If the Force has awakened, it's already back to sleep, I tell ya.
- Tom Servo

Starcrash is the 6th episode of the eleventh season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the 203rd episode overall. It premiered on April 14, 2017.

The Movie[]

Main article: Starcrash (film)

A space pirate and her super-powered navigator are recruited by a benevolent Emperor to thwart the plans of an evil usurper. David Hasselhoff appears as the Emperor's son.


  • The opening credits have been moved to before the opening scene.
  • The scene where Stella and Akton are captured ends early, removing the setup for Akton's later line "Would I lie to you?"

The Episode[]

Host Segments[]

Prologue: Jonah and the Bots play Spin the Bottle, and Jonah ends up stuck kissing Tom.

Segment One: The Invention Exchange. Kinga presents the "Band-Eato", letting one wear all the fixings for a Mexican food fiesta. Jonah's is "BB-Servo", which is Tom's head on a BB-8-styled body. The change is quickly undone, apparently at the behest of Disney/Lucasfilm's lawyers.

Bumper: "Livin' in Deep 13" with plot recap

Song in Theater: "UFO" (occurs about 17 minutes in)

Segment Two: Crow wants a cut of the lucrative sci-fi melodrama pie, so he pens his own screenplay-slash-franchise "Crow T. Robot's World War Space".

Bumper: "To Earth" with info about the Tube.

Segment Three: Akton from the movie (actually Jonah in a costume) pays a visit to the SOL. Crow and Tom are initially excited, but then they see the real Akton for what he's worth, and it's not much.

Bumper: "United Servo Academy Men's Chorus Hymn" with plot recap

Segment Four: While Jonah tries to install eyes on Tom, Kinga and Max are visited by venture capitalist Freak Masterstroke. The Mads try to get him to invest money in their work, but Masterstroke has his own ideas.

Bumper: "The Canada Song" with Moon 13 time & temp

Segment Five: Jonah and the Bots perform a surreal sketch based on the movie's final action sequence, leaving the Mads to wonder if it counts as driving them insane.

Closing credits songs: "United Servo Academy Men's Chorus Hymn" / "The Canada Song" / "Livin' in Deep 13" / "To Earth" / "Sidehackin'" / "Wild Rebels Cereal"

Stinger: Akton smiles and laughs as sci-fi noises are heard.


Obscure References[]

  • "Radishes? We don't need no stinkin' radishes."
Parody of a line from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre which is often misquoted as, "Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges." The line is "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges."
  • (After the title "Starcrash" is revealed) "The Halle Berry story."
Actress Halle Berry was fined -- and sued -- for leaving the scene of a car accident in which she was involved.
  • "Believe it or not, I'm not William Katt!"
Sung to the tune of the theme song to the super-hero themed TV series The Greatest American Hero. William Katt, who has curly blond hair like Akton, played the main character on the show.
  • "It's not easy being green."
The title of Kermit the Frog's signature song.
  • "It's Talos with breasts!"
The Guardian resembles a female version of the animated Titan statue Talos, which was also a stop-motion animated monster from the Ray Harryhausen film Jason and the Argonauts.
  • "One ship, two ship, red ship, blue ship."
Parody of the Dr. Seuss book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
  • "We are the music makers. We are the dreamers of dreams."
The first verse of Arthur O'Shaughnessy's poem Ode, published in 1893. It is most famously quoted by Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
  • "Perhaps you don't recognize me with my red arm..."
A line spoken by the droid C-3PO in the 2015 film Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, who had been refitted with a red arm that didn't match the rest of his body.
  • "The Bionicles obey!"
The stop-motion robots somewhat resemble the Toa warriors from the Bionicle toy line released by LEGO
  • "Kill! Kill!" "Faster, pussycat!"
A reference to the 1965 film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! directed by Russ Meyer.

Behind the Scenes[]

MST3K Cast[]

Regular Cast

Guest Cast

MST3K Crew[]

Main article: List of MST3K Crew#Season 11



Video Releases[]