In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a trip down MST3K “memory lane.” Host Michael J. Nelson, along with the wisecracking robot companions Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot are riffing Ireland’s 1961 answer to “Godzilla,” “Gorgo.” Eugène Lourié’s film featured Bill Travers and William Sylvester.
This was episode #909 of the series. It originally aired on the Sci-Fi Channel (before it was renamed as “SyFy”) on Jul. 18, 1998. Noted film historian and critic Leonard Maltin made a special cameo appearance on the show. According to “Satellite News,” the episode only aired twice, due to rights issues with the owners of the film.
One of the only ways to see the full episode is on the “Mystery Science Theater 3000” 25th Anniversary DVD box set (available from Shout! Factory).
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the author of “Silver Screen Reflections.”
UPDATE (April 8): Good news, fellow MSTies! Shout! Factory TV is currently streaming the MST3K version of “Gorgo” (episode #909) for free!