Summary: This movie is
Japanese. It's so Japanese, in fact, that the actors spoke
Japanese, and so in order to understand it, it had to be
dubbed in English. And this is where our sad involvement
Prologue: Crow and Tom are playing bear and coonhound. Servo (the coonhound) gets carried away and Crow is traumatized physically and mentally. Mike is tender in his care for Crow.
Segment One: Bobo is tethered to a rope so he can go potty in space. His paranoia about Pearl and Observer "looking" leads him into a tunnel for privacy. The tunnel is a wormhole which sucks the Widowmaker into its vortex. Pearl insists that Observer lasso the S.O.L., and they all hurtle into the unknown.
Segment Two: The wormhole has created havoc with the space time continuum, so everything is mixed up by three seconds and most of the confusion centers on a chicken puppet.
Segment Three: More wormhole. This time it causes Mike to turn into a little puppet guy. He tries in vain to give orders but is mocked by the 'bots: "We only take orders from Willie Tyler and Lester!"
Segment Four: A true departure. Mike and the 'bots find themselves in the woods, not fake studio woods but real Minnesota 10,000 Lakes woods. It's odd.
Segment Five: All seems normal on the S.O.L. until Mike introduces his wife Krankor (Bill). Pearl and Observer have landed on a suspiciously Roman-looking world. A "to be continued" effect is achieved when guards are instructed to "seize them."
movie was made bearable only by the fact that we ate sushi
for lunch. Also, Krankor and company's droopy crotch areas
made me have to close my eyes so I missed a good deal of the