CS (v/o): Female Scientist Lady especially wants to get Frank back. Due to the lack of its inclusion on "Mystery Science Theater 3000," the movie is not widely known.The story (what there is of it) concerns Earth's first mission to Mars.
(Desperate, Marcuzan and Dr. Nadir try to take off, but Frank shoots the ship's controls, blowing up the ship (via more stock footage)). (Meanwhile, the scientists arrive in Puerto Rico). Dr. Steele: Now, Frank, the men who attacked you were from outer space. So anyway, I was talking about this green light... (The screen goes black as we go to commercial. 80s Dan himself (also played by Lewis, wearing marker ink to form a mustache and beard) appears), 80s Dan: Hey, Cinema Snob! CS (v/o): ...is also a New York politician! the Robot wearing a bow tie).
(scowls) We have to meet the aliens first! (title is shown) Oh, excuse me, I believe that's Frankenstein's Daughter Meets the Space Monster? CS (v/o): (as Dr. Steele) What I'm trying to say is that he is an android, but me? CS (v/o): WHAT?!
CS: My cat is just fine! Dr. Steele: (whispering) Quiet! Telephone!
(Cut to a clip of the MST3K gang watching Progress Island U.S.A.), (Back to Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster again. That's the spaceship they came here in. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations). General: We have plenty of men, good men, who are willing to risk their lives in space exploration. ...Why the hell did I just say that?! Isn't that always the way? A Martian princess and a doctor replace the women on Mars, destroyed by atomic war, by raiding Puerto Rico while a shot down android terrorizes all. A scientist (Jim Karen) has decided a robot would be better sent than a human, considering the enormous risks involved in interplanetary travel.
Why? Drinks at the office.
Now, you might think that the number is actually a reference to its original Italian title, where it's clearly a year marker, even though it was made in 1972, but frankly, with all these Frankenstein movies, I wouldn't be surprised if it is supposed to be the 79th sequel to Frankenstein! Apparently the aliens are supposed to be from Mars, but I don’t remember them saying that. CS (v/o): Now, originally, I wrote in the script that the word "Frankenstein" is never spoken, but in fact, it is said once, all of once, by the scientists when they wonder what could happen to Frank if he crashed and was damaged. CS: Actually, I shouldn't speak too soon. The aliens decide to accelerate their plans after this guy [another alien], who has an even worse bald cap than Child Molester Von Giggily... (Dr. Nadir laughs with delight at Frank's ship exploding after being shot).
“What was it Jean-Michel Basquiat said about Club 57? No Dr. Frankenstein, no monster made by him to be mistaken for Frankenstein, nobody is named "Frankenstein" in this movie! Best Exploitation Flicks: Machete's Over the Top Ancestors, Favorite oft-adapted male literary character from the 19th century. This FAQ is empty. CS: Yup, say hello to our Frankenstein. Come on, guys, save some room for Hitler's head. (On board the alien spaceship, Princess Marcuzan and Dr. Nadir go into a room to watch as the aliens bring an Earth woman on board). Superman and Wonder Woman: Tandy Computer Whiz Kids.
General (David Kerman): (to one of the passengers, a woman) How are you doing, Miss Grant? However, it is stated near the beginning of the movie that the android is partially built from human pieces and he is also often called by the first name of Frank. Remember, he's a robot, not a man, Karen. If it isn't scenes of people driving or military stock footage, it's scenes of Frank stumbling around the desert and occasionally menacing people... and then just giving up because a woman screaming annoys him enough to drive him off.
Oh, we'll be right back. The "Space Monster" of the title refers to a radiation-scarred mutant named Mull brought along as part of the Martian invasion force. CS: At this point, can we officially declare "Frankenstein-sploitation" a thing? If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to [email protected]. I wonder where Karen is now. The attack is launched, but there's no effect on the spaceship. CS (v/o): The bastards! Global panic ensues when it is revealed that a mysterious UFO is actually a giant bird that flies at supersonic speed and has no regard for life or architecture. Thanks for the video! CS: I don't know, if Frank turned into Peter Cushing, this could suddenly get good. CS (v/o): The alien ship takes off, but Frank, in a last-ditch effort, attacks the film's editor, which somehow causes the ship to explode... CS (v/o): ...and the credits to start rolling. Add the first question. (takes off glasses and gets up).