Mystery Science Theater 3000: STAR FORCE: FUGITIVE ALIEN II   Rewatch 
February 20, 2019 9:44 PM - Season 3, Episode 18 - Subscribe

The crew of Earth spaceship Bacchus III deals with various problems, culminating with showdowns with Ken's old girlfriend out of a murder vendetta against him, and the kabuki leader of the Star Wolves himself. Two-fisted Japanese pseudo-Star Wars space adventures with surprisingly great music that was edited into near incomprehensibility by Sandy Frank Productions. It's the sequel to Fugitive Alien, which was slightly more lucid. Previously.
posted by JHarris (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've probably said this before, but I find all of these "edited together Japanese movie" ones just completely impenetrable. Time of the Apes is semi-coherent, but the two Fugitive Alien ones I have absolutely zero idea what is happening at any point.
posted by Chrysostom at 10:20 PM on February 20, 2019 [2 favorites]

This episode has a special place in my heart because, for a long time—back when I didn't have cable and could only see the show when I visited my grandma's house—it was the only one I had on VHS, so I watched it much too often. By that time I had seen mayyybe three other episodes, not including Fugitive Alien I.

And yes, it was surreal to finally witness the sequence of events that led to the forklift song.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 2:11 AM on February 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

It's time, once again, for MST Club. We watch videos and movies and Mystery Science Theater 3000 every Thursday night, starting at 7 PM Eastern, at, with the episode starting at 9. You should watch with us! Sanity points are best when spent with friends!
posted by JHarris at 12:47 PM on February 21, 2019

They tried to kill him with a forklift!
posted by runcibleshaw at 6:57 AM on February 22, 2019 [4 favorites]

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