Mystery Science Theater 3000 has plenty of great episodes, so it can be pretty difficult to choose one when the mood strikes. The problem is, sometimes the movies are so bad in an episode it’s difficult to watch even with the robots. Netflix stocks many and Gamera vs. Guiron seems to be a winner among many. But there’s something bizarrely charming about the poorly dubbed Gamera movies.
These Japanese were definitely of their time (see Gamera vs. Barugon where they just keep on referring to ‘the war’) and always with a surprising lack of monster action for a kaiju film.. In season 3, Joel, Crow and Tom Servo watched five different Gamera films but Gamera vs. Guiron is still a personal favourite. The plot follows two boys as they are abducted from their homes in Japan and taken into outer space where they meet two female aliens who want to eat their brains. It’s up to Gamera the giant turtle to save the day!
This episode of MST3K is a great episode where the lot are absolutely on par.
The best part? Probably this:
Shell! Teeth! Eyes! Flames! Claws! Breath! Scales! FUN!