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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. jay says:

    Professor Herringway from FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS –

    The new motto for the new Space Force could be “How much does a Herringway IN SPACE!!!”.
    Bonus Benefit – Herringway could bring Omega the robo-dog.

    (This entry has been edited per the added request)

       10 likes

  2. Jack Beckman says:

    I pick the cartoon American and Russian astronaut/cosmonaut from the opening credits of Moon Zero Two. They can fly a spaceship & they’re plenty tough. Either them or Akton from Starcrash, because apparently he can do pretty much anything.

       8 likes

  3. duke of puddles says:

    Capt. Dave Ryder of ‘Mutiny in Space.’
    every space program needs a large burly blonde male who can shriek at uncomfortably high octaves whenever it’s fightin’ time.
    plus he’d be a great source of not necessarily friendly nicknames when the crew is bored or really gets tired of his act.

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  4. duke of puddles says:

    jay:
    Professor Herringway from FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS –

    The new motto for the new Space Force could be “How much does a Herringway IN SPACE!!!”.
    Bonus Benefit –Trump could slap a tariff on herrings.

    wow…first one out of the gate.

       2 likes

  5. Definitely have to include Prince of Space! Because, of course, our enemies weapons would be useless against us!

       15 likes

  6. itsspideyman says:

    duke of puddles: wow…first one out of the gate.

    Some people.

       2 likes

  7. Son of Peanut says:

    Ken from “Fugitive Alien”.

    After all, Ken, you’ve got nothing better to do since… YOU’RE STUCK HERE!!!

       10 likes

  8. yelling_into_the_void says:

    duke of puddles:
    Capt. Dave Ryder of ‘Space Mutiny.’

    But for actual leadership we need Captain Ron Codpiece from ’12 to the Moon’

       5 likes

  9. mando3b says:

    Lt. Lamont, from Space Mutiny: hard worker, puts in a good shift even when she’s dead.

       22 likes

  10. Raigely says:

    Prince of Space, because, whomever we would encounter out there, THEIR WEAPONS–

       4 likes

  11. Yeti of Great Danger says:

    mando3b beat me to Lt. Lamont, so I’ll say the plucky unnamed cosmonaut in Marooned. He was brave and helpful, but he’ll have to work on his catching skills.

       8 likes

  12. MonkeyPretzel says:

    Every single Air Force pilot from The Starfighters. They are so boring and dull that no one on Earth would miss them if they were transferred to Space Force and stationed for decades off the planet.

       10 likes

  13. skrag2112 says:

    On the other hand, how about the worst people for Space Force?

    1. The entire crew of ‘Rocketship X-M’, with the possible exception of Dr. Lisa Van Horn, who did her job while rejecting Floyd Graham’s sexist remarks.
    2. All the emotional scientists from ‘King Dinosaur’. Not every problem should be solved with an atomic bomb.
    3. The staff of NASA (all three of them) from ‘Monster a Go-Go’ for being duped into an alien snipe hunt.
    4. Space Chief from ‘Invasion Of The Neptune Men’. Despite his name, he never once goes into space. He’s “Barely Off The Stupid Ground Chief”.

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  14. Prez Gar says:

    Cal Meachum, from This Island Earth. If he’s smart enough to build an Interocitor, he would definitely be a valuable addition.

       8 likes

  15. Gary Weaver says:

    Trump’s will have them gussed up to beat the band. They will wind up looking like a real Snickerdodel.

       1 likes

  16. jay says:

    I have been watchfully waiting for someone else to do it –

    BUT THERE WAS NO SPACE FORCE.

       13 likes

  17. The Bolem says:

    I’ll nominate any of Colonial Viper pilots in Space Mutiny. If they could somehow navigate the continuity and legal divide between BSG and that movie, they can surely fly right through anything actual space can dish out.

    Slightly off topic, but I just started watching the relatively obscure toy cartoon ‘Starcom: The U.S. Space Force’, supposedly produced in part to get kids interested in NASA. If the reboot or Rifftrax has any interest in tackling half-hour cartoon episodes, I’d say the stars and zeitgeist have aligned for that particular show.

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  18. Patti says:

    Son of Peanut:
    Ken from “Fugitive Alien”.

    After all, Ken, you’ve got nothing better to do since… YOU’RE STUCK HERE!!!

