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Mystery Science Theater 3000: INVASION U.S.A.  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 2

Rewatch! One of a long line of propagandist movies intended to rile up the public against the USSR. It's easy to get this one mixed up with Rocket Attack USA, made under a similar zeitgeist. That was a Joel episode with spies going to the USSR and failing to stop a missile attack against New York City, a lady spy seducing a Russian general for secrets, and a blind man walking during an immanent nuclear attack telling the camera, "Help me!" This is a Mike episode where a two-bit hypnotist zaps a bar full of people into experiencing a vivid hallucination of a Soviet military attack on their city. (Hypnosis was another overblown fear at the time, but didn't have as much of a concerted push to make people afraid of it.) With the short A Date With Your Family, starring Hugh Beaumont, it's a very fifties worldview on display. Previously.
posted by JHarris on May 6, 2021 - 4 comments

Book: Dracula

Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on May 6, 2019 - 2 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: PRINCE OF SPACE  Season 8, Ep 16

A guy working as a bootblack on the streets of Tokyo, who keeps a horde of kids with him also plying his trade, is secretly the interstellar hero Prince of Space! Defender of Earth from the dastardly chicken people of Krankor! Those who would invade us to obtain the athletic cup technology of which their own race is so woefully deficient! One of the most classic episodes of Season Eight, in terms all of riffing, of host segments, and of sublime movie weirdness. I like it very much! As for the show's "plot," all the guys go into a wormhole and strange things begin to happen.... Promo - YouTube (ih32m) Premiered August 16, 1997. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Sep 13, 2017 - 9 comments

Steven Universe: Friend Ship  Season 2, Ep 18

The Crystal Gems follow Peridot to an ancient Gem spaceship.
posted by Small Dollar on Jul 17, 2015 - 62 comments

Steven Universe: Cry for Help  Season 2, Ep 14

When a broadcast from Peridot interrupts an episode of Crying Breakfast Friends, Garnet and Pearl fuse to destroy the transmitter.
posted by Small Dollar on Jul 13, 2015 - 19 comments

Steven Universe: Keeping It Together  Season 2, Ep 11

The Crystal Gems find a sinister secret in the Kindergarten.
posted by Small Dollar on Jun 17, 2015 - 20 comments

Steven Universe: The Return/Jail Break  Season 1, Ep 48

Peridot comes to Earth in an action-packed two-part episode of Steven Universe.
posted by Small Dollar on Mar 12, 2015 - 44 comments

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