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 Post subject: MST3K
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:48 pm 
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Good write up of a show that I still love today. Any other MSTies in the house?

http://www.avclub.com/articles/mystery-science-theater-3000,61789/

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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:45 pm 

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Haven't seen it since SciFi stopped airing reruns. There are a bunch of episodes up on Netflix Instant Watch, though.

Rifftrax is well worth a look for MST3K fans. It's the same guys from the show riffing on modern movies like Twilight, The Dark Knight, and various other pieces of film.


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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:14 pm 
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The Dark Knight riff trax was fucking hilarious.

Cinematic Titanic movies aren't bad either. That's with the rest of the MST3K crew. They "redid" Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.

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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:09 pm 

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My favorite show of all time. Saw Cinematic Titanic do an epic 3-movie show on New Years Eve recently, and will be seeing them again this December. Been watching MST3K since 1996.

I used to work at the local Trader Joe's (suburban Philly). It was a weekday, roughly 11 AM, and I was hungover. Enough to consider taking a sick day (I don't recall the particulars but I think it was sombody's birthday the night before). Anyway I show up for work regardless and start the day on the cash register. I swap-in for a co-worker and the first customer in my line looks really familiar. Old high school teacher? Ex-girlfriend's dad? I was too burnt to really put it all together.

Then it hit me.

It was Joel.

He swipes his card, and sure enough..."J. Hodgson". I was stunned. I handed him his receipt and just blurted out "give Tom and Crow my regards". He took a step, stopped, smiled, and shook my hand.

In the Top 5 of "Toka's best days ever".


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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:09 am 

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^Nice story. Very cool.

I'm a huge fan, way back in the day it used to be on Friday nights on Comedy Central? Best thing about the weekend, worth staying home from the bars.
When they switched it to Saturday mornings, nothing was better to wake and bake to.
Our library has a ton of the DVDs, so I've managed to relive a lot of those moments.
The one I've never seen is "The Incredible Melting Man". As I've been a fan of that movie since it came out, I'd love to see their take on it.
Just one of the best things that has ever happened to television.


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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:08 pm 
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Definitely was a fan...have not checked out RiffTrax or the other one yet...criminal, I know. I shall remedy that if I ever get time.


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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:45 pm 

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HUGE fan, slowly working my way through everything they have up on Netflix. Am I in the minority of preferring Mike to Joel?


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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:49 pm 
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audiodork wrote:
HUGE fan, slowly working my way through everything they have up on Netflix. Am I in the minority of preferring Mike to Joel?


No. I'm with you. LOVE Joel, but my favorite episodes are when it was Mike, Crow (Trace), Servo, Dr. Forrester, and TV's Frank.

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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:08 pm 

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Crutch wrote:
audiodork wrote:
HUGE fan, slowly working my way through everything they have up on Netflix. Am I in the minority of preferring Mike to Joel?


No. I'm with you. LOVE Joel, but my favorite episodes are when it was Mike, Crow (Trace), Servo, Dr. Forrester, and TV's Frank.


I love both crow incarnations. Bill corbett was more vicious with his jokes, I kinda like that. He's great on rifftrax as well.


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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:24 pm 
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Tonight's episode:


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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:15 pm 
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ehh, that show is ok.

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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:23 am 

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They shit the bed & destroyed the reputation of many incredible films that simply had been poorly edited/dubbed for western audiences. Aleksandr Rou's beautiful Russian fantasy classic 'Father Frost' ('Jack Frost' to US audiences) comes to mind. Truly one of the most bizarre, gorgeous things ever put to celluloid, & has a 5.5 IMDB rating courtesy of MST3K. They've since apologized for many of these mishaps over the years, but the damage has been done.


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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:59 pm 
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GrCh Mayday wrote:
They shit the bed & destroyed the reputation of many incredible films that simply had been poorly edited/dubbed for western audiences.


Meh. For me, it was worth it for those episodes. The onus is on the American audiences who are too disinterested in those films, not the show that mocked them. They went by the tapes that were around at the time. Blame shitty international distributors. Not MST3K.

For example: RiffTracks makes fun of a ton of movies that I actually like. Doesn't mean they can't withstand the ribbing. Legitimate or otherwise.

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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:08 am 
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Commentaries were always fun, but the "host segments" were downright insufferable. Always skipped them and I always will.


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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:34 pm 
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Wait, what!?!
http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2014/03/rifftrax-to-return-mystery-science-theater-3000-to-tv-on-national-geographic.html

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National Geographic is bringing the RiffTrax crew -- Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy (as Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (as Crow T. Robot) -- back for three episodes on April 1. While details are not yet available, the trio are expected to riff on some form of television programming -- National Geographic documentaries be due for the joking treatment?

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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:41 pm 
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Crutch wrote:
Wait, what!?!
http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2014/03/rifftrax-to-return-mystery-science-theater-3000-to-tv-on-national-geographic.html

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National Geographic is bringing the RiffTrax crew -- Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy (as Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (as Crow T. Robot) -- back for three episodes on April 1. While details are not yet available, the trio are expected to riff on some form of television programming -- National Geographic documentaries be due for the joking treatment?


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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:03 pm 
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http://www.wired.com/2014/04/mst3k-oral-history/

Thinking about bringing the show back?

HELL YES!

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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:13 pm 
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k

I guess this might be happening.

Edit: It passed 1 million in the first 24 hours. That's pretty cool.

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 Post subject: Re: MST3K
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:30 pm 
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http://mst3k.com/events/turkeyday15/watch

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