Season 11: The Return [2017]

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MST3K generated the most funds for any Film & Video project ever listed on Kickstarter ($5,764,229 from 48,270 backers, with an additional $600,000 in backer add-ons) and worked out a deal with Netflix to revise the series with new cast members and an updated format. Netflix would go on to support a Season 12 and just recently (May, 2021) a Season 13 has been announced.
1101 - Reptilicus [1961]


After copper miners discover part of the frozen tail of a prehistoric monster in Lapland, scientists inadvertently bring it back to life.

First episode filmed digitally and presented in HD.

1102 - Cry Wilderness [1987]


A Bigfoot-type creature befriends Paul, a young student. While his father, a park ranger, tries to capture an escaped tiger, Paul tries to keep Bigfoot a secret.

1103 - The Time Travelers [1964]


In 1964, a team of scientists are trying to develop a view screen into the future. What they, in fact, get is a portal and they soon find themselves on the other side - in the year 2071 - when the portal collapses.

This movie was made in an interesting era when the writers knew what lasers were, but the actors still didn't know how to pronounce them.

1104 - Avalanche [1978]


The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.

Servo and Crow play with drones in the theater, which are used in one instance to obscure a nudity scene.

1105 - The Beast of Hollow Mountain [1956]


An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle are being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur.
The great grandsons of the films sound director, James L. Fields, saw the riff before they knew they had any familial connection to the film. When they learned that their maternal great grandfather worked on the film, they said that the riff is now "twice as funny to them" and that the sound direction is "the film's only saving grace."

1106 - Starcrash [1978]


An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn.

Jerry Seinfeld makes a guest appearance as Freak Masterstroke.

1107 - The Land that Time Forgot [1976]


During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. They then travel to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.
This film is the first adaption of an Edgar Rice Burroughs story featured on MST3K. A second adaption, At the Earth's Core is featured later in this season ...and Doug McClure was in both.

1108 - The Loves of Hercules [1960]


While Hercules is away, his people, and the woman he loves, are killed by the king of Ecalia. Hercules goes to Ecalia to avenge her death but he finds that the king is dead and queen Dianira reigns. Time to fall in love with her ...and so on.

Running joke: Whenever someone says, "Speak!", in the film, Jonah and the bots go, "ARF!"

1109 - Yongary [1967]

aka Yongary, Monster from the Deep


Earthquakes in central Korea turn out to be the work of Yongary, a prehistoric gasoline-eating reptile that soon goes on a rampage through Seoul.

1110 - Wizards of the Lost Kingdom [1985]


When evil screams throughout the world. When all the galaxies converge. When all that's fair and fine seems lost. A Hero will emerge. Alrighty, then!

1111 - Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II [1989]


Three kingdoms have been overtaken by three evil lords and only Tyor, a teenage boy with magical powers, can restore peace to the land with the help of a bumbling elder, wizard and a hero in each kingdom.

A scene where David Carradine's character fights a giant octopus was removed. Ardy taunts Jonah and the Bots with its absence by saying that "it could have saved the whole movie."

1112 - Carnival Magic [1981]


A magician in a carnival - who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects - works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon become the stars of the carnival, drawing in big crowds.

Mark Hamill makes a guest appearance as P.T. Mindslap.

1113 - The Christmas that Almost Wasn't [1966]


A mean old soul named Phineas Prune, who holds the deed to the North Pole, is demanding back rent. Otherwise, he'll evict Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves and take all the Christmas toys.

Joel Hodgson makes a guest appearance as Santa Claus.

1114 - At the Earth's Core [1976]


A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.

This film is the second adaption of an Edgar Rice Burroughs story featured on MST3K. The other was The Land that Time Forgot ...and Doug McClure was in both.

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