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Project Moonbase 

Not Rated | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | Episode aired 6 January 1990
Joel and the Bots watch two more Commando Cody episodes and a film about a sabotaged space station. They also introduce their new product SPACOM to the Mads.


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Episode cast overview:
Joel Hodgson ...
Crow T. Robot / Dr. Clayton Forrester
J. Elvis Weinstein ...
Tom Servo / Dr. Laurence Erhardt (as Josh Weinstein)


Joel starts the week's invention exchange with paddles that let him juggle water, while the Mads introduce the insect-a-sketch. Then, after two installments of the serial Commando Cody, Joel and the 'bots are treated to the 1953 science fiction hullabaloo named "Project Moon Base", which takes place in the not-too-distant future - 1970! - when the United States is in the process of putting a base on the moon, which is in danger of being sabotaged. Written by Jerry Roberts

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An early episode
30 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This ended up having one of my favorite lines in the entire series, but it still wasn't a great episode. TV's Frank is just so much better than Dr. Erhardt. I can't believe that's Josh Weinstein as him! Even more insane, I can't believe this show is coming back on some new format soon! Anyway, the joke is said by Crow when a person says, "The President thinks". He responds by saying, "The president thinks? That's something new". One notable part is where Joel holds up cue cards in the theater and even throws in written sound effects as well.

It's kind of sad to watch the show before the stingers were created. It may not be much, but it's a good touch. The out of theater sequences were pretty good, if rather nonsensical. It was cool to see new brief episodes of some show or something shown before the movie. I guess it would have been better to have two different shorts, but it still works well. ***

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