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

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Hmm

how's life, Monday, 15 May 2017 17:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

That's different.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Monday, 15 May 2017 17:09 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (six months 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 (six months 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 (six months ago) Permalink

i've been watching rifftrax on amazon. it's good.

dynamicinterface, Saturday, 20 May 2017 13:52 (six months 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 (six months 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 (six months 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 (six months ago) Permalink

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glowing magic crystal was cool

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 20 May 2017 17:47 (six months ago) Permalink

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 (six months 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 (six months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

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 (five months ago) Permalink

They just started a 38 episode marathon on Twitch, like turkey day came early
http://www.twitch.tv/shoutfactorytv

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 26 June 2017 18:47 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

So the Cinematic Titanic set is about out, and they'll be doing Vol. 39 after that -- but that may be it, per this announcement from Shout:

http://www.mst3kinfo.com/?p=24768

The set will be available Nov. 21, 2017, and available for pre-order on the Shout! Factory website and Amazon later this week. We hope you’ll share this update with your readers.

It will be a four-disc set, here are the titles:

The Amazing Transparent Man
Girls Town
Diabolik
“Satellite Dishes”

The 4th disc, called “Satellite Dishes” is a collection of the host segments from episodes from the remaining unreleased episodes. They are:

Ep #201 Rocketship X-M
Ep #212 Godzilla Vs. Megalon
Ep #213 Godzilla Vs. The Sea Monster
Ep #309 The Amazing Colossal Man
Ep #311 It Conquered the World
Ep #416 Fire Maidens from Outer Space
Ep #418 The Eye Creatures
Ep #807 Terror from the Year 5000
Ep #809 I Was A Teenage Werewolf
Ep #905 The Deadly Bees
Ep #906 The Space Children
Ep #913 Quest of the Delta Knights

Despite our best efforts to include the remaining unreleased episodes, due to licensing issues, it is very likely that Volume 39 will be the last collection of never-before-released episodes, and that these remaining episodes may never get a legitimate release. With this in mind, we decided the next best option was to release the remaining host segments by themselves.

I figured the Godzillas would never make the cut, and a lot of the remaining ones are those caught up in the AIP rights breakdown. Guess I need to finally download some clean copies of these from YT or whatever, as my tape copies are rather long gone.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 13:30 (four months ago) Permalink

Guess we finally know the answer to your question in the first response itt ;)

I'm just astonished they got as far as they did with this effort. A 39-volume series of DVDs for a show that basically embodied "rights issues" is kind of stunning.

yellow is the color of some raisins (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 14:19 (four months ago) Permalink

Ep #807 Terror from the Year 5000
Ep #809 I Was A Teenage Werewolf
Ep #905 The Deadly Bees
Ep #906 The Space Children
Ep #913 Quest of the Delta Knights

My VHS copies of these are so worn out it's not even funny.

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 14:21 (four months ago) Permalink

Guess we finally know the answer to your question in the first response itt ;)

As I said, '...what episodes *don't* I have on tape.' And since the tape copies are thrashed or gone now, thus.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 14:36 (four months ago) Permalink

Girls Town easily in my top 10 eps.

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:57 (four months ago) Permalink

Yeah it's great to have that one and Diabolik at least. Transparent has some good bits but the Auntie McFrank segments may be funnier in the end.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:00 (four months ago) Permalink

Full details on Volume 39

https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/mst3k-volume-xxxix?product_id=6406

The bonus disc with the preorder will be the collection of all the Poopie tapes plus the infomercial style thing they did, which is hilarious in its own right. Seems like a good way to go!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 23:22 (four months ago) Permalink

Good time for a thread bump, as I just watched The Time Travellers this afternoon. Not a great episode, though it does illustrate the point that the quality of the episodes does have a lot to do with the material they have to work with. The Time Travellers] is actually not too terrible a film--I liked the rather thoughtful turn it took in the last 10 minutes or so, plus the ambiguous ending--but it is plodding and mediocre enough that there are stretches of it that simply don't give them much to riff on (though they do get off some good jabs in specifically on the subject of the film's clunkiness and padding). An Alison Bechtel reference and a spot-on riff on an improbable line of dialogue about "lovely liver" gave me my biggest LOLs here.

