Mystery Science Theater 3000: H.G. WELLS' THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
October 15, 2022 3:44 AM - Season 13, Episode 10 - Subscribe

"Beyond the earth... beyond the moon... beyond your wildest imagination!" It's the future in space, and there's a plague, and important drugs are being brought from a distant planet, and Jack Palance is trying to take over the universe, and there's a teleporting robot, and some kids in one scene. I couldn't make heads or tails of this one folks. There's a plot synopsis on Wikipedia, read that. It's another movie that tried to cash in on Star Wars' gigantic success. It's not nearly as campy as Starcrash, but that makes it very bland as a film. Even with Jack Palance as the villain, he's simply not in enough scenes to make it memorable. Other than sharing some character names and being set in the future, this movie has almost nothing to do with H.G. Wells' novel. Premiered October 7, 2022, in the Gizmoplex.

Rotten Tomatoes (Critics N/A, Viewers 16%) - Wikipedia
IMDB (1979, 3.2 stars)
Directed by George McCowan. Written by H.G. Wells (novel, and only vaguely) and Martin Lager. Starring Jack Palance, Carol Lynley, and Barry Morse.
posted by JHarris (1 comment total)
I enjoyed this when I watched it but I don't have strong memories of any specific riff that stood out or sketch for that matter. I am looking forward to Joel/Emily/Jonah's plan, whatever it turns out to be.
posted by wittgenstein at 1:47 PM on October 17, 2022 [1 favorite]

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