The Movie


When nasty children-eating aliens invade Earth, it's up to Gamera to save the day. [1]


See Episode 312

The Episode

Host Segments

Prologue: The Mads are out of bad movies, and must choose between sending the Satellite of Love either Star Wars or Jaws. At the last minute, though, Dr. Erhardt finds another Gamera film. Crow: "With all my parts, I could've made an excellent vacuum-cleaner. Instead, it's the movies that suck!"

Segment One: Crow gets conked in the head and dreams that he controls the experiment while the Mads are trapped in space! He sends them A Planet of the Apes Christmas again and again and again...

Segment Two: Crow tells Joel and Servo about his dream from the previous host segment. Servo and Crow discuss other dreams they've had, with Servo's being particularly vivid.

Segment Three: Joel tells the Bots about his dreams. "Sometimes I dream I'm a crane operator. Other times I'm standing in line for Metallica tickets..."

Segment Four: Joel & the Bots perform a song about the Satellite of Love. Gypsy really gets into it, and Joel promises that there won't be any more Gamera films.[1]

Obscure References


  • This was the first show of 1989.
  • For the first time since they began listening to them, Joel & the Bots did not listen to any viewer calls.
  • Surprisingly, A Planet of the Apes Christmas is not a real movie.
  • In case you were thrown by the "rugged good looks," the "stupid young inexperienced bumbling senator from Indiana" who gains access to the White House appears to be Dan Quayle, elected Vice President a couple of months before the episode aired.
  • The idea of the mads being the ones trapped aboard the Satellite watching bad movies would later be used in Last of the Wild Horses.


  1. Satellite News