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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cave Dwellers

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The film "Cave Dwellers" (1984) was originally titled "Ator 2, The Blade Master," the sequel to "Ator, the Fighting Eagle" (1982). High camp at its finest, "Cave Dwellers" is the perfect screen against which the Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) crew can project its ongoing snarkfest.

When Akronas (a.k.a. The Wise One) sees that the evil Zor and his army of villains are coming to steal a powerful weapon, he sends his daughter Mila to fetch a hero: Atar. After a reasonable amount of tribulation, Mila is able to recruit Atar and his assistant, Thong, to her cause. Their journey back to Akronas includes cannibals, the threat of human sacrifice, assorted other battles, and Miles O'Jokes by Joel and the Bots.

MST3K jolted new life into old movies with its wraparound low-budget production of the adventures of Joel Robinson and his robots, Crow, Tom Servo and Gypsy who are trapped on a space station and subjected to watching bad movies by an evil scientist.