Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE INDESTRUCTABLE MAN
December 9, 2015 11:00 PM - Season 4, Episode 9 - Subscribe

"Inhuman! Invincible! Inescapable!" Lon Cheney Jr. lumbers around the screen as a criminal executed by, then revived by, magic fairies electricity, and in the process somehow made "indestructable," demonstrating the principle that, in movies, anything even vaguely scientific can attain infinite potency, given the right circumstances. With short Undersea Kingdom, Part 2: Our heroes continue to gad about Atlantis. While the series went to 12 chapters in theaters, this is the last we see of it on MST3K. Great host segments highlight a pretty good episode. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered August 15, 1992.

Satellite News informs us that the Brains made a pretty big goof in this episode. Casey Adams, in this movie, was actually not in Catalina Caper, so all the referential callbacks regarding him don't actually make sense. Also, the "weird figures" references here regard a particularly beloved Marx Bros. bit from the movie Animal Crackers, where Groucho makes fun of Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude.

Satellite News - Mighty Jack's Episode Review - MST3K Wikia

Movie: The Indestructable Man
Daddy-O's Drive-In Dirt
IMDB (3.7 stars)
"Scientific experiments accidentally revive an executed criminal and make him impervious to harm, prompting him to seek revenge on his former partners."
Directed by Jack Pollexfen. Written by Vy Russell and Sue Dwiggins (as Sue Bradford). Starring Lon Chaney Jr., Max Showalter and Marian Carr.
posted by JHarris (12 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Our weekly showing is Thursday (today) at 9 PM ET, at The Club FAQ is here. It's been pointed out to me that the show URL in the FAQ is incorrect, so please use the one above.

We're going to be trying out new things for preroll material. I have composed a list of over 200 goofy movies on YouTube, of all types, and from which I can pull examples of strange cinema nearly at will. Prepare yourselves....
posted by JHarris at 11:05 PM on December 9, 2015

I have a holiday concert performance tonight, but I should be back before the end of the movie, I think.
posted by wittgenstein at 3:07 AM on December 10, 2015

Sadly, I'm going to have to miss this tonight, I just moved and don't have internet at home yet. Have fun with this one though.
posted by hobgadling at 5:34 AM on December 10, 2015

Hob. Just go to the nearest Denny's! I understand they have excellent wi-fi as well as moons over my hammy!
posted by valkane at 11:27 AM on December 10, 2015

Apparently we all had holiday concert performances tonight. I was out of town playing some Fleet Foxes and Trans-Siberian Orchestra on handbells. Sorry to miss it.
posted by ilana at 9:56 PM on December 10, 2015


Before the show (although only Valkane and a bit of Foop were really around to see it) we watched the inexplicable War Of The Robots, featuring the adventures of the Starship Trissy. (I never get tired of that name.)
posted by JHarris at 10:21 PM on December 10, 2015

In penance for missing the show, I finally got my act together and backed the MST3K Kickstarter. It's brought me too much joy for free not to. Now I have finally backed a Kickstarter that does not involve a ten-foot-tall fibreglass tiger filled with alcohol.
posted by ilana at 4:20 AM on December 11, 2015

I wish I could contribute, but money is, as always, really tight right now. It's a shame, as I'd be on it like a shot otherwise. I'm cheering from the sidelines, though!
posted by JHarris at 11:43 AM on December 11, 2015

Well, they passed 6.3 million, became the most-funded media Kickstarter ever, and are now able to make 14 episodes, so I think they did pretty okay. Joel's face when they passed 6.3 with less than a minute to go was a thing of beauty (I watched the last 45 minutes of the telethon, which was the only part I was actually home for, but I hear it had...some technical difficulties).

The nice thing is that this means MST3K club doesn't have to end when the original episodes pledge level gets me a copy of all the new season's episodes, but I guess we've got a ways to go until we get there.
posted by ilana at 11:05 PM on December 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

War of the Robots was bad. Really, really bad. It was fun watching it!
posted by valkane at 6:14 AM on December 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

Not as bad as Galaxina, though.
posted by valkane at 6:15 AM on December 12, 2015

You people with your concerts and movings...... Foop had a goddamned stroke and was in the goddamned hospital and he showed up!

So, you know, see you next week.

Love you guys.
posted by valkane at 8:36 PM on December 12, 2015

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