Remember when we told you that The Room director Tommy Wiseau is doing a web series where aliens kidnap him and he has to play video games? Yeah, it’s kind of a letdown. Despite coming up with incredibly illogical out-of-context quotes during interviews, here Tommy is just not on his game. Hell, the only thing close to a Room joke was his character T.W. whining “This is not my house!” over and over.
Machinima could really go for camp here, but instead we’re just watching a cult star be mildly frustrated by Mortal Kombat. Where’s the drama, the intrigue? Tommy manages to lose, and he still gets sent home safely. When the news first broke, people were comparing this to Mystery Science Theater 3000 in terms of concept. But the thing is, we never knew if that show’s characters would ever make it back to Earth!
As with most things Tommy Wiseau, this makes very little sense—but not in the fun, delightfully bad way. So in lieu of more criticism, here are several questions I came up with while watching the episode:
Did Tommy get plastic surgery?
Who put muscle relaxants in his soda? We’re not sure it’s possible, but he’s even more laconic than usual.
What will it take to make Tommy get as furious as he does at Mark and Lisa?
What’s with the surfer-dude necklace and steampunk vest? We only ever want to see Tommy in a black T-shirt, navy blazer, and cargo pants.