Mystery Science Theater 3000: C/D, S/D.

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Michael Daddino, Saturday, 12 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh *please*, you ask this of me? What episodes *don't* I have on tape?

So gloriously fucking classic it hurts, period, etc. To explain why -- I always loved really bad movies, they're great. Seeing bad movies trashed by people who obviously had brains but weren't afraid of cheap shots either seemed like perfection, and the fact that the perpetrators were seemingly calm Minnesotans who had a clear and total loathing for bullshit of all sorts -- societal, cultural, political, philosophical - - made it all the more fun. Still my favorite ever TV show.

Search -- um, everything. Some episodes you don't need to see as many times, though, and sometimes ones that weren't as great initially become great with time. My Top Ten List At Present:

Manos, The Hands of Fate -- "Honey, I'm scared." "Of WHAT?"

The Starfighters -- "Bob Dornan, wild at heart."

Mitchell -- "She was going to smell like beer sooner or later."

Teenage Strangler -- "I didn't steal no bike neither!"

Overdrawn at the Memory Bank -- "My nuts?"

Red Zone Cuba -- "You and your swank restaurant and your chichi frog's legs!"

Agent From H.A.R.M. -- "There's the windup...and there's the smarm!"

Werewolf -- "C'mon, dead people know what's going to happen next!"

The Starfighters -- "I like coffee."

Pod People -- "Trumpy! You can do MAGIC things!"

Subject to change, but that's a good starter pack right there, along with Eegah!, Jack Frost, Parts: The Clonus Horror, Monster a Go-Go, The Girl in Gold Boots...

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, and Deathstalker, naturally.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I absolutely adore this show, though I've only been able to see Sci- Fi episodes and only a handful of them at that due to infernal copyright issues (any channel wishing to broadcast it needs rights to both the episode and the film, thus only about 18 eps have been shown in the UK). So my knowledge of MST3K is very limited, but I'll add my vote to Overdrawn At The Memory Bank and Agent From H.A.R.M. - as for episodes to destroy, I haven't seen any eps that are bad but apparently the KTMA ones weren't that good, so destroy them.

Chris Lyons, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

First, the lowdown. Classic? Oh my, yes.

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Favorite Episode Available on Rihno: I Accuse My Parents or Catalina Caper. Favorite Episode Overall: Alien From L.A.. Favorite Short: The Days of Our Years. Favorite Riff Sequences: The Beau Brummels at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go in Village of the Giants and Fat Linda Rondstadt in The Incredible Melting Man. Favorite Riff: The Albert Goldman/Greil Marcus ref in The Pod People and the "...Massapequa, Massapequa Park, Amityville, Copaigue, Lindenhurst and Babylon. Change at Jamaica for..." line in The Beatniks.

Destroy

The fifteen-minute promo they did for Nintendo; the "sandwich" sketch at the end of The Undead; the long string of lesbian jokes in Racket Girls; and, ultimately, the movie, which while v. good, probably should never have been made; and finally, the various asinine copyright issues that pretty much will ensure its limited availability in non-bootleg form to future generations.

Michael Daddino, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The fifteen-minute promo they did for Nintendo

Herein a mystery -- what is this? Given that they're such gaming addicts I'm not surprised they did it...

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I made a boo-boo. It was actually for Playstation Magazine. Riffing was good, as you can imagine, but it was genuinely painful to watch them hawk stuff. Kinda odd that I can't find more info about it.

Michael Daddino, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Any film with Joe Don Baker or John Phillip Law is an absolute classic.

But if I'm being honest, I love nearly every one. The only one I think I would destroy is Hamlet, because the adaptation was so static and dull it was hard to make jokes from.

Nicole, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, and Ned should definitely make me some tapes. The ones on sci-fi I see all the time, but I miss the old episodes.

Nicole, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Arrangements can be made. I need to get a second VCR for dubbing purposes first, though...

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

And yes, I did forget Space Mutiny, didn't I? "HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!"

