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Episode guide: K10- Cosmic Princess

Movie: (compilation 1982; original episodes 1976) A re-edit of two “Space: 1999” TV episodes. The inhabitants of a space station encounter a hostile alien and his shapeshifting daughter. Later, her shapeshifting ability goes out of control and endangers the ship.

First shown: 1/22/89
Opening: It’s Superbowl Sunday! The Mads show off their “no-d” glasses
Host segment 1: Crow gives Joel a haircut
Host segment 2: Crow suggests Servo can learn to fly. It doesn’t go well
Host segment 3: The Bots help Joel with his taxes, and find out more than they wanted to know
End: Joel, Crow and Gypsy play football, and Gypsy and Joel sing “We Are the Champions”
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (141 votes, average: 4.09 out of 5)

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• This episode originally aired on Superbowl Sunday 1989, which explains all the football stuff. Servo’s head comes off for the first time (that we know of) in this episode. This episode also marks the first time the show used a movie that was actually two TV show episodes loosely spliced together. The concept would later reappear “Master Ninja” “Mighty Jack” “Riding With Death” and more.
References.
• Segment 1 was re-done in episode 105- THE CORPSE VANISHES; some of the football game during the end segment was featured in the MST3K Scrapbook Tape.
• Servo’s head extends again during the riffing.
• Joel says something silly and Crow turns to him and calmly asks: “What color is the sky in your world, Joel?” That one would come back later.
• During the transition period between episodes, Joel keeps saying “series” when he means “episode.”
• Servo just gets up and leaves at one point.
• The riff “there go the music lessons” is an early version of “There go the piano lessons” from the movie.
• About Servo’s head falling off: I think the first time it happens, after Crow has talked Tom Servo into base jumping off the desk, was on purpose. But when it falls off again later, I think that was an accident. They just kept going.
• Servo’s head is still off when they return to the theater. Joel reconnects it.
• Servo is still steamin’ mad at Crow after segment 2. They two almost come to blows!
• Movie stuff: So, I didn’t watch this show as a kid (I knew OF it, I just never watched it.) Was this sort of an attempt at a British “Star Trek”? (Some commenters agreed that it was, even though it was a decade later.) Landau seems to be trying to do Shatner in a couple of places.
• The episodes that were combined to make this “movie” were “The Metamorph” and “Space Warp.” The former was the debut episode of the show’s second season. The latter came 13 episodes later. Yet when the second half of the “movie” begins, alien Maya is again in sick bay, giving the impressions that she in sick bay for 14 episodes. Not true, the commenters said. She just ended up in Sick Bay a lot.
• Can I just note that this movie is mostly really really boring, although it is occasionally punctuated by some actual action? (It nearly put me to sleep.)
• Cast and crew roundup: Executive producer Gerry Anderson also did “Invaders from the Deep” and “Revenge of the Mysterons,” as did score composer Barry Gray. Production designer Keith Wilson also did “Revenge of the Mysterions.” Producer Fred Freiberger also did “Beginning of the End. In front of the camera, Catherine Schell was also in “Moon Zero Two.” Stuntman Peter Porteous also appeared in “Future War.” And Alf Joint was also in “The Projected Man.”
• Fave riff: The reference to the “Dennis Hopper segment of the film.” Honorable mention: Joel sings a few bars of the Banana Splits theme song as our heroes climb into the ridiculous moon buggy.

90 Replies to “Episode guide: K10- Cosmic Princess”

  1. I’m not surprised that most of the people in this thread remember Space: 1999, or Family Affair. I figured we’d mostly lose the kiddies once we looped back into the early seasons.

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  2. JJK says:

    Someone said all British series back then were slow. I saw some of the earliest Dr. Who’s from the 60’s and they were nowhere near as dull as Space: 1999. It was just a bad series.

