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FAN-FAVORITE CLASSIC EPISODES OF MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 COMING TO @netflix MARCH 15, 2017!

 We’ve got movie sign!  Classic episodes of the cult-hit comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) are coming to @netflix on March 15, 2017!

Ahead of the much anticipated new season’s release exclusively on Netflix on April 14, 2017, twenty fan-favorite episodes of MST3K will be available to stream, including beloved episodes Manos: The Hands of Fate, Space Mutiny, I Accuse My Parents and Pod People.

Beloved by a legion of fans worldwide and ranked by top media culture critics as one of the best cult television shows of all time, MST3K follows the motley crew of a human host and his two robot sidekicks aboard the Satellite of Love. The hapless host, trapped by mad scientists on a satellite in space, is forced to watch some of the most outrageously unfortunate B-movies ever created. To keep sane, he’s built two robot sidekicks, and together they do a running commentary on the films, affectionately mocking their flaws with inspired wisecracks and acting as a demented movie theater peanut gallery.  

 Created by Joel Hodgson, MST3K’s first season aired on KTMA-TV in Minneapolis. Its national broadcast life began in 1989 on the Comedy Channel (later to become Comedy Central), where it ran for seven seasons. The show’s final three seasons aired on the Sci-Fi Channel. Series creator Hodgson originally played stranded host, Joel Robinson.  When he left in 1993, series head writer Mike Nelson replaced him as the new B-movie victim, and continued in the role for the rest of the show’s run.  The format proved to be popular, and during its eleven years and 198 episodes (including one feature film), MST3K attained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim. The series won a Peabody Award in 1993, and was nominated for writing Emmys® in 1994 and 1995.  

 The highly successful Mystery Science Theater Kickstarter campaign to #BringBackMST3K surpassed the goal of fully funding the production of 14 new episodes and set the world record as the highest-funded Film and TV crowdfunding campaign in history.  New episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, a Netflix original series, will debut on April 14, 2017.

 The complete list of classic MST3K episodes coming to Netflix includes:

·         Catalina Caper

·         Eegah!

·         Future War

·         The Giant Gila Monster

·         Hercules Against the Moon Men

·         Horrors of Spider Island

·         I Accuse My Parents

·         Jack Frost

·         Laserblast

·         Manos: The Hands of Fate

·         Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders

·         Pod People

·         Puma Man

·         Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

·         Sidehackers

·         Space Mutiny

·         Teenagers from Outer Space

·         Time Chasers

·         Werewolf

·         Zombie Nightmare

The Bechdel Test is a popular and very simple test to judge movies on their level of representation. For a movie to pass: (1) it has to have at least two women in it, who (2) who talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man. 

If you ever want to check if a film passes the test, check here. For now, under the cut are the links to movies made before 1970 that do pass. (more masterposts)

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Every MST3K Episode by Year

Whenever my WIkia account gets activated I’m going to make this a real thing…

MST3K by year

1942
The Mad Monster (103)
The Corpse Vanishes (105)

1944
I Accuse My Parents (507)

1946
The Brute Man (702)

1948
Jungle Goddess (203)
Last of the Wild Horses (611)

1950
Rocketshop X-M (201)
Radar Secret Service (520)

1951
Lost Continent (208)
The Painted Hills (510)
Racket Girls (616)

1952
Invasion USA (602)

1953
Robot Monster (107)
Project Moon Base (109)
The Magic Voyage of Sinbad (505)

1954
Crash of Moons (417)

1955
King Dinosaur (210)
Swamp Diamonds (503)
Teen-Age Crime Wave (522)
Revenge of the Creature (801)

1956
It Conquered the World (311)
The Indestructible Man (409)
Manhunt in Space (413)
Fire Maidens of Outer Space (416)
Bride of the Monster (423)
The Violent Years (610)
The Sword and the Dragon (617)
The Mole People (803)
The She-Creature (808)

1957
The Robot vs the Aztec Mummy (102)
Untamed Youth (112)
The Black Scorpian (113)
The Amazing Colossal Man (30?)
The Saga of the Viking Women… (317)
The Unearthly (320)
Hercules (502)
Gunslinger (511)
Beginning of the End (517)
The Dead Talk Back (603)
The Deadly Mantis (804)
The Undead (806)
I Was a Teenage Warewolf (809)

1958
The Crawling Eye (101)
Rocket Attack U.S.A. (205)
Daddy-O (307)
Earth vs the Spider (313)
Teenage Cave Man (315)
War of the Colossal Beast (319)
Night of the Blood Beast (701)
The Thing that Couldn’t Die (805)
Terror from the Year 5000 (807)
The Space Children (906)
The Screaming Skull (912)

1959
The Giant Gila Monster (402)
Teenagers from Outer Space (404)
Attack of the Giant Leeches (406)
The Killer Shrews (407)
Hercules Unchained (408)
The Rebel Set (419)
The Day the Earth Froze (422)
The Girl in Lovers Lane (509)
Santa Claus (521)
Girls Town (601)
High School Big Shot (618)
The Leech Woman (802)
Prince of Space (816)

1960
First Spaceship on Venus (211)
Tormented (414)
The Beatniks (415)
12 To The Moon (524)
Colossus and the Headhunters (605)
The Amazing Transparent Man (623)
The Horrors of Spider Island (1011)


1961
Hercules and the Captive Women (412)
Bloodlust! (608)
The Sinister Urge (613)
The Beast of Yucca Flats (621)
Invasion of the Neptune Men (819)
The Phantom Planet (902)
Gorgo (909)
Hamlet (1009)

