Mystery Science Theater 3000: EARTH VS. THE SPIDER
July 16, 2015 12:55 AM - Season 3, Episode 13 - Subscribe

(1958, Black & White, Bert I. Gordon, Samuel Z. Arkoff) "Bullets ...won't kill it! Flames ...can't burn it! Nothing ...can stop it! The SPIDER -- will eat you alive!" "50 Tons of Creeping Black Horror! It Must Eat You To Live!" A arachnid the size of a Buick kills a man driving home one night, and his daughter searches to discover the improbable truth. This episode contains a couple of notable callbacks: Frank and Dr. F use the first-season catchphrase "Thaaank-yooou!" after the invention exchange, and during the movie when one character gets et Joel exclaims "Dr. Erhardt! So that's what happened to him!" Oh and apparently, if you really want to know who Merritt Stone is, he's the guy the spider kills in the car at the start of the movie. With short Speech: Using Your Voice: A guy tells you how to speak effectively: "You must be HEARD, you must be UNDERSTOOD, and you must be PLEASING." YouTube (2h) First aired September 14, 1991.

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IMDB (4.0 stars)
Teenagers from a rural community and their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider.
Directed by Bert I. Gordon. Written by László Görög, George Worthing Yates and Bert I. Gordon. Starring Ed Kemmer, June Kenney and Eugene Persson.
posted by JHarris (5 comments total)
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posted by JHarris at 1:00 AM on July 16, 2015

posted by valkane at 4:45 PM on July 16, 2015

Room blew up again, eh?
posted by valkane at 7:30 PM on July 16, 2015

Looks like it, Im back in.
posted by JHarris at 7:40 PM on July 16, 2015

Ah that was a toughie for me, and as the last two comments suggest, the room silently died shortly before the end while the video kept playing, the only hint the fact that chat stopped working.

Just warning everyone... next week is the exceptionally difficult 314 MIGHTY JACK, not a good intro episode. It's very strange, but the plot is very... loose. It's another strung-together sequence of scenes from a Japanese TV show from Sandy Frank, but with even less cohesion than usual. Good luck everyone.
posted by JHarris at 7:56 PM on July 16, 2015

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