Tuesday, March 30, 2010

0305: Stranded In Space

MST3k, Experiment #0305

The planet he uncovered was a twin to Earth... but so ominously different!  Stranded In Space.

TV series pilot (series never launched). After a freak mishap, an astronaut finds himself on an almost precise copy of Earth (right down to the Plymouth cars). However, this planet has three moons, and is run by an Orwellian government called The Perfect Order, who seek out and crush all dissidents either by outright assassination or by having them treated at "Ward E." Hunted and alone, the story traces the astronaut's efforts to evade capture and return home.

Okay, I will be brief.  I have always loved this episode simply because the plot of the movie really isn't all that bad.  Flawed, yes, but not all that bad.  The movie is bad, sure... but the premise actually isn't all too horrible.  I like the concept of an alternate planet, on the same orbit as ours and developed almost exactly the same.  I am very sure it's been done many, many times before... but I don't care.  I enjoyed this crap-ass movie.

The epsiode itself was pretty good.  Relatively standard, with quite a few references to earlier episodes... Tibby and so forth.

Anyways, not the best, but I like it!

Favourite line:  "What about the Tang?"

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