Mystery Science Theater 3000: GAMERA
April 15, 2015 11:34 PM - Season 3, Episode 2 - Subscribe

(1965, B&W, Kaiju, Japan, Monster, Turtle, Kenny) aka Daikaiju Gamera, Gamera The Invincible. "See Gamera... Destroy Entire Cities! Attack from Outer Space! Fight the Mightiest Armies!" "CAN PLAN 'Z' STOP GAMMERA THE INVINCIBLE?" Atomic testing in the arctic revives a horrible prehistoric creature, the gigantic monster turtle Gamera, who destroys cities and torches armies... but also befriends a sad young boy?? The first cable MST3K episode to feature a movie brought to the US by Joel and the bots' third season archfoe: Sandy Frank! It's one of nine Sandy Frank imports they did, and one of five Gamera movies. At least two classic Gamera movies were not covered by MST: Gamera vs. Viras and Gamera vs. Monster X. YouTube (1h37m) First aired June 6, 1991.

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IMDB (4.3 stars)
Directed by Noriaki Yuasa
Written by Nisan Takahashi
Starring Eiji Funakoshi, Harumi Kiritachi and Junichir├┤ Yamashiko.
posted by JHarris (16 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We were talking about it last week, and it seems the best time for most people on Thursdays for showing seems to be 9 PM Eastern, but I'll try to get in early and show other oddities and shorts. The current plan is to have one showing at that time, but if you can't make it, please nominate a different time, maybe we can arrive at a good second showing time that will please stragglers?

The URL of the room will be, as usual:
posted by JHarris at 11:37 PM on April 15, 2015

Gamera is full of meat, you know.
posted by Pope Guilty at 2:37 AM on April 16, 2015 [3 favorites]

It's one of his distinctive features.
posted by Pope Guilty at 2:37 AM on April 16, 2015

Do you realize a robot just sang a love song to a turtle?
posted by Chrysostom at 7:22 AM on April 16, 2015 [4 favorites]

Gamera is a friend to all children!
posted by Room 641-A at 9:26 AM on April 16, 2015 [4 favorites]

posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 9:30 AM on April 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

There is a mefi meetup tonight and I must regretfully report I won't make it to the stream. ahh
posted by hellojed at 9:40 AM on April 16, 2015

Why not take along your laptop and give them all the gift of GAMERA?
posted by JHarris at 1:48 PM on April 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

Will any children be there?
posted by Room 641-A at 3:00 PM on April 16, 2015

Don't you remember one of MetaFilter's earliest unofficial taglines?

MetaFilter: We Have Gameras
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:31 PM on April 16, 2015 [2 favorites]

Oh no, it looks like I need Flash? I'm iPad-only today :(

Why does Apple hate children?
posted by Room 641-A at 6:12 PM on April 16, 2015 [2 favorites]

Awww, I was wondering why you dropped out R641A. I really wish there was a better solution that was in reach for us, that wouldn't rely on Flash.
posted by JHarris at 8:02 PM on April 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

Honestly, I can't see why youtube, and netflix/hulu and all the other streaming sites aren't offering group viewing. It's a natural thing, and I think we'll see it in the future.
posted by valkane at 8:18 PM on April 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

No, you're doing a great job with this and I'm the only one who ever has problems! I just need a new power cord for the laptop and I'll be good to go. I'm just bummed I missed Gamera because he's my favorite.
posted by Room 641-A at 9:13 PM on April 16, 2015

Awww. Hopefully you can get a new cable by the time we hit Gamera vs. Barugon... in a couple of weeks, I think?

Thanks to everyone who showed up by the way! It as a new record, I think we were up to 11 total viewers other than myself and cambot (who's an alt of valkane's). Next week it's another classic episode (the third season is rife with them!), show 303 POD PEOPLE. Trumpy can do stupid things!
posted by JHarris at 10:47 PM on April 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

Room 641-A, last week I got around that by playing the movie in Youtube on one tab and following commentary on the other tab. But it is an awkward workaround.
posted by tchemgrrl at 1:14 PM on April 17, 2015

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