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Weekend Discussion Thread: Space Force

Alert regular “Torque the Dorque” writes:

SPACE FORCE

Who should be part of our Space Force (whenever it’s created) and why?

I would pick Winky because he is very experienced in riding the rocket.

I’m going to go with Lt. Makonnen, from the movie in episode 902- THE PHANTOM PLANET, who suggests that the wisest and best is to fix out attention on the good and beautul, if you’ll only take the time to look at it.”

Who, from MST3k characters, would you pick?

Please, we ask, no contemporary political commentary. Thanks.

71 Replies to “Weekend Discussion Thread: Space Force”

  1. Terry the Sensitive Knight
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    Also Bill Kemp. We need experienced salvagers of Space Junk once Trump gets MOOOOOON ZEE-ROW TWOOOOOOOOOO off the ground so they can nab some giant Space Sapphires.

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  2. Brock Lee Rubberband
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    Captain – Captain Joe. Not afraid to lay down the law and punctuate it with an evil laugh and a catch phrase. Forgiving after you shoot him with a dart full of elephant tranquilizer. Will drink you under the spaceship. Rocks the shiny red pleather as will the rest of my Space Force.

    Co Pilot – Lakopolous’ bikini clad girlfriend from Catalina Caper. Don’t question my choices. She’s highly qualified. In the case that the higher ups won’t approve of this appointment I will settle for Mike Nelson as Captain Janeway.

    Navigator – Bruce the Gym Manager.

    Ships Doctor – Dr. Z. Hopefully he won’t catfish us…

    Chief Engineer – Chase Winstead. Imagine him banging on the ships engine singing whenever he sings whenever he sings. That won’t get old.

    Comic Relief – Hai Keeba guy

    Robot Helper – Mike’s Destroy Robot.

    A man can do a lot worse than throwing in his lot with the crew of the Jim Backus 3. Ha ha ha ha ha AHA HA HA! We’re stuck here!………………engage.

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  3. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    Brock Lee Rubberband:
    Captain – Captain Joe. Not afraid to lay down the law and punctuate it with an evil laugh and a catch phrase. Forgiving after you shoot him with a dart full of elephant tranquilizer. Will drink you under the spaceship. Rocks the shiny red pleather as will the rest of my Space Force.

    Co Pilot – Lakopolous’ bikini clad girlfriend from Catalina Caper. Don’t question my choices. She’s highly qualified. In the case that the higher ups won’t approve of this appointment I will settle for Mike Nelson as Captain Janeway.

    Navigator – Bruce the Gym Manager.

    Ships Doctor – Dr. Z. Hopefully he won’t catfish us…

    Chief Engineer – Chase Winstead. Imagine him banging on the ships engine singing whenever he sings whenever he sings. That won’t get old.

    Comic Relief – Hai Keeba guy

    Robot Helper – Mike’s Destroy Robot.

    Okay, but which one plays Ultraman?

    Oh, wait, I’m thinking of something else. Never mind. ;-)

    http://www.stomptokyo.com/movies/u/ultra-tiga-dyna-warriors.html

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  4. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    Scott Armstrong: Can I remove my “like” then?

    Can you do that? You can’t do that. Can you do that?!

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  5. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    more…

    touches no one’s life, then leaves: Okay, but which one plays Ultraman?

    Oh, wait, I’m thinking of something else. Never mind. ;-)

    http://www.stomptokyo.com/movies/u/ultra-tiga-dyna-warriors.html

    If one removes Ultraman from the listed five Roles on the link page, one pretty much has the basic low-budget sci-fi crew:

    The Old-Guy Captain
    The Young Action Guy
    The Comic Relief
    The Woman

    Examples include “The Wizard of Mars” and our own “The Time Travellers.”

    This formula was used in several adventure comic books, too, although The Comic Relief tended to be replaced by The (not necessarily comedic*) Kid, typically the younger brother of The Woman.

    Furthermore, The Leader and The Action Guy, in the more specific role of The Bruiser, tended to be more or less contemporaries, not an older man and a younger man.

    Examples include Rip Hunter’s team, Cave Carson’s team, the Sea Devils, the Challengers of the Unknown (to an extent; they were four guys with The Woman added later)**, and even the Fantastic Four: Reed and Ben are a classic example of The Leader and The Action Guy/Bruiser as contemporaries, while Sue and Johnny are the prototypical Woman and Kid (Brother).

    ===

    *of course, not being comic isn’t really a barrier to being the Comic Relief, but you get the idea…

    **so look ’em up, what am I, your mother…?
    ;-)

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  6. Torgover
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    I think that Captain Joe should be the captain. He doesn’t have mutinies like other Captains…
    1st officer should be Stella Star from Starcrash. She’s competent and fulfills the eye candy role as well.
    Ray Makonnen from Phantom Planet can be the philosophical crewmember
    Prince of Space is in charge of security, since most weapons would be useless against him.
    Exeter as the science officer
    And Dropo as the annoying comic relief.

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  7. The Great Crowdini
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    Gotta nominate Buzz from “Space Travelers” for Space Farce captain because he’s just good in anything!

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  8. Hmmm, These Are Good Hot dogs!
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    nomad: Me? No–I would never! I can’t imagine why you would even think…

    Okay, I think I’m going to have to sit this one out.

    Long live NASA!

