"Mystery Science Theater 3000" Parts: The Clonus Horror (TV Episode 1997) Poster

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Clone... Us?!
geminiredblue2 June 2015
Warning: Spoilers
Cloning. One of those hot button topics that sometimes crops up during political debates... nowadays. Back in '79, when this film was made, it was only a sci-fi idea. It's amazing the difference thirty-some years can make, isn't it? In PARTS: THE CLONUS HORROR (AKA: THE CLONUS HORROR), we're introduced to a seemingly idyllic life. On a remote campus, everybody's beautiful and blissfully happy. However, despite living in this Utopia, Richard has grown disenfranchised. He knows there's something more out there. But he's not getting any answers from the teachers, coaches, and guides. Upon learning the shocking truth, that he's living in a clone colony, Richard escapes with the evidence. Now, he's being hunted down by CLONUS scientists, security guards, and politicians in a race to silence him. Though the title is somewhat misleading (there's no HORROR to speak of), the concept is terrifying: That we all could be cloned for the sole purpose of harvesting our organs. Performances, on the whole, are excellent. Peter Graves is only in three scenes, though. Also as an interesting side note: THE ISLAND (starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson) seemed so similar to this film that fans began to protest. And since then, the makers of CLONUS received compensation.
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