|302 - Gamera|
|Air Date||June 8, 1991|
|MST3K Director||Jim Mallon|
|AKA|| Gammera the Invincible|
|Movie Director||Noriaki Yuasa|
|Cast||Eiji Funakoshi, Harumi Kiritachi , Yoshiro Uchida|
|Preceded by||301 - Cave Dwellers|
|Followed by||303 - Pod People|
This is the first movie starring the oversized flying turtle named Gamera, friend to all children. The movie opens as a mysterious jet is flying over the Arctic, so a general orders fighters to shoot it down. Unfortunately, the jet was carrying a nuclear bomb and the atomic blast from its crash awakens a prehistoric monster, played here by Gamera. Gamera first destroys an ice-cutting model research ship and then immediately heads to Japan to destroy more things. In Japan, a short-shorts-wearing, turtle-obsessed boy named Kenny is saved by Gamera – after Gamera first almost kills him – marking the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Kenny is allowed into the inner circle of power in Japan due to his association with Gamera and tries to interfere with any plans to destroy his giant turtle friend. Finally, the scientists come up with the "Z Plan," in which Gamera is to be imprisoned in a giant rocket and launched to Mars. 
See Episode K05.
Prologue: The gang goes through a spoken warm-up to prepare for the experiment.
Invention Exchange (Segment One): Joel presents a container that holds an infinite amount of salad, while Frank creates a vacuum that is supposed to clean up birdcages without removing the bird. It fails.
Segment Two: Tom sings the haunting ballad, "Tibby, Oh Tibby".
Segment Three: Crow and Tom take out their rage on Kenny; Joel tries to get them to take a more positive outlook on Kenny. It doesn't work.
Segment Four: The Bots play beauty salon, and Gamera drops in for a visit.
Segment Five: Tom introduces the cast of "Gamera", a letter is read, and Joel gets a shock to the shammies.
Stinger: An Eskimo mutters a disturbed, "Bye..."
- This is one of the few episodes where Joel and the Bots end up bickering rather comedically while watching the film and riffing. Joel even loses it and rips off and flings away Crow's left arm (twice!).
- "Mercy!! Rrrrooww!"
A reference to the song "Oh, Pretty Woman" and how the Japanese man in shades looks a bit like singer, Roy Orbison.
- "The New York Times says God is dead, and the war's begun, and Alvin Tostig has a son today."
Joel is paraphrasing the lyrics from the Elton John song "Levon".
- "Man, they've been in that plane for 48 hours!" "Luckily the in-flight film was Berlin Alexanderplatz."
- (Kenny's mother looking for him.) "Damien!? Damien!?"
Referring to equally bratty pipsqueak Damien Thorn of The Omen, who is in reality the 'Son of the Devil.'
- "Phenomena!...Bah dee dee dee!...Phenomena!"
- "You know, he didn't start the fire - It was always burning, since the world's been turning."
- "Live the good life in the off-world colonies!"
A reference to the film Blade Runner.
- "Kenny, join me! Together we will rule the Uni-... Oh." "Heh. Darth Turtle?"
An obvious reference to The Empire Strikes Back.
- Crow: Do you realize a robot just sang a love song to a turtle?
|preceded by: Season 2||MST3K Season 3||followed by: Season 4|
|1991 - 1992|
|301||Cave Dwellers||1991-06-01||309||The Amazing Colossal Man||1991-07-27||317||The Saga of the Viking Women...||1991-10-26|
|302||Gamera||1991-06-08||310||Fugitive Alien||1991-08-17||318||Star Force: Fugitive Alien II||1991-11-16|
|303||Pod People||1991-06-08||311||It Conquered the World||1991-08-24||319||War of the Colossal Beast||1991-11-30|
|304||Gamera vs Barugon||1991-06-22||312||Gamera vs Guiron||1991-09-07||320||The Unearthly||1991-12-14|
|305||Stranded in Space||1991-06-29||313||Earth vs the Spider||1991-09-21||321||Santa Claus Conquers the Martians||1991-12-21|
|306||Time of the Apes||1991-07-06||314||Mighty Jack||1991-09-28||322||Master Ninja I||1992-01-11|
|307||Daddy-O (episode)||1991-07-13||315||Teenage Cave Man||1991-11-09||323||The Castle of Fu Manchu||1992-01-18|
|308||Gamera vs Gaos||1991-07-20||316||Gamera vs Zigra||1991-10-19||324||Master Ninja II||1992-01-25|