    I just realized myself I look like a hypocrite a bit in the Santa Claus comment. But at least ewe know they are listening.

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  9. Mibbitmaker
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    Actually, the Space Force idea started way before Trumpy, by the president who never looks at the camera during addresses to the nation (Invasion, USA). By the 1990s, they had a contract with a company that could keep secrets expertly, to the point where the company name itself was out of use for roughly 20 years. Only limited personnel even knew of the project. It was never even leaked to their more offbeat scientists, janitors, temps… even research & development engineers and drivers who, admittedly, worked outside the system anyway. Only company-assembled robots were programmed with any Space Force info.

    In other words…

    What did you think Gizmonics Institute was really working on all these years?

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  10. Michael Kuzmanovski
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    I don’t about this topic. All I can think of for Space Force is Ray Liotta.

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  11. Brock Lee Rubberband
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    Brock Lee Rubberband:
    Captain – Captain Joe. Not afraid to lay down the law and punctuate it with an evil laugh and a catch phrase. Forgiving after you shoot him with a dart full of elephant tranquilizer. Will drink you under the spaceship. Rocks the shiny red pleather as will the rest of my Space Force.

    Co Pilot – Lakopolous’ bikini clad girlfriend from Catalina Caper. Don’t question my choices. She’s highly qualified. In the case that the higher ups won’t approve of this appointment I will settle for Mike Nelson as Captain Janeway.

    Navigator – Bruce the Gym Manager.

    Ships Doctor – Dr. Z. Hopefully he won’t catfish us…

    Chief Engineer – Chase Winstead. Imagine him banging on the ships engine singing whenever he sings whenever he sings. That won’t get old.

    Comic Relief – Hai Keeba guy

    Robot Helper – Mike’s Destroy Robot.

    A man can do a lot worse than throwing in his lot with the crew of the Jim Backus 3. Ha ha ha ha ha AHA HA HA! We’re stuck here!………………engage.

    Today I grew more and more convinced that the wisest and the best is to add more people to my space farce…

    Animal friends – Henry the Hamster and his wheel go on the dashboard and Joe the Hamster gets lost on many adventures inside the ship.

    Red Shirts – Fats the Wild Rebel. I love Fats. I’d cast him in anything. The one they call Tim. Red shirt on shoulder as usual. That Gene Kelly lookalike from Girls in Lovers Lane. If this Star Trek on LSD episode ever gets Mstied I want Servo to do his “Gotta dance!”.

    Russian sabotage plant – Gene Hackman as the 1st Laundry officer. If the Destroy Robot doesn’t end the mission early or Hai Keeba guy doesn’t cause everyone to off themselves first we can count on Gene to break the laundry machine and perhaps fill the spaceship with suds like that Brady Bunch episode.

    Ground Control guy – Casey Kasem can break up the monotony of logistics talk with long distance dedications.

    and finally we’ll need a countdown. One of my favorite recurring themes in Mst movies are countdowns. So so many countdowns. For this I choose the lightning fast countdown from King Dinosaur.

    …Retrofire

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  12. goalieboy82
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    off topic:
    has Shout pulled another miracle:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdAZlXnNUqA

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  13. goalieboy82
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    goalieboy82:
    off topic:
    has Shout pulled another miracle:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdAZlXnNUqA

    because we all know Toho won’t let us see Godzilla.

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  14. The Original EricJ
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    has Shout pulled another miracle:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdAZlXnNUqA
    because we all know Toho won’t let us see Godzilla.

    Who’s an old friend….Uh, just so we know what the heck you’re talking about, what clip were you TRYING to link?

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  15. Terry the Sensitive Knight
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    Michael Kuzmanovski:
    I don’t about this topic.All I can think of for Space Force is Ray Liotta.

    He smells like apples!

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  16. Ray Dunakin
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    My choices for the Space Force:

    The drunks from “The Horror of Party Beach”.
    The slimy radar peepers from “Attack of the the Eye Creatures”.
    The smarmy beach thugs from “Angel’s Revenge”.
    Buffalo Bill from “Riding With Death”.

    Of course, these characters would be utterly useless on the Space Force. But getting them off the planet would be a huge service to humanity.

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  17. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    goalieboy82: because we all know Toho won’t let us see Godzilla.

    See him?! You can’t miss him!”

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  18. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    This has nothing to do with anything, I just felt like sharing. :-)

    Regarding “The Ancient Dogoo Girl” (a Japanese comedy tokusatsu series):

    “Makoto Sugihara[‘s] the action awakens a girl named Dogu-chan, a hyperactive y?kai hunter from the J?mon period [circa 1000 BCE] with large breasts.”
    (y?kai = ghost/demon monsters of Japan)

    Now, one might see the phrase “with large breasts” and think little of it; after all, large breasts are a key element in visual media around the world.

    However, upon further investigation…

    Colleagues, I have seen weird crap from Japan in MY day, but…

    https://io9.gizmodo.com/5353726/super-powered-breasts-are-our-only-hope-against-the-evil-fish-people

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  19. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    Terry the Sensitive Knight:
    What about Johnny AKA Steve? He’s already well prepared to deal with any potential Space Parrots who impregnate astronauts with baby shrimp.

    Shrimp-Babies in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!

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  20. Ryoki Nor
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    Anyone named Ken. The reason is obvious.

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  21. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    Kens vs. Steves for the fate of the universe…also known as Chad.

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