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RIP Jonathan Demme
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Russ "Screw You, Greenland" Fry - about 2 hours ago

Wow, a sad day indeed for film lovers. Roger Corman protégé Jonathan Demme has passed into the great beyond. I just dug his Talking Heads documentary Stop Making Sense out of the collection the other night. Now seems like an appropriate time to watch.


Alright.........
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Cry Wilderness is pretty funny.


The Great Space Circus Show
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Best cameo on the new season?
For me, it's gotta be Mark Hamill. Luke Skywalker, the quintessential voice of Batman's classic foe the Joker, and.... MSTie? The man gets better with age!


Origin of the Skeleton Crew
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Daniel Emerson - 1 day ago

For those who haven't seen it, http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/infra-man-1976


The Evolution of SideHackers
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Jaguar Wong Abides - 1 day ago

Hey folks, we made an MST3K Discord!
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vaporwave - 1 day ago

https://discord.gg/QtCz8t3

We would love you to join! We'll be having all sorts of events coming up once we get more members, so if you can, please, circulate the invite!

For those of you that don't know, Discord is a web-based client similar to Skype designed for gamers, and enthusiasts in general. There's text and voice chat, the latter of which is totally optional. Check it out and see if you like it!


Some answers and not-quite answers
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Meister Ist Diester - 2 days ago

Dr forester
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jjjon19 - 2 days ago

I really miss the antics of Dr Forrester and tv's Frank. Wonder why his character was dropped from the show. Love the show but the new mads are boring


Typically too long blog post
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Meister Ist Diester - 3 days ago

I've been gone for a while as I went through the new episodes at my own sweet leisurely pace. I wanted to avoid spoilers, you know. But now I'm back with my review -- overall impressions only. And overall, it wasn't as good as the Samurai Jack reboot.
But it wasn't bad either. I'd say the new episodes are better than the SciFi era, though trying to sustain a story arc was a shared liability. They just need to let the show be what it is. Some eps were quite good and others maybe not so much, but wasn't it always that way (more on that later)? And my faves won't be your faves. I give it about a 50-50 split.
The bad news: 1) The voices, well documented here as too similar in sound and delivery. Too often it seemed the guys were doing stand-up instead of acting.
2) Patton Oswalt seems miscast. I was pleasantly surprised by Kinga.
3) The mads suffer from Hypno-Helio Static Stasis. Can they not move even a little? If the direction remains "just stand there" they'll never achieve some of the great physical comedy of the golden age.
4) The movies weren't bad as much as they were bland (this is the "more" from above). Therefore, there were no classic riffs. I don't remember a single line that could be a call-back later, as the inspirationally bad movies of the past had.
5) They forgot to make the songs funny.
All these things can be improved, and again, overall, I think it's a good start just as Season 1 was. Highlights: (As the camera pans away from Bo Svenson and to the wooded background) "Hey! The cameraman is making a break for it! No fair!" and Black Harpo.


Whoa, Reptilacherryberrysaurus, man!
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Muffin - 3 days ago

I was watching Reptilicus on 4/20, and that was the name of the strain I was smoking! Well... prolz...
What was your favorite riff from Reptilicus, sober or otherwise?


I've got a mantis in my pantis.
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Not everybody is Steve - 4 days ago

Well, I finally got a hold of that clip from The Castle of Fu Manchu, so now I can ask for recommendations for an innuendo video. I'm mainly looking for innuendo made by Joel/Mike and the bots, but I'll take any innuendo I can get. Rawr. :3


Stop With The Political Talking Points.
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Barabbas - 4 days ago

The reboot will NOT last 2 full seasons. IMHO, many Mstie's will say they love the reboot no matter how bad they want to tell themselves it's not. I feel like a child who waited all year for Christmas only to be told that Santa died in November & won't be getting any presents this year. Also the numerous political injections are tiresome....Hey Joel: We get it, you're a liberal! Ever think that half your audience isn't liberal? I never understood why celebrities want to interject their political views upon their audiences when they should know that half said audience might not like it and you end up alienating them.


The Herc Abides
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Jaguar Wong Abides - 5 days ago

I don't know about you but I take comfort in that.


Subject
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Buffalo bill? - 5 days ago

Getting further into the reboot and coming away darn happy. Damn happy if it's allowed to be said. 8/10 so far. Obviously the "same voice" from the riffers is the low point. The other stinker is the shabby green screen crap creating a flat vibe for the segments with the mads, whom need more room to flow. Other than that I am actually pretty happy with it. I just want to give a big thumbs up to it overall. Really strong riffs, same feel while being fresh and staying true to the joyous vibe of old. There seems to be passion behind this and I only hope it grows. Great start.


