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“Black Scorpion,” “Space Mutiny” Now Streaming

We’re a couple of days late on this one, but ShoutFactoryTV has added episode 113- THE BLACK SCORPION and 820- SPACE MUTINY to the episodes it is streaming. Two words: En-joy!

14 Replies to ““Black Scorpion,” “Space Mutiny” Now Streaming”

  1. MSTie says:

    This is such good news that I think I’ll go throw myself over a railing just for the fun of it!

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  2. Prime Minister Jm J. Bullock says:

    About time one of the greatest MST3K episodes is streaming on Shout! That episode being The Black Scorpion

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  3. Droppo says:

    Love the “two words: en-joy” reference!

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  4. TarlCabot says:

    Black Scorpion is a pretty good season 1 episode. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

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  5. Goshzilla says:

    Black Scorpion was the penultimate* episode produced for Season One, so it should be about on par with early Season Two experiments, although I’ve never personally found an appreciable improvement over the course of Season One. Some episodes are better than others, of course, but to me it seems to be related more to the movie being riffed than any other factor. For example, I think The Corpse Vanishes is the first experiment to show real promise of what the show would become, but mostly because it’s a Poverty Row cheesefest and everybody gets to do their silliest Lugosi impression. Similarly, Black Scorpion is a Giant Bug Movie, so it’s bit more of an easy target than, say, Untamed Youth or Robot Vs Aztec Mummy.

    * For anybody who may not be aware, Experiment #104, Women Of The Prehistoric Planet, was actually the last episode produced for Season One and should really be #113, which really really bugs the little obsessively organized aspect of my personality despite it being something that affects me in no material way whatsoever, and did I take my medication this morning I can’t remember…

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  6. JCC says:

    I know a lot of Legacy MSTies hate it because it’s Sci Fi Channel and because it’s super popular, but I was mildly surprised to see that two videos of Space Mutiny on YouTube are the most viewed MST3k-related vids there.

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  7. Prime Minister Jm J. Bullock says:

    It seems like yesterday that The Black Scorpion was only available as a crappy, 5th generation VHS fan copy dub.

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  8. Kali says:

    Yay! We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese!

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  9. To this day it still bugs the heck out of me that they didn’t make a Battlestar Galactica riff in Space Mutiny! Especially after referencing the show in previous episodes. At the time I thought it was like the jazz saying “it’s about the notes you don’t play”. Like it was so obvious that they didn’t have to point it out. But according to this site, nope, they just totally missed it!

    “She’s got an armadillo down her trousers” is one of my favorite lines from the entire series. Cracks me up every time! :)

    -Eric

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  10. Mega Weapon says:

    JCC:
    I know a lot of Legacy MSTies hate it because it’s Sci Fi Channel and because it’s super popular, but I was mildly surprised to see that two videos of Space Mutiny on YouTube are the most viewed MST3k-related vids there.

    I never want to know horrible people like these “legacy MSTies” you describe. If you can’t appreciate the insane, comedic perfection that is Space Mutiny, one of the series very best episodes ever, then you don’t really like the show.

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  11. JCC says:

    It’s not like HATE HATE HATE, Mega Weapon, but I’ve seen comments here and there of people sick of the whole Blast Hardcheese meme and variations there-of and people who bristle whenever fans bring up jokes/make references from Hobgoblins/Final Sacrifice/Space Mutiny.

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  12. Prime Minister Jm J. Bullock says:

    I don’t hate Space Mutiny (that’s reserved for Overdrawn, kidding), it’s just that the same joke repeated over and over again in a movie who’s worst crime was having a bad editor doesn’t hold a candle to the 7 seasons and 19 episodes that come before it. It’s total end-of-season filler. To me, of course. Your mileage may vary.
    And the host segments, don’t get me started. I’ve often thought that since Space Mutiny was so different than the rest of the series, that those who place Space Mutiny on the top of greatest episodes don’t really like the show. I’ll stick with Stranded In Space for my Cameron Mitchell fix.
    Every MSTie has episodes they don’t care for. While I don’t hate any episode, my least favorite are Overdrawn, Space Mutiny and Werewolf. It can be a bit difficult to be a fan when most of the fan base is against you, favorite-wise.
    My favorite Season 8 is The Thing That Couldn’t Die.

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  13. Into The Void says:

    EricFromTotallyRainbow:
    “She’s got an armadillo down her trousers” is one of my favorite lines from the entire series. Cracks me up every time! -Eric

    Spinal Tap reference 8-)

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  14. Mega Weapon says:

    JCC:
    It’s not like HATE HATE HATE, Mega Weapon, but I’ve seen comments here and there of people sick of the whole Blast Hardcheese meme and variations there-of and people who bristle whenever fans bring up jokes/make references from Hobgoblins/Final Sacrifice/Space Mutiny.

    I get that. I think there’s sort of a natural backlash against things that get too popular, even inside the cultish fandom of a Cowtown Puppet show. Personally I’m kind of over guys yelling “Rowsdower!” or “Mitchell!” and I don’t feel the need to subject myself to the ordeal of watching Manos ever again (Especially after Rifftrax did it), but I would never deny the milestone quality of those episodes.

    As for Space Mutiny, I agree that the “roman times” element drags the host segments down, and the movie is so stupid that sometimes they just get caught up giggling at it, but the riffing is so fast and furious, and the flick is so colorful and goofy that it’s become iconic.

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