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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. “Yes, I’m a rare blue porgy, and- Oh. You’re looking at the ‘Gill-man’, of course.”

    Bill Corbett sounds so odd in these early eps!

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  2. MikeK says:

    I got used to Bill’s early version of Crow. His Crow is such a little weirdo.

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  3. pimpampet says:

    :-O

    *faints

    *regains consciousness

    *faints again

    This is a fantastic lineup, good work Shout! These are all great episodes. I do wonder what the title change of 508 means though. I guess they will have to make some edits? ?:-)

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  4. Deep13_Is_My_ManCave says:

    I think this latest volume finally puts to rest which MST3K DVD distributor cares more about the show and its releases….Shout! has hit a new milestone with this one, and I highly doubt Rhino would have gone to these lengths to get all of these (once thought impossible to release) episodes the go-ahead! Hats off to Jordan Fields & Co.!

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  5. Mark C says:

    Whoa! I have a short list of titles that I’m thinking about getting on as grey-market boots and let’s just say the two Universal titles were on that list. Still waiting on PUMA MAN, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers. Again– whoa!

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  6. Holy cow, this must mean that RIDING WITH DEATH (made from two episodes of GEMINI MAN, a Universal TV show) is forthcoming!!

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  7. pondoscp says:

    The floodgates have opened! This is officially the best set ever! Not because of the movie choices, but because that’s some MGM and UNIVERSAL stuff, baby!

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  8. Mr. B(ob) says:

    Fantastic! Shout Factory does it again. A great collection. I’ve longed for a DVD of Robot Holocaust, it is MSTie required viewing with so many references to it in later episodes. Really funny stuff. I could go on and on about the Neil Connery movie and more, but I’ll save it for my Amazon review.

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  9. Magicvoice says:

    Wowzee, wow wow wow!

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  10. Captn Ross Hagen says:

    ( partial )—– MEANS???????

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  11. Captn Ross Hagen says:

    And please don’t be a smart ” S ” and give me the definition of the word PARTIAL.

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  12. Hamdingers says:

    Let me pile on with the gushing. Two of these are episodes I had on a tape that snapped (Double 007 and Kitten) so this is very exciting. This moves Riding with Death and The Day The Earth Froze to the top of my want list.

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  13. syferdet says:

    Captn Ross Hagen @ #60, The 9th episode of Cody was cut-off by Best Brains when the “film broke.” They probably got sick and tired of plowing through the same repetative nonsense like I did.

    Cody got tiring after awhile. I remember watching the whole un-riffed series on AMC one night and found that episodes 10 and 12 were exactly the same, except that they forgot to tell part of the story, so there was an episode 11 and then episode 12 was episode 10 all over again, except with a few seconds of added scenes.

    In a nutshell, Commando Cody was horrible.

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  14. Captn Ross Hagen says:

    #63 Thanks.

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  15. Zee says:

    WOW. Four great episodes, including my favorite season one episode!

    VERY happy Kitten With a Whip & The Revenge of the Creature are coming out… This bodes well for future Universal releases!

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  16. ck says:

    An existential question:
    “Doesn’t the fact that it’s Universal mean it’s international?” :)

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  17. cityofvoltz says:

    Robot Holocaust? Perhaps Shout will get it a proper DVD release to boot! Shout Factory I owe you a drink;)

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  18. Ericb says:

    I’d imagine that the current weakness of the DVD market had more than a little to do with Universal agreeing to release the MST3K version of their film. These days you really can’t let a few jokes stand in the way of making a few extra cents.

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  19. Faruk Alatan says:

    I was stunned to see these four episodes slated for official release. Years ago, I had made a pretty comprehensive pass through Travis Hosey’s “List Likely” on Ward E and had acquired several DVD bootlegs, including three of the four titles listed for the upcoming set. (My VCR now also has one less reason for existence).

    It’s definitely exciting to potentially be getting episodes deemed “Extremely Unlikely” for release. Certainly Shout! getting MGM and Universal titles for distribution is a major coup, but it’s nonetheless surprising that some frequent requests/fan favorites like Rocketship X-M, Horror at Party Beach and Puma Man haven’t had a release yet. Somehow Shout! keeps managing to top itself with each release, although for my money, The Gamera five disc box might never be topped.

    Then again, I could see Shout!’s final release being a comprehensive Corman box, including interviews and commentary from the man himself, heh.

    Kudos, Shout!, kudos.

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  20. trickymutha says:

    Next dream set:
    A “pair” of Mamies:
    112 and 601
    And a double dose of Ben Murphy:
    405 and 814

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  21. Captn Ross Hagen says:

    I’ve said it before and I will say it again “SHOUT ROCKS !”

