― Chris Lyons, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
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 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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
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
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
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
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.
― Josh, Sunday, 13 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
― chaki, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
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
― Alan Trewartha, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
― Michael Daddino, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
― Dan Perry, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
― Pete, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
Colin -- yeah, I remember you were email@example.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
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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
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.
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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
― ethan, Monday, 14 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
― Nicole, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
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
― Colin Meeder, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
― Michael Daddino, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
But yes, Mike has the angst in there somewhere. He just tempers it
very beautifully -- thus his legendary turn as Morrissey.
― Colin Meeder, Thursday, 17 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink
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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― mark s (mark s), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― N. (nickdastoor), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Nicole (Nicole), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
"Bad touch.""Does this mean I like guys now?""I feel ill.""Spanking time!"
― Ernest P. (ernestp), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 25 May 2003 16:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
Keep in mind that the fidelity on these files is sometimes suprisingly good considering the size, and sometimes fairly bad, but even the worst files usually have more than enough detail for a person to get what's going on.
I'm hoping the DVD is a Santa Claus vs. The Martians/Santa Claus double fun pak. It is going to come out late 2003, after all.
Later I may want to say something about MST3K in light of Mark's venting on Zappa, but right now I want to go to Central Park and maybe the Malevich exhibit before it starts raining (again).
― Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Sunday, 25 May 2003 16:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
― Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 25 May 2003 19:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink
what's gypsy's deal
how come she's only ever in each thing like once
― del griffith, Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:17 (two months ago) Permalink
and what's the basket thing she's always either picking up or dropping off
is it secret
― del griffith, Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:18 (two months ago) Permalink
oh nevermind according to the Wikipedia, she's too busy/smart to care. also she's a notary, that's cool
― del griffith, Saturday, 22 April 2017 19:26 (two months ago) Permalink
ending riff to Loves of Hercules had me in tears, omg
― Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 23 April 2017 04:47 (two months ago) Permalink
Cry Wilderness was very funny too. 2-for-2 so far! Are the skits shorter than they used to be? it seems like they come and go more quickly
― Vinnie, Sunday, 23 April 2017 06:23 (two months ago) Permalink
yeah they are much more compact
― Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 23 April 2017 06:35 (two months ago) Permalink
Wizards of the Lost Kingdom is bananas
― Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 23 April 2017 08:20 (two months ago) Permalink
Starcrash is besting me. I have no idea what is happening in that movie. Watched the first half a second time, still no idea.
Its riff frequency is a lot better though. They even held back when David Hasselhoff was shouting "Stella!"
― Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Sunday, 23 April 2017 11:39 (two months ago) Permalink
Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II - less pants, not *as* bananas, 100% more David Carradine
― Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 23 April 2017 21:51 (two months ago) Permalink
The Land That Time Forgot: based on a Burroughs story, it starts off well, then gets sidetracked by its makeup and hand puppets -- pretty good hand puppets, mind, but not good enough to come across as full-sized dinosaurs. Lots of riffs on bland, Shatner-looking leading man Doug McClure, star of long-running but forgotten TV oater "The Virginian". Many references to Simpsons character Troy McClure, and this season loves its Simpsons references. Also Game of Thrones, which gets three different riffs in this episode alone.
The Loves of Hercules: my favorite so far. One of those bad movies I love that combines pleasurably incompetent parts with painfully boring parts. It's great how they forgot how to shoot a movie during the Hydra fight. The simple plot means I don't need to expend brain energy to follow both the movie and the riffs. And the riffs definitely help getting through those boring parts. I laughed a lot.
― Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:37 (two months ago) Permalink
'The Land That Time Forgot' felt like an odd inclusion to me - it's a classic! I must have seen that once a year since I was a kid. It's like putting 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth', or 'Jason and the Argonauts' on there.
― Eallach mhór an duine leisg (dowd), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 16:09 (two months ago) Permalink
Lmk when y'all finish this off
― ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 2 May 2017 13:10 (one month ago) Permalink
Honestly I haven't had time to go back beyond that preview showing of the first one. (Vacation and work and etc. will do that to you.) But the fact I'm in no rush miiiight say something about how I'm regarding the rest of this.
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 13:15 (one month ago) Permalink
It's also like 20 hours worth of TV
― ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 2 May 2017 13:18 (one month ago) Permalink
First one didn't grab me... Was too overwhelming with the eager preloaded riffs jammed in there.
However I was in Antigua this past weekend howling on the beach while watching Aliens From L.A. on my ipad! That was nice.
― Evan, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 13:21 (one month ago) Permalink
Have got up to Land That Time Forgot, show feels like it has hit its stride now. Reboot has turned out much better than I was expecting tbh, nothing amazing but watchable, like average episodes from late seasons MST3K. And my god Starcrash is an amazingly bad movie.