    Agreed on Ken. Captain Joe, too. So there’s someone to tell Ken, “YOU’RE STUCK HERE!”

    And because Captain Joe will need a drinking buddy, Admiral King from “Women of the Prehistoric Planet.”

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  19. The Great Crowdini says:

    How about Elle from “Starcrash”? With that peculiar accent, it would make an interesting Magic Voice for the mothership, minus the magic. Or it could be used as target practice.

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  20. The Great Crowdini says:

    In searching for info on this Space Force, I found something for a late seventies TV movie of the same name and starring a young Fred Willard of Rifftrax “Missile to the Moon”.

    Crazy idea: Send the guest riffer of “Missile To The Moon” and original member of “Space Force” to this wonderful version of Space Force, because why the heck not!

       3 likes

  21. Son of Peanut says:

    Coleman Francis. Not only would we finally learn how that flag on the moon got there, but he also makes a terrific stewardess.

       12 likes

  22. Jet Jaguar.

    1. He would add to the international flavor of the team, same as many other previous suggestions.
    2. A robot who can program himself to grow many times his normal size when necessary. Really? That wouldn’t come in handy?
    C. He comes with theme music.

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  23. duke of puddles says:

    Patti: Agreed on Ken. Captain Joe, too. So there’s someone to tell Ken, “YOU’RE STUCK HERE!”

    And because Captain Joe will need a drinking buddy, Admiral King from “Women of the Prehistoric Planet.”

    ok i am no expert on rocket propulsion or physics but i’m guessing that ship is going to need a TON of thrust to get off the ground with the 30.5 gigaliters of hooch for those two.

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  24. duke of puddles says:

    Kali:
    I’ll go with Captain Santa and Lt Lamont from Space Mutiny.Gotta be a good captain if he can persuade the dead to stay on the job, and she’s clearly got a fantastic work ethic to finish the shift.

    But definintely not Bridge LargeMeat.Who wants a big beefy guy who screams like a girl when he’s trying to pep talk?And doesn’t mind dating the captain’s mother/daughter.Oh wait….

    And add turkey boy from Riding with Death.His talents could be useful.

    Captain Santa has already proven to be mutiny prone….sorry.

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  25. The Great Crowdini says:

    Send Commando Cody.
    Surely his nipple, nipple, tweak, tweaking can be useful somewhere!

       9 likes

  26. jay:
    Professor Herringway from FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS –

    The new motto for the new Space Force could be “How much does a Herringway IN SPACE!!!”.
    Bonus Benefit –Herringway could bring Omega the robo-dog.

    (This entry has been edited per the added request)

    Can I remove my “like” then?

       5 likes

  27. Raigely says:

    “No CONTEMPORARY political commentary. Thanks.”
    Finally, my massive backlog of Rutherford B. Hayes jokes won’t go to waste!

       20 likes

  28. mando3b says:

    skrag2112: The staff of NASA (all three of them) from ‘Monster a Go-Go’ for being duped into an alien snipe hunt.

    I think it would be more fitting to go with the four (down from six)-person NASA from Night of the Blood Beast: they have a truck, a jeep, an Elmer Fudd hat no longer being worn, and a photographer, all of which would come in handy. Plus they would know what to do in case a member of the Space Force gets shrimped on deployment.

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  29. Ro-man, aka one of several possible Steves says:

    I think Crow and Servo’s performance as hot-shot space fighter pilots qualifies them for the space force. At least they have the dogfight-in-space banter down:
    “Eat death, Servo!”
    “Eat munchy-crunchy chocolatey cocoa death, Crow!”
    “Enjoy a nice serving of brown Betty with death… but mostly just eat death!”

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  30. Ro-man, aka one of several possible Steves says:

    Also no matter who’s involved we need to budget for a healthy supply of SPACOM.

       6 likes

  31. RedZoneTuba says:

    Maj. John Corcoran from Night of the Blood Beast. He would provide invaluable help in terra-forming alien worlds when his shrimp hatch.

       1 likes

  32. Blonde Russian Spy says:

    I’m going to think outside the box and go with Carrie from Girl in Lovers Lane. True, her character has nothing to do with space, but with her experience in the diner she could cook up delicious space food for the Space Force. And it would get her out of that miserable town and away from those miserable people she’s surrounded by.

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  33. Ro-man, aka one of several possible Steves:
    Also no matter who’s involved we need to budget for a healthy supply of SPACOM.

