|621 - The Beast of Yucca Flats|
|Air Date||January 21, 1995|
|AKA|| Girl Madness|
The Atomic Monster: The Beast of Yucca Flats
|Movie Director||Coleman Francis|
|Cast||Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis, Tor Johnson, Bing Stafford|
|Preceded by||620 - Danger!! Death Ray|
|Followed by||622 - Angels Revenge|
Money Talks! Having trouble saving money, a kid gets advice from Ben Franklin himself.
Progress Island, U.S.A. Modern Puerto Rico has a lot to offer.
A clock ticks. A beautiful girl. A hidden killer. The clock stops. There is no connection.
The vast desert. A plane lands. Joseph Javorski, noted scientist. Joseph Javorski, who looks like he could eat whole pigs, has the fate of the world in his briefcase. The Kremlin's best make him a target. The wheels of progress grind on.
A chase. Bullets. Murder. Flag on the moon...how did it get there? A bomb. More progress. Touch a button, something happens. A scientist becomes a beast.
Figures in a landscape. Who knows how long we really have? A woman's purse. Joe and Jim, desert patrolmen. They guard freedom and democracy 24/7 in this landscape. A beast is on the loose. Joseph Javorski, once a noted scientist, now...nothing.
There is no progress in the desert. Yet its effects are everywhere. Man's progress. Quench the killer's thirst. A family stops for a rest. The beast appears. A terrible mistake. Policemen with quick guns and the minds of swine. An innocent man dies. Who cares? Two boys feed soda pop to thirsty pigs. It's progress, you know.
Confrontation. A fight that is not a fight. A gun with no bullets fires. Joseph Javorski, noted scientist, becomes rabbit food. The wheels of progress grind on. End. 
- This movie was mentioned during the first host segment of 513, The Brain That Wouldn't Die, as part of Mike's training in the art of riffing. Strangely, given their extremely despairing reactions in this episode, there it was claimed to be a "cake walk" compared to the movies they usually watch.
- Watching Jim and Joe operate, you begin to wonder if these two men are really even highway patrolmen. They drive around in an unmarked car and don’t seem to report to anyone about the murder investigation. And what about their “shoot first; ask questions never” policy? It’s as if even Coleman Francis wasn’t sure whether or not Jim and Joe were the heroes of the movie. Coleman is just as diffident in his attitude toward the beast. Is the audience supposed to fear him or pity him, or both, or neither?
- The two boys, Randy and Art, are played by Coleman Francis’ sons Ronald and Alan.
- Tor got paid $300 for starring in this movie. That’s a dollar a pound.
- The movie took a year to film on weekends. Tony Cardoza filmed his scenes as an agent early on. By the end, after hanging out with Tor for a year, he gained 60lbs and is actually in the chase scene again at the end as a "fat" guy.
- According to Tony Cardoza, even though Coleman Francis is credited as editing the film, Coleman never edited anything. Cardoza, Lee Strosnider and Austin McKinney did all the editing. (Maybe we should blame Cardoza more than Coleman for this!)
- As is pointed out by Mike and the bots, no one ever talks on camera throughout the whole movie. The closest we get are characters talking while looking away, hiding their face, or being too far away from the camera.
Segment One: "Proposition Deep 13" proposes to speak for the Mads in the form of the feature film's inept badness. Candidate Mike Nelson responds for the SOL with a stirring speech from Tom Servo and fanfare from Crow's horn. However, the fact that the film is from Coleman Francis causes some backpeddling from Mike and the gang.
Segment Two: The SOL's nice quiet afternoon is interrupted by a visit from some noisy white-trash teen partiers. Crow takes them up on their offer to join the festivities.
Segment Third: Crow wants to know if it's 11:30 yet. There are many times at which it is not 11:30, as Mike constantly tells him.
Segment Four: Crow offers a plea for film anti-preservation to help godawful films deteriorate more quickly. Mike disapproves, but Crow doesn't care.
Stinger: The beast is very pissed off.
- Unusual credits: Dr. F can be heard repeatedly slapping Frank as the credits play.
- "Proposition Deep 13"
A reference to the "Culture War" speech during the 1992 Republican National Convention, in which terms like "counter-culture" were being thrown around.
- "Feel the glory of the Royal Scam!"
- "Why do I conk my hair?"
In period African-American slang, the verb "conk" refers to processing one's hair.
- "It's Trudy."
A Local Hero reference; the protagonist named a rabbit he hit with his car "Trudy", after his ex-girlfriend.
|preceded by: Season 5||MST3K Season 6||followed by: Season 7|
|1994 - 1995|
|601||Girls Town||1994-07-16||609||The Skydivers||1994-08-27||617||The Sword and the Dragon||1994-12-03|
|602||Invasion USA||1994-07-23||610||The Violent Years||1994-10-15||618||High School Big Shot||1994-12-20|
|603||The Dead Talk Back||1994-07-31||611||Last of the Wild Horses||1994-10-15||619||Red Zone Cuba||1994-12-17|
|604||Zombie Nightmare||1994-11-24||612||The Starfighters||1994-10-29||620||Danger!! Death Ray||1995-01-07|
|605||Colossus and the Headhunters||1994-08-20||613||The Sinister Urge||1994-11-05||621||The Beast of Yucca Flats||1995-01-21|
|606||The Creeping Terror||1994-09-17||614||San Francisco International||1994-11-19||622||Angels Revenge||1995-03-11|
|607||Bloodlust||1994-09-03||615||Kitten with a Whip||1994-11-23||623||The Amazing Transparent Man||1995-03-18|
|608||Code Name: Diamond Head||1994-10-01||616||Racket Girls||1994-11-26||624||Samson vs. the Vampire Women||1995-03-25|