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Russ "Screw You, Greenland" Fry - about 8 hours ago

Damnit, I'm gone for a few days and I miss 12 to the Moon, Starfighters, AND Moon Zero Two? As Buff's new alter ego would say, "What's the deal??"


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♫ MOOOOOOOON ZEEERO TWOOOOOOO! ♫


Late to the Wake ...
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Mom, my nuts - 1 day ago

One of my earliest memories of TV was Star Trek, at my aunt's house. My Uncle Junior would always be sitting in the den eating Charles Chips out of the big tin can and watching Star Trek. He watched a lot of Star Trek. I was too little to get what was going on episode-wise but the "Final frontier" monologue and intro music has been hardwired into my brain since I was 3 feet tall. I was too young to find it on my own until it was well into syndication. The first episode I remember seeing, and being old enough to understand it, was Devil in the Dark. The one where they're underground in the mines, tracking down the Horta. I was 7 or 8 and I was fascinated by it. What I remember most clearly was Spock doing the Vulcan mind-meld with the Horta. Not so much the famous shout of "Pain!" that people always remember (obviously it was in pain, they shot it), but that sense of connecting with an alien thought process, the knowledge of an existence that spanned eons. It's the first Star Trek episode that ever made a real impression on me, and most of it was from that scene with Spock and the Horta. Those words : "Eternity ends ... the Chamber of the Ages ... the Vault of Tomorrow ..." And all the eggs, all the future generations that would never be. As a kid, watching that scene felt like I was watching magic. Like I had stumbled across something vast and deep, something I didn't entirely understand and yet knew was important somehow. Like I knew it without knowing how I knew it. It was one of the most memorable moments from my childhood, and I'm still not sure why.

I was on a weird schedule the last few days and didn't hear about Nimoy's death until later. I didn't know about his recent health problems and it took me by surprise. I figured I'd be sad when he died, but somehow it made me sadder than I thought it would. I know what people mean when they say it's different somehow than a lot of other celebrity deaths. With Nimoy it feels weirder, more unsettling somehow. Maybe subconsciously we always thought of him as part Vulcan and expected him to outlive us all. (I'm joking, but not entirely joking ... it feels like deep down in that there's a grain of truth somewhere).

Anyway this morning I got up and started watching the old Star Trek on Netflix. I watched Devil in the Dark for the first time in a very, very long time. I didn't know what to expect, seeing it with older eyes. I was afraid the rudimentary effects and low-budget-ness would jade it for me. But I watched it anyway, and when it got to the part with Spock and the Horta, and the monologue about eternity, it still gave me chills. Even now, when almost nothing impresses me anymore and most of the world seems like a ridiculous pile of shit to me, that scene still got me on a very deep level. After all these years it was still ... magic.

I have Leonard Nimoy to thank for that feeling. It remains my favorite Star Trek episode by far, and one of the only things I've ever seen on television as a child that, all these years later, still makes me say "Wow." Thanks for the memories, Leonard Nimoy. I don't know much about the needs of the many or the needs of the few, or the one. But I know you were one of a kind.


Anybody remember Brownie the old Cleveland Browns Mascot?
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No Browns! wheeet-whooot


Up-laugh Leech Woman
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Fish Argument - 2 days ago

It's under-laughed. Thx.


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Looking forward to tonight's WIT. I just hope I can make it. It gets a little crazy at my house around 6. Yes, 6 pm is our Landrue time around here. Peace and joy to you my friends. Hope to see you there!


WIT
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If a war ever came down to refueling, America would win!


Anyone seen this color changing dress?
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So my sister shows me this dress and says it changes color, some say it's white and gold, some say it's blue and black(I see white and gold). She's baffled by this like it's the weirdest thing she's ever seen, so I decide to look into it. Pulling individual pixels from the image I find it is in fact blue, but the gold part is actually a brown that falls into the orange part of the spectrum. The most interesting thing I found about the image is it is a self negative. When you create a negative of the image the different parts swap colors perfectly, the blue part become brown and the brown parts become blue. We're a bunch of smart people here, so what's happening?


Great joining you all for "12 To The Moon"...
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...and now, for my customary post-WIT pre-bedtime palette cleanser for tonight... RiffTrax' Mesa Of Lost Women -- one of the greatest Ed Wood films that wasn't actually made by Ed Wood.


