Mike and the 'bots learn the 80s were worse than they thought as they endure the putrid sci-fi epic, Space Mutiny (1988).



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Bill Corbett ...
Patrick Brantseg ...
Gypsy / Roman Soldier
Mary Jo Pehl ...
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Daniel Breyer ...
Roman Soldier (as Dan Breyer)


Mike and the 'bots learn the 80s were worse than they thought as they endure the putrid sci-fi epic, Space Mutiny (1988), which features bad continuity, ludicrous attempts at futuristic sets, a dull-witted blonde hunk, a Santa Claus lookalike with an elderly-looking "daughter," mystical women doing interpretive dances, Ed Grimley's doppelganger and more. Meanwhile, the 'bots complain about Mike's out-of-date encyclopedia set. Pearl and the others are trapped in a dungeon in Ancient Rome. The 'bots have a space battle in a couple of escape pods. Crow believes he's a Bellerian, i.e. a member of the race of women depicted in the movie. Servo constructs railings everywhere on the ship. Written by J. Spurlin

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Comedy | Sci-Fi





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7 November 1997 (USA)  »

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[first lines]
Mike Nelson: Hey, everyone, welcome to the Satellite of Love. You know, since we are stuck in orbit over Ancient Rome, I thought it might be a good time to teach the 'bots a little something about history.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


Composed by Michael Sembello
Performed by Michael J. Nelson
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In Space, no-one can hear you scream like a girl...
9 April 2015 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This was one of the first 'Mystery Science Theater 300' riffs I ever watched, and it is still one of the best.

The film would be unintentionally hilarious even without the treatment from Mike and the Robots, but their commentary raises the bar even further.

Plot, acting, SFX, stunt work, plagiarism, dialogue, continuity, it all adds up to a car-crash of kitsch. Nobody in the future, it seems, can shoot straight unless they are a blond lump of muscle with an oddly high-pitched scream.

The baddie has a proper pantomime villain's laugh, and milks it for all it is worth. All the exterior shots are from 'Battlestar Galactica'. Then there are the 'priestesses', whose scenes look like really bad Kate Bush videos. Oh, and we have a rare incidence of "death by walking stick".

Surrender to the magic or be blown to "astro-dust".

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