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Additional Commentary

I brought the subject up because I think it's high time we discussed it at length. A lot of Americans on ILx are pretty vocal about their MST3K-love, but for obvious reasons, much of the UK posse have never even seen the show. Those who have only know the Sci-Fi era shows (and can't get Rhino tapes, either), so they're only getting part of the fun.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Comedy-Central purist at all. The primary reason I got slowly peeved at the AOL NY MST3K contingent was because they were by and large vehemently Anti-Mike, going on and on about how the show was a bunch of boring crap now and how cute and sexy Joel was. I just couldn't see it. Admittedly, though, by the time MST3K left CC, the show's early, woozy charm had long faded away -- but it was replaced by something else that, while slick, was still awfully entertaining. (Charm isn't everything.) At the other end of the history spectrum, the KTMAs aren't bad at all, but all woozy charm and few laffs. Still, that won't matter if you're already a fan.

The worst movie they ever did was, easily, Monster A Go-Go. Scroungily overamped "What'd I Say"-rip at the beginning, but looooong stretches of black & white nothingness punctuated by perhaps the most infuriating cinematic anticlimax ever. Next in line is Manos: The Hands of Fate. It's my impression that MST3K almost single-handedly velcroed this flick onto the Canon of Bad Movies, and that's a good thing, because it's a startling artifact with a great story behind it.

Favorite Sci-Fi-era Episode: Jack Frost. Indeed, every episode involving a children's movie is sterling.

Best Acting in a MST3K Episode: Beverly Garland reads the riot act to The Celery From Outer Space in It Conquered The World. Bela Lugosi tells a fellow scientist off in Bride of the Monster.

Crow vs. Crow: Trace-Crow is more neurotic, Bill-Crow is more snide, yet once Bill got in the groove, I seriously think they were in equal in goodness.

Joel vs. Mike:

Extraneous thought: if in some alternative universe Catalina Caper was a good, no, GREAT movie, the Avalanches' album would be its soundtrack. Perhaps we could kindly suggest to Tim Burton a remake...

Michael Daddino, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

it's a startling artifact with a great story behind it.

I was going to throw in a link to the article with all the info, but dammit, it's expired! Your vision of a new Catalina Caper thrills and disturbs my soul.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Although I should at least throw in a link to the more or less official fan site, the Satellite News.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The Manos article is here.

Michael Daddino, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

That's one of the reasons I could never get into any of the MST3K fan discussions/forums online, they all seem to suffer from this irrational hatred of Mike. It's so silly and pedantic. What's so wrong with liking Joel and Mike?

Nicole, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Why do you say the movie should not have been made, Mike?

Josh, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

For one, the movie didn't make any money, partly because Gramercy concentrated its promotional efforts on the Pamela Anderson vehicle Barb-Wire, which ended up belly-flopping anyway. Plus, I got this impression from some recent interview with a member of Best Brains (can't remember where I saw this) that they all ended up regretting ever making the thing in the first place. The whole process was too arduous and distracting and they had to deal with all the asshole suits who prided themselves on having a certain level of hepness, yet told BB to take out a joke about Bootsy Collins because they didn't know who was.

Michael Daddino, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The other weird indulgence of the AOL MSTies was the tongue-lashing Sampo, a.k.a. Chris Cornell (the mst3kinfo.com guy, not the Soundgarden guy), recieved on a regular basis. People seemed real irritated at the fact that he assumed the role of King of All MSTies rather quickly, and I attribute that to minor professional jealousy and peevishness over his pro-Mike stance, all caught in a spiral of ever-amplifying regicidal loathing that you often see online. (Sampo's sometime pomposity didn't help either.) Pettiness a go-go.

