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Guiron, Guiron
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Swimming in the ocean.
Causing a commotion
'Cause he is so awesome.


"I'd like to shake hands with the man who could think his way around this film..."
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torgone accumulator - about 5 hours ago

Having been well conditioned by bizzare movies, it isn't often that I wake up thinking, "Did I imagine that?" Yet here I am, just woke up, wondering if I imagined Humanoid Woman. There is a strange quality to KTMA anyhow, as well as to Sandy Frank presentations, but something about this one had the right combination to send it off the weird map (added to which was the fact that I watched it at about 3:00 a. m.) I fell asleep about 3/4 of the way through and had strange dreams.

Humanoid Woman far and away wins my vote for strangest movie in the show's run. If I thought about it a little more I might rescind that in favor of another movie...but right now I'm still recovering.


A Dangerous Subject...
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A potentially dark path to start down, but...does anyone have any actually good MST fan fiction that you can recommend? As with most fandoms, the majority of it seems to be...not good, to say the least. I'm always really excited to find one that's actually well-written and in-character. They're very rare.

My offering is this, almost definitely the best one I've ever read: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2725874/1/Evolving-Tradition
Seriously, this author is super talented, and this story is perfect. I should include a FEELS warning, though.

(If fan fiction is not your thing, please don't make this thread a place to vent about it. Thank you.)


Final Sacrifice
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Coach, I think we're executing very well today.


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Check out this new Kickstarter for an MST3k/Rifftrax illustrated storybook!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sugarraydodge/mystery-science-storybook


Final Justice
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PLEEeeeeeeeeeeeAASSE? Can't I just have ONE more justice!?!??!


I Do Another Movie Review Rant: Transformers: Age of Extinction
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Stereo Catz - about 20 hours ago

I know this franchise gets a lot of flack but you know what, it wasn't bad. Going in you can't hope for much from Marky Mark but he's a significant step up from Shia Labeouf with a capital S. Marky looks like he's actually acting instead of just spasing out on screen which is a huge breath of fresh air. This installment also has a bare minimum of jive-talking robots and the good sense to kill off the comic-relief in an incredibly horrifying way a fifth of the way in. A Lot of people complain about these movies just being typical Michael Bay explosion fests and to that I say "What do you expect?!" It's a movie about 15 foot robots with cannons! That is the purpose of this franchise, over the top, larger than life action. Now maybe I get more out of this movie than some because I'm familiar with the source material. (When I was a kid Transformers were my thang) So I can't say that the plot was hard to follow or not. (Those of us who know knew what was going to happen 50 minutes early because they used the name Galvatron) This movie also introduces(and kills off) secondary villains instead of just using Megatron for the fourth time. Megatron/Galvatron was actually more of a secondary villain this time taking a back seat to Lock-Down and whatever Kelsey Grammer's character was called. It also sets up a conflict with the Quinessons in a future installment so at least they're being serious about mixing up the villains. All in all it's not Oscar worthy by any stretch of the imagination but it's not supposed to be. It's a popcorn movie and in that it serves it's purpose(also it's purpose of being a product placement machine). 3.5/5.

1986's Transformers the Movie is still the best though.


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Why do we watch MST3K? Tradition!


Golden Turkey books
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Cammy Sixx - 1 day ago

I've been meaning to post about this topic for a while. Have any of you ever read The Golden Turkey Awards: The Worst Achievements in Hollywood History, Son of Golden Turkey Awards or The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (And How They Got That Way) by Harry and Michael Medved? Plan 9 got the the turkey award and famously became the worst movie of all time. The description of bad dialogue and background info on many of the movies that we've seen on MST3K are in there. One example is Eegah! so I knew what to expect when I saw that episode. The authors were dead-on. Others include The Horror at Party Beach and that one with the carpet monster.

I only see one reference in the forum regarding these and the OP hadn't read the book.

I somehow stumbled across these gems in my local library in the very early 90's. I might have just discovered MST3K and needed more of a fix. They probably hadn't been checked out in years. I checked them out again and again. The writing was hysterical and includes a mention of meeting with Arch Hall Sr., the director of Eegah! which featured his son, Arch Hall Jr. to get his story about making the movie.

I highly recommend these books if you have a few spare shillings. They're out of print, but you can buy them used on amazon which is what I did a couple of years ago for a reasonable price.


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An interview with Joel from 2008-
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/38901


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Stereo Catz - 1 day ago

So I'm watching a documentary about an early attempt to make the movie Dune directed by Alejandro Jodorowshy. At one point in the documentary someone suggested that the Jodorowsky version was cancelled because he would of made it too surreal. All I could think was "Jesus Christ, Jodorowsky's too surreal so instead give it to the guy who made Eraserhead!"


Killer Shrews DVD
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torgone accumulator - 2 days ago

So I checked out the Killer Shrews dvd from the library (ah, the library...only reason to go to college) and put it on and took a nap. The menu is just Crow and Servo singing the killer shrews song over....and over....and over. It is now permanently stuck in my brain. I have been conditioned.

