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The Episodes in the Next Set Are…

110- ROBOT HOLOCAUST with short: COMMANDO CODY PT 9 (partial)
508- OPERATION KID BROTHER (aka OPERATION DOUBLE 007; they couldn’t get the rights under the other name)
615- KITTEN WITH A WHIP and
801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE

Stay tuned for details.

175 Replies to “The Episodes in the Next Set Are…”

  1. Chris says:

    Whelp, I was expecting about zero of those episodes to ever see release.

       10 likes

  2. Andy says:

    *faints* Hello, Universal!

       12 likes

  3. Imapotato says:

    LOL

    Operation Kid Brother…classic

       6 likes

  4. sol-survivor says:

    I like all these, although I didn’t think any of them would be out any time soon. It certainly seems to bode well for Universal. A very clever way to get 508. I wonder if it might be possible to get some other episodes under alternate titles as well.

       5 likes

  5. I’m fairly slackjawed at the selection in this set. Can’t wait for it to come out!

       4 likes

  6. Josh says:

    #4 I think it comes down to the whole “James Bond as a liscenced charachter” preventing the title. I don’t know if any other movies have that type of situation, save for Godzilla vs the Sea-monster.

       3 likes

  7. GarrettCRW says:

    As someone a little less than satisfied with Shout’s (and Rhino’s) Transformers and G.I. Joe DVD box sets, I’d like to know what the title issue for Operation Double 007 means for the episode as broadcast. As it is, I’m not sure that Eon Productions will be particularly happy with MGM/UA or Sony (presuming the rights still lie with UA) when they get word that this particular Bond imitator is getting an official release.

       1 likes

  8. snowdog says:

    *Rubs hands together in evil glee*

       4 likes

  9. ck says:

    I’ve seen others comment on Kitten with a Whip. Will be
    interesting to see it. And finally, for egret and Frank
    Sinatra fans everywhere, on dvd the return from the edge of the
    universe of Mike and bots (except for Crow). Btw, exactly why
    would they give up apparently eternal nirvana for reliving in
    the SoL? Oh wait, you should really just relax. And who could
    have predicted they would be orbiting a planet where apes
    evolved from people!

       0 likes

  10. CWW says:

    I haven’t seen any of these episodes! I’m very excited!

       3 likes

  11. Tork_110 says:

    Everybody should watch Robot Holocaust, if only to see Angelika Jager’s (Valeria) acting.

       8 likes

  12. trickymutha says:

    Now-let’s go to the room of questions.

       5 likes

  13. Seltaeb9091 says:

    Being that Robot Holocaust was the first episode I ever saw, I’m excited about this set. I was flipping to the Comedy Channel one Saturday morning and caught it just as it was starting; Joel had just made the “Six Flags over Armageddon” joke, and the rest is history. I was a little confused at the end as to why the bots liked the fact that the movie was in color, but like I said, my first episode. Another can’t wait moment for me! (Provided there’s no late legal tangles over Operation Kid Brother, anyway).

       2 likes

  14. Sharktopus says:

    HOLY. SH!T.

       12 likes

  15. I’m thrilled about all 4 of these!! The earlier 3 have all been on my “Want to see released” list, and I’m very vocal about wanting more season 8 in general, as that has the LEAST amount released so far.

    WOOO!!! Keep it up, Shout!

       3 likes

  16. Slartibartfast, maker of fjords says:

    How did they obtain “Revenge of the Creature.” Score:) “Leech Woman next????

       7 likes

  17. Gary Bowden says:

    Operation Double 007? Kitten with a Whip? Robot Holocaust? Revenge of the Creature? Do my eyes deceive me? Can it be true? Oh,yes,it’s true..Thank you Shout!! Thank you!! :yes: :yes: :yes:

       8 likes

  18. Rob says:

    “Shout Factoryyyyyyy loves me!” Great set news, 007 has always been a fave of mine along with Kitten With A Whip. And while I don’t love Revenge of the Creature it’s obviously a very important episode. Robot Holocaust alone is worth it just for all the times they reference it. Well done, Shout.

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  19. Jason says:

    Robot Holocaust is a classic of Season 1 and it’s so great to see it released. Revenge of the Creature is, of course, a complete surprise, and the implications of Shout! getting the rights are hugely exciting.

