Netflix Now: Zap Rowsdower Edition


Zap Rowsdower is one of the greatest cinematic heroes of all time. More dashing than Robin Hood, more daring than James Bond, and more mulleted than most hockey players of the 1980s. Zap Rowsdower is action incarnate. The name rolls off the tongue like a not particularly good tongue sandwich. In an ideal world, Zap Rowsdower would team up with Zapp Brannigan for an adventure spanning all of Canada and outer space.

If you’re unfamiliar with Zap Rowsdower, you can learn about him in The Final Sacrifice episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, just one of the titles now on Netflix Instant.

Check out what’s new on Netflix Watch Instantly after the cut. You can also learn about the legend of Zap Rowsdower and enjoy some musical interludes from our friends of MST3K.


  • The Adventures of Fish ‘N Chips
  • And Now a Word from Our Sponsor
  • The Big Picture
  • Buffalo Girls
  • Christopher and His Kind
  • The Dino King
  • The Dinosaur Project
  • The Dragon Pearl
  • Example Short XIII 23976 4×3
  • Example Short XV
  • Example Short XVI 3D : Elephants Dream
  • Ghost Hunt: Season 1
  • Goosebumps: Season 2
  • Goosebumps: Season 3
  • Goosebumps: Season 4
  • Greenberg
  • Harold’s Going Stiff
  • High Tech, Low Life
  • Highland Park
  • Inspector Morse: Series 1
  • Inspector Morse: Series 2
  • Inspector Morse: Series 3
  • Inspector Morse: Series 4
  • Klitschko
  • Live and Let Die
  • Love Sick Love
  • Love/Hate: Series 1
  • Love/Hate: Series 2
  • Love/Hate: Series 3
  • The Magic School Bus: Season 2
  • The Magic School Bus: Season 3
  • The Magic School Bus: Season 4
  • Miss Gulag
  • Miss Representation
  • MST3K: Gamera
  • MST3K: Soultaker
  • MST3K: The Final Sacrifice
  • MST3K: Touch of Satan
  • My Best Day
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People
  • Nanny 911: Season 1
  • Nanny 911: Season 2
  • Nanny 911: Season 3
  • National Geographic: Appalachian Trail
  • Netflix Originals 2013 Emmy Nominations
  • Octopussy
  • The Phoenix and the Carpet
  • The Rundown
  • Samsara
  • Scholastic: Tall Tales
  • Serving Life
  • Shoot
  • Shun Li and the Poet
  • Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • This Is Martin Bonner
  • Trigun Badlands Rumble
  • Wilfred: Season 2

New additions to Netflix Watch Instantly apply only to readers in the United States. For those in other parts of the world, your choices may vary.

The Gamera Song, MST3K

Weekly Netflix Now Awards

Most Likely to Be Watched First


Most Likely to Be Rewatched First


Favorite MST3K Episode That’s Been Added

MST3K: The Final Sacrifice

A Distant Relative of The Lizard King, Obviously

The Dino King

Probably of Sheepish Androids

Example Short XVI 3D : Elephants Dream

Two Titles That Should Become a Female Wrestling Tag Team Called “Hits & Misses”

Miss Gulag

Miss Representation

Terrence Malick’s Trigun Fanfic

Trigun Badlands Rumble

You Can Tell By the Tenting of His Jeans

Harold’s Going Stiff

Everyday, Sucka

My Best Day

Best Title

The Adventures of Fish ‘N Chips

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.