1962
The Slime People (108)
Ring of Terror (206)
The Magic Sword (411)
Eegah (506)
The Brain the Wouldn’t Die (513)
Samson vs. the Vampire Women (624)

1963
The Crawling Hand (106)
The Skydivers (609)

1964
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (321)
Hercules Against the Moon Men (410)
The Human Duplicators (420)
The Atomic Brain (518)
The Creeping Terror (606)
The Starfighters (612)
Kitten With a Whip (615)
The Incredibly Strange Creatures… (812)
Jack Frost (813)
The Horror of Party Beach (817)
Devil Doll (818)

1965
Gamera (K05, 302)
Attack of the Eye Creatures (418)
Monster A-Go-Go (421)
Village of the Giants (523)

1966
Gamera vs Barguron (K04, 304)
Women of the Prehistoric Planet (104)
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (213)
Manos: The Hands of Fate (424)
Secret Agent Super Dragon (504)
The Wild Wild WOrld of Batwoman (515)
Red Zone Cuba (619)
Agent for H.A.R.M. (815)

1967
Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars (K02)
Gamera vs Gaos (K06, 308)
The Million Eyes of Samuru (K18)
Catalina Caper (204)
Wild Rebels (207)
The Hellcats (209)
Operation Double 007 (508)
Danger!! Death Ray (620)
The Projected Man (901)
The Deadly Bees (905)

1968
Mighty Jack (K14, 314)
Teen-Age Strangler (514)
Diabolik (1013)

1969
The Green Slime (K00)
Gamera vs Guiron (K08, 312)
Moon Zero Two (111)
The Side Hackers (202)
The Castle of Fu Manchu (321)
Space Travelers (401)
Girl in Gold Boots (1002)

1970
San Francisco International (614)

1971
Gamera vs Zigra (K07, 316)

1973
Stranded in Space (305)

1974
Phase IV (K09)
The Touch of Satan (908)
It Lives by Night (1010)

1975
Mitchell (512)
The Great Spider Invasion (810)
Blood Waters of Dr. Z (1005)

1976
Cosmic Princess (K10)
Godzilla vs Megalon (212)
Riding With Death (812)
Track of the Moon Beast (1007)
Squirm (1012)

1977
SST- Death Flight (K13)
The Legend of the Dinosaurs (K21)
Code Name: Diamond Head (608)
The Incredible Melting Man (704)

1978
Superdrome (K15)
Laserblast (706)

1979
City on Fire (K16)
Angels Revenge (622)
Parts: The Clonus Horror (811)

1980
Hanger 18 (K19)
The Pumaman (903)

1981
Invaders from the Deep (K01)
Humanoid Woman (K11)
The Last Chase (K20)

1982
Being from Another Planet (405)

1983
Pod People (303)
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (822)

1984
Cave Dwellers (301)
Master Ninja (322)
Master Ninja II (324)
Warriror of the Lost World (501)
Devil Fish (911)

1985
City Limits (403)
Escape 2000 (705)
Boggy Creek II (1006)
Final ustice (1008)

1986
Fugitive Alien (K03, 310)
Star Force: Fugitive Alien II (318)
Zombie Nightmare (604)

1987
Time of the Apes (K17, 306)
Robot Holocaust (110)

1988
Alien from LA (516)
Deathstalker and the Warriers from Hell (703)
Space Mutiny (820)
Hobgoblins (907)

1989
Outlaw (519)

1990
The Final Sacrifice (910)
Soultaker (1001)


1993
Quest of the Delta Knights (913)

1994
Time Chasers (821)

1996
Werewolf (904)
Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders (1003)

1997
Future War (1004)

5

Sugar & Spike, private eyes! Written by Keith Giffen, art by Bilquis Evely, colors by Ivan Plascencia

Keith Giffen: The basic hook is, what happened when they grew up? I’ve had this in the back of my mind for years. I wanted to play with Sugar and Spike as older kids. What are they doing now? […] They’re the private detectives that would be called on by superheroes, to handle the stuff that superheroes are kind of embarrassed about.

And once we had the detective thing in place, it was a labor of love.

Nrama: I think it’s also a love letter to anyone who enjoys whacky stories from DC’s past.

Giffen: Yeah, just the idea that Wonder Woman’s carrying around this memory of, “Oh my God, I almost married an alien,” which is something that happened in the comics - just imagine that she’s go this thing in her past.

And now the alien is threatening to go on, like, the Maury Povich show and say he did marry her. She doesn’t want to have to deal with it. She’s got other things on her mind.

So Sugar and Spike are a resource she can use and go, “Yeah, just make this go away.”

And when we went to look for the stories that the characters, as detectives, would take on, we found that we had quite a few.

So choosing those stories was pretty easy. There were really so many. For awhile there, DC used to have every cover be some weird variation - the Flash with a big, futuristic head; Green Lantern fighting giant gila monsters (which is probably my all-time favorite Green Lantern story)…

DC had an almost childish wonder about these stories. I don’t think anybody was thinking about continuity or does this work in terms of the character. If it could make the story work, you did it. And if it was kind of goofy, you just fit it in.

Nrama: And to be clear, even though they’re grown up now, they’re just friends.

Giffen: Yes, yes. As I wrote Sugar & Spike, the characters… they embedded. I suddenly understood who Sugar and Spike were. And one of the things I swore to myself is, they’ll never be an item. It’s not a story about a romance between these characters or a budding romance between these characters.

It’s a guy and a girl. They’ve been friends from childhood. There’s nothing wrong with friends. I have plenty of friends that I don’t have a relationship with. And that’s what I tried to get across with these characters.