New Season
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Richard - 6 days ago

I love that MST3K is back. I like the new shows that I have seen so far and think they are getting better as they go along. Avalanche is especially funny. I'm about half-way through the season so far and it seems like a regular season to me - some are better than others but they are all fun. I mean, it's not supposed to be Shakespeare (and thank God - the Hamlet episode sucks)!


Happy 421
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Lembeck Wants PIE - 6 days ago

The day you don't smoke weed.


Happy Weed Day!
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Jaguar Wong Abides - 6 days ago

Time to do a little pinch hit and pop in Experiment 420 :o)


Every Country has a Monster - lyrics
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Daniel Emerson - 6 days ago

We've got Live Show Sign!
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Daniel Emerson - 6 days ago

Just the last line in this article about the revival. A 40-city live tour.
http://linkis.com/www.fox9.com/news/StSoj


For those who cannot access Netflix ...
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fmpol - 7 days ago

All 14 episodes are now available for streaming at Primewire. If you wish, you can also download the streams with a program like JDownloader. (Ignore the improper titling after episode 1 - E2 is in fact Cry Wilderness, E3 is Time Travelers, and so on.) Link:

http://www.primewire.ag/watch-2792565-Mystery-Science-Theater-3000-The-Return-online-free


These aren't the bots we're looking for...
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Mongo Xero - 7 days ago

Is there a "biggest bummer" so far? For me, it's the disconnect not only in voice, but in character, for Servo and Crow. There's a hint of Crow still in there somewhere, on the new show, but Servo is MIA, voice *and* character-wise.

Might have been kinder to give us new bots for those new voices, and have us start fresh.

There's enough good in the new show for it to be enjoyed on its own, but it'll take a while to stop missing the two bots (characters) we know and love.

Change is hard -- until it isn't, as they say.

(And, yes, this is just an opinion. All my posts carry the same disclaimer. Sorry most of that fine print always fades so fast from my opinion posts.)


So, what ABOUT Steve? Fan Theories!
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Mr. C Flat (Iguana) - 7 days ago

I'm looking for a fan theory. You know in Werewolf where they sing "Where Oh Werewolf"? Well, afterwards, when Crow asks if he really went out with a guy named Steve who died, Mike goes, "Well, you know..." then, movie sign happens! Now, this can't go unanswered! Come up with the craziest and least crazy theories you can come up with! Go!


New episode link
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big_Greg - 7 days ago

how do i turn off the annotations?
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jayscott123 - 7 days ago

how do i turn off the annotations?


The reboot sucks. Period.
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Barabbas - 7 days ago

Hey folks...I've been watching mst since 1989. I love it. but I'll pass my opinion on the new show based on reality and logic, NOT feeling. The new show sucks. There, I said it. Now, of course that's just my opinion. Oswalt sucks...the show seems like minimal effort was put into it...the riffing is below sub-par at best...actors don't do any puppeteering...the weird blue-screen backdrop just feels cheap and cheesy...Jonah is not funny...the movies are poor even for mst standards....come on, folks, critique with your head, not your heart. That's all just my opinion, though.


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Snuffy Wuffykiss - 7 days ago

I just can't tell who is making what riff in the new season. Tom and Crow sound much less distinct and I have to actively watch the bots to see who is talking...
Only half way thru though so maybe they or I will get better at this...


At The Earth's Core...My old riffing toy!
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Funky The Monkey - 7 days ago

Now there last episode of Season 11-12, At The Earth's Core, I have seen before on TV here and there and riffed the hell out of it. Joked about how the underground dominate people look like Tellerites from Star Trek but mutated and how those bird dinosaurs are trying to get their worms. And I said when they were talking about browns over brains, "Or this is a typical mentality of a dominate coercive driven society with pre-conventional moral structure...you know like America in the 50s or Russia and North Korea today." Well something like that. XD


A Little Joke...
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Mr. C Flat (Iguana) - 7 days ago

It's not MST3K unless the fans hate Tom Servo's new voice XD


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big_Greg - 8 days ago

For all the complaints regarding the voices being the same in the new episodes, you can just turn on the close captioning and stop wondering who is talking. However, if one of the SOL crew is taking on the voice of a character in the film, no I.D. is provided.


Answers to some of your questions/complaints about Season 11
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Mr. C Flat (Iguana) - 8 days ago

It's all here! Information on the bots and how they got back, why jack Black didn't appear like he wished, and other information!http://www.craveonline.com/entertainment/1248685-nine-things-need-know-new-mst3k#/slide/1