Michael Daddino, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

dude, fuck all that. after joel left the show totally went to shit. joel really wanted to create a feeling with story /characters and consistancy. mike was just a hired writer. i think i read someone saying in another thread "after a while if felt like the ones running the show just didnt get 'it' "

chaki, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

As so many of us are such pynchon junkies, here's a great mst3k & pynchon link.

i is brit and loving the mst3k. it can grate if you're not in the right mood, but fuck that for a game of toy soldiers. I also liked the film (riffing on This Island Earth -- fave bit is when the alien is explaining about the fate of his planet "a-huh, yeah, yup... got ya... a-huh"

Alan Trewartha, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

In point of fact, Mike wasn't merely a "hired writer": as early as the second season, he was the Head Writer. Since MST3K was always a group effort, I think it's difficult to pinpoint one person who was responsible for any particular characteristic of the show. (Two obvious exceptions, of course, are the whole Gizmonics Institute business and the idea for the Invention Exchange.) So he may share some responsibility with Joel H. for creating the rather paternal relationship between Joel R. & the 'bots -- a relationship which, for obvious reasons, would be altered once Mike replaced Joel R. the SOL.

Michael Daddino, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The funniest episode of MST3K I've ever seen is a Gammora movie that we watched on KTMA backstage during a high school show choir competition. I can't remember the name of the movie, but the bad monster was a giant gumball machine and the episode contained one of my favorite riffs ever (7-YEAR-OLD GIRL: I love you, Gamora! CROW: Keep your shirt on, honey.). Most of the others I've seen have come from the Sci-Fi years, but "Manos" is definitely classic. I will also put in a vote for "Overdrawn At The Memory Bank" if only because it's fun to watch Raul Julia in something embarrassing, plus "Squirm" and "The Final Sacrifice".

Dan Perry, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I loved Overdrawn At The Memory Bank as a child. I believe I still have a video on it somewhere doubling up with Max Headroom.

Pete, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Ah, the AOL MSTie days. Got my first stalker out of that bunch.

Anyway, I adored the show. Was a staunch Mike defender in the Mike v. Joel days, now I'm not so sure. Favorite bit (of all time): "Are You Happy In Your Work?"

Colin Meeder, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

What the fuck are you doing here, Colin? :)

Michael Daddino, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Dan -- you saw a KTMA on the air? I envy and worship you, my liege.

Colin -- yeah, I remember you were torgotback@aol.com, but the stalking? No, not that.

The boards also attracted a number of true mental cases, most unforgettably KeijiKJ. He was similar to Gondola Blob in that he indulged in casebook net.kook behavior: delusions of professionalism, snottily dismissive of any random thing, threw around the word "clique" a lot. I've even heard stories that he scared the bejesus out of BB members during the first con. I personally had a thoroughly pointless argument with him about the population of the cities in California.

Concerning Mike, I'll say this: there are quite a few times during the Sci-Fi-era when he seemed to be sending out his performance via Fed Ex. Sad, because it was clear after CC he was capable of much better. But you know, a lot of the Sci-Fi-era episodes that initially seemed kinda minor and kinda eh to me now strike me as being thoroughly solid.

Michael Daddino, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

That was my first exposure to MST3K. I had no idea that it was going to become so huge; I only thought that snarky Minnesotans would find it funny!

Dan Perry, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Well, you're lucky and we hate you. There. ;-)

I'm waiting on Mike's next collection of essays and novel myself. The Megacheese collection was a scream.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Michael: With you and Dave R. here, it was simply a matter of time.

Stalking resulted from an unfortunate IRL encounter with a nice enough person. I thought it was a lovely afternoon, she thought it was TRUE LOVE FOREVER. Eek. The story resolved harmlessly enough -- she found TRUE LOVE FOREVER again with another MSTie, and this time it was returned.

Colin Meeder, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

What the hell do I have to do with anything, Mr. Meeder? I've never seen you before in my life! (Weren't you supposed to get me a job?)

MST3K was never that big a part of my life - I watched it sporadically, and I always seemed to be in the wrong state of mind to truly enjoy it. I'll side with the Joel phreex, though, just because bald is sexy. (I'm getting sexier by the minute.)

David Raposa, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

DR: I'll side with the Joel phreex, though, just because bald is sexy. (I'm getting sexier by the minute.)