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  3. Watch-out-for-Snakes says:

    @ Richard the LionFooted—- I remember William Refridgerator Perry and those Super Bowl shuffling Bears. I had the ‘Fridge Perry GI Joe action figure when I was a kid in the 80’s.

    This movie is totally goofy. Martin Landau seems real unhappy to be in this dreck. The movie (and episode) picks up during the second half, after the “headless Servo” bit. The movie starts to have some neat action and monster craziness, and that’s usually okay in my book. Plus, in the second half we get away from the Land of DQ series of riffs, which get old quick.

    Joel: in the Land of Dairy Queen you can be slapped with a Mr. Misty-meanor. Get it?

    Crow: what color is the sky in your world, Joel?

    I like the haircutting segment, seemed like something they’d do in the CC days of the show.

    Here’s a question: did they do this show live as the movie aired, or was it taped previously and then broadcast?? It’s always struck me as odd that it takes J&TB so long to enter the theater after host segments and there’s also that dead space of movie that plays as they leave the theater. So I thought, maybe they need that time to transition from the host segment set to the theater set and vice-versa. Do you follow me? Am I making sense here? Am I wrong? Anybody know???

    Space:1999…..so that was 11 years ago…or what?

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  4. Richard the LionFooted says:

    Wow, I guess I am NOT the oldest one here.
    Glad to see that I can make a Huntley & Brinkley reference and someone will get it :lol: :lol:

    JJK (#52) Yes, you are right. The early Dr. Who was “The Bourn Identity” compared to 1999. However, British SfiFi has always been more brains than brawn.

    Zeroninety (#48) – You are right. I heard the “Fido” line but did not associate it with “Rover.”

    Creepygirl(#47) Thank you for the update. THAT explains why there were so many Family Affair references. It was NOT that big of a POP culture show. This explains it.

    Chief?McCloud!(45) Hey, we ALL had a thing for Maya. I mean really. Look at her first outfit. This was the mid 70s remember. Mrs. Peel, Jennie, Samantha, Stephanie Powers, Honey West, were all off the air. Feminism reigned on TV and there were NO hot babes. (This was pre- Charlie’s Angles).

    Watch-out-for-Snakes (#53) – I believe that the show was taped from the start. I think the long delays through the Zero Season were to actually show the film. The idea still was that Joel & the Bots were a supplement to the REAL reason you tuned in. (WOW, were THEY wrong – :cool: )

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  5. Matt Sandwich says:

    One thing I loved about this episode is some of the trippy electronic score. Ripe for sampling, along with another 70s sci-fi episode, Moon Zero Two. Only I HAVE heard the latter sampled by an electronic musician (specifically, the free-form jazz bit where the protagonist and girl are trying to escape the heavies).

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  6. JeremyR says:

    I’ve never understood Space 1999. Not only was the basic premise of it completely nonsensical, the show itself was boring as waiting paint dry. Including the slightly trippy feeling you get from the fumes.

    Especially puzzling since it was apparently sort of a followup (vaguely) to UFO (which got cancelled, so they used part of the ideas for sets for this show), which was sometimes overwrought, but anything but boring.

    Anyway, I couldn’t watch this. I tried. But just couldn’t.

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  7. Kali says:

    Gee, where were we on September 13, 1999 when the moon was blasted out of orbit and Martin Landau and Barbara Bain lost their careers?

    Classic Doctor Who never had an episode bad enough to warrant being riffed on MST. Okay, we’ll accept The Twin Dilemma, but who wants to see that again?

    For classic connoisseurs only: The Agony Booth (cited earlier in this post) did a recap of Manos:

    Enjoy.

    http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/_Manos__The_Hands_of_Fate_1966.aspx

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  8. Smog Monster says:

    42: I think they chose Space Warp as the second episode to give the audience closure on what happens to a character who returns to the ship with the rest of the cast.

