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Rule Addendum to the "Thing That Couldn't Die" Drinking Game:
-Every time Mike and the Bots come up with another stupid name for Aunt Flavia -- Aunt Effluvia, Aunt Lugubria, Aunt Diptheria -- take a drink.


Childe Harold - almost 7 years ago
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Have you watched an episode where you got every single reference? I think I got all of them in "The Incredibly Mixed Up...etc." Proud moment!


Rachel Adams - almost 7 years ago
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Hey guys, which episode does Crow/Bill deliver his stirring report on the Civil War? I'm trying to find it to show someone.


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Here's a treat for all you mashup artists out there, or just any other MSTies who enjoy obscure and slightly "retarded" music: the original un-riffed "Night Train To Mundo Fine", the stirring and evocative theme from Coleman Francis' "Red Zone Cuba":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYl_YzcJMKU

Honestly, this is actually starting to grow on me. I don't know why. The lyrics are your classic hard-boiled, hard-livin' hard luck story, and Carradine's voice has a perversely charming poor-man's-Johnny-Cash sound to it. Mind you, that doesn't mean I don't still think that this was one of the most ill-conceived decisions in the history of American films.

All together, now, gang...!


Andrew Gowland - almost 7 years ago
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Hi erm first time poster longtime watcher... so a while back I started designing star wars t-shirts on redbubble and eventually fell inevitably to my love of mst3k. I've created a few mstee's (apologies i had to do it), when I was researching one, I came across this site... its bloody awesome I had no idea it existed and now when ever i need a fix i can come here... so thank you. if you're interested in this shameless piece of self promotion go here http://www.redbubble.com/people/technohippy/collections/123359-geek-t-shirts?order=recent if not... don't... just wanted to say thanks really anyway


Stephen - about 7 years ago
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State of the Club Address:
This site is now 4 months old. As you can see, I'm still making changes to it (hopefully improvements). We're now getting about 1000 hits per day! That's partly because we have basically all the episodes in one convenient place. But I think it's more because we have an awesome growing community of friendly thoughtful fans. Without you, it'd be just a collection of videos.

So thanks for making Club MST3k great!


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Wow, it's starting to look like I've found a Season 0 episode that I might keep "in rotation": "SST Death Flight". As Servo himself commented, this is like a parody of '70s airplane/airport movies (though unintentional). Interesting how this turdbomb is already late to the airplane-movie party, having been made in 1977.


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OK, so now I'm diving into Season 0 again on the recommendation of Matt Eickhoff, specifically Experiment 