Sunday, June 27, 2010

0508: Operation Double 007

MST3k, Experiment #0508

Such close friends... such beautiful enemies... Operation Double 007.

The evil crime syndicate Thanatos is bent on taking over the world, using a magnetic wave generator that will cause all metal-based machinery to grind to a halt. However, the well-known British secret agent normally assigned to such tasks isn't available, so they engage his civilian brother, Neil, to help. Neil, played by Neil Connery, is a world-class plastic surgeon, hypnotist, and lip-reader, which turn out to be precisely the skills required for thwarting Thanatos.

Here's another episode that just gets lost in the shuffle of all the other amazing episodes that just stand out more.

It stars Sean Connery's brother Neil as Neil Connery, brother to a top secret agent... I guess they couldn't use the name Bond, so they just stuck to peoples' actual names. The plot is convoluted and makes very little sense. I realised at the end of the movie that I can't recall them ever rescuing the little Asian chick at any point in the movie. They found a double for her, and they showed her being tortured or de-hypnotised or something with blinking lights... I don't know if they ever got back to that though. Maybe I just glazed over it...

Either way, the movie itself made very little real sense, and what did make sense was just so boring that you find it hard to keep interest. The riffs however were great, especially all the comments about Neil not being as good or famous an actor as his brother and essentially living in his shadows.

My favourite little bit was Tom Servo singing "Jesus Loves Me" along with the music during one scene. I absolutely love little references like that.

The host segments were a tad bland, but it's fun seeing Torgo again. Good episode nonetheless.

Favourite line: "Sean Connery's brother won't return in... anything."

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