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Podcast Discussion of the MST3K/Gerry & Sylvia Connection

The Gerry Anderson channel on YouTube has released a clip discussing the relationship between MST3K and the Gerry Anderson shows. Not extensive, but fun.

Thanks to John for the heads up.

11 Replies to “Podcast Discussion of the MST3K/Gerry & Sylvia Connection”

  1. jay says:

    That was ultra cool. The whole time I watched it the phrase “On our way ’ome” was playing in my head.

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  2. Terry the Sensitive Knight says:

    I wonder if they found their portrayal as mole people unflattering…

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  3. jay says:

    jay:
    That was ultra cool.The whole time I watched it the phrase “On our way ’ome” was playing in my head.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TgDPy6zwKGo

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  4. And only those who were around in the last days of The Comedy Channel, as they had to move from Beetlejuice and Lethal Weapon clips to actual programming, in the form of cheap public-domain reruns, knows why S1-3 has so many references to Lancelot Link, Clutch Cargo, Joe Besser on the “Abbott & Costello Show”, and…SUPERCAR!

    If you don’t, consider yourself lucky.

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  5. jay says:

    Does anyone else think that in this photo Gerry looks a bit like Colonel Klink without the monocle?

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  6. Captain Howdy says:

    Gerry also looks eerily like Donald Pleasance when he starred in an Outer Limits episode, THE MAN WITH THE POWER (original series).

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  7. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    I thought it ever so mildly odd that KTMA’s first riffed films (“Invaders from the Deep” and “Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars”) were both puppet movies, not a particularly popular genre with most adults. I wonder how things would have panned out if The Brains had stuck with just puppet movies. Hm.

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  8. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    The Original EricJ:
    And only those who were around in the last days of The Comedy Channel, as they had to move from Beetlejuice and Lethal Weapon clips to actual programming, in the form of cheap public-domain reruns, knows why S1-3 has so many references to Lancelot Link, Clutch Cargo, Joe Besser on the “Abbott & Costello Show”, and…SUPERCAR!

    If you don’t, consider yourself lucky.

    So, wait, now you’re even complaining about the Joel era? I thought the Joel era was the one and only thing you LIKED about Mystery Science Theater 3000 but now you’ve turned on it as well? How odd.

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  9. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    Captain Howdy:
    Gerry also looks eerily like Donald Pleasance when he starred in an Outer Limits episode, THE MAN WITH THE POWER (original series).

    Even Lionel Timothy Kobras was young once…

    I don’t remember if The Brains included any Anderson-based riffs in “Devil Doll” but if they did, there can’t have been many of them (or I’d have, you know, probably remembered that they did). And that’s a shame. That’s a darned shame.

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  10. mando3b says:

    What is going through their minds in this photograph? Do we really want to know?

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  11. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    Terry the Sensitive Knight:
    I wonder if they found their portrayal as mole people unflattering…

    It wasn’t a portrayal. The Deep 13 Mole People had the names of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson but they were’t supposed to in fact be Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. I know, nitpick, nitpick, nitpick, nitpick, nitpick. ;-)

    Although The Brains never seemed to care much about in-show continuity (because, after all, it’s just a show and we should really just relax), I wonder if, just for the heck of it, they made up a backstory for the Mole People, even if it was never mentioned. Did they follow Dr. F and Dr. E down to Deep 13 from Gizmonic, or did they tunnel UP and surface in Deep 13?

    Maybe Dr. G. Octavius Neon (from “The Wild World of Batwoman”) who so strongly resembles Dr. Forrester and who created his own set of Mole People (presumably from DNA he found in the ancient subterranean Sumerian city*), was in fact Dr. Forrester’s father and Dr. F “inherited” Gerry and Sylvia from him. Maybe Pearl’s dead husband “Jerome” (as mentioned at the end of “It Lives by Night”) actually spelled his name “Gerome” and that’s what the “G.” in “G. Octavius Neon” stands for. But probably not.

    ===

    *Dr. Roger [John Agar] Bentley and company went to all that trouble to find THE OTHER ancient subterranean Sumerian city and it turns out that the whole time there was one within easy walking distance from wherever Ratfink’s HQ is located. D’OH!

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