the general theme of STUFF (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 23:40 (four months ago) Permalink

god but i wish the pace of knee-jerk, fear-of-blank-space riffing would drop. really got fed up near the end of the hercules one, it's like hanging around with hyperactive kids. guys... you write this stuff in advance. take a deep breath, pick the funniest of the three to five jokes you've thought of for this bit, let the other ones go, and give the good one space for the delivery to feel natural.

yellow is the color of some raisins (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 23:46 (four months ago) Permalink

Yeah, it probably sounds like I'm contradicting myself a bit here, as I complained about the pace of the riffing in the Reptilicus episode (though that was more to do with their tendency to riff too quickly, to the point that some of the jokes were coming out in advance of what they were responding to in the film). My issue with this episode wasn't so much that pace of the riffs was too much, but rather that the film didn't always give them a lot to work with. Or maybe it is just that the film was boring and average enough (for the bulk of its running time, anyway) that I was unable to be carried along by the film itself--as I was with the spectacularly odd Cry Wilderness, for example--and just noticed the blank spaces more. Less a matter of dead air in the commentary than one of dead air in the film, I suppose.

the general theme of STUFF (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 23:55 (four months ago) Permalink

i left during intermission at the live show

kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 10 August 2017 01:07 (four months ago) Permalink

I was going to ask if anyone went. So...that bad?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 August 2017 01:16 (four months ago) Permalink

I didn't get a chance to go to the live show, but my brother enjoyed it. He said the way it was put together was handled well, felt like watching the real show

Finished the new season, the last few episodes were a slog. the amount I enjoyed the movie depended more on the movie than the riffs, and after the two Wizards of the Lost Kingdom movies (season highlights), the movie quality goes way down. I don't know who said the pace of the riffing gets more comfortable - I thought the riffs were overdone even in the better movies towards the end, and too wordy a lot of the time. There are times they rush through a line so fast you can barely understand it. Overall, the season was fine: mixed quality, with some strong highlights

Vinnie, Thursday, 10 August 2017 01:40 (four months ago) Permalink

In a weird way this might be even more of a revive-from-the-dead than Manos, because at least that actually got released.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 17 August 2017 16:20 (four months ago) Permalink

that's so awesome. I always thought it was a made up movie

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 17 August 2017 16:41 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Uh. It's turkey day isn't it?

President Keyes, Thursday, 23 November 2017 18:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yep. Twitch steam is region locked for me & YouTube buffering like crazy, gave up watching it :/

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 23 November 2017 18:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

aw...

Well the youtube stream is working fine for me!

Evan, Thursday, 23 November 2017 18:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ps4 app streaming was bad but i can stream it through Tivo & that is working good

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 23 November 2017 18:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Haven’t been able to tune in today — busy in the kitchen! But hope viewing is all going well.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 23 November 2017 18:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Oh they've added a second YouTube stream & delayed it to the start, that's kinda awesome of them.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 23 November 2017 19:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

night of the blood beast on now

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 23 November 2017 19:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

preceded by Honeymoon short

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 23 November 2017 19:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

switched to alternate stream, def much much better

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 23 November 2017 20:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

great line up this year!

kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 23 November 2017 20:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

So I gather the big news is they got renewed. Still, strange that announcement has come so relatively late.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 24 November 2017 06:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

good news either way

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 24 November 2017 06:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

good for them! very cool that the bootstrapping of the first batch rolled into something that could keep going on its own. i actually still haven't finished watching the first batch though! to my fan shame. we just got busy around the house with other things and finding time that me and my roommate can share with it has gotten harder. but stoked to see what they do with the second batch, wonder if they make any substantive adjustments.

gimme the beet poison, free my soul (Doctor Casino), Friday, 24 November 2017 13:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I caught Overdrawn at the Memory Back and Warrior of the Lost World. I don't remember watching them before. A good time was had.

Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Friday, 24 November 2017 22:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i'm irrationally fond of warrior of the lost world... maybe it's the talking motorcycle. got funnier after i visited corviale and realized that nearly all the locations were just that, under construction. or sometimes nearby office buildings of the same vintage.

gimme the beet poison, free my soul (Doctor Casino), Friday, 24 November 2017 22:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Warrior of the Lost World is so much fun, and that motorbike is hilar

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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