    (And boy, does it catch fish…)

    While we’re at it, get SPACOM to design the uniforms: Summer-camp shirts and bathing caps for everyone!
    Oh, and no walking on the walls. They have to keep posting reminders.

       3 likes

  34. Dr. Z says:

    Hi all,
    This isn’t really part of the weekend post, I’m going crazy as to which episode it is where Frank and Dr.F share a moment on there couch and which tv and Mike and the bots see it and are speechless.
    What episode is this from?
    Thanks

       3 likes

  35. jay says:

    Duke of Puddles –

    ok i am no expert on rocket propulsion or physics but i’m guessing that ship is going to need a TON of thrust to get off the ground with the 30.5 gigaliters of hooch for those two.

    Now just what do you think they have been using for fuel!?

       6 likes

  36. mando3b says:

    Dr. Z:
    Hi all,
    This isn’t really part of the weekend post, I’m going crazy as to which episode it is where Frank and Dr.F share a moment on there couch and which tv and Mike and the bots see it and are speechless.
    What episode is this from?
    Thanks

    It’s Beginning of the End, which I just watched!

       4 likes

  37. skrag2112 says:

    Santa Claus would be a great space ambassador. He conquered the Martians with his jolly demeanor, making him perfect for pacifying any threats from hostile aliens.

       6 likes

  38. goalieboy82 says:

    Frank Douglas.

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  39. duke of puddles says:

    skrag2112:
    Santa Claus would be a great space ambassador. He conquered the Martians with his jolly demeanor, making him perfect for pacifying any threats from hostile aliens.

    maybe, but I still think it would be hard to beat out Phantom of Krankor.
    imagine him walking up to a delegation of intergalactic lemurs and proudly proclaiming ‘it’s useless to resist us ! HA ha HA ha HA ha HA haaaaaaa.’

       3 likes

  40. Dr. Z says:

    mando3b: It’s Beginning of the End, which I just watched!

    THANK YOU SIRS!
    :)
    Had that scene stuck in my noodle now I’m gonna watch it too!!!

       2 likes

  41. Warren says:

    Gamera. Using some sort of system, maybe a detachable cargo pallet, he can move satellites, components, and manned vehicles into orbit cheaply and quickly. He would be paid with…plants or whatever turtles really like. His status as friend of all children can get more kids involved in STEM studies.

       3 likes

  42. Say No To Yes says:

    Kali:
    I’ll go with Captain Santa and Lt Lamont from Space Mutiny.Gotta be a good captain if he can persuade the dead to stay on the job, and she’s clearly got a fantastic work ethic to finish the shift.

    Plus, she’s got an awesome package.

       3 likes

  43. Hmmm, These Are Good Hot dogs! says:

    skrag2112:
    Santa Claus would be a great space ambassador. He conquered the Martians with his jolly demeanor, making him perfect for pacifying any threats from hostile aliens.

    Don’t forget the missions he flew over North Korea. Very topical.

       4 likes

  44. mst3kme says:

    Rifftrax is having a sale.

    Get 15% off riffs with coupon code LEARN in their Back to School Sale.

    Enjoy.

       0 likes

  45. Hmmm, These Are Good Hot dogs! says:

    mst3kme:
    Rifftrax is having a sale.

    Get 15% off riffs with coupon code LEARN in their Back to School Sale.

    Enjoy.

    TY, last time I was able to finish off my Norman collection. ;)

       1 likes

  46. nomad says:

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

    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!

       4 likes

  47. jay says:

    goalieboy82:
    Frank Douglas.

    No, no, no. A guy who is constantly being found alive and of normal size 3,000 miles away just will not do.

       4 likes

  48. Terry the Sensitive Knight says:

    Ro-man, aka one of several possible Steves:
    I think Crow and Servo’s performance as hot-shot space fighter pilots qualifies them for the space force.At least they have the dogfight-in-space banter down:
    “Eat death, Servo!”
    “Eat munchy-crunchy chocolatey cocoa death, Crow!”
    “Enjoy a nice serving of brown Betty with death… but mostly just eat death!”

    For England… AND THE QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNN!!!

       2 likes

  49. Terry the Sensitive Knight says:

    What about Johnny AKA Steve? He’s already well prepared to deal with any potential Space Parrots who impregnate astronauts with baby shrimp.

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