Friday, October 15, 2010

0816: Prince of Space

MST3k, Experiment #0816

Prince of Space.

A Group of space men from the planet Krankor who resemble chickens are led by their leader, Phantom to invade Earth. But a strange superhero named Prince of Space (actually a bootblack in disguise) arrives to defeat the spacemen. Although the weapons of the aliens cannot harm the Prince of Space, the Phantom continues to fight, and many plot twists (including capturing a group of elderly scientists) ensue.


I like it very much!

Every so often, we get an episode that is just instantaneously classic. This is very most definitely a classic... not just because it's on DVD and is "popular"... It just screams "classic!" The host segments are quite possibly the most unique set we've had, very intelligent and well-developed, and the riffs are spot-on perfect.

I really don't know if I could say enough about this one, but I'll try to keep it short. This is one of my all-time favourite episodes, for reasons that are obvious if you've ever seen it. I definitely consider this one of the most accessible episodes, meaning you could show it to ANYONE and chances are, they'd love it. I usually try to show this one to people after they've seen at least one(1) or two(2) normal episodes, just so they can appreciate how unique the segments are.

I love puppet Mike, and I have ALWAYS loved the sylvan glen, but the time lag segment is by far my favourite of the episode... one of my favourites from the entire series actually.

So yeah, if you have not seen this episode, buy it and watch it. Seriously...


Favourite line: "I don't wanna be Prince of Space..."