Plus the dvd has a lovely surprise of 3 shorts, one of which is Assignment Venezuela. What's the deal w/ that one? It's got a time marker in the corner for some reason. Also it's unusually dark for that era. Was it not aired or something?

now, if you'll excuse me: "Killer shrew--killer shrew--- don't know the diff between me and you...."


Terrifying Puppet Life!!!
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Blab Sulkhead - 2 days ago

Manos The Hands of Felt was amazing. I only got the straight-up DVD, couldn't afford the deluxe DVD w/extras. Surprised how fast it arrived. Couldn't wait to watch, dropped everything and sat stupefied over morning espressos. My cat was equally transfixed. and he normally only watches videos of birds & squirrels. It's a live performance of the play, as performed in Seattle. Very bizarre and eccentric, so yes, we have captured the true spirit of MANOS here. A horror musical with some delightful surprises. You always wanted to see Torgo do a musical number didn't you? Yes, you know in your heart that it's true. I don't want to tell you guys too much. And perhaps I already have. It's amazing, delightful, silly, the best thing I have seen in a long time. Definitely a keeper. Thank you Vox Fabuli, Rachel Jackson and Co. You have made this world weary soul happy and that is no longer easy to do. Fantastically funny and made with love. See it!


Watch Out For Snakes!
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Sean Marten - 2 days ago

I apologize if this has been brought up before, but I shot bolt upright and spilled my Fiddle Faddle when I heard it.

Okay. There’s been lots of speculation about the strange, dubbed in, off-camera and out of the blue remark “Watch out for snakes!” in Episode 506: Eegah. Where did it come from? What does it mean? “Who said that?”

So I'm watching the original 1961 Disney movie The Parent Trap last night – you know “It’s Hayley Mills…and Hayley Mills!” It gets to the part where the ex-wife is sort of railroading the young fiancée of the dad into going on a camping trip with the dad and the girls – knowing the young fiancée is a high-maintenance city-girl and won’t be able to handle roughing it in the woods, and hoping she’ll go to pieces and the dad will see her true colors, etc. And the last thing the ex-wife says to the young fiancée before the pickup truck drives off is… “Watch out for snakes!”

A-ha! Again, The Parent Trap was made in 1961. Eegah was made in 1962.

What do you think, sirs?


New game
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Post the nickname that the crew gave to a character, so others can try to guess the movie.


congratulations
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Steve Mcfarland - 2 days ago

Mstk 3000 is the bomb, It makes me laugh even the bad movies


I'm Doing Another Movie Review Rant: Maleficent
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Stereo Catz - 3 days ago

Have you ever wanted to waste two hours of your life? You're in luck. This is an outstanding example of bad concept work. Look, I don't mind taking a villain and creating some sympathy for her. That's great, that adds some dimension. That's what I was expecting and that would have been SUCH a better movie. Instead we have a classic villain taken and made not a villain, which is just retarded. (Especially as her name literally means malicious) It's tantamount to erasing the character from our collective consciousness. This is without a doubt the the worst example of shitting all over the source material I've ever seen. 1.5/5


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Jason Wood - 3 days ago

i think i am going to look for a bad movie on direct tv and see how many riffs i can come up with


Earth v. Spider
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James GreyWolf - 3 days ago

For those of you who wanted to visit the area that inspired Earth vs. The Spider, I am fairly sure that following theses signs will get you to the RIGHT spot.


nerds & music
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Corvus - 3 days ago

Joel is going to be in Portland tonight! Can't wait for this show, something I found out about recently and figured I had to go see. Check tour dates for you own city, it looks to be an awesome night.


Manos Madness is forever
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Blab Sulkhead - 4 days ago

Guess what I just ordered. Haven't purchased a new DVD in about a year. I feel good about my choice. http://www.puppetmanos.com/


NO Exit
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Lembeck Wants PIE - 4 days ago

I'm in a Mighty Jack rut. It's MST3K hell. Where is the sanity of Rowsdower? Sodium? Joe Estevez? Help me


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TORGO!
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Blab Sulkhead - 4 days ago

OMG whoever put up this FB page, I like their style. A must-like. https://www.facebook.com/TheSamePictureofTorgoEveryday


My Saturday Night Plans...
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EAG46 - 4 days ago

..Will involve two movies I DVR'd from TCM, my friends, and a big pot of matzah ball soup. The films are SKIDOO and THE 5000 FINGERS OF DR. T and possibly the un-riffed "Duck and Cover." And you better freakin' believe there will be riffing and ridiculing and all sorts of smart ass commenting. Will let you all know how it goes.


Hey!
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"What?"

Bang!

"Oh."


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Jerry T - 4 days ago

Found this and thought it was funny

http://teespring.com/torgos-pizza1


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Fish Argument - 5 days ago

Up against a hard move-decision myself now. Should I go or stay?


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Sir Timothy the Second - 5 days ago

Is it weird that I wanna learn the accordion and play MST3K tunes on it?