Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN
March 29, 2017 5:30 PM - Season 6, Episode 23 - Subscribe

"A NATION AT HIS MERCY!" "INVISIBLE and DEADLY" Ahem! An escaped convict teams up with a mad scientist and gets turned invisibabble, but then have a disagreement as to how he should use his invisibabibility. With short The Days of Our Years: A minister tells us about his parishiners, who have to a man all been maimed, blinded or killed by machines, because God is just and holy. The poster for this movie, besides comparing the antagonist to a fart, also warned that the invisible man himself had vowed to make a personal appearance in every theater showing the film. Sigh. There is a particularly hilarious pre-movie host segment here, where Dr. F and Frank, as "Auntie McFrank," ask Mike and the bots to provide "local color" for their bed and breakfast. "Y'all got any matches for Mikey?" Jonah Ray is going to have a hard time living up this. We've also got a great short, the second of the two railroad-sponsored industrials, this one devoted to telling us about all the ways terrible, terrible machinery wages war against its creators. By the way, this is "TV's" Frank Conniff's penultimate show as Dr. F's assistant. YouTube (1h35m) Premiered March 18, 1995.

Episode 623 THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN
Satellite News - Mighty Jack's Episode Review - War of the Colossal Fan Guide

Short: The Day of Our Years
Daddy-O's Drive-In Dirt
IMDB (1955, 2.0 stars)
"The disabling injuries of railroad workers effect those around them."
Directed by Allen H. Miner. Written by Joe Ansen and Herman Boxer. Starring Art Gilmore, William E. Hill and C.S. Reynolds.

Movie: The Amazing Transparent Man
Daddy-O's Drive-In Dirt - Rotten Tomatoes (Critics 40%, Viewers 17%) - Wikipedia
IMDB (1960, 3.8 stars)
"A crazed scientist invents an invisibility formula. He plans to use the formula to create an army of invisible zombies."
Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. Written by Jack Lewis. Starring Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy and James Griffith.

Notes:
Satellite News tells us that during the "local color" host segment, Mike doesn't blink. Also, that this is one of the episodes still not available on DVD. And that director Edgar Ulmer is actually rather respected by some people. Wikipedia notes that he also directed the Universal horror movie The Black Cat, and Detour.

In other host segments Frank is fired up to see the movie, Disney's Squanto: A Warrior's Tale, which is a real thing that exists.
posted by JHarris (12 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I just want to say I just got tickets for Trace And Frank's live riffing show, and I am very excited.
posted by Chrysostom at 7:19 PM on March 29 [3 favorites]


I'm bummed that I missed the faux star wars fest (I didn't see your comment in the other thread until last night).
posted by valkane at 3:06 AM on March 30


The "Mikey and the Llama" segment might be the best 45 seconds or so of host segment across the whole of the show.
posted by hobgadling at 5:34 AM on March 30 [3 favorites]


For reason no good am I messing up the structure sentence of our announcement weekly:

Week every, we in MST Club being the episode of the week watch. Too, you watch should. Show at is , is at o'clock of 9 in the time of the east, being 6 in region of coast west.
posted by JHarris at 8:50 AM on March 30


While these host segments, and the short, are classics…I am really struggling to remember anything at all about The Amazing Transparent Man; was there an attic scene, maybe? At first I was even confusing it with the Lon Chaney/Casey Adams one, Indestructible Man.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 8:52 AM on March 30


If I am conscious in the recovery room I should be available for the show. However limited wifi capacity may limit my contribution.

In other news, the MST3K alumni are quite active... Mike and the RiffTrax crew just ran a kickstarter to finance some upcoming live shows, including a "shorts show" with a bunch of "guest riffers" and a performance of Doctor Who's "Five Doctors"...sounds entertainingly dangerous.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:14 AM on March 30 [1 favorite]


Best of luck on your recovery foop! We'll keep you in our thoughts!
posted by JHarris at 11:01 AM on March 30 [1 favorite]


Apologies, JHarris, if this has already been discussed and I missed it…

…but how is FanFare gonna handle season 11? Just a bunch of posts alongside the normal stream here?
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:33 PM on March 30


The current plan is to get to those as we come to them, but that would mean a little over a year until we reach that point. It's worth nothing that the rewatch schedule relies on having shareable video files, not Netflix, so we'd have to find some way to obtain those. I was not a Kickstarter backer (I barely have money for groceries most weeks), so I can't help there.
posted by JHarris at 4:27 PM on March 30


I can help with files when we get there, I spent wayyyyyy too much on that kickstarter
posted by hobgadling at 5:36 AM on March 31 [1 favorite]


Someone really should do an FPP on the season 11 premiere.
posted by Chrysostom at 11:48 AM on March 31


I, too, can help out with the new episodes as a person who spent too much money on Kickstarter (though I will have to figure out how to download them or whatever first).
posted by ilana at 4:22 PM on April 1


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