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Killer Shrews Remake!
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Ken Cosentino - about 6 hours ago

Hi everyone! I just wanted to pop in and introduce myself: My name is Ken Cosentino and I have been a huge MST3k fan for as long as I can remember. I'm also a filmmaker and I'm getting ready to release the remake of Killer Shrews!

For more info: www.killershrewmovie.com


I am so friggin' STOKED for Murphy at the NASM
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Just reading all the reviews from the MST3K Reunion gig the other night, and it's got me stoked to the gills for Kevin Murphy and Phil Plait (the "Bad Astronomer") at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum tomorrow night for the screening of "Destination Moon".

Any other local-ish MSTies gonna be in Washingtonland tomorrow night?

Look for a tall, skinny dude with a late '66 Beatle-ish haircut, blue jeans, a black t-shirt, and glasses.


Reunion Show - A Quick Review
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Sean Marten - about 14 hours ago

Great, great, GREAT! Before the show, the theater was running MST songs instead of the regular music and ads, and RiffTrax provided trivia stuff on the screen. Some technical glitches getting started, and a few sound drop-outs and freezes -- which told us it wasn't "live" but was in fact recorded on a DVR, ha! -- that gave the audience a chance to riff among themselves. Right before the show began they played the (Joel era) Theme Song, which I later learned in some cities led to a boisterous singalong, with special emphasis on "La-la-la." But not in my theater, although the crowd was boisterous enough.

The show was all shorts, riffed on by groups of two or three, then two shorts at the end with a "Riffapalooza" team of all nine.

Highlights:

Frank and Trace: They're amazing together. Just riffing perfection. Frank made one fairly tame transgender joke ("For her, every bathroom is a transgender bathroom...") that has a lot of internet people's panties in a bunch. They should really just relax.

Joel and Jonah: Before they came out, the "backstage cam" showed Joel adjusting Jonah's outfit and spit-cleaning his face. Jonah's gonna work out just fine. He massively flubbed one line, and Joel shot in with "Welcome to Rifftrax Live!" Great save, brought the house down. And apparently they did a thing where they chased each other around and switched podiums, but the feed stayed on the movie. You could hear the audience at the State Theater cracking up, though.

Mary Jo and Bridgett: Great together. I'd seen their treatment of "Word to the Wives" before on RiffTrax, but it was funnier this time.

A nice RiffTrax 10 Year Anniversary reel that was a great mix of their big release riffs and shorts and obscure movies.

The finale was "At Your Fingertips: Grass" - a lame educational '70s arts and crafts short that RIffTrax has done before, but it was way funnier this time. Nine people riffing, and they were just nailing it every time. Fav lines: "Jim Henson's Blair Witch Project Babies" "Someone's got to tell these kids about video games" and "I bet all these kids live in a yurt outside of Portland." I was in a theater that happened to be just “outside of Portland,” so that one got everybody’s attention.


*Special Bonus Reunion/Reboot Question!
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Brandon Gary Dove - 1 day ago

Now that MST3k has the luxury of using Celebrity Guest Stars, who are some famous funny people you would like to see visit the show? Imagine the hilarious characters from past episodes as done by other comedians!


Puerto Rico!
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Crypto Dentist - 1 day ago

With Puerto Rico getting a push back to being Progress Island, why don't we partake in a wonderful short?

Gambling!


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what the... did the site just crash for a moment or what? because there's only 5 people watching MST3K right now. and not three minutes ago there were fifteen people watching todays wit.


Question: When Articles Get It Wrong
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Sean Marten - 1 day ago

In the wakes of the Reboot KickStarter and the RiffTrax Reunion Show, there have been tons of articles and blog posts about MST3K. And of course any press is good press, but I always get a little wry amusement from MST3K press clippings that, however positive, were clearly written by someone who was trying to figure out what the show is all about at the same time they were writing their article. Little give-aways like "The hapless Joel and his two wisecracking robot pals were launched into space..."

So -- share some of your "Nice try, but you're clearly not a MSTie" internet finds.


WAiT: DEEEEP THINKINNNNG...
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Brandon Gary Dove - 1 day ago

I'm ecstatic to read the great reviews for the Reunion Show! (I'll be watching this weekend) So while riding that euphoric wave, here's a more serious question for us: Do you have any particular fears about the new season, aside from it won't be funny?


Reunion Show: Big Laughs and Deeeep Hurrrrrtinnnnng!
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Evan Jordan - 2 days ago

Was that not the hardest you've laughed in forever! Trace is just a flat out genius. Mary Jo slayed me, much to my surprise since I've only started to warm up to the Pearl sketches recently, and slowly. She was on fire. And holy moly, Bridget Nelson was great! For someone who wasn't a riffer on the show, she was really consistent. She could have held her own in the SOL theater. Frank was so wonderfully weird, and... JOEL!!!!!! The man with the plan. Still got it. New guy Noah did pretty good, but he needs to enunciate a little better. He was the only one I occasionally couldn't understand. Probably had good riffs, I just missed what he was saying. Mike, Bill and Kevin were great as usual and gave plenty of time to the reunion pals.
Seeing all the fans, both on the screen and around me at the theater was quite heartwarming. And I gotta hand it, maybe most of all to the selection of shorts. Oh my god. Almost everyone of them would usurp some of the most beloved classics from MST3K had they been done exactly the same way back then. Just stellar material. Is Corn a Grass just blew everyone away. Talking Car, the Wives one, and a great reprise of Shaking Hands with Danger. Excellent show. If you couldn't go or can't get to a replay, buy the digital presentation. Perfecto!


Reunion
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Keith Lee - 3 days ago

This event might be what the Mayans predicted a collision of Crows!!! They should do a Crow-off.


