The movie: At the Earth’s Core, which feels like it might have been better if they had come up with the idea themselves instead of adapting a book
No smoking in the giant drill, but you’re taking along your fine china? Okay then.
I suspect if this movie were made today, the guy would have gotten the girl somehow or else she would have ended up dead. Not sure which era of movie-making that reflects more positively on.
All the host segments are good here. The meta backhanded compliments as Crow and Tom tell Jonah he’s pretty okay for not being Joel or Mike, the steampunk robots (although Crow is just eh), the camaraderie, fun songs, the approaching and actual wackiness, and what’s this? Dynamic camera angles for the big finale? Yes please. Everybody’s clicking, Cynthia certainly included.
Max confesses the movie is kind of fun, and it seems likely the riffing team thought so too: A lot of fun references here, ranging from Carol Burnett to Hungry Hungry Hippos to Tim Burton, and fun riffs in general.
That was quite a shock ending, and Kinga’s reaction is flawless. Not a hint of humanity there, without coming off as a monster. So, was Jonah not sure if he’d want to come back, or was Joel not confident of getting a second season, or did they just want to do something different?
I say hidey-hole.
Push the button: A strong ending to the season. Overall it’s a pretty good, enjoyable season, especially if you allow for the actors settling into their roles and relationships.
The episode I mainly remember as “Oh, and that one happened too”: The Land That Time Forgot
Funniest invention: Probably the Afterlife Alert in Time Travellers
Funniest host segment: Probably Gypsy’s time travel safety lessons from the same episode