Mystery Science Theater 3000: STARCRASH   Rewatch 
February 5, 2020 11:52 PM - Season 11, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Re-rewatch! Stella Starr and her platonic space wizard friend Akton are on the run from the space police, until they aren't, given a reprieve if they go find Space Emperor Christopher Plummer's son, David Hasselhoff. Along the way they meet a robot with a Texas accent, space amazons and their giant lady robot guardian, stop motion androids, a frozen planet, a traitorous crewman, space cavemen, trooper-carrying space torpedoes, and the evil Count Zarth Arn. An imfamously silly movie, but still fun, there's always something going on. Previously - Also previously

This is the end of our poll of popular MST3K episodes. Starting next week, we're going to go at this in a bit less organized of a way. We've been doing this for six years now, and we're not stopping yet! cortex gave us the go-ahead to keep making rewatch posts for now, considering that MST3K is something of a special case for going back over old episodes. Maybe some KTMA next, or some older classics that didn't rate, for whatever reason, in the poll.
posted by JHarris (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Oh man, this film. This awesome, awesome, terrible film. I love this quote from Christopher Plummer on why he did this film:

Plummer said of the filming, "Give me Rome any day. I'll do porno in Rome, as long as I can get to Rome. Getting to Rome was the greatest thing that happened in that for me. I think it was only about three days in Rome on that one. It was all shot at once". Discussing his role as the Emperor, he said, "How can you play the Emperor of The Universe? What a wonderful part to play. It puts God in a very dicey moment, doesn't it? He's very insecure, God, when the Emperor’s around."
posted by fimbulvetr at 7:20 AM on February 6, 2020 [3 favorites]

(and on preview, I see that was quote was mentioned in both of the "previously" links).
posted by fimbulvetr at 7:22 AM on February 6, 2020

Plummer has always struck me as a bit overly superior, considering the stuff he's been in.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:34 AM on February 6, 2020

One of the few MST3K films I had actually seen previously. I's honestly one of the more tedious action-packed extravaganzas I could name.

I imagine Plummer was after that sweet Alec Guinness-esque late-career windfall. I don't think it worked out for him.
posted by AndrewStephens at 11:43 AM on February 6, 2020

It's fine, he got all that Dragnet money.
posted by Chrysostom at 2:26 PM on February 6, 2020

yeah, Plummer is like a cut-rate Peter O’Toole/Richard Harris mash-up.
posted by valkane at 3:08 PM on February 6, 2020

It's time for MST Club! Thursday nights starting at 7 PM Eastern time, 9 PM for the episode itself, at!
posted by JHarris at 4:01 PM on February 6, 2020 [1 favorite]

This was fun, I had a good time and passed out watching. Thanks!
posted by some loser at 5:45 AM on February 7, 2020 [2 favorites]

I’ve watched this entire movie so many times I was my own MST3K riffing. Truly one of the most fun bad movies around.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 4:00 PM on February 7, 2020 [1 favorite]

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