Another particularly delightful set of films commented upon while running by Joel and his robot friends. Steve Reeves in Hercules (Heracles they so academically point out) tries to fulfill his labors while keeping his mind on them. Also included are 3 other good (because they are so bad) films which we are trying to discipline ourselves to one a week. Marooned's cast includes Greg Peck, Gene Hackman & several other ""Stars" trying to act their way out of a turgid script. Marriott Hartley (it's not clear whether she has 1 or 2 navels) is one of the astronauts wives. The 2 remaining films we are "saving" for a blue day when some laughs would do wonders. I've been hounding the guys in the DVD section of my local Best Buy to stock some MST3K
titles for over 2 years, so when I ran across this set of four I snapped them up immediately. Watching the show is like visiting a Boston Flick Emporium with a crowd of witty Harvard undergrads whose less than sotto voce comments make any film a hilarious delight. Buy this collection for "8 hours, + or -" of delightful diversion from the drivel of network television. Warning, Joel, Tom Servo, Gypsy, cam-bot and company can be addictive...you're going to want more, and well you should. They're great for repeat viewing as well, because you miss half the jokes the first time through because you're laughing so hard. Fun is so hard to find, and "brainy"" fun even harder. Bug them at Best Buy to stock more, but be sure to get there before I do or they'll be gone.