Mystery Science Theater 3000

Season 7 Episode 8

Laserblast

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Aired Unknown May 18, 1996 on Comedy Central
8.4
out of 10
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Laserblast
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The Satellite of Love is disconnected from Deep 13 because Dr. Forrester's funding has been cut. As a result, they hurtle toward the edge of the universe and run into various space entities before becoming pure energy. They also watch a movie about a rebel-ish teen who finds a space gun in the desert that makes him kill his enemies.moreless

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  • The Bots and Mike fun of a movie called "Laserblast" a movie about aliens out to kill an evil humanoid evil alien.

    8.8
    That's the plot in a nutshell though it's never made clear where the aliens come from, what are they saying, what so special about this alien gun that turns a human into an evil humanoid. Not too mention the inconsistencies in this "movie" where the humanoid is able to turn back and forth between an evil humanoid and a normal guy.



    The main character is a slacker named Bill. In the beginning of the movie, we see aliens hunt down a humanoid shooting at them. It's hard to tell who is evil till we see what happens with this loser Billy. As Billy starts to slowly transform, the cops, who really are made to look like idiots in this flick, start to catch on.



    The movie is boring up until the last half hour or so in which the title "Laserblast" is finally made clear when Billy now the humanoid wastes certains parts of the town with his alien gun. The Mike and Bots do a decent job of tearing up this flick although the creature effects for the aliens were oustanding the rest of the film isn't. However, it's still ten times better then let's say the Beast of Yucca Flats or Manos, Laserblast is one of those flicks that will have you entertained and laughing at the same time. One of my favorite scenes had to be Billy blowing up the John that the overbloated cop uses then later in a long drawn out scene involving cops on a plane trying to shoot him down. Then there's other slutty girlfriend who despite that the guy is clearly turning into an alien still "loves" him. LMAO



    "I wonder what the flaw was that prevented Leonard Maltin giving this movie the full three stars."



    "It's raining porn"



    "I really need to start checking out who I have sex with"



    "Yes we are making restitution to everyone who had sex with Billy"



    Anyways, this flick also has jokes from the guys plugging in other movies that they've made fun of including "Escape 2000", and "Eegah". For the last episode on Comedy Central it's memorable.moreless
  • True Crap

    9.4
    This episode is the perfect example of MST3K, If you enjoy this episode you will be a fan, if not then you probally cant get past all the horrible points of the movie. This episode has the best type of movie, a totally crappy and outdated one. By far the only good part is the claymation aliens, which is probably where the budget went. But the pure stupidity of the main characters(stereotypical blond) and the pointless side plots(pool party?) make this movie great for people new to MST3K.moreless
  • "Robert Smith is in a *good* mood today."

    10
    Figurine-like aliens try to take over the planet, only to see their plot foiled by a young man who has fallen prey to their own mysterious discarded weapon.



    "If there were ignorant talk radio around, I'd sure agree with it..."



    The man in question spends his time yelling at people and driving around aimlessly. Then Eddie Deezen enters the picture. More yelling, and I think there's a plane.



    Our 'hero' finds the aliens' lost gun, and turns into something like the Creature from the Black Lagoon.



    Meanwhile on the Satellite, our beloved crew bump into the edge of the universe and turn into pure glowing energy.



    This was supposed to be the end of the series, but thankfully they returned for a few more years.



    If only we could get them to do that again.



    *Really* bad acting and *really* bad makeup. Do find a copy, very much worth it.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • During the final segment of the show, Mike & the bots (as well as 'Magic Voice') leave their physical bodies and become pure energy.  They decide to abandon the SOL to play on the edge of the universe. Meanwhile Dr. Forester dies in a manner mirroring the ending from '2001:  A Space Odyssey'. 

    • This episode on was Disc Two of the 20th Anniversary Edition DVD set, the first release from Shout! Factory after they acquired the rights from Rhino Home Video.

  • QUOTES (20)

  • NOTES (4)

    • The final host segment was a tribute to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    • At the beginning, Dr. Forrester said that Leonard Maltin gave the movie 2 1/2 stars. During the movie's closing credits, Mike and the 'bots looked up other movies in his book that had worse ratings than Laserblast. Marathon Man, Hannah And Her Sisters, and Unforgiven were among those who had a worse or an equal rating.

    • Trace Beaulieu's last appearance as Dr. Forrester. His father, Jack, was the old Dr F. in the final segment.

    • This was the last episode to air on Comedy Central. When this episode was filmed, they threw the premise of the show up in the air because they were unsure if they would be picked up by another channel. About a month after this episode aired, the Sci-Fi Channel announced it had picked up the series.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • At the beginning of the movie, two call-back riffs appeared:

      Crow said, 'It was after the Acropolis,' which was a reference to the beginning speech of Robot Holocause.

      Mike yelled, 'Roxy!' in the Arch Hall, Jr.-esque voice used in Eegah!

    • Monday Night Football:
      Whenever the fat, bearded deputy appeared, the crew would break into 'Are you ready for some football?!', the theme for Monday Night Football as done by Hank Williams, Jr.

    • Norelco:
      When the alien's ship first appears, Crow says 'Norelco's plan for world domination!' because it looked like one of their shavers. Mike then references their Christmas commercial with Santa riding through a snowy field on one of their three-head shavers and the company's name is 'Noelco.'

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