But wasn't Mike balder than Joel? I'm confused. No matter. I'm balder than both, and I agree with David.

Brian MacDonald, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm watching Rocketship X-M right now and it looks as if Joel is balder than Mike. I agree wholeheartedly that BALD(ING) = SEXXXY (my real and imaginary boyfriends are testament to this) but Joel really isn't bald enough to be sexy-bald.

Michael Daddino, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

grr, watch it daddino.

ethan, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Le huh?

Michael Daddino, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Let me second Ned's Mike Nelson's Movie Megacheese rec. Even if you don't like or are not familiar with MST3K it is an extrodinarily funny take on a lot of overblown movies of the 80s and 90s.

Nicole, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Had you gotten that job I mentioned, David, you'd have been laid off about five months ago. So I did you a favor by being a hopeless slacker.

I think that my slight preference for Joel has something to do with a sense that the guy's a bit . . . off, where Mike is merely charming and funny.

Colin Meeder, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Merely? I wouldn't go that far, though he certainly projects more immediate affability. But every so often he comes out with something or takes on a role that makes you a bit nervous. Thus, when he wigged out about his old temp job in one episode, and in Time Chasers where he played his drunk angry brother or cousin, I forget which. Sure, it's a role, but he inhabited them rather well. ;-)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Sampo once remarked that in interview, one can sense that there's something very dark and private about Mike just percolating below the surface, and that's colored my impression of him ever since. One thing to remember: "I suffer from excruciating headaches that dozens of neurologists have tried unsuccessfully to treat. I think I might be possessed."

Michael Daddino, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I appreciate the fact that both Mike and Bridget are very private about their home life, but from the sound of it from some of Bridget's comments it's a very happy family, lots of singing and nuttiness and fun with their kids. A good reminder that the show was, after all, just a performance.

But yes, Mike has the angst in there somewhere. He just tempers it very beautifully -- thus his legendary turn as Morrissey.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Fair enough -- Mike probably *is* a churning cauldren of angst. But I think he (and his rage) are probrably more based in reality, where Joel strikes me as more otherworldly. Which I prefer (slightly, only ever so slightly) in humor.

Colin Meeder, Thursday, 17 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Oh, about time for a revival (thanks in part to a recent link from Mike D.). Actually, there were a number of episodes I didn't have, mostly from the sixth season, but my Seattle trip has given me the chance to dub a lot of those from Brian's collection, yay me. Plus I finally have Daddy-O and Fugitive Alien, that took long enough!

To add to the book recommendations -- Mike N.'s general essay book Mind Over Matters is another fine read (the TV essay alone is some kinda genius, the mock 19th century novel even more so), while I very much liked Kevin Murphy's A Year at the Movies. Chris Piuma mentioned he felt it was fairly Joe Queenan-like and therefore not as distinct as it could be, but I think it was handled very well and worked as both microstudy of the moviegoing experience and general reflection. Certainly any of the ILF/film-going hounds on this board should consider reading/borrowing a copy, at least. Then there's Mike's new novel Death Rat, which I really need to order next month...

And praise to all the other castmembers doing things and the continual rolling out of more DVDs, though apparently Rhino says they've exhausted what they have the rights to right now and are looking into securing more, hopefully...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

...although a quick check of the SatNews link sez there's some sort of further DVD thing coming out later this year, hm! Good thing to know. Also, anyone in Minneapolis can go to a writing workshop taught by Mary Jo Pehl next month, which I think would be great (I'm an unabashed fan of hers but she seems to really grate for a lot of MSTies...).

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

is this ever shown in the UK?

mark s (mark s), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It may still be on the Sci-Fi Channel UK, but your best bet is to go on S0ulS33k and download entire episodes (which are about 700MB a pop, FWIW).

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I've never come across it here, Mark - but I have never had the Sci-Fi Channel.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It was certainly on (late night) on the Sci-Fi channel a couple of years ago.

