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Mystery Science Theater 3000

Season 8 Episode 18

Prince of Space

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Aired Unknown Aug 16, 1997 on Comedy Central
8.6
out of 10
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39 votes
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While the crew watches a movie about a space race invading Japan and the super hero that defends it, they also cope with going through a wormhole that makes everyone run behind; Mike turn into a small robot; the crew wander around a sylvan glen; and Pearl and Observer wind up in Roman times.moreless

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  • My first episode of MST3K, and after seeing this one I was hooked for life.

    10
    Ever since I saw this episode of MST3K online, I have been hooked on this show ever since. The episode begins with Tom and Crow playing around but go to far, and it was funny to see Tom go after Crow and beat him up. We then see Bobo is going to use the bathroom near a wormhole and gets sucked in. Pearl attaches the SOL and then sends the movie of the week, Prince of Space. The movie is about a group of aliens (who look like chickens for some reason it's never explained) from a planet called Krankor led by King Phantom, and they have come to Earth to steal a rocket fuel that scientists have created. They are however stopped multiple times by a hero by the name of Prince of Space, and is actually a shoe shining boy in disguise. I love how no matter how many times Prince tells Phantom that no matter what, their weapons are useless against him, but still continue to fire upon him. The aliens then capture the scientists who created the fuel, abnd Prince comes to the rescue and saves them all, while Krankor and Phantom are destroyed. Our show ends with Pearl and Observer being in Roman times and are captured while Bobo is considered a god. Mike and the bots do a wonderful job riffing on the movie and it left me rolling on the floor laughing throughout the entire episode. The segments were also very funny like Tom being ahead of everyone by three seconds was funny. I also love Phantom he is a terrible villain, but he is so funny especially with that laugh of his. If you are morbidly curious about seeing MST3K, see this episode first on Youtube, and I am sure you will have a fun time seeing Mike and the bots riffing on this movie.moreless
  • He's prince of watching his space cushions!

    7.5
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    You might almost prefer watching Phase IV to the laughs of phantom Krankor in 1956's Prince of Space! A Japanese film with a Japanese cast, aliens who looks like chickens in clothing, and a space ship that looks like a baked chicken. As an added bonus, cheap effects toped with kiddy-like sound effects. And what could be a foreign film without bad dubbing?



    Oh, the Japain, I've seen Gamera fighting his four monster foes, but this is EVEN worse! In fact, it's worse than Frankenstein battling a monster! Now, the riffing on the film is solid. I think the chicken noise amid at the aliens got a little tiresome after a while. But anyways, it wasn't too bad, and my favorite parts were the quips on the action sequences and the annoying kids! Host segments? As we continue the Sci-Fi story arc, the Mads and the SOL crew goes through a wormhole. This causes trouble with the SOL as the crew starts talking ahead of themselves, Mike is a robot, and everyone is in a sylvan glen. Things starts to get normal for the SOL, but Pearl and the Observer gets stuck in ancient Rome! Opps. Good fun overall.



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  • My favorite of all the Japenese imports I've seen.

    9.5
    This is one of those movies that leaves you wondering-

    what the *bleep* where they thinkin'? I could not imagine watching this without MST, although truthfully, I think a lot of the jokes practically write themselves here. Both the Phantom and "Prince" costumes are so completley embarassing-looking that I wonder why any man would agree to wear such a monstrousity of laytex. And, as in most dubbed movies, the dialogue just does not translate well. I particularly call your attention to a moment when Mickey, the orphan boot-blacker, says "What's the matter with bootblacking, we like it VERY MUCH." Bizarre. But hillarious, because every five minutes after that we get to hear Mike or one of the bots say that they like something VERY MUCH.



    The last half of the movie is not nearly as funny as the first, and I tend to not watch the last ten to fifteen minutes. But there are so many gems in the first half of the movie that I highly recommend it to all MST fans that have not seen it yet. You will like it VERY MUCH!moreless
  • The Japanese make a triumphant return to MST(sort of) with Prince Of Space.

    10
    The first Japanese movie to be skewered since the Gamera and Fugitive Alien movies in the third season, Prince Of Space is another gem of an episode for the SOL crew. The plot is about an alien race(that look suspiciously like chickens) that come from the planet Krankor. Their leader, Phantom, wants to take the rocket fuel just created by Dr. Mackin, but is thwarted by the Prince, who is a shoe shine boy in disguise. They repeatedly keep trying to shoot him with their ray guns and he keeps saying they have no effect on him(this happens six or seven times, I lost count). Phantom kidnaps Mackin and several other scientists to get them to help him in his plans to conquer the Earth, but even his great monster( which Tom says looks like Cecil Fielder) can't help him. As for the SOL, they are pulled into a wormhole to follow Bobo, who goes into it so Pearl and Observer can't watch him while he goes potty. The crew goes through a time warp, where everyone is about three seconds behind, Mike becomes a small puppet, and they are placed in a sylvan glen before the ship ends up in Roman times. One more for the classic file.moreless
Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Tom Servo & Professor Bobo(voice only)

Bill Corbett

Bill Corbett

Crow T. Robot & Observer aka Brain Guy

Mary Jo Pehl

Mary Jo Pehl

Pearl Forrester

Michael J. Nelson

Michael J. Nelson

Mike Nelson

Patrick Brantseg

Patrick Brantseg

Gypsy

Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Callipygeas

Recurring Role

Bill Corbett

Bill Corbett

Krankor

Recurring Role

Bridget Jones

Bridget Jones

Flavia

Recurring Role

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