Happy Reunion Day!
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Daniel Emerson - 3 days ago

I suppose it wouldn't be too much trouble for the 28th of June to be made a public holiday in all civilised countries. Sort it out, United Nations!


June 28th
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Who's going to the Reunion or watching it on the big screen? Expectations?


WiT Guesses: Scorpions & Rockets?
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Brandon Gary Dove - 4 days ago

Now I'm seeing a vision of a Black Scorpion and a Rocket of some kind, possibly a Rocketship or Rocket Attack...
Does this mean anything to you?


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The Steam Summer Sale has started and is kinda crummy, but the important thing is: I bought the Manos: The Hands of Fate video game! I have to play more of it. So far, I saw a "Watch for Snakes" sign and a broken down, dusty Tom Servo in the background. Let's see what other MST references I see.


How would you kill...?
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Watching The Last Shark with my youngest son, we realized that you could kill the KoolAid man by having him turn up on a submarine.
"Oh Yeah.......oh NOO....blub..blub....blub."
How would you kill fictional characters?


...and other science facts.
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Not everybody is Steve - 5 days ago

Welp, that's that. Of course, there are about a bajillion inconstistencies in MST3k, but I think I managed to highlight the biggest ones. Thanks to Teri Gee for providing some that I hadn't even thought of. :) Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZQ2_wr2nw8


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I have a funeral to go to on Tuesday, then, I get comfort from the MST reunion. I think that's a good deal.


Brexit Update
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About 150,000 people an hour are voting YES on a second vote under EU rules. I think the Brits just woke up from a nasty drunk and realized what they did.


East Meets Watts director, true crime
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Bender Rodriguez - 6 days ago

For those who know and love Cinematic Titanic's take on 70s asian/blacksploitation movie East Meets Watts here is a YouTube link to a true crime show featuring the director's murder investigation. Kinda morbid, head's up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8gNOzHnbSE
It's the second half of the episode. RIP Al Adamson


Watch-It-Together enhancer!
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kate - 7 days ago

Hey again! A while back I posted a bookmarklet I wrote to add some features to Watch-It-Together, and if anyone was using it, I'm sure they noticed that it broke badly several months ago. But it's working again!

Instructions are at https://lewis-k.github.io/mst3k/ , and I'll reuse the description because I'm lazy:

It adds a "theater mode," which brings the chat alongside the movie, and also adds autoplay functionality (on a selectable timer!) for most of the videos on the site. The autoplay feature can also be used to catch up to a movie in progress, whether you're coming at it fresh or resuming from a pause.

It still has bugs, but I hope it might be helpful to some of you. I'm still trying to make it better, so please let me know if you have any problems!


The EU Referendum
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Daniel Emerson - 7 days ago

I'd like to take the opportunity to express how ashamed I am to be British today.

I'd rather have Bob Evil running the country than the bunch of mendacious crooks who have just been handed power on the back of a campaign of proven lies and racist scaremongering.


MY COLLECTION IS COMPLETE!
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Stereo Catz - 7 days ago

After years of looking I've finally found the last missing episode of the main seasons. I now have, and have backed up, every episode from seasons one through ten. Maybe I'll spend the next 20 days or so marathoning the entire complete series. Now all I need is a less wobbly version of Jack Frost.


Remember George A Romero's MARTIN?
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I am Facebook Friends with John Amplas since 2010, cool dude who starred in the 1977 Horror / Drama MARTIN about a young man who believes himself to be a Vampire. He starred in several George A Romera movies. I friended him on Facebook back in 2010 or so. He responded to a couple messages when I told him I was a fan he was gracious and friendly. He turned 67 today ! Here are some pictures of John. I included his most popular characters / roles as well as his younger and older / current pictures.







OT: Music
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I've been feeling musically stunted these last few years. I haven't really found anything new worth listening to... but bam! All of a sudden in the same month I've got two brand new albums from two of my most favorite bands, The Low Anthem and The Felice Brothers. I also discovered there was a new Godspeed You! Black Emperor album last year that somehow slipped by me.

So what new tunes are all you Msties out there jamming to these days? I need more!


If you're wondering how he eats and breathes...
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Not everybody is Steve - 8 days ago

I hope you're not getting tired of these, because I'm putting together what is probably the most absurd of all clip shows: A collection of inconsistencies in MST3k. Things like the bots being able to eat food and not being able to eat food, Servo's arms sometimes working and sometimes not - all those things that don't really matter, but which I'm going to scrutinize anyway. Why? Because it's fun. :D Got any suggestions?


WAiT: *Now with less mutations!
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Brandon Gary Dove - 8 days ago

The last nuclear power plant in California announced it will be closed by 2025, and it's only about an hour from where I live. My dreams of gradually developing mutant super-powers have been annihilated :'(
What have been your favorite mutations/mutants over the ep's, especially ones created by radiation? Better yet, are you into mutants and radioactive stuff? Explain why or why not these weak plot devices could actually occur...


New MST3K season is complete?
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Bender Rodriguez - 9 days ago

Could this even be real? ALL the new MST3K episodes are complete? According to: http://moviepilot.com/posts/3974937


USA VS Argentina soccer game
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Hawthorne Rollings - 9 days ago

We were getting our arses handed to us first half 2-0, half time is over I guess I'll go back and watch the 2nd half....:@(


Patton Oswalt wrote 2 books, why wasn't I informed?
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Hawthorne Rollings - 10 days ago

Finished Zombies,Spaceships,Wastelands, and enjoyed it. Now on to Silver Screen Fiend. I wasn't aware of how much a cinephile he was. He will be a great fit for the show. Also watched 3 of his specials on youtube/netflix. He's funny, and he's on the Bamer's too. I'm just saying...


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I'd love to see Rifftrax riff some musicals. I don't think they did too many. Maybe the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas? Or maybe Sweeney Todd? It'd be fun.