Monday, October 12, 2009

Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Episode 508 Operation Double 007

This is Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode 508, featuring the Lip-Reading/Hypnotist/Doctor/Spy film Operation Double 007. This "not at all a James Bond ripoff" film stars Sean Connery's brother Neil Connery as...wait for it... Dr. Neil Connery. I didn't think it was legal to play a character named after yourself if you're not playing the character as yourself. Well, outside of a TV show, at least. For example, Drew Carey was called Drew Carey on his show even though the character was not the Drew Carey. But I don't think I've seen this in a movie before.

Still with me? Not only did they get Bond's brother, they even managed to get Miss Moneypenny herself Lois Maxwell on board - as Ms. Maxwell. What the hell? Twice? Really?

The bad news, the movie is, as you'd imagine, pretty awful. The good news, more hot broads than you can count. Sometimes dressed as cats, even, if that does something for you. The producers (and four writers) knew this film was a turd and filled the screen with as many attractive women as they could.

I've made it clear many times that I'm a Mike preferer, but I laughed my ass off at this Joel episode. A lot. This movie, while being a turd, is rather entertaining, and the MST guys seem to have really had a lot of fun with this one. I highly recommend any fan of the show grab this at once.

As an added bonus for this episode, regular visitors of the site will be excited to see both Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai's names in the opening credits of the film.

Sorry guys, Shout! Factory put this one out, links removed.


Kitsune Sniper said...

Highly controversial...

Especially because Megaupload HATES people who aren't in America. We're stuck with download slots.


Mary Shelley Overdrive said...

You prefer Mike over Joel?! Blasphemy! Blasphemy, I say!

As for actors using their own names in movies, look no further than The Blair Witch Project (and also possibly the sequel.)

- Simon

Jonman said...

I've always preferred Megaupload to Rapidshare, main reason being that Rapidshare tends to delete files a lot more often. I have a friend in Raleigh who also prefers Mike. Anyway, I just noticed you're in North Carolina, what part? I live in Chapel Hill.

phelpster said...

Kitsune - I completely forgot about that with Megaupload, so I went ahead and put it on Rapidshare as well. I've updated to post to include the links.

MSO - What can I say, I just find myself laughing more at the Mikes. Not that I'd turn down a chance to watch a Joel episode or anything.

Jonman - I live in Holly Springs, which is actually pretty close to you I believe. I've only been here a year or so and my traveling has only been to places in Cary or Raleigh so far, so I'm not quite sure how close exactly.

Anonymous said...

You just made my night. I work a job that is heinous and I have a wife that is bitching my head off tonight. But you know what ... in two hours I'll be snuggling up with my old pals from mst3k and I owe to you Phelpster. Great blog, great smiles, you really make my life better. Please keep it up. Oh and reposte the mst3k audio cd if you have the time. You rule.

Mary Shelley Overdrive said...

MST3K audio CD? Why am I just now hearing about this?!

Kitsune Sniper said...

Thanks, phelpster. :)

Chris JC said...

Fool! Don't you know not to express a preference between Joel and Mike on the internet? It's not been allowed for about fifteen years.

I mean, I have a favourite Mike but I'm not going to Mike who it is. And neither should Mike.

Hey! My verification word is "sisto" - like freaky weird actor and occasional Jesus, Jeremy Sisto! I wonder if this proves he owns the internet?

Phelpster - there've been some MP3s of things I've promised you and let fall by the wayside - I'll try to get on it.

KL from NYC said...

I know this is an old post (MST3K #508), but I hope you can answer it.
First, thanks for this one.
I'd like to know if this particular one is available on any of the DVD collections.

Chris JC said...

It is not.

Hmm - my security word is "conpo". Too much to hope for Sampo, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the d/l!


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