       6 likes

  20. lancecorbain says:

    Really? Holy cow, the Universal flicks were the ones I thought would never, ever…so Mole People will get an official….sorry, I’m in shock. Dare I hope for Day The Earth Froze someday?

       5 likes

  21. Bat Masterson says:

    Whoa whoa whoa!!!! I can’t believe it! The next volume had ought to be 802 – 805… just in case!!!!

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  22. Watch-out-for-Snakes says:

    I’m with Sharktopus (#14) and all the others, sweet mother Mary and Joseph, what a release set!

    Just trying to imagine the extra features boggles my mind..

    Neil Connery interview??????

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  23. JohnnyRyde says:

    I actually said, “Woah!” out loud when I saw 801 on the list.

    This is excellent news!

       4 likes

  24. Disco 3:16 says:

    Simply amazing. Of the 70 episodes unreleased on DVD as of XXIV, MGM and Universal have 21. This opens a huge number of eps, including so many of the sci fi shows. Just awesome!

       3 likes

  25. Manny Sanguillen says:

    Wow, didn’t see that coming (Revenge of the Creature)!
    Good line-up!

       3 likes

  26. mst3ktemple says:

    I wonder what they’re going to call the set?

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  27. Wow! I’m not too jazzed about any of those titles except Revenge, though. OKB is an okay episode. Never got through Kitten with a Whip.

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  28. Bryan says:

    #26 – Vol XXV, perhaps?

       13 likes

  29. jedicrippler says:

    Wow. Just wow. That’s a hell of a line-up there. Two of the major studios “cracked”. What a wonderful Vol. XXV set this will be. And (if Shout! keeps to the usual schedule) it’ll be released in November, just in time for Turkey Day. Or X-Mas at the latest.

       3 likes

  30. Dan in WI says:

    Here’s an idea for an extra: An interview with the Shout! Factory negotiator who cracked the Universal safe. #801 yay!

       11 likes

  31. Greasyfries says:

    Shout! is releasing several Universal titles on their new Scream Factory imprint, so I’d presume more Universal experiments will be on the way…

       9 likes

  32. big61al says:

    I am with Sharktopus on this set “HOLY $#!7”

    110- ROBOT HOLOCAUST – SEASON ONE – YAY – JOSH!!!
    508- OPERATION KID BROTHER (aka OPERATION DOUBLE 007; they couldn’t get the rights under the other name) STUNNING!
    615- KITTEN WITH A WHIP – ANN MAGERET!
    801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE – AN UNIVERSAL RELEASE – BILL’S FIRST EPISODE!!!

    WOW WOW WOW I am stoked! I can only hope this means more Universal releases.
    SHOUT! THANK YOU! :rainbow: :rainbow: That’s right, it’s a double rainbow set!

       8 likes

  33. Luna Mas says:

    Now if they can only get the mole people and riding with death.

       3 likes

  34. Kenneth Morgan says:

    Holy flaming cow! First, a deal is reached with Sandy Frank. Then, Universal seems to have come on board, to an extent. Makes you wonder if Corman might become agreeable sometime soon.

       2 likes

  35. dsman71 says:

    OMFG !!!
    Thats AWESOME !!!
    Unreal – how has the MST3K tide turned, I expect everything to come out at some point. These are all fun fun episodes. Holy cow, Im speechless

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  36. Colossus Prime says:

    As I mention here often, I can not get through Kitten With a Whip because the basic plot device of the movie is so painfully stupid. But that will not slow me down for one second on getting this set.

    I just really, really hope they don’t have to do any audio tinkering to Operation 007. I can deal with an altered title card.

       2 likes

  37. I don't know says:

    Sorry to get off topic, but:

    @34: Can we please stop blaming Sandy Frank for preventing “his” movies from being released for so long? They are not his works, he never owned them, and the whole idea of him getting upset over a few stupid songs and insults directed towards him seem to be nothing but rumors spread by you old school MSTies trying to point the finger at someone. None of those movies are even copyrighted (or whatever) under his name on the box sets they came out on. He even agreed to do an interview for Vol. XXIV*, which I’m sure the majority of us will have by tomorrow, right?

    *I’ve read a few reviews for the set and it sounds like he barely even says anything about MST. Sure, you can all still assume that this is more evidence that he’s still “upset”, but from what I can gather, the guy never gave a crap. He’s a businessman, not an artist.

