Friday, January 08, 2010

0007: Gamera Vs. Zigra

Alien creatures that live underwater and eat things that live on land, space women who gather food (humans for them), and of course, a kid named Kenny...

MST3k, Experiment #0007

Gamera Vs. Zigra:

A moon base is destroyed by a spaceship with a cluster of gumballs on its head. Later, at Sea World, dolphins are dying mysteriously. Zigra kidnaps two men and two children (one of whom is a Coke addict - Coca-Cola that is) and starts causing earthquakes. The two six year olds somehow outwit Zigra and help their incapacitated fathers escape. The Zigra Woman, who can use her eyes to put people into comas, then chases them all over Sea World like an extended Benny Hill skit. Somewhere in this movie Gamera finally shows up, fights Zigra, who turns into a giant swordfish.

I really think that about describes the movie. I couldn't say it any better, and I am not going to try. I will, however, point out that they finally have the "new" victorious Gamera theme song... I love to sing this song anywhere, at any time.

"Gamera is really neat, he is filled with tasty meat, we believe in Gamera! Hirohito Gamera, Hirohito Gamera, Hirohito Gamera!"

Okay, so... in this episode, they finally unfreeze Crow. Back to three(3) riffers in the theatre. This is also the first real appearance of the mads, Dr. Forrester and Dr. Earhardt... making this the first episode to truly feel like an MST3k episode. The jokes are better, faster, funnier... the whole thing just feels like the show it grew into.

My favourite moment came during one of the host segments. The mads mentioned that the Russians had shot their own hostage comedian into space... in a show called "Very Incredible Movie Theater IV." The clip of the comedian telling really stupid jokes nearly made me spit up my milk.

All in all, this was the first really good solid episode...