Mystery Science Theater 3000: LASERBLAST
May 24, 2017 5:35 PM - Season 7, Episode 6 - Subscribe

"Billy was a kid who got pushed around... Then he found the power" When a picked-on kid suddenly realizes he's not hopeless but finds "the power," what happens? Gamergate! Why he takes his new laser gun and, goes out on an explodey rampage, whoo! AN THEN THE CLAYMATION ALIENS ATTACKED..... We have arrived at the end of another age, the short Fifth Age of the show, that brief period Post-Frank yet Pre-SciFi. In a host segment, we have the joke... you know, that one. The one where they try to get beyond something. Also, Mike becomes Captain Janeway. Then, finally, the SOL reaches the end of the universe.... YouTube (1h32m) - Annotated - Promo (with Penn Jilette voiceover & promo for TV Wheel!) - Movie trailer

Episode 706 LASERBLAST
Satellite News - Mighty Jack's MST3K Review - War of the Colossal Fan Guide - TV Tropes - Annotated MST3K

Amazing Colossal Episode Guide entry for 706 LASERBLAST, written by Mike, Paul, Mary Jo and Kevin.

Daddy-O's Drive-In Dirt
Rotten Tomatoes (Critics N/A, Viewers 13%) - Wikipedia
TV Tropes - - Cinemassacre - Cool Ass Cinema
IMDB (1978, 2.5 stars)
Directed by Michael Rae. Written by Franne Schacht and Frank Ray Perilli. Starring Kim Milford, Cheryl Smith, Gianni Russo and Keenan Wynn as Colonel Farley.

The Ages of the Show: First is KTMA, Second is first cable season, Third is Season 2 through to Joel leaving, Fourth is Mike's arrival as host through to Frank leaving, and Fifth is Season 7. From here, the rest of the classic run, the Sci-Fi Channel era, is the Sixth Age. I would say that Season 11 is the Seventh Age, but maybe we're experiencing age inflation?

The opening to the episode is a bit near and dear to my heart.

The commercial bumpers for this episode show the SOL on its trip through the universe, contrasting with the shots of it orbiting Earth in 705.

BTW, MST3K is going out on tour, woo!
posted by JHarris (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
★★ 1/2
posted by stevis23 at 9:03 PM on May 24, 2017 [4 favorites]

The host segments are nicely done. The theater stuff is okay. The movie is kind of unpleasant.
posted by Chrysostom at 11:49 PM on May 24, 2017

Show details:
This week's show begins, again, at Thursday (tonight) at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, at This week's episodes are:
posted by JHarris at 3:32 AM on May 25, 2017

Chrysostom, I can't help feeling that you're just not ready for some football.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 3:54 AM on May 26, 2017 [5 favorites]

Sheetcake and back fat.
posted by Pope Guilty at 4:32 AM on May 26, 2017 [2 favorites]

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Mark V: Jazz Odyssey!
posted by Funeral march of an old jawbone at 7:11 AM on June 1, 2017

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