Mystery Science Theater 3000: GAMERA   Rewatch 
August 14, 2019 9:24 PM - Season 3, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Rewatch! Up in the arctic, atomic tests run by Major Curley awaken a huge, slumbering giant from the deep... if you thought, "oh it's okay, it's just a big turtle," you might be surprised by the havoc it raises. Meanwhile, a sad sad kid in Japan is obsessed with his pet turtle, so his parents take it away from him, making him even more sad. Oh, how will their stories converge. First of the Gamera series. Other than perhaps Gamera vs. Barugon, the only Gamera without kids in it, this may be the one that plays it the straightest, without goofy enemy monsters, the Gamera theme song or other ridiculous elements. It's not terrible as a monster movie, but that subplot with Kenny pushes it over the edge into ludicrousness. Previously
posted by JHarris (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The newspaper comic Sally Forth had a recent story arc in which the entire Forth family went camping and they semi-adopted a tortoise near the campsite and named it Gamera. The writer of Sally Forth I would consider the comic strip guy most likely to be a MST3K fan (but the creator of Dilbert would be most likely to admire Dr. Clayton Forrester).
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:58 PM on August 14, 2019 [3 favorites]

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