    The movie wasn’t very good. It’s really bad starting at the first ‘episode’ ‘s ending and goes downhill from there. It’s so ridiculus how all the conclusion was was to trash the main villain’s little laboratory? And didn’t Mentor have the ‘all white dressed’ guy to paralyze people?!? Spinning segues that Joel and robots noted as being too long and did make me a little dizzy, and the second ‘episode’ was just a lame goose chase for Maya, which reminds me of the Amazing Collossal Episode Guide’s comment that ‘makes you want to hit somebody.’ Sheesh, it was a bad movie. The episode goes down as being average National Season 1 quality, to me.

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  9. Sitting Duck says:

    Kali #57: I beg to differ. When a show runs twenty-six years, it can’t help but have some crap. What about The Androids of Tara or The Greatest Show in the Galaxy? For that matter, just about any Seventh Doctor story. It’s not that I have anything against Sylvester McCoy. He was genuinely trying to be an interesting Doctor. But he was weighed down with mediocre (and a couple of flat-out bad) scripts.

    And even the good ones had production values Classic Trek would be too ashamed to use and featured hammy villains.

    In spite of what may seem like harsh words, I do love Classic Who like a malfunctioning android son.

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  10. JJK says:

    To Richard the Lion footed. I don’t know how old you are but I will be 60 in December, and yes I still like the little puppet show as some have called MST3K. I remember when those 50’s sci-fi and horror movies were new and I saw them on a real size movie screen at Saturday matinee double features. Yeah, I’m that old.

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  11. My absolutely favorite episode of MST3K, bar none. When I feel like just watching an episode or having one playing the background while I do something, K10 – Cosmic Princess is almost always the one I choose.

    A fun “movie”, as it utilizes the episode that introduces the lovely Maya (sideburns…mmmmm….) good riffing and solid host segments, including excellent interaction with the Mads.

    LogBook entry here:

    http://www.thelogbook.com/logbook/mystery-science-theater-3000/experiment-k10-cosmic-princess/

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  12. Oh, and here’s a DVD cover for K10 – Cosmic Princess (as well as ‘Edward the Less’ and CT#1).

    http://www.edwoodonline.com/GRAFX/MST3K.html

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  13. fathermushroom says:

    Okay, now I feel bad after reading the love in this thread, but I just tried to watch this one again and I simply could NOT get through it. I tried and tried. Then I surrendered.

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  14. Manny Sanguillen says:

    Only thing I can say on this is that Space: 1999 was a borefest of a tv show. I couldn’t get through 15 minutes of any episode that ever aired.
    I tried desperately, too. Back then all we had for space shows were Star Trek reruns, (which ruled), Lost In Space reruns, and this piece of sh…

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  15. Kali says:

    #59: I liked the Seventh Doctor.

    And, okay, Greatest Show was kind of stupid. Half of his first year was pathetic, anyway, but they were written for the Sixth Doctor, and McCoy didn’t get his rhythm yet.

    We can always find a Classic Trek story for MST3K. Even if we ignore Spock’s Brain.

    :evil:

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  16. Kali says:

    And MST should have done the pilot of Space: 1999 — Breakaway. David Gerrold (he of the tribbles) once said that if the nuclear wastes on the dark side of the moon exploded, the moon would fall into Cleveland – and if it had, it would have been an interesting story!

    Considering that Space: 1999 ignored the total environmental collapse that would have occurred when the moon was torn away…

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  17. BeefStumpKnob says:

    I was around for the debut AND demise of virtually all of them–Star Trek, Banana Splitz, Family Affair, Gumby, Space:1999, Huntley-Brinkley and Mitch Miller(not the debut, but the demise)–and I do remember being really disappointed in this ST ripoff(whether it was meant to be or not). Of course, I WAS comparing it to such heavy-weights as BJ and the Bear, Whats Happening, CHiPS and Partridge Family!! At least J&TB’s make it watchable!

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  18. Gorn Captain says:

    #66 They did make contact with Earth in the second season, and the planet was a mess, everybody living in sealed domed cities.