N. (nickdastoor), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Michael, I kiss you! I had no idea there were mst3k episodes on soulseek.

Nicole (Nicole), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that sounds great, rah Mike! Nicole, I might be able to help with dubbing too though I still need a second VCR, but also please drop me a line about another possible source...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

FYI, Best Brains Inc. has its own little shop with some non-Rhino treasures. I highly recommend "Mr. B's Lost Shorts" which has the hands-down best short, "Mr. B Natural" - you know, the one with the ridiculously perky, questionably-gendered Neverland shill for Conn brass instruments.

"Bad touch."
"Does this mean I like guys now?"
"I feel ill."
"Spanking time!"

http://www.mst3kinfo.com/satnews/catalog/Basement.htm
http://www.mst3kinfo.com/daddyo/images/mrb5.JPG

Ernest P. (ernestp), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Haha Bloodlust is next — stupid, stupid film.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 18 November 2018 21:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

And now Samson and the Vampire Women, always liked Frank’s farewell. “OUR CHINESE FOOD IS HERE!”

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 18 November 2018 23:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah the song gives me feels

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 19 November 2018 00:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It was a lovely song then and now.

Laserblast! The not-series finale, Trace’s farewell...sent him out with a bang.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 November 2018 01:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i heart Laserblast

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 19 November 2018 01:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

main thing i remember from "vampire women" is the impressions of that nebbishy scientist. "now i want you to come back here tomorrow, and then leave immediately!"

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Monday, 19 November 2018 01:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

🎶there’s a place in france where the...🎶

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 19 November 2018 01:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"Uh, your move sir, you called us?"

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Monday, 19 November 2018 01:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

poor Keenan Wynn

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 November 2018 02:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

there's no way anyone under 35 gets most of these references

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 November 2018 02:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the lead in Laserblast died at 37 and was in the original production of Hair

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 November 2018 02:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

he was Rocky in the Roxy cast of Rocky Horror :D

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 19 November 2018 02:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i never knew he died so young tho :(

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 19 November 2018 02:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i'm now looking up kim milford's imdb biography, which goes from

"In 1970 he was awarded the Faith and Freedom Award by the Religious Heritage of America for his portrayal of the Prodigal Son in ABC Directories series "Round Trip"."

to "in addition, he's on some bootlegs of the Aug-Sept '72 Jeff Beck concerts."

this is in fact the second mention of his stint in the jeff beck group in the one-paragraph biography, suggesting milford's imdb biographer has serious issues with short-term memory loss

dub pilates (rushomancy), Monday, 19 November 2018 02:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

and because i know you wanted to hear it here's one of the bootlegs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3xWs10GiLM

it's pretty horrible!

dub pilates (rushomancy), Monday, 19 November 2018 02:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Milford and Mark Hamill were buds IIRC, and of course they appeared together in Corvette Summer.

Cry Wilderness was a nice way to end it, it definitely was one of last season's best.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 November 2018 04:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

definitely. i forgot about all the bizarre scenery changes

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 19 November 2018 05:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

just a headsup: the laserblast sdtk is available on itunes. "Billy's Radio" #s 1 AND 2, "Tony Discovers Black Spot," "Chuck's Car Gets Blasted," "Billy and Kathy Make Love." all right there.

andrew m., Monday, 19 November 2018 15:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Laserblast gets TWO AND A HALF stars in the Leonard Maltin movie guide... ie higher than Taxi Driver and Blue Velvet. He was really impressed with the stop motion work...

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 November 2018 15:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

they do a whole bit about that in the MST3K credits

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 19 November 2018 16:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

And then two years later he ended up cameoing as himself in an episode!

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 November 2018 16:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"laserblast" is an embarrassment of riches with all the crummy effects shots, the car-salesman FBI agent, "ready for some football," the pointless eddie deezen crap, etc., but maybe what's most unique is the real lazy aimless hangout vibe that winds through the first 1/2 to 2/3 of the film, just sunny california and a sullen blonde guy killing time. quoth tom, "there's a point when it stops being a movie."

