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Shout! Factory’s line of MST3K DVD’s is too big to be contained by their periodic box set releases.  They’ve also opened a nice sideline of single-disc releases that are only available directly from Shout! Factory via their website.  On March 20th, MST3K addicts will be able to pick up new discs for a pair of classic episodes, The Wild World Of Batwoman and Girl In Gold Boots.  Read on for all the interstellar trash-heckling details, including direct links for ordering at the Shout! Factory website…

SHOUT! FACTORY AND BEST BRAINS, INC., PRESENT….

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000:

THE WILD WORLD OF BAT WOMAN

&

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000:

GIRL IN GOLD BOOTS

AVAILABLE DIRECTLY FROM SHOUT! FACTORY ON MARCH 20, 2012

On March 20th The Satellite of Love lifts off once again when Shout! Factory and Best Brains, Inc. release Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girl In Gold Boots and Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Wild World Of Batwoman on DVD, available exclusively from the Shout! Factory store at http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257670 and http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257669.

MST3K: Girl In Gold Boots and MST3K: The Wild World Of Batwoman are the newest titles in a special line from Shout! Factory of single episode/single disc releases of fan favorites. Shout! Factory also continues to release new multi-disc collections of beloved and in-demand episodes. Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXIII, a 4-Disc collection of 4 previously unreleased episodes and loads of extras, will be in stores March 27th.

In MST3K: Girl In Gold Boots, a timeless tale of exploitation, competition, drugs and raw talent-flavored substitute, a young woman’s quest to make it as a professional go-go dancer reveals a devastatingly mediocre portrait of Hollywood’s low-budget underbelly. Thankfully, those schlock ’n’ roll stars aboard the Satellite of Love are here to avenge our boredom and riff our pain away. Comedy snipers Mike Nelson and his robot sidekicks Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot put Girl In Gold Boots in their crosshairs and take it down. May a statue be dedicated one day to their heroism!

In 1966 an understandable attempt to capitalize on the popularity of Batman went horribly, horribly, horribly wrong. The movie that emerged, The Wild World Of Bat Woman, would have stood a better chance had it been written by Bob Kane’s dog. There is a plot, of sorts, involving a masked babe, her team of dancing girls, a mad scientist, an atomic-powered hearing aid and an archvillain named Rat Fink. Don’t try to connect those dots. You’ll lose. Just enjoy the ample opportunities taken by Mike and his robot pals Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot to redeem the movie with barbs, cracks, digs, jabs and other assorted comic punishment. MST3K: The Wild World Of Batwoman includes the short film Cheating, a morality tale about a high school boy whose position in student government is jeopardized by a cheating scandal.

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 series was created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Jim Mallon. After a year on KTMA TV in Minneapolis , its national broadcast life began in 1989 on the Comedy Channel (later to become Comedy Central), where it ran for seven seasons. The show’s final three seasons aired on the Sci-Fi Channel.  The premise of the series features a hapless man who is trapped by mad scientists on a satellite in space and forced to watch old B-movies of questionable worth. To keep sane, he’s built two robot sidekicks, and together they do a running commentary on the films, affectionately mocking their flaws with inspired wisecracks and acting as a demented movie theater peanut gallery. Series creator Hodgson originally played the stranded man, Joel Robinson.  When he left in 1993, series head writer Mike Nelson replaced him as the new B-movie victim Mike Nelson, and continued in the role for the rest of the show’s run.  The format proved to be popular and remarkably durable. During its 11-year run and 198 episodes (including one feature film), MST3K attained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim. The series won a Peabody Award in 1993, and was nominated for writing Emmys® in 1994 and 1995.