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 2 May 2017 13:27 (one month ago) Permalink
I've been enjoying it immensely, but making my way through it slowly rather than bingeing. I'm up to Land That Time Forgot as well, but I fell asleep watching it last night.
― how's life, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 13:31 (one month ago) Permalink
Yeah, "like average episodes from late seasons MST3K" sums up my response so far, but we're only partway through Time Travelers because finding time for these is tough. Still, that's a considerably higher level of quality than I feared at the outset. The biggest problems have already been nailed down here - a kind of rapid 'bunching' of riffs that feels a bit like teenage riffers afraid of silence and just blurting out anything that the words spoken onscreen vaguely reminds me of. I believe those who suggest that this gets smoothed out a bit as things go on. Some of the riffs are really good, so at least it's not just a cavalcade of groaners and awkward references.
Still wish the voices of the characters were a little more distinct (both sonically and personality-wise) and especially that the puppeteering was a little less subtle. Sometimes you can't even see a mouth move, which makes it that much harder to link up Voice X with Servo vs. Jonah. It's like the inverse of stage actors learning they have to dial it down for the movies. This too I imagine they could get better at as we go.
Gotta say though that just getting things like "Cry Wilderness" screened in front of me is kinda worth it. What in the everloving hell, such an odd execution of what would appear to be a kids' movie, until it's not, plus you get that Return to Oz vibe where the adults insisting that the kid is mentally ill and making it all up seem to be the most believable sources, so that at the end when they change their tune you assume that behind the next dissolve you'll see the kid in a rubber room imagining that too. Obviously with the Internet at large, awareness of Bad Movies is considerably broader, but something MST did, and can still do, is unearth real oddities and sort of grant them canonical status as bad movies that people know. Manos and the Coleman Francis trilogy are probably the best-known cases of this but basically every ep they did either elevated something from totally unknown, or cemented the status of things that had already been appearing in "the hundred worst movies ever!" books. Feels like the new season(s) can totally carry on that role whatever their other qualities.
― ✓ (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 2 May 2017 15:02 (one month ago) Permalink
I kind of wish there were a few more obscurities like Cry Wilderness in there. Back in February, I came across a list of the movies that were going to be used for this season, and at the time Cry Wilderness was the only film with less than 100 votes on IMDB (44 votes with a rating of 5.4. It has now 528 with a rating of 2.2), whereas quite a few of the other film had closer to a thousand. And some films like Repitilicus and especially Starcrash were already quite well known among bad movie buffs.
― MarkoP, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 15:23 (one month ago) Permalink
We watched "Avalanche" the other night and I admit I laughed until I cried over "This is the third time I've found you under a log this week, it's getting weird."
― Lauren Schumer Donor (Phil D.), Tuesday, 2 May 2017 15:29 (one month ago) Permalink
Yeah, I've seen at least half of Starcrash before, and had certainly heard of Reptilicus and Avalanche. But, y'know, it's not like the original show 'discovered' every one of its flicks, as I was suggesting with reference to the "worst movies ever books." Certainly it's going to be harder in 2017 to surprise anybody, whereas in 1992 even a "bad movie buff" would really have to be devoting a lot of hobby time to tracking stuff down (conventions, movie guides, pen pal contact with cult collectors maybe). So even the major studio releases that take up a huge part of the MST episode list and lent it so much of its 50s texture - all those Universal and Warner B-pictures, or even the Corman fare which saw wide drive-in release in its original run - wouldn't all be things a buff had seen, necessarily.
― ✓ (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 2 May 2017 15:33 (one month ago) Permalink
this was pretty good but i've only seen the first ep and Starcrash. as is, i still need to finish watching the Mike era of the original show so ill be putting the new eps on hold til then.
― AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 2 May 2017 16:16 (one month ago) Permalink
The final Christmas episode is pretty good. The Christmas That Almost Wasn't is a super-weird movie
― Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 2 May 2017 16:19 (one month ago) Permalink
Oh and Yongary is great, well worth a watch
― Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 2 May 2017 16:20 (one month ago) Permalink
Here's an unexpected bit of news -- Shout Factory's releasing a compilation of Cinematic Titanic stuff. Which is great, since I only ever got around to a couple of these:
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 5 May 2017 19:25 (one month ago) Permalink
(As was noted over on mst3kinfo.com, normally by now we'd be hearing word of the next formal DVD set -- I suspect this is going to be something of a stopgap as they try and finish off securing the remaining batch of rights.)
