Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE
July 6, 2016 9:10 PM - Season 5, Episode 13 - Subscribe

"Fantastic! Weird! Horrifying!" "Alive...Without A Body... Fed By An Unspeakable Horror From Hell!" How gifted does a doctor have to be that, when his GF is decapitated in a crash, his thought is, "I can fix this!" Two-for-two on a bad idea streak, he goes out and tries to kill attractive women so he can get her a new chassis. This movie teaches us that not only are free-standing heads capable of speech, they can communicate with horrible monsters. It's Mike Nelson's first episode as host, and boy, they change a lot of things with this episode, including updating the set and changing the door sequence! It's a pretty good episode riffing-wise, too. YouTube (1h31m) Premiered October 30, 1993. Did you know there is a stage musical based on the film, "Head: The Musical!" (Vimeo 1h40m)

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"A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body."
Directed by Joseph Green. Written by Joseph Green and Rex Carlton. Starring Jason Evers, Anthony La Penna, and Virginia Leith, who IMDB actually casts in the role of "Jan in the Pan."
posted by JHarris (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
waitjustadoggoneminute... I thought "Head" was the movie The Monkees made with Jack Nicholson...
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:19 PM on July 6, 2016

Perhaps Mary Jo's finest moment.
posted by Chrysostom at 7:28 AM on July 7, 2016

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posted by JHarris at 8:52 AM on July 7, 2016

Oh man this is the episode that comes up a lot in like, academic discussions.

Neck juice!
posted by The Whelk at 6:11 PM on July 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

One of my favorite episodes. Possibly the first one I ever saw, too.
posted by Monochrome at 9:52 AM on July 18, 2016

Couple years too late for anyone to see this, but I felt the need to mention the excellent song of the same name by NZ band Tall Dwarfs. Nothing to do with mst3k, though.
posted by Berreggnog at 1:41 PM on April 8, 2018 [1 favorite]

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