Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE WILD WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN
July 20, 2016 6:24 PM - Season 5, Episode 15 - Subscribe

aka She Was a Hippy Vampire "Beyond Wildest Dreams!" "Her thrills rip forth in wide wild adventure!" Supervillain-in-a-wrestling-mask Ratfink (really) and his henchmen plan to steal an atomic hearing aid (really) and the only one that can stop her is Batwoman (not the DC Comics character!) and her mob of cultish, barely-clothed girls. Really. There's something of a surprise ending, but who cares make it stop im leaving With short Cheating: Teenager John is haunted by both the memory of his cheating on tests, and by his teacher Miss Granby's disembodied head, staring at him from the black void in which he lives. Oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god. This is SUCH A TERRIBLE MOVIE, easily sortable with Robot Monster, Manos and Monster A-Go-Go in the WORST heap. It's not on many people's best-of lists but it's a favorite of mine. The movie wants to partly be a comedy, but is incredibly inept. Badness and wrongness drip from every inch of this film. The short is terrific, a legendary segment. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered November 13, 1993.

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IMDB (1966, 2.1 stars)
"The pointlessly named Batwoman and her bevy of Batmaidens fight evil and dance."
Directed and written by Jerry Warren. Starring Katherine Victor, George Mitchell and Steve Brodie.

Daddy-O's Drive-In Dirt
IMDB (1952, 2.5 stars)
"A student suffers the consequences of cheating."
Directed by Herk Harvey. Written by Margaret Travis. Starring Arden Booth.

"Batwoman" Katherine Victor was an old hand at these kinds of movies, appearing in several others by director and writer Jerry Warren. In particular two, Mesa of Lost Women and Frankenstein Island, are available with commentary from Rifftrax.
posted by JHarris (8 comments total)
Cheating is bad.
Richard Baseheart is good.
posted by hobgadling at 6:56 PM on July 20, 2016 [1 favorite]

I owe Halle Berry an apology.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:08 PM on July 20, 2016 [2 favorites]

That Cheating is a dark, dark, dark short.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:03 PM on July 20, 2016 [1 favorite]

Every week, some of us in MST3K Club get together and watch that week's episode online in a chat room together! You should come with!

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posted by JHarris at 10:28 PM on July 20, 2016

"Cheating" is one of the best shorts. That moment when the door opens to the bright lights outside and the bots starting singing calliope music wrecks me, every time.

The movie, though, gawd. It tries to be camp and misses. How do you do that?
posted by Scattercat at 2:57 AM on July 21, 2016 [3 favorites]

This one sticks out as an ep that we've watched only once, in spite of the premise usually being the kind of thing I go for. Who knew it was so hard to make a bad movie?
posted by tchemgrrl at 9:56 AM on July 21, 2016

That was really 'Orrible.
posted by valkane at 7:08 PM on July 22, 2016 [1 favorite]

Next week's is at least somewhat competently made, but is terrible in a completely different way. More of a modern way....
posted by JHarris at 7:34 PM on July 22, 2016

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