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  22. Dan in WI says:

    I Don’t Know #37> Yes we can blame Sandy Frank. He owned the American rights to those films (and their derivitive works) for years and years. During that time he refused to renew Comedy Central’s license to re-run those episodes when the original agreement expired. (or least least he refused at a price Comedy Central was willing to pay) He also never licensed to Rhino for home distribution.
    So apparently he’s had some sort of change of heart recently and appeared in the Shout! interview. But that doesn’t change the facts of the past. When he held the rights he only ever signed the initial licensing agreement.

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  23. CT Himes says:

    God bless Shout! Factory

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  24. Dropo221 says:

    Good Job Shout! Factory!!!

    #110 Robot Holocaust–not in my collection, looking forward to more Josh!

    #801 Revenge of the Creature–not only Bill’s first episode as Crow, but we also get to see more of John Agar than we every wanted to!!!!

    The rest are frosting on the cake. MMMMM Did someone say cake?!?

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  25. sauron says:

    I reject my slave name!

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  26. Smirkboy says:

    I’m glad to see The Brains are working out the licensing issues!

    007 is trademarked so I bet the title will be blurred out on the DVD.

    The Universal thing is a huge thing and hopefully opens up the rest of the episodes.

    “They need to reproduce. . WITH JOHN AGAR!”
    -Frank Zappa.

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  27. Brandon says:

    ROBOT HOLOCAUST! Now I can look at hot Valeria and listen to her oddly attractive “accent”.

    Never seen Kitten With A WHip, but I’ve been dying to see Kevin in the embarrassing cat costume.

    Have never seen Operation Double 007.

    Revenge of the Creature….. woah. Okay, okay, now is a special edition version of MST3K: The Movie on its way soon?

    I wonder if the next “Life After MST3K”, will focus on Trace. Or possibly Bill. Those two seem the next logical choices considering the set. Or maybe Josh seeing as we got another season 1 episode.

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  28. Bob (NotThatBob) says:

    I’d comment, but I can’t stop weeping with joy. Maybe “The Thing That Couldn’t Die” next? Maybe Shout could release it UnMSTied, too? It’s like watching a sunrise.

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  29. Cheapskate Crow says:

    CT has changed a lot of titles on the movies they do so I guess that helps movie licensing along, for instance I saw Dynamite Brothers live but it released as East Meets West and I heard they had to change the titles on a couple of other movies like Tiki Island and I think War of the Insects was originally Genocide. It will be interesting to see if the title change is just on the box or there are changes in the actual episode. I don’t think these are great episodes so I won’t be getting this set but I will get whatever Corman sets come out.

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  30. Tom Carberry says:

    Very nice selection, indeed.

    I see that #108–The Slime People got bypassed.

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  31. Dougal M. says:

    I’m dying in a rush!

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  32. GizmonicTemp says:

    Captn Ross Hagen #60 – Yes, I also participated in looking confused when I read that. (Brainstorm) Perhaps CERTAIN C-Cody shorts are allowed and others not, so the reference to next week’s episode has to be edited out, perhaps in the same way the “Double 007” title might have to be edited out???
    As much as I love Shout, I hope this isn’t the beginning of chopping Mst3k up just to get it released. Yes, I’m glad to have 90% of an EP in DVD quality. Still, ARGH!

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  33. GizmonicTemp says:

    To amend my previous post, the C-Cody short shown with “Robot Holocaust” was the last one featured on MST3K, but NOT the last one in the C-Cody series. To keep costs down, Shout is probably just licensing the short they need and trimming out the few seconds that references the next episode. If correct, that’s dumb (not Shout, just that rule).

    I don’t know how this stuff works, so I’m just spit-balling.

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  34. jjb3k says:

    GizmonicTemp: I presume you haven’t seen “Robot Holocaust” yet. The Brains only showed half the Commando Cody short in that one because “the film broke”. (Which means they had gotten sick of watching the dull exploits of Commander Pumpkin Head for ten weeks straight and wanted to dispose of him as quickly as possible.) There’s no reason to fear that the episode will be edited.

    However, I am a little curious about “Operation Double 007”. Is Shout! required to paste the alternate title on to the episode, or can they just put “Kid Brother” on the box and leave the episode as-is? ‘Cause if they do the former, that kinda ruins a whole bunch of riffs that reference the film’s title (“Operation Double 00-Girl Scout!”, “Operation Double 00-Hee-Haw!”, etc.)

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  35. Brandon says:

    Um….. the short is “partial” because this is the episode where the film “breaks”.

    I guess episode 110 is one of the lesser seen Season 1 shows.

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  36. Mitchell "Rowsdower" Beardsley says:

    Wow, nice set.

    110- ROBOT HOLOCAUST with short: COMMANDO CODY PT 9 (partial): one of the better Season 1’s I guess. I don’t ever watch these, really.

    508- OPERATION KID BROTHER (aka OPERATION DOUBLE 007; they couldn’t get the rights under the other name): Great! Nice late Joel-era one. Add that to the collection!

