins steps into Deep 13 to introduce the movie.

Segment 2

  • Crow throws a funny hat party and they make fun of the Mads' hair in the process. Jack's insufferable commentary earns him some electric cattle prodding.

Segment 3

  • Joel leads the 'Bots in play-acting the captain and his crew from the movie. They really don't want to partake.

Segment 4

  • Joel analyzes the film with the help of Syd Field's Three-Act Structure screenplay model. Needless to say, it's not a match at all, but it doesn't keep Joel from inviting the 'Bots to predict the ending. Jack still can't shut up.

Segment 5

  • Joel explains the buttons on his jumpsuit, and the fan letter prompts the SOL crew to finally reveal what the Cool Thing from Lost Continent was: Mexican stoplight candy. The Mads genetically modify Jack, replacing his head with Vivian Vance's.

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