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The Sci Fi Channel would officially end MST3K's run, at the end of this season, on September 12, 1999 but would continue to play re-runs for several years finally closing down broadcasts of the show on January 31, 2004.
1001 - Soultaker 
Four teenagers are killed in a car accident. Two of the teenagers refuse to go with "The Grim Reaper" and a race between life and death ensues!
Joel Robinson and TV's Frank both make guest appearances.
1002 - Girl in Gold Boots 
A young woman leaves her job as a waitress and travels to Los Angeles, where she strives to become the top star in the glamorous world of go-go dancing.
This is Mike Nelson's favorite episode. The editing in the film is so bad, it riffs itself ...one character suddenly appears out of thin air and Crow says, "I'm back." At one point, a character yells, "Get out!" Crow obligingly gets up and leaves.
1003 - Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders 
Two creepy "horror" films joined together by Merlin's Shop which is, in turn, introduced by a Grandpa telling the stories to his Grandson during a blackout.
This episode was the third episode produced for Season 10 but, due to legal complications, it went un-aired until after the official season finale. Personal note: It should be pointed out that the filmmakers must really hate animals. A cat, a dog and a gold fish are killed in this but I don't recall the death of any humans so I guess it's OK as a kid's story?? - Doc
1004 - Future War 
A race of evil cyborgs kidnap humans from Earth's future to use as slaves, and take dinosaurs from the past to use as trackers. One of their slaves, the Runaway, escapes and makes his way to present-day Los Angeles.
During filming, Future War crew members remarked that it would be great if the film someday appeared on MST3K. Watch for the camera made from a cardboard box.
1005 - Blood Waters of Dr. Z 
A mad scientist transforms himself into a mutated walking catfish and then kidnaps nubile young women to similarly transform so that he can breed ...or something like that.
The film was cut by 25 minutes to fit into the MST3K time frame. Director Don Barton placed an ad for a 6'5" or taller person with scuba diving experience to play the monster. No acting experince required. 10 candidates responded.
1006 - Boggy Creek II 
aka Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues
A professor and three of his students camp out in the wilderness to find a Bigfoot-type creature.
Bill Corbett: "It's the kind of movie that seems to hate you; to wish you active harm; to kick sand in your eyes and make you cry. To Mr. Charles B. Pierce [maker of this film]: Bite every single inch of me! And do it now, and then do it again!" Much of the outhouse scene was cut out due to painfully obvious reasons.
1007 - Track of the Moon Beast 
A young man is transformed into a hideous "moon beast" due to a meteor fragment lodged in his body.
Bill Finger, long-time comic book writer, and Charles Sinclair wrote the film's script in a weekend.
1008 - Final Justice 
Homicidal sheriff Thomas Jefferson Geronimo is tasked with escorting a mobster to Malta; when the prisoner escapes, Geronimo goes on the warpath ...metaphorically speaking, of course.
Due to Joe Don Baker's reported hostile reaction to MST3K's treatment of his film
this episode is notable for the relentless mocking of Baker throughout.
1009 - Hamlet 
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle.
This version of Hamlet was originally 152 minutes. You can imagine how much of it was cut out for the show. Kevin Murphy said, "...we found some relief in the fact that [this] play is astoundingly overwritten."
1010 - It Lives by Night 
aka The Bat People
A bat research doctor is bitten by a cave bat and undergoes an accelerated transformation into a man-bat creature, which essentially ruins his honeymoon and causes considerable distress for his new wife.
The doctor and his wife, in this film, are married in real life.
1011 - Horrors of Spider Island 
aka The Spider's Web
Survivors of a plane crash on a remote island find it is covered by spiders. When bitten, the survivors start turning into spiders!
Last episode directed by Mike Nelson.
1012 - Squirm 
A storm causes some power lines to break and touch the ground, drawing millions of man-eating worms out of the earth, and into town where they quickly start munching on the locals.
During the production there was a mix up with the film processing lab. Footage from a wedding was accidentally sent to Director Lieberman and B roll footage of worms for the film was sent to the newlyweds. Lieberman also wrote a nasty letter to MST3K for riffing his movie.
This episode also contains the short
A Case of Spring Fever . At this time, this is the last short film MST3K has done.
1013 - Danger: Diabolik 
International man of mystery Diabolik, and his sensuous lover Eva Kant, pull off heist after heist, all while European cops, led by Inspector Ginko, and envious mobsters, led by Ralph Valmont, are closing in on them.
Since this was supposed to be the last episode of the series (in fact, it would be 18 years before the Netflix revival) the host segments centered around Pearl inadvertently sending the Satellite of Love crashing back to earth ...but with enough time to watch one more bad movie.
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