Tuesday, May 18, 2010

0409: The Indestructible Man

MST3k, Experiment #0409

Undersea Kingdom, Chapter 2
.  In this thrilling chapter, The Undersea City, Crash and Billy manage to escape being blown up. The crew attempts to escape back to the sub, but are captured by a group of Atlantians, who mistake them for agents of Unga Khan. Unga Khan sends his agents to take the sub crew away from the squad of Atlantans.

300,000 Volts of Horror!  The Indestructible Man.

"Butcher" Benton goes to his death in the state prison, cursing the three men who double-crossed him following an armored-car hold-up; "Squeamy" Ellis, Joe Marcelli and Paul Lowe, his attorney and leader of the gang. He vows to return and kill them and dies without revealing the location of the stolen money. Detective Chasen is determined to keep working on the case until the stolen loot is recovered. Benton's body is taken to Professor Bradshaw and his assistant for experimentation, and they manage to restore him to life, making him practically indestructible in the process. He takes off after the three men, getting rid of everybody who stands in his way. He is impervious to police bullets. He kills Ellis and Marcelli, while Lowe seeks police protection. Benton takes to the sewers to recover the hidden loot and the police are powerless to stop him.

First, why was this chapter of Undersea Kingdom even made?!  Having seen all parts of this serial, I know pretty well that this entire segment is beyond needed.  That being said, it's still a great thing any time someone shouts out "Diana!"

Pretty decent episode.  We have a crap-ass Lon Chaney Jr. movie with far too many close-ups of the star... Joel even does his own close-up shot in one o the host segments.  We also get a fun call-back from Sidehackers at the end of that segment.  During the movie, Joel continues to use "cop/donut" jokes, and the bots get so upset about the whole thing that they make him sign a contract agreeing to never do it again.  Of course, a special clause is left in for jokes about F.B.I. agents and muffins, just to be fair...

And speaking of cops, we're treated to Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy in the roles of cops at the end of the show.  I was about to jump through thr screen and rip the gum out of Kevin's mouth though.  Either way, great segment, and I always love the random "walk-on" roles they create for many of the writing staff.

Yeah, so this is a good one.  Not one of my favourites, but it's solid.

Favourite line:  "Wow! The whole cast is there!"

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