Wednesday, October 18, 2006

MST3K The Beast of Yucca Flats - Review


Another out by Shout Factory, links gone

It's MST3K time again. I went with the Tor Johnson epic The Beast of Yucca Flats. Because the only thing worse than a Tor Johnson on the loose, is an Atomic Tor Johnson on the loose. I think The Atomic Tor Johnson is actually a name for one of those weird sexual acts, like Abe Lincoln, or Dirty Sanchez. If it's not, I call dibs on the name and I get to come up with the position and ground rules. Moving on. This is one of the three of Francis Coleman's "films" featured on the show over the years. They also did Red Zone Cuba and The Skydivers, which pretty much sums up his entire craptacular Directorial career. If nothing else, the man was consistent. In the film Tor Johnson, who I think is supposed to be Russian since his name is Javorsky, gets transformed into an "Atomic Superman"! No, wait. Wrong movie. He's just a big atomic, kind of melted guy who kills people on and around Coleman Francis Mountain. That's more or less it. Oh, some girl gets strangled at the beginning by...someone. Your guess is as good as mine regarding who exactly performed this strangulation and why.

This episode features two of my favorite shorts ever; MONEY TALKS! and PROGRESS ISLAND, U.S.A. I hope they’ll become two of yours as well. If not, well, not my fault. I tried. But seriously the 2nd short, the one on "Puerto Rico", is brilliant. Puerto Rico which, of course loosly translated (if translated completely incorrectly) means "Progress Island". Hence the title. Or something.

If anyone has any decent quality images, or screenshots or whatever from the movie I'd appreciate it, I want to do a cover for this one but I can't find anything decent to use for the front cover. Even a decent Tor Johnson in non monster-form photo will work since he's a non-monster briefly in this.

Flag on the moon....

6 comments:

Dave S. said...

Er, hi, sorry to bother you, but do you know where to contact the owner of The Slaughtered Lamb Pub? The site seems to have been hacked by spammers, and this happened overnight... :(

I found your site thanks to a link from him, so yeah, I'm kinda worried. :\

phelpster said...

He posted in one of my posts, he said he's laying low for a while and will be back soon in different place. Hang on, let me find where he said that...

phelpster said...

Oh, here you go, T2 post: http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=32605780&post
ID=116111915093004086

Dave S. said...

He's going private? Aww. That sucks. It's understandable, but it sucks. :(

Let him know he'll be missed.

kfb1960 said...

Excellent show, and another greatly appreciated download!! Keep 'em coming, damn the bas-turds!!

Anonymous said...

Good man. Let's have some Agar movies.

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