Mystery Science Theater 3000

Season 7 Episode 8


Aired Unknown May 18, 1996 on Comedy Central



  • Trivia

    • 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

  • Notes

    • 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

    • 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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