Uh oh... I feel a song coming on...
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David Anderson - 3 days ago

I remember browsing a used record store years ago that had a Leonard Nimoy album cover pasted to the record bin. The song "Both Sides Now" was on it. I always wanted to hear it, but never found it till now.

here 'tis:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O5nXZ6tmGg


WIT 12 to the Moon
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Keith Woosley - 3 days ago

A good choice for WIT : 12 to the Moon.
From what I remember it has a few Star Trek references in it. I'll see you there.


RIP Leonard Nimoy
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James GreyWolf - 3 days ago

Live long and prosper, friend. You will be missed.


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Well our dear Spock isn't with us anymore. My heart is so heavy right now. Just wanted to let you guys know.


I Don't Even...
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If you don't know by now, Leonard Nimoy has passed away at 83.

Well... my day is fucked.


Interesting read for film geeks
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David - 3 days ago

I came across this article today about the history of film making in North Korea. I'm surprised they never came after Bill Rebane or Rick Sloan. They could have been huge in The Hermit Kingdom !

http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/films/the-secret-history-of-north-korean-cinema


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Oh no! I watched 624 last night! So I guess I'm watching 518 tonight. I got it backwards!


Nonmst subject: Rec Pot is finally legal in DC
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I know this isn't a mst subject but how cool is it that recreational Mary Jane is legal in the nations capitol! Take THAT politicians! XD Its pretty stupid right now though because it's still against the law to buy or sell weed in D.C. but you can possess 2 ounces. The feds seem to be hanging on the their Pot is bad freying rope for dear life. They need to just get over it, but that of course is only my opinion.
I'm just waiting to see what the feds in DC are gonna do now.


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So I see that Neill Blomkamp is set to direct a sequel to Alien, starting a new continuity based on the first two films. I'm skeptical about the merits of this project, but I'm all for pretending that Alien 3 never existed.


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Jessica Benjamin - 4 days ago

"The suspense is terrible!.........I hope it'll last."


Recuperation?
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Noah Nelson Nearth - 5 days ago

Instead of enjoying my week, I apparently decided to be bed-ridden-sick for 4 days with pneumonia-like symptoms. During the convalescence, I have worked my way through the complete 9th Season. I am now almost cured of the congestion, but realize that the bone chattering shakes I had weren't solely due to my fever.
BUT I think I now need an eminent psychiatrist that specializes in DEEP HURTING. Thank heaven for the SOL crew. Without them I'd have gone completely "Pearl" by now watching the foul, dung-drenched, delusional celluloid that comprises Season 9. I sincerely have found things that are more intriguing than these suckfests in the kleenex scattered about. (Did THAT come out of me?)


Chew Bubble Gum, Kick Ass
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I keep forgetting to mention this, but I've noticed that They Live is available to be watched for free on Hulu. If any deprived members of this forum have not done so, go and watch it immediately. Your various social/professional obligations, as well as your MST loyalty, can wait.


Poor chocolate bunny!
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His only crime was being born delicious!


Can't find the movie anywhere
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reading about the mst movie made me want to watch it again but all of links have been deleted. Is there anyone up this late that might know of a secret link?


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Since Red Zone Cuba is without a doubt my least favorite episode tonight I'm gonna instead watch 1928's The Man Who Laughs. It's notable for being the inspiration for Batman's The Joker.


And another fine WIT wraps up...
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...and my pre-bedtime palette cleanser tonight:
The Leech Woman!

"Our drink special tonight is You Stand By Me And I Breathe!"
--Crow T. Robot


Hey, who want to join me on the Night Train To Mundo Fine?
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Logged onto chat, gonna roll this puppy here in about a minute.


Everything Wrong With Robocop
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Has this ever been posted in here?

After the "Everything Wrong With..." Guys finish with the "Everything Wrong With" part they do some movie edit hijinx that is supposed to be funny, and sometimes actually is.
Below is "Everything Wrong With Robocop" (The original)

Check 8:52 on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnRks2KkJy4


Trios Tag Teams
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What three monster should take on the team of Godzilla, Gamera, and Jet Jaguar?


Cover art for Merlin's Shop... speechless...
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Garry Tardy - 6 days ago

GET WELL LEONARD
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In tribute to the ill Leonard Nimoy (His Spock is Spock) let us pay homage as true MSTies do, truly as Joel himself did as referred to by Crow in Episode 211, Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster.

Burn some incense and enjoy:

http://youtu.be/AGF5ROpjRAU