Monday, February 09, 2009

Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Episode 306 - Time of the Apes

This is episode 306 of Mystery Science Theater, a sort of Japanese Planet of the Apes called Time of the Apes. Time of the Apes was one of 10 Sandy Frank distributed films that appeared on the show throughout the first 3 seasons. Sandy (for the 9 MST fans who don't know) was well known for taking Japanese movies like Gamera or Fugitive Alien, dubbing them into English and unleashing them on American audiences. This is one of those films. Well, technically Time of the Apes wasn't even really a film before Frank got his hands on it. It was actually edited together using several episodes of the 1974 Planet of the Apes inspired Japanese show Esuefu dorama saru no gundan(Army of the Apes). Kind of like Episode K10, Cosmic Princess, which was comprised of two episodes of Space 1999. Only with more Japanese people poorly dubbed into English and given American names.

I haven't made a cover for this one because I can't find one bit of decent looking artwork, or any good screenshots. I've actually started one using a Japanese Planet of the Apes poster, but I don't know if I'll finish it. I'll continue to try and find an image to work with, but until then you can check out Joshway's site and grab a very classy and stylish cover, like the one below.

6 comments:

Steve_Green said...

I have a copy of Time of the Apes, dating back to the period when I was in negotiations to write a guide to the US movie and tv series. Never realised it was originally a tv series, though; thanks for the heads-up.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! It's da shiznit.

Anonymous said...

You, yet again, rule the world. This is the best blog of all time. Keep the mst3k coming! Thanks also for helping me play Nintendo for four hours at work.

John Bishop said...

Donkey shane.
John

Wendel said...

Hope you are going to continue posting episodes.
All the other blogs seem to have died off.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the download!

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