604. Zombie Nightmare (1987)

Inspired by BruceLeePullen.

One of the best MST3K episodes of all time. Also, Adam West.

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There should have been an Odd Couple riff in the scene which I think deserved to be the stinger. Because it’s garbage.

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*Eats Spaghetti Menacingly*

“No, Oscar. It’s not spaghetti, it’s linguini!”

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Shawn Levy is now a highly accomplished director and producer. You know Stranger Things? He’s not only one of the executive producers, but has directed multiple episodes. Most notably “Dear Billy”.

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Sadly, this is on my list of episodes I can’t think about too much because I know (as we all do) something about what was edited out. Ditto Sidehackers. That’s just my hangup though, it is a fantastic riff of a delightfully bad movie. The coroner really makes it; he is just like one of my doctors (only not quite as crusty).

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Maybe they thought they’d gone back to that particular well enough by then. :spaghetti:

Also, the Twist 'N Creme still exists. ROAD TRIP!!!

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I hear the remains of the Ziox cult runs the place now. Turns out their true destiny was restaurant management all along.

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Well, restaurants are generally Hellscapes owned and operated by sadistic demons who despise humanity, so this checks out.

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Trivia about Jon Mikl Thor and the bands featured in the soundtrack, from Satellite News:

  • The soundtrack list includes bands called The Things and Knighthawk. They are just Thor in disguise (dull surprise!).
  • A band called Battalion does a song called “Out For The Kill.” That New York City-based band did exist, and even had their own comic book. (Thor co-produced their first album.) Sadly, Thor told us the guitar player of Battalion committed suicide by leaping off a 35-story building in New York City just before their album was to be released, and they were to embark on a U.S. tour. This turn of events ended the band, the release of the album and the tour.
  • A band called Deathmask, reportedly one of the first speed-metal bands, did a song called “I’m Dangerous.” Thor invested a lot of time, money and effort into the band. He helped get them a record deal and then co-produced the record. But, for reasons that are not remembered, the band refused to tour (which is sort of required to back up an album). Without the effort from the band to get out there to promote and tour, Deathmask then faded into obscurity.
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First episode I ever saw.

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