The Beginning Of The End Mystery Science Theater 3000
A mad scientist attempts to drive his captive, Mike Nelson, insane by forcing him to watch B-Movies. This episode's feature is "The Beginning of the End" (1957, 76 min.) - An enterprising journalist investigates the story of giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm. She struggles to save the city of Chicago, despite military resistance in their efforts to cover-up.
Dr. Ed Wainwright (Mission Impossible's Peter Graves), reporter Audrey Aimes and a deaf-mute gardener fight together to eradicate swarms of gigantic, radioactive locusts that are demolishing entire towns and cities in Illinois! Mike and the 'bots use this hilarious classic from the fifth season's Turkey Day to help illustrate the point that anyone can write a repetitive screenplay revolving around Peter Graves-including the SoL's own Crow!