Welcome to the second night of our Gizmoplex holiday extravaganza!! Tonight, ride along with Joel and the bots as they watch a kidnapped Santa Claus teach humorless aliens about the true meaning of Christmas, in SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS.
But first, we’ll be premiering a BRAND NEW short riff, “Bicycling Visual Skills.”
Finally, stick around after the episode for a special holiday post-show event, “The MST3K 2022 Yule Log: Memories Roasting on an Open Fire.” It all starts at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.
ETA: Due to an encoding issue, tonight’s show will now be starting at 9:30 ET / 6:30 PT. Our deepest apologies for the delay!
I wanna say that this was the fifth episode I ever watched (after Alien from L.A. on MTV and Pod People, The Amazing Colossal Man, and Space Travelers on the Mystery Science Theater Hour by way of a local channel affiliate).
There’s a lot of good memories bound up in this one, stretching back to my time in junior high, and it’s been a firm part of my holiday traditions ever since. And it’s awesome to see such traditions still running by way of the Gizmoplex.
PLUS we’ve got a great new short and aftershow shenanigans to look forward to!
Normally, Roadhouse kicks off Christmas movie season in our house, but this is coming early enough that it becomes the kick off. Roadhouse will have to come later, but there is still 12 days until it is too late.
Gonna brew up some Eggnog flavored coffee to drink while watching. Unfortunately, I can’t get Pizza EVERY night this week for health and monetary reasons, but I’m trying to make every show a little bit special.