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Monday, 19 November 2018 16:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the "ready for some football" cop was a regular on "Mary Hartman Mary Hartman"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 November 2018 17:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I still haven’t seen the Laserblast episode but I’m going to go ahead and assume that Taxi Driver is an objectively better film.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Monday, 19 November 2018 17:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

you know what happens when you assume

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 19 November 2018 17:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

your ass gets blasted!

Evan, Monday, 19 November 2018 18:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

O_o

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 19 November 2018 22:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

taxi driver doesn't have eddie deezen soo...

kurt schwitterz, Monday, 19 November 2018 22:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

just a headsup: the laserblast sdtk is available on itunes. "Billy's Radio" #s 1 AND 2, "Tony Discovers Black Spot," "Chuck's Car Gets Blasted," "Billy and Kathy Make Love." all right there.

― andrew m.

what track would you say is the laserblast equivalent of "knockin' on heaven's door"

dub pilates (rushomancy), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xpost EXACTLY

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Mac and me is p good

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 22 November 2018 17:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i think my kid brother & sister liked this movie.

the older brother is Beans Baxter <3

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 22 November 2018 21:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ok this is the most LA thing I’vd ever heard

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095560/trivia?tab=tr&item=tr0707017

The McDonalds scenes were all shot in City of Industry, CA, just outside Los Angeles. The set was a real-life McDonald's built specifically for crew member training and filming television commercials. Everything inside worked, but it never served a real customer. When it wasn't being used, it was locked up behind a chain link fence. It has since been torn down, then in 2006 was rebuilt but has never been open to the public. See filming locations for the exact address.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 22 November 2018 21:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Haha can’t way to see all this. Probably not this weekend but we’ll see.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 22 November 2018 23:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Atlantic Rim was ok ... then again lunch made me sleepy so i missed a fair bit zzz

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 November 2018 00:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There’s a thing on rifftrax right now where all the main MST3K talent from the past is tiffing together on a stage and it’s warming my heart... when did this happen?

Evan, Friday, 23 November 2018 00:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Tiffing. Yes

Evan, Friday, 23 November 2018 00:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh I just saw the big reunion sign behind them just now

Evan, Friday, 23 November 2018 00:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(Asylum movies are almost always 20% actiony craziness and then the rest of it is 80% ppl standing around in rooms padding out the rest of the movie)

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 November 2018 00:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

2016, ok. Thanks google. I’m out of the loop

Evan, Friday, 23 November 2018 00:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

These are pretty good so far; as good as the best eps of last season I think. Atlantic rim is pretty dire and so new that it doesn’t feel right. Like you need 15-20 years of remove before it works

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 23 November 2018 03:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah i agree. the land stopped by time is already v funny

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 November 2018 04:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sorry, the day that time ended

anyway #steakmilk

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 November 2018 04:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 November 2018 05:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the Concept Song made me cry-laugh. bonafide Elliot Kalan magic if I ever heard it

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 November 2018 05:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I watched through to The Day Time Ended -- is there a story about how this movie happened? It's bonkers. IMDB contributers think the stop motion monsters were dinosaurs, but I don't know. The animation is actually pretty good, but the monsters and alien don't fit in with the rest of the movie at all.

adam the (abanana), Monday, 26 November 2018 06:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xxxxxxp https://i.imgur.com/1RRZnVy.jpg

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 26 November 2018 07:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I noticed that the MST3K version cut out around half of the Mcdonalds scene. I know they cut, but I was surprised they chose that material to cut.

adam the (abanana), Monday, 26 November 2018 08:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Phew, okay, got through all six at last (saw the first two last week, was home sick today so I knocked off the rest). More thoughts later but Killer Fish is some goddamn hilarity.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 8 December 2018 05:40 (five days ago) Permalink

i started in on Mac and Me and i had forgotten how much i loved these guys

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 8 December 2018 10:15 (five days ago) Permalink


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