    615- KITTEN WITH A WHIP: Ugh. As someone said above, the plot (and William Forsythe’s character) are so stupid it made me mad watching it. Oh well, it’s gravy.

    801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE: AWESOME. Creature from the Black Lagoon vs MST3K. Pure awesomeness! Everyone said it would never come out. Hopefully this will lead to more Season 8’s. Love this one and Mole People especially.

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  37. Brandon says:

    Incidentally, while the subject of the movie is brought up, I wanted to tell a story regarding my cousin’s husband actually meeting Clint Eastwood about 6 years ago. He told Clint about Revenge of the Creature being shown on MST3K, and told him about the jokes made during his cameo, and in regards to the “This guy’s bad. This is his first and last movie” joke, Clint commented that he’d heard about that joke, and he thinks The Brains were referencing a comment he made in an interview many years ago regarding what Universal execs thought of him at the time, that this really would be his first and last film.

    Look who’s laughing now?

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  38. Joseph Klemm says:

    I’m with 31 here. With Shout Factory releasing numerous Universal Pictures sci-fi/horror flicks under the “Scream Factory” imprint, it looks like we may be seeing more of the Universal Pictures episodes in future sets (and maybe a special release of MST3K: The Movie).

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  39. big61al says:

    ooooooooo, A Clint Eastwood interview would be an excellent bonus item. :eek:

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  40. big61al says:

    @80 “I see that #108–The Slime People got bypassed.”
    Slime People, oh boy, this one hurts me to watch, all that smoke and fog makes it so hard to see what is on the screen. This is one that truly is painful to watch. The Mad must have been thinking of me when they selected this one. We’ll get you, Al, Slime People will drive you insane….BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..:pain:

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  41. Flying Saucers Over Oz says:

    Color me awestruck. I’ll have to agree with some others here: None of these episodes rank among my favorites but many were episodes I was afraid would never see the light of day again so I’m thrilled with the lineup.

    Bill Corbett, I’m guessing, is less than thrilled. He’s commented on how horrible he was first starting out doing Crow –He got a LOT better– so he’s probably about as happy we’ll get to see that first episode as the others would be at a KMTA reissue. (Actually, that might be a fun extra: Bill introducing the episode and apologizing for his shaky puppeteering, perhaps veering into hostility. “I had THREE DAYS TRAINING! Any of you smart-mouths think you can do better? Just come ahead on!”)

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  42. DeeJay says:

    I could picture them being pretty protective of the “007” name. Even more so after that highly successful Olympics opening!

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  43. stef says:

    YAY 3 of my favorite movies!

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  44. Brandon says:

    Since we have the first Sci-Fi Channel episode coming to DVD, a nice bonus feature would be MST3K: The Home Game.

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  45. GizmonicTemp says:

    jjb3k #84 – Ahhh, yes. I remember now! Yes, I have seen #110 (in fact, it’s my second-fave S1 EP) but I brain-farted and forgot about the film breaking.

    Brandon #85 – Yes, but why would the contents of the set be listed as “partial” if no additional editing is happening? “Mitchell” wasn’t listed as “partial” but they cut the entire scene where Mitch kills John Saxon. That’s why I’m worried that it’s “partial” Mst3k, not “partial” C-Cody.

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  46. Brandon says:

    It’s listed as partial, because that’s how Sampo has it listed on the episode guide.

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  47. Philip Frey says:

    @91: I don’t think they’d actually be *upset*. It’s not like the KTMA episodes haven’t been seen since they aired. And if Bill can survive the whole “Meet Dave” debacle, I think he’ll be okay with everyone seeing his debut again…

    Let me join in the chorus of “hoo-rahs” for this set, particularly “Kid Brother” :yes:

    And, correct me if I’m wrong, but the Cody episode is listed as “partial” because only part of it was actually used in the show, not the entire episode.

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  48. GizmonicTemp says:

    Brandon #96 – Ahhh, I see. I thought Sampo was listing it how Shout was listing it. Thanks for the clarification.

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  49. Severen86 says:

    GizmonicTemp #95 – They list it as “partial” because they never aired the entire short to begin with. Also, none of the episodes have been edited for DVD release. I don’t know where you’re getting this idea of “partial” MST3K. It seems to be entirely in your head.

    And yes, they occasionally cut for time when airing an episode. However, they decided on which version of the movie they were going to use before they did any recording. All of the episodes released on DVD are as they were originally broadcast. There has been no editing of episodes for the DVDs. As for Mitchell, BBI didn’t do the editing on that. They just chose a made-for-TV version of the movie that was already cut for time and content. They never even riffed on the entire (R-Rated) movie.

    So, for the love of God, relax. You’re not missing out on anything.

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  50. schippers says:

    So super stoked about this set. Robot Holocaust because, really, you can’t get enough Tim Kincaid, and also the picture quality in my DAP copy sucks. I love the rest of the eps as well, even Revenge of the Creature, because it’s John Agar. John Agar!

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