    I can’t believe I’m the only Space 1999 fan who’s also a MSTie. The show has a worldwide fan following to this day, and they still have conventions. The biggest one was held to coincide with Sept 13th 1999 of course.

    Having said that, I’d enjoyed seeing the second season get made fun of by Joel and the bots. Hiring Fred Frieberger, who was producer of the third season of Star Trek must have seemed a good idea at the time. (Fans blame him for most of the second season changes.) Maya was pretty to look at though.

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  19. BIG61AL says:

    I thought this was one of the better KTMA episodes. Space 1999 was pretty big back in the day. In retrospect it over all was typical TV for the time, some good acting and fair script writing. I like the space craft model work. Those special effects were really good for that time.

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

    “This thing’s safer than my moon buggy?”
    “Oh, shut up about your moon buggy, you little twerp!”

    #17: Martin Landau and co. are standing in for marionettes.

    Some might opine that they didn’t emote well enough to be credible marionettes.

    While, contradictory to a few remarks in here, the show did acknowledge that losing the Moon would throw Earth into chaos, there was at least one *character* who didn’t seem to “get that,” Commissioner Simmonds (Roy Dotrice), who apparently made a big deal about how they should figure out a way to return to Earth. It wasn’t as if they could just throw the Moon into “reverse”…

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  21. Bill Redfern says:

    It can be debated whether or not 1999 was trying to “cash into the popularity” of Star Trek reruns. One might counter it was really a continuation of Gerry Anderson’s earlier successes, the various “Supermarionation” puppet shows. It’s not like Anderson was an “unknown” who upon seeing Trek doing well in rerun syndication, wondered, “Hey, I’d like a piece of that pie!” He has already created a string of successful shows, SuperCar, Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and others. It looks like members such as Richard R. covered what I was going to state. Visually and thematically, 1999 owed far more to Kubrick’s 2001 than Trek, the miniature design and lighting, the set structures, even the costumes, well, the spacesuits, anyway. the first season had the ongoing theme that the universe is far more strange and enigmatic than we can ever possibly fathom, similar in some ways to the mystery of the Monolith in Kubrick’s film.

    Really, it was the media, the various articles and reports about the latest Anderson production that tried comparing it to Star Trek. But really, other than airing in the early to mid 70s and both taking place in outer space, there was little in common between the two series. Entertainment writers knew they’d garner more attention if they claimed, “Hey! Anderson’s trying to rip off Roddenberry!” Sadly, during those years, I fell for the columnists’ “line”. I grew resentful of 1999, not for any inherent flaws or weaknesses, but because I was fooled into believing it was trying to “steal Trek’s thunder”. In reality, that was just the press trying to dredge up an interesting story.

    On a tangent, like a few others here, “Dragon’s Domain” scared the ^&*%! out of me when I first saw it. You have this Lovecraftian mass of writhing tentacles with a baleful, glowing, singular eye filling an airlock hatch. A wailing shriek fills the air, all but drowning the voices of the crew. The limbs lash out, snaring their victims, finally dragging them into a mishapened “mouth” pressed against the deck. If that weren’t unnerving enough, the d*mned thing then spits out the smoldering, charred remains of the victim, the camera zooming upon the rotted skull for maximun shock value. Maybe a bit tame by today’s standards, but American primetime networks simply didn’t allow that kind of “gore” at that time. I doubt anyone expected something that explicit! (In retrospect, I wonder if that was the same charred corpse prop used in the earlier episode “Death’s Other Domain”?)

    Sincerely,

    Bill

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  22. Bruce Boxliker says:

    I never did see Space 1999 when I was younger, and in fact, watching this episode of MST3k is all I’ve ever seen of it. I did know *of* it, and recognized the Eagles (the ship… the band too, I suppose) when I saw them referenced elsewhere. After watching this episode for a second time… yeah, I didn’t miss anything.
    Riffing in this was pretty good, though. And Space 1999 did do one very important thing: influenced a young film maker to use model FX for a little movie called ‘Star Wars’.

