Mystery Science Theater 3000: PROJECT MOONBASE   Rewatch 
April 9, 2020 12:31 AM - Season 1, Episode 9 - Subscribe

Rewatch! Poor Commander Brietis has the misfortune to be a women space officer in a man's (specifically, Robert Heinlein's) world. Her peers all casually call her "Bright Eyes," and her commanding officer actually threatens to spank her at one point. But in the end she and a fellow astronaut get stranded together on the moon, and Madame President (whose existence I guess was supposed to make up for how badly Brietis is treated) demands that they be married to avoid a scandal, which they agree to because they're sweet on each other. A disheartening movie, which make wisecracks from an orbiting human and his automated mocking machines all the more welcome. Previously.
posted by JHarris (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I should take a nap this afternoon so I can stay up later for this tonight
posted by some loser at 9:57 AM on April 9, 2020 [1 favorite]

I stayed up late last night bingeing Fargo season three, so you'll have me to contend with.
posted by valkane at 10:23 AM on April 9, 2020

It's interesting that Heinlein could foresee a woman president, but not a change in social mores.
posted by Chrysostom at 6:28 PM on April 9, 2020

MST movies have been more boring, but few have been more oogy.
posted by StarkRoads at 8:23 AM on April 10, 2020 [1 favorite]

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