    But whatever, GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY, Vol. XXV sounds AMAZING!!!!! I dig all four episodes, and Revenge of the Creature in particular is a personal favorite!

       5 likes

  38. Watch-out-for-Snakes says:

    What are they gonna call this set?

    Obviously OPERATION ROBOT KITTEN REVENGE! :-))

       20 likes

  39. Captain Cab says:

    Wow, a Universal flick? Mind officially blown. And Robot Holocaust (finally) and Kitten With a Whip? Wow.

    So all they had to do in order to get Operation Double 007 (one of my favorite Joel eps ever) was essentially just change the title on the case? I assume they wouldn’t also have to alter the title screen in the theater as well? Sorry if that sounds odd, just trying to understand how this will work in the actual release.

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  40. Earl B says:

    That’s what I’m wondering too, Cap. Will they have to superimpose “OPERATION KID BROTHER” over the screen? I think the odds are pretty low (i.e. non-existent) of Joel & the ‘bots recording a a new theater open. Hopefully, they can leave everything as is, and just use the “KID BROTHER” on the box, the disc sleeve and the menu screen.

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  41. BathTub says:

    Always love news of the new releases. Shout!Factory continue to impress. Does that mean that Operation Double 007 will be edited?

       3 likes

  42. MikeK says:

    I’m sure calling the episode “Operation Kid Brother” is just a legal formality for the DVD box. Shout! Factory isn’t going to go all “George Lucas” on the actual episode and replace the title in the opening credits.

    Revenge of the Creature is very promising. I hope it means that we’ll be getting the rest of those early Season 8 episodes. This also means that we’ll have every first episode from every era of MST3K on DVD.

       6 likes

  43. JustinT says:

    HOLY S*** Indeed! Shout finally made a deal with Universal!! This opens up so many episodes!

    Episode lineup has two I like (Revenge and 007) and two episodes Ive never seen before so
    I’m looking foward to it!

    Shout Factory continues to do well for MST3K! Thank you!

       3 likes

  44. Jason says:

    @MikeK: Don’t forget 201. That episode more than qualifies as a major transition point.

       4 likes

  45. georgewendt says:

    Awesome!! I Love Revenge! The rest are all new to me. Hope we continue to get the Universal flicks.

       3 likes

  46. Kali says:

    Wow. Finally, the last of the Cody episodes!

    And I honestly never expected to see Revenge of the Creature. This will be a good set.

    The next step: Close your eyes and pray for Corman.

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  47. Kali says:

    RE: #11

    “Everybody should watch Robot Holocaust, if only to see Angelika Jager’s (Valeria) acting.”

    Is that what we call it? I thought the term was PaulyShoring? :-)

    Yew und yer dotter orr duumed!

       2 likes

  48. Jason says:

    On the subject of extras speculation, this would be an ideal release to include a compilation of all the BBI-produced Scifi promos, which as I recall were more plentiful during (if not exclusive to) Season 8. That commercial where Mike queries (paraphrasing) “Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the Scifi Channel – what could be better?” is particularly apt. Revenge of the Creature is also the ideal disc to include the behind-the-scenes portions of The Home Game special that led into the premiere.

    The ramifications of reaching some sort of understanding with Universal are staggering. I hope Shout! churns out any and all Universal episodes they can get their mitts on ASAP while the relationship is good. And let us not forget, any good terms achieved between Shout! and Universal could be a first step toward the eventuality of a special edition for The Movie. It’s wishful thinking but I’ll tell you what, Shout! has proven to be a shooting star with some decent returns.

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  49. losingmydignity says:

    Let me join the Greek chorus of surprise.

    None of the eps in this set are highly rated by me but the fact they got them bodes well for more Universal releases (Leech Woman!) and, well,about anything else. (Horror of Party Beach, please!)

    Maybe Shout can release the Corman and Susan Hart stuff by agreeing to not mention they are in the set and changing the titles…hmmmm.

       2 likes

  50. dsman71 says:

    Ive been waiting for Rocketship XM ( & Jungle Goddess ) since these sets have been coming. Im not getting any younger :) Those are the 2 biggest ones left in my collection…and Rocket Attack USA too.
    I expect more from Season 8 now for sure. Maybe 802 after this ?

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