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 5 May 2017 19:26 (one month ago) Permalink
Have fun, I guess:
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 LIVE TOURFIRST EVER LIVE TOUR KICKS OFF JULY 6TH IN BOSTON, MATICKETS ON SALE EVERYWHERE FRIDAY, MAY 19 AT NOON LOCAL TIME
[May 15, 2017, New York, NY] – For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed “Mystery Science Theater 3000” TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring the first live touring production of “MST3K” to a city near you on the “Watch Out for Snakes!” Tour. Appearing with Joel and Jonah live on stage will be robot companions Crow (Hampton Yount), Tom Servo and Gypsy, along with Synthia (Rebecca Hanson) and her Bonehead henchmen. Of course, it wouldn’t be “MST3K” without the ever-present surveillance of the Mads, Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and TV’s Son of TV’s Frank (Patton Oswalt), checking up on their unwilling test subjects via a video screen. The tour consists of two separate, completely unique shows, each with its own admission. Fans wanting the complete tour experience should purchase two tickets, one for each show. Each event will include all the things expected from an “MST3K” experience: a cheesy B-movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches, plus – for the first time – audience participation! Show # 1 is the MST3K favorite “Eegah,” featuring all-new riffs and sketches. Show # 2 is a “Secret Surprise Film!” It’s a fun, sci-fi thriller never before featured on “MST3K” and it will be performed only in select cities. Following its record-breaking #BringBackMST3K Kickstarter campaign, the new season of the show launched on April 14, 2017, exclusively on Netflix. The two live shows are written by the cast and writers of the new Netflix Original Series, which has earned a critics’ rating of 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.. The New York Times hails, “At last, a revival of something actually worth reviving… a different cast but the same outlook and style — and mercifully, the same reliable, giddy humor.” “MST3K is just as hilarious as ever in rebooted form, turning its bemused eye on old, schlocky fare for some good, old-fashioned riffing,” raves Vanity Fair. And Nerdist says “The references are updated, the sets are snazzier, but the heart and soul of MST3K certainly remains intact.” Tickets for “MST3K” “Watch Out for Snakes!” North American tour dates will go on sale to the public Friday, May 19 at noon local time via AXS.com and the venue box office. Please note where there are multiple performances in a single market, each event is ticketed SEPARATELY. Mystery Science Theater 3000 “Watch Out For Snakes!” Tour 2017 July 6 Boston, MA Shubert Theatre 7 PM EegahJuly 7 Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theatre 7 PM Eegah Keswick Theatre 10 PM Secret Surprise Film!July 8 New York, NY PlayStation Theater 6 PM Eegah PlayStation Theater 9:30 PM Secret Surprise Film!July 9 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre 6 PM Eegah Lincoln Theatre 9 PM Secret Surprise Film!July 12 Columbus, OH Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre 8 PM EegahJuly 13 St. Louis, MO Touhill Performing Arts Center 8 PM EegahJuly 14 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre 7 PM Eegah Royal Oak Music Theatre 10 PM Secret Surprise Film!July 15 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater 7 PM Eegah Pabst Theater 10 PM Secret Surprise Film!July 16 Chicago, IL The Vic 5 PM Eegah The Vic 8 PM Secret Surprise Film!July 18 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre 8 PM EegahJuly 20 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre 8 PM EegahJuly 21 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre 7 PM EegahJuly 22 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre 7 PM Secret Surprise Film!July 23 Los Angeles, CA The Theatre at Ace Hotel 5 PM Eegah The Theatre at Ace Hotel 8 PM Secret Surprise Film!July 26 San Francisco, CA The Warfield 8 PM EegahJuly 27 San Francisco, CA The Warfield 8 PM Secret Surprise Film!July 28 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 8 PM EegahJuly 29 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre 7 PM Eegah Moore Theatre 10 PM Secret Surprise Film!July 30 Vancouver, BC The Orpheum 7 PM EegahAugust 1 Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall 8 PM EegahAugust 3 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 8 PM EegahAugust 4 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre 7 PM Eegah State Theatre 10 PM Secret Surprise Film!August 6 Green Bay, WI Weidner Center for the Performing Arts 7 PM EegahAugust 8 Cleveland, OH Ohio Theatre 8 PM EegahAugust 9 Baltimore, MD The Modell Lyric 8 PM EegahAugust 10 Richmond, VA Dominion Arts Center 8 PM Secret Surprise Film!August 11 Nashville, TN James K. Polk Theater 7 PM Eegah James K. Polk Theater 10 PM Secret Surprise Film!August 12 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall 7 PM Eegah Atlanta Symphony Hall 10 PM Secret Surprise Film!
― Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 May 2017 17:06 (one month ago) Permalink
Joel is interviewed on today's WTF. It's cool, though there's not a ton of MST3K stuff as Maron doesn't seem to have ever watched the show.
― duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Monday, 15 May 2017 17:07 (one month ago) Permalink
― Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 May 2017 17:08 (one month ago) Permalink
― how's life, Monday, 15 May 2017 17:08 (one month ago) Permalink
― insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Monday, 15 May 2017 17:09 (one month ago) Permalink
xpost Maron had a show on Comedy Central at the same time, so there was probably some jealousy.
I do like Joel's idea that Comedy Central had the misunderstanding that he and his robot puppets were just going to be introducing comedy clips, Short Attention Span Theater style.
― duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Monday, 15 May 2017 17:11 (one month ago) Permalink
watched Wizards of the Lost Kingdom I and II episodes yesterday and they were both exquisitely terrible movies, each with their own unique brand of unappealing adolescent lead character. It's making me laugh, doesn't feel like "zombie MST3K" for the most part, I wish them many more seasons of success.
― softie (silby), Monday, 15 May 2017 17:54 (one month ago) Permalink
I finished the season. The overload of these riffs comes back in the final episodes, or maybe I just noticed it more because I watched some of the old Gamera episodes at the same time. The focus is definitely on the riffs instead of the movies. Lots of the new show feels like a Rorschach test of images and the test subjects shouting out things that they bring to mind as 'riffs'. Dr. M OTM on it feeling like the later seasons but without the highlights.
I noticed that Jonah does some riffs as exclamations done in a snarky "I'm telling a joke" voice. Don't force it, dude.
What I recommend watching, if you don't watch the whole thing:- Reptilicus- Cry Wilderness, up to the first skit. The rest of the movie gets derailed and they hadn't figured out how to deal with that at this point.- Beast of Hollow Mountain, good riffs and one Birdemic-like moment- The Land That Time Forgot- The Loves of Hercules- Yongary
Starcrash is probably better without the nonstop riffs over it.The Wizards movies are amazing as bad movies and endurance tests, but the riffs are some of the worst.
― Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Thursday, 18 May 2017 19:01 (one month ago) Permalink
Loved the old seasons as a kid and still enjoy them now. Got through an episode and a half of this and really hated it. MST3K for the Nerdist era; no thanks. Really put into perspective all over again what talented voice actors the previous casts were as well.
― Chris L, Thursday, 18 May 2017 19:11 (one month ago) Permalink
last night i watched the second episode of the new series. very nice to see the Mike-era mads drop by! the riffs are pretty good too, helps that "Cry Wilderness" is a hilariously bad movie. that bigfoot suit is so silly.
― AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 20 May 2017 13:12 (one month ago) Permalink
i've been watching rifftrax on amazon. it's good.
― dynamicinterface, Saturday, 20 May 2017 13:52 (one month ago) Permalink
that bigfoot suit is so silly
Like in that Simpsons episode, I kept expecting to see the guy's watch
― Vinnie, Saturday, 20 May 2017 15:45 (one month ago) Permalink
I was more blown away by the weird attempt to combine Bigfoot with the mythos of Santa Claus, E.T. and, like, Calvin & Hobbes or something.
― ﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 20 May 2017 16:03 (one month ago) Permalink
― AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 20 May 2017 17:41 (one month ago) Permalink
cinematography was pretty cool in parts. there was some real cinematic lighting in the forest, one shot you could tell was using red and green lights.
― AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 20 May 2017 17:42 (one month ago) Permalink
― AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 20 May 2017 17:47 (one month ago) Permalink
glowing magic crystal was cool
yeah the slightly above-average production value for what seemed like a canadian made-for-TV project or student film reminded me very much of final sacrifice.
― ﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 20 May 2017 18:13 (one month ago) Permalink
I just watched Cry Wilderness, which I thought was a considerable improvement on Reptilicus. The riffing seemed more comfortable, and had a higher hit-to-miss ratio, plus the movie is so consistently and delightfully WTF that I was sort of carried along by it even when the jokes lagged.
― some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Saturday, 27 May 2017 21:03 (one month ago) Permalink
I'm up through Starcrash now. Yeah, agree with abanana that that movie might be funnier without the riffs. There were some scenes of what looked like hilariously terrible acting that got talked or sang over, and the riffs didn't hit the mark a lot, for what was an easy target
Beast of Hollow Mountain might have been my favorite this season so far though. Not an obvious choice for them to do, but they had a good time with it. I honestly thought the titular Beast was referring to the villain, until near the end... nope, real Beast. Loved the constant riffing about the hero's limited Spanish
― Vinnie, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 04:36 (six days ago) Permalink
They just started a 38 episode marathon on Twitch, like turkey day came earlyhttp://www.twitch.tv/shoutfactorytv
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 26 June 2017 18:47 (yesterday) Permalink