|102 - The Robot vs the Aztec Mummy|
|Air Date||18 November, 1989|
|AKA|| La Momia Azteca Contra el Robot Humano;|
The Aztec Mummy vs. the Human Robot;
El Robot Humano
|Movie Director||Rafael Portillo(MEX)/Manuel San Fernando(USA)|
|Cast||Ramon Gay, Rosita Arenas, Luis Aceves Castaneda|
|Short||Radar Men from the Moon - Chapter 1: Moon Rocket|
|Short Director||Fred C. Brannon|
|Preceded by||101 - The Crawling Eye|
|Followed by||103 - The Mad Monster|
The Short: Radar Men from the Moon - Chapter 1: Moon Rocket
Key U. S. energy facilities are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. The head of federal security visits Commando Cody and his colleagues to get help with the investigation. Cody and crew have invented a “rocket suit” which Cody uses for his missions. Using the rocket suit, Cody thwarts a train sabotage and discovers a ray gun. Cody and crew speculate that the ray gun uses technology never before seen on Earth. They focus their attention on the moon, where 'unusual amounts' of atomic activity have been detected. Cody and crew take their rocket ship to the moon to investigate. Once on the moon, they find a hidden city, and Cody encounters Retik, Ruler of the Moon. Retik tells Cody about his plans to invade Earth. He also tells Cody about the element “lunarium,” which he will use to conquer the Earth. Cody fights the Moon men in an effort to escape, as Retik tries to disintegrate him with a ray gun blast.
Radar Men from the Moon is the first episode from a 1952 serial called Commando Cody starring George D. Wallace (not to be confused with segregationist governor of Alabama George C. Wallace). The production was over-budget (which was itself high for the era at $172,840) and therefore unable to afford a stunt man for leading actor George Wallace, who ended up breaking his nose while filming one of the fight scenes. According to IMDB, the serial's tagline was "BLASTING OUT OF SPACE...and into ATOMIC ACTION." The program is currently in the public domain.
With a sub-barrel-bottomed budget, this Mexican horror outing features wicked old Dr. Krupp, the crazed experimenter who caused trouble in this film's two predecessors, The Aztec Mummy and Curse of the Aztec Mummy (both 1957), up to his old tricks. As in the former features, he is again trying to trick the Aztec mummy Popoca into leaving his crypt so the bad doctor can get at the treasure within. This time his scheme entails the invention of the title tin man (complete with incandescent light-bulb ears), a device he equips with a human brain. A horrific battle ensues when the two monsters collide. 
Segment Three: Enoch, King of the demon dogs, appears and speaks to Joel and the bots. Apparently the demon dogs believe that the Satellite of Love is a giant dog bone. But before Joel can explain, Gypsy eats Enoch.
Segment Four: Crow disguises himself as Enoch, but gets peed on.
Ending Segment: Joel plays fetch with the demon dogs, forgetting that ‘fetch’ means ‘go get and bring back.’
- Although this was the 2nd episode produced, it was the first episode aired by The Comedy Channel.
Obscure Riffs Explained
- "I wish we had one of them doomesday machines."
Said by General "Buck" Turgidson (who in fact bears a passing resemblance to the character playing Commander Cody) in the Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove.
- "I'm Milton, your brand new son"
|preceded by: Season 0||MST3K Season 1||followed by: Season 2|
|1989 - 1990|
|101||The Crawling Eye||1989-11-28||106||The Crawling Hand||1989-12-26||111||Moon Zero Two||1990-01-30|
|102||The Robot vs the Aztec Mummy||1989-12-05||107||Robot Monster||1990-01-02||112||Untamed Youth||1990-02-06|
|103||The Mad Monster||1989-12-12||108||The Slime People||1990-01-09||113||The Black Scorpion||1990-02-13|
|104||Women of the Prehistoric Planet||1990-02-20||109||Project Moon Base||1990-01-16|
|105||The Corpse Vanishes||1989-12-19||110||Robot Holocaust||1990-01-23|