Caitlin Grey (foenix) wrote,
Caitlin Grey
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MST3K Rewatch - Week 10 - The Unearthly

I am most amused at the gang trying to do something for America's Funniest Home Videos, it just seems SO out of place in this day and age of YouTube, which is nothing but those sort of things.

TWO shorts??  Gah, I can't escape them.

Posture Pals?  Really?  I can't believe there were actually 'educational' videos like this.  It just seems so bizarre.  Do they still show these things to students?

The analogies are just weeeeird.  It's such a good thing that one kid loves trees, and know they should be straight, and so should she!  In standing, that is, not...y'know...oh, never mind.

There's this weird blue tint to these shorts and movie.  Was this during that period when they were trying every possible way to make the B&W movies stand out more from the silhouette?

Ahh, but the movie itself.  The Unearthly.  A mad scientist trying to make people younger, but instead making them ugly.  This is right up MST3K's alley.  And only helped by Tor Johnson.  He gives these guys more material than they need.  So much so, that they even do an entire host segment on the Many Faces of Tor.  Which is actually just one face... 

There's also John Caradine, whom I've encountered in some of my own reviews, and is just a blast to watch in any weird little movie.  And speaking of weird...what was up with the ending to Unearthly?!  That was just bizarre.

Overall, a fun episode.  Not great, not bad.  I enjoyed the host segments here more than other episodes, for some reason.  Probably because they played more off the movies than usual.  They even riffed on the tough guy character during the entire ending wrap.

J
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