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  23. CJBeiting says:

    I’m old enough to have watched (and rather enjoyed) the original series when it was first broadcast, back during my misspent youth. And it’s weird for me to have watched this KTMA episode for the first time, after just having finished re-watching the original series on Blu-Ray. I say that because “Space: 1999” always received a lot of harsh criticism, in its day and now, and, frankly, most of it is justified. But the one thing that proved to be a surprise to me on the re-watch is that my original memories of the series were of it being a muddy-quality broadcast, much like what Joel and the Bots were watching in the theater. Yet in the day, “Space: 1999” was one of the most expensive TV series ever made, and the Blu-Ray release does that fact justice for the first time. Sure, the science was terrible, the scripts mystical and weird, the pacing slow, and the acting often catatonic. But, God, the production design was *gorgeous*. Sure, the show was inferior to “Star Trek”, but I find it amusing that when they prepped “Star Trek” for Blu-Ray release it looked worse than it did originally (so much so they had to re-shoot the special effects sequences), but when they did “Space: 1999”, it looked better than it did originally.

    You young kids and your fancy-schmancy CGI effects! Why, back in *my* day we had to do it all with actual *sets* and *models* . . .

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  24. jjk says:

    I’m old enough to have TRIED to watch this series, but stopped after a couple of episodes because I was afraid I would lapse into a coma waiting for something to happen.

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  25. snowdog says:

    What this ep is missing is the awesome Space 1999 disco theme music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLAsBzOOhLQ

    It really does appear that Servo was damaged in his fall as Joel keeps messing with the head to try and secure it. Also, in the very final segment, Joel carries Servo from the theater. Is this a first?

    Unfortunately, other than the theme and special effects, this show was mostly forgettable. Special effects director Brian Johnson went on to work on Alien and The Empire Strikes Back.

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  26. pondoscp says:

    I used to watch Space 1999 when I was a little kid. It fascinated me then, and when I rediscovered it in the late 90s on the Sci-Fi channel, I enjoyed it again. Very trippy, very 70s.

    But this episode of MST3k, ouch. It’s episodes like this that I can understand why the Brains suggest that no one watch the KTMA episodes. Very, very mind wrenching. But it still has some fun to it. Wow, Season 1 episodes are going to feel amazing compared to the Ks! lol

    This episode helps bridge the gap between MST3K and Entourage. We get Martin Landau in Cosmic Princess, and of course we have the late great Maury Chaykin in Overdrawn At The Memory Bank. Man, both of them were awesome on Entourage.

    Only a few more episodes before the K’s really start to heat up!

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  27. pondoscp says:

    And I remember that 3-D Superbowl gimmick that year. Hilarious

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  28. littleaimishboy says:

    Please. Captain Scarlet and Destiny Angel are way more lifelike than Landau & Bain.

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  29. JC says:

    I’m watching all eps in order as we speak, and my opinion of the “best” KTMA episode seems to have been changing week to week– but this was honestly a fun episode, as much as I wish they’d done the movie again in season 8 or so.

    “WHERE do we insert this device?”

    “We have visual– we’re FOUR FEET AWAY.”

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  30. Cornjob says:

    I have some scattered memories of watching Space 1999 as a kid. Mostly I remember being creeped out by the tentacle monster in “Dragon’s Domain”. I was so young (5-6) when I saw it that my memory of it became much more sinister than the show was.

    This episode is a bit of a drag after Phase 4 that I love so much, but it is colorful.

    “I hope he likes orange.”

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  31. wonderfly says:

    #77: “and when I rediscovered it in the late 90s on the Sci-Fi channel, I enjoyed it again. Very trippy, very 70s.”

    Yeah, remember when the Sci-Fi channel was all about airing reruns of classic/obscure sci-fi from the 60’s to the 90’s? Then along came “Farscape”, “Battlestar Galactica”, “Ghost Hunters”, and crappy B-Grade Sci-Fi movies like Sharknado. Not that I don’t enjoy all of those things in some regard, but I remember the Sci-Fi network being like the TV Land channel for Science Fiction at one point. The only place you could find obscure things like “Space 1999″…I miss those days.

    As for the episode at hand, yeah, I enjoyed the riffing. Way too much “Land of Dairy Queen” jingles, but hey, it was the 80’s…

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  32. JeremyR says:

    I find it very depressing that UFO, a much superior TV show, got cancelled in favor of this, which is completely nonsensical at best, and torturous at worst.

    Seriously, it’s been cited as torture in a Judge’s ruling)

    “Many things—beating with a rubber truncheon, water torture, electric shock, incessant noise, reruns of Space: 1999—may cause agony as they occur, yet leave no enduring injury. The state is not free to inflict such pains without cause just so long as it is careful to leave no marks.”

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  33. jaybird3rd says:

    “Space: 1999” is definitely lower on the food chain than the likes of “Star Trek”, but as others have pointed out, it still has its fans. I’ve never seen most of the episodes, but my parents own a complete DVD box set and recently worked their way through the whole thing. From what little I saw of it during my visits, it struck me as a very trippy, very 70s production, and also as more of a cerebral and character-driven show than an action-driven show.

    I wouldn’t mind seeing more of it, and knowing that K10 was coming up in the rotation, I decided to start by watching the two original episodes which were edited to create “Cosmic Princess”, “The Metamorph” and “Space Warp”. It was odd seeing these shows in their original form, after having seen K10 so many times! One of the things I noticed (and perhaps this will help to clarify the “Maya in sickbay” thing) is that the transition between the two episodes does not happen when J&TB seem to think it does, when the moon goes tumbling through the space warp. After Koenig destroys the Psyche computer, resulting in the destruction of the planet Psychon, the Eagle carrying Koenig and crew is shown fleeing the exploding planet, and the scene fades to a shot of the moon and then to a close up of Moonbase Alpha. This is the point where “The Metamorph” ends and “Space Warp” begins. So, it’s not as if Maya’s sickbay scenes were taken from more than one episode; it was just the one show.

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  34. jaybird3rd says:

    (continuing after submitting early …)

    “Cosmic Princess” is a typically half-assed attempt to repackage two TV episodes as a “movie”, but at least ITC put a little bit more effort into making them cohere than Sandy Frank did with “Fugitive Alien”, “Mighty Jack”, and “Time of the Apes”. Maya is at the center of the (sub)plots of both episodes, and because the second episode has her feverishly raving about her home world and her father (and even assuming his likeness at one point in her delirium), the “movie” makes it appear as if she is traumatized in the immediate aftermath of their loss, when in fact her fever happened much later and was part of a totally different story. They further tried to tie the two shows together by changing the dialog of the alien captain with the bad goalie mask: in the “movie”, he says in his video message that his crew was lost to Mentor and the Psyche computer, but again, that was originally a different story, with no relationship to the events of “The Metamorph”.

    K10 is one of the KTMA shows that is in my regular rotation. I won’t go as far as #61 and claim that it’s my favorite episode of all, but even judged by Season One standards, this is a pretty strong show. J&TB are talkative in the theater, they land some good jokes and “dance” with the funky music, and the host segments are fun. I especially liked HS#1 and their little conversation about late-night talk show personalities Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, and Arsenio Hall. I haven’t watched any late-night shows in years, but it’s amusing to think of how much has changed since 1989 (Leno replacing Carson), and how much has stayed the same (Arsenio getting cancelled again).

    This episode delivers one of my favorite riffs: “I hope he likes orange …” It doesn’t look like much in print, but combined with the image from the movie (Martin Landau waking up inside an all-orange cell, with all-orange furniture, wearing an orange uniform), and delivered in Joel’s inimitable sleepy/bored style, it really hit my funny bone just right. There are also lots of good riffs of the “completing a sentence” and “anticipating the next line of a predictable script” variety, such as:

    Mentor: “Incidentally, one of your crew suffered minor injuries …”
    Crow: “… so we’re putting his head back on!”

    (the movie shows the derelict ships of Mentor’s victims)
    Crow: “Hmmm, a spaceship graveyard …”
    Helena: “It looks like a graveyard of spaceships!”
    Joel (to Crow): “Heh, good call!”
    Crow: “I could be writing this crap!”

    Tony: “John, it’s a hell of a long shot!”
    Koenig: “Yeah …”
    Servo (guessing the next line): “… but it’s the only shot we’ve got …”
    Koenig: “… but it’s a shot.”
    Joel (to Servo): “Pretty close …”

    (The latter two are the kind of jokes that would have been too “cheap” for the cable seasons, when they really did watch the movies ahead of time, but at KTMA, they wouldn’t have had time to prepare those little quips even if they “peeked” at the movie beforehand.)

    I noticed a goof in the “Shadowrama” effect during this episode: during the second half of the movie, when security guards are stalking the halls of Moonbase Alpha looking for Maya with orders to shoot on sight, Servo says “Don’t look at me, you’ll have to kill me!”. A few seconds later, Joel looks to his left, and someone can be seen coming in from outside the matte line and crouching down next to him. I suppose this was Josh, getting up or shifting his position.

    My copy of this episode includes the “Pizza and Pasta” ad with Josh and Trace. I don’t usually follow Twitter, but this ad was mentioned on Josh’s Twitter feed earlier this year, and I thought it was funny enough to post here:

    @itate: I’m certain the best ad I will see today is the Pizza and Pasta ad with @TraceBeaulieu and @JElvisWeinstein making the yummy sound.
    @JElvisWeinstein: That’s because of all the money we spent on it. It’s all up there on the screen.
    @TraceBeaulieu: I don’t think we even got any pizza from that gig. Unless mine is still in the fridge.

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  35. Joseph Nebus says:

    This was the first KTMA episode I ever saw, in a room party at a convention around 1996 or so. I just knew vaguely there was going to be an MST3K room party and I found it and … well, the room was packed and people didn’t mind me (then, a big slab of pasty flesh; I’ve lost weight and now can be called kind of scrawny) edging closer to the TV set and just watching in wonder at something that was so much like the MST3K I’d been discovering that summer yet also so different.

    Afterwards they went on to the fan-made MiSTing of Highlander II, I think it was. I’m pretty sure the fan-made MiSTing of The Final Frontier was shown in a room party at a different con. Anyway, I was disappointed as I was hoping they’d show more KTMA or other episodes I was sure I could never hope to see, like Catalina Caper or something.

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

    #42
    I am always amazed at the number of “Banana Splitz” references they used during the series. That was a short lived show back in 1969 and yet it still resonates with those who saw it. Why is it so memorable yet did not have the ratings to go a second year?

    SYNDICATION.

    I was *born* in 1969 and I remember watching “The Banana Splits” on weekday afternoons. Just like I remember watching “My Three Sons” on weekday mornings and “My Little Margie” on week-nights; when you’re a kid, you’ll watch pretty much anything that the TV provides. :-)

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  37. Cornjob says:

    Brian Blessed is an awesome name.

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  38. jaybird3rd says:

    … and an awesome actor! He makes the first half of “Cosmic Princess” much more watchable than the second, at least until the goofy moon buggy chase.

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  39. Mnenoch says:

    This episode almost feels like a later season episode. The riffing doesn’t seem as sparse as a KTMA episode should. With that said though the “movie” itself is really boring. Feels like a lot of overrun dialog in this episode as well.

    Favorite riff:

    Crow: We have visual. We’re only four feet away!

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