Summary: Our second Sci-Fi
season stampedes to a start with a rip-roaring tale of
politics in the grantmaking world!
Prologue: The crew careens through another wormhole, and after some trepidation as to where they're gonna end up this time, they find themselves back on present-day Earth. "We can see Ethan Hawke movies again!"
Segment One: Pearl, Bobo, and Brain Guy are moving into an old castle, a castle which Pearl finds strangely familiar. There's an organ; she plays it expertly, with the SOL folks clapping in baseball park unison. Then, of course, she sends them a movie.
Segment Two: The 'bots "project" various treasured items of Mike's into some sadly unspecified location, never to return. (It's hard to avoid the conclusion that they're just being mean.)
Segment Three: On the SOL, Mike on the phone tries to get Lembach to stay (it has to do with the movie). In the castle, Pearl discovers a book, an ancient history of her family: "I have a feeling I'm on to something here, Nelson. Some power, some force beyond my control. And it doesn't look good for you!"
Segment Four: Crow gets the touch of death and kills Mike -- or does he!?
Segment Five: On the SOL, Mike turns down Servo's grant request and okays Crows poorly-conceived one. This upsets Servo, as you can imagine. In the castle, Pearl exults in her newfound castle; Bobo and Brain Guy march and chant.
Stinger: The former girlfriend: "Lembach is staying in London for another few days!"
Paul, played by Bryant Haliday, is of course familiar to MST
viewers as the guy who played "The Great Vorelli" in last
Doll. I guess Haliday was
considered to be someone who could carry a film. I don't
know much about movies, but in mid-1960s England they must
have been about three million years behind the music.