Sunday, July 25, 2010

0524: 12 To The Moon

MST3k, Experiment #0524

Design For Dreaming. In this musical short, a woman dreams of a mysterious masked man who takes her to see the future... as represented by the 1956 General Motors Motorama.

Land on the moon with the first intrepid astronauts! 12 To The Moon.

An international team embarks on an expedition to the moon in an uncommonly spacious rocketship. There they encounter a faceless alien intelligence who conclude that the human race is too immature and dangerous and must be destroyed.

I lost track of what was going on in this movie. Not because it was confusing, but because I didn't care.

The short, however, is a classic! My absolute favourite part of the riffing on that is the giant "Grrrrr!!!" Crow gives at the sight of one of the specific cars. Oh how I laugh every time I see it!

The short spawned every host segment, with Bridget Jones (eventually Nelson) as Nuveena. I noticed they listed "Nuveena as herself" in the credits... Anyways, I have a feeling this was around when Mike and Bridget started having something going on between them. The way the bots mock Mike about having a crush on Nuveena, it just seems kind of natural, as if that was what was going on behind the scenes in the writers room.

I also loved the tennis segment... Servo getting pissed off at Gypsy was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

So yeah, basically the short over-shadowed the movie... and the host segments over-shadowed BOTH. It happens sometimes... either way, we're done with season five(5) and moving on to season six(6). Yay!

Favourite line: "I did it! I saved us all!"

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