Mystery Science Theater 3000: HERCULES AND THE CAPTIVE WOMEN   Rewatch 
October 8, 2020 12:51 PM - Season 4, Episode 12 - Subscribe

Rewatch! This is the last peplum (plural pepla, those swords-and-sandals movies with big muscle-bound guys in miniskirts throwing rocks around, usually starring Herules or Maciste) MST3K would do for a while. Unlike what they say at the end, it's not the last Hercules movie they would do. I will now read off the scroll of heroic deeds and minor trivia attributable to Hercules in this head-scratching addition to his mythology: he has a son, Hylas, and a friend, Androcles, who between them kidnaps him away from home life so he can have adventures, he finds Atlantis, kills the god Proteus (who can turn into animals), and rescues its princess but this means according to prophecy that Atlantis will be destroyed. Uh-oh! This is the movie from which the phrase dedicated to Uranus comes from. Previously
posted by JHarris (2 comments total)
Also! This is the episode in which the robot whose name starts with G joins them in the theater, for a short while at least (her head is so large she rarely appears in the theater, it blocks the view of the screen).
posted by JHarris at 12:55 PM on October 8, 2020

It's time for MST Club! As usual, Thursdays and (for now) Sundays beginning at 7 PM Eastern, at
posted by JHarris at 4:05 PM on October 8, 2020

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