Tuesday, June 15, 2010

0501: Warrior of The Lost World

MST3k, Experiment #0501

Now into a time of conflict and rebellion comes... Warrior of The Lost World.

The warrior is traveling through a post-apocalyptic world on his technically advanced motorcycle and his loyal computer Einstein. Being pure in spirit, he manages to pass through the wall of illusion and meets the resistance movement The Elders, fighting the tyranny of the evil despot Prossor. The resistance asks him to free professor McWayne, their leader, who has been sentenced to death by Prossor. The beautiful Nastasia and the warrior infiltrate the city, guarded by the Omega militia, where the professor is imprisoned.

The series really fell into a big long stride of great episodes near the middle to end of season four(4), and here we are at the start of season five(5) with proof that the quality of these episodes just keep getting better.

The invention exchange in this one always makes me laugh. I love how mundane the Square Master is, and it really makes about as much sense as most every exercise item out there. One thing I've always noticed was how evil Joel's invention was, and Dr. Forester doesn't even seem to bat an eye... in fact, he seems more annoyed by it than anything else. In earlier seasons, he would have praised Joel for such a cruel invention. Maybe he's just tired of these inventions...

Then we have the movie... Before the opening titles had even ended, I already had a few contenders for "favourite line." This isn't one of those episodes that is commonly thought of in "funniest episode" polls or what-not, but really this is one funny-ass episode!! The riffs through the whole thing were top-notch, and the movie just fed right into it. Our hero is some mush-mouthed renegade on an annoying talking bike... and our villain owns a big truck. That's really all you ever need to know to follow along.

All of the host segments were really good, with an appearance from Mike Nelson as Megaweapon at the end of the episode. The first segment really shows the "siblings" feel that the bots have. I've always loved when they get in little arguments or squabbles, and in this one we simply have a bit of a jealousy issue when Crows slot-racing car zips by as Servo's won't even start. That little type of character build is what has endeared us all to these robots over the years and makes us feel like we know them.

Okay, done with the sentiment. Watch this episode!!!

Favourite line: "Gee, Ohio looks great after the apocalypse!"

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