The Movie[]

Main article: Hangar 18 (film)


A government conspiracy to conceal evidence of the existence of UFOs turns deadly.

The Episode[]

Host Segments[]

Prologue: In the shortest host segment ever, Joel introduces the film, and then it's movie sign!

Segment One: A meteor shower is about to strike the Satellite of Love! Joel explains the tragic consequences if the hull is punctured and the ship loses its oxygen: "No more Kibbles n' Bots, and no mid-morning pleasure stimulations!" Crow tells him to lighten up. (This segment appears on the MST3K Scrapbook tape.)

Segment Two: Joel purges Crow's memory, dumping all non-essential rememberences. "Every Punky Brewster episode? Dump! The Lyle Waggoner Penile Implant Show? Dump!"

Segment Three: Joel taps into Crow's brain, and shows him his first memory—the moment when he was first turned on. In the bit, Joel explains that "CROW" is actually an acronym, which stands for "Cybernetic Remotely-Operated Woman." Crow, alarmed to discover that he's really female, begins to panic ("Thirtysomething is on! I need some chocolate!") until Joel reveals it's all a joke. (This skit appears on the MST3K Scrapbook tape.)

Segment Four: Joel announces that there are nearly 1,000 members in the fan club now, and the 1,000th member will win "self satisfaction and a Demon Dog!"[1]


  • The opening host segment/prologue is the shortest host segment in the history of the show.
  • The scenario of facing a meteor shower and its consequences would almost have been revisited in a scene from Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie, which was cut due to the extreme meddling it received.
  • Joel appears to have hit his head on something in the prologue.

Obscure References[]

  • "He was in Teen Wolf, wasn't he?"

Teen Wolf was a 1985 movie starring Michael J. Fox.

  • "He's drinking Helsinki Formula!"

Helsinki Formula was a baldness remedy endorsed by Robert Vaughn in a series of infomercials.

  • "I thought you meant H.R. Giger."

Artist H.R. Giger is best known for designing the title creatures from the Alien film series.

  • "I said 'lunch', not 'launch'!"

A quote from the opening sequence of the Sid and Marty Krofft TV show Far Out Space Nuts.