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"Mystery Science Theater 3000" Future War (1999)

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Joel Hodgson (creator) and
Paul Chaplin (writer)
Original Air Date:
25 April 1999 (Season 11, Episode 4)
The guys take a crack at Future War (1997) (V) in which a man formerly enslaved by aliens escapes to modern-day... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Michael J. Nelson 
Writing credits
Joel Hodgson (creator)

Paul Chaplin  writer
Bill Corbett  writer
Bridget Jones  writer
Kevin Murphy  writer
Michael J. Nelson  head writer
Mary Jo Pehl  writer

Produced by
Jim Mallon .... executive producer
Kevin Murphy .... producer
Cinematography by
Jeff Stonehouse 
Film Editing by
Bradley J. Keely 
Art Direction by
Patrick Brantseg 
Makeup Department
Andrea Jackson DuCane .... hair stylist
Production Management
Peter Rudrud .... production manager
Art Department
Patrick Brantseg .... designs
Beth McKeever .... props
Sound Department
John Sims .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Breyer .... grip
Michael Parker .... grip
Other crew
Erin Erskine .... intern (as Erin F. Erskine)
Josh Huschke .... intern
Tim Johnson .... controller
Bradley J. Keely .... technical supervisor
Barb Tebben .... info club Poobah

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Gandolfi  2 episodes 1992
Joel Hodgson  creator

Production Design by
Jef Maynard 
Makeup Department
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Jann Johnson .... production manager (1994-1997) (as Jann L. Johnson)
Special Effects by
Trace Beaulieu .... special effects
Other crew
Frank Conniff .... script supervisor
Kelly Nathe .... production assistant (1992-1993)
Joseph Olson .... intern (episodes 814-817)
Julie Walker .... info club Poobah (1993-1996)

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Future War... What is it Good for?, 9 October 2009
Author: julian kennedy from Clearwater Fl

Future War: 1 out of 10: Future war brings with it many questions starting with who are those people on the DVD cover? They do not appear anywhere in the film. I have seen misleading DVD covers before (Cough... Lionsgate... Cough) but this wins some sort of award.

The plot is your usual fare. Jean-Claude Van Damme look alike Daniel Bernhardt is a slave in outer space. He escapes to Earth and is tracked by Tyrannosaurus Rex puppets shot in forced perspective. He meets up with a former drug addicted prostitute who is going through novitiate (Catholic Nun Training) yet she still has street cred and a scrapbook of her hooker days.

So Slave boy and the Novice Nun join up with local 12 steppers and gangbangers to fight the T-rex puppets and kickboxing against Robert Z'Dar’s chin. The fight scenes consist of either people kicking empty boxes at each other or Dinosaur puppets in hallways with empty boxes. In fact, the entire film is filled with empty boxes like a Solid Snake wet dream or a UPS training film.

Even with a budget in the thousands, I am not sure the script is filmable. The acting, with the notable exception of Travis Brooks Stewart (The nun unbelievably) is amateur at best. There is no nudity, limited gore, and the special effects consist of Dinosaur puppets.

The Mystery Science Theater version of this film gets 8 out of 10. Decent riffing and skits though even Mike and the bots seem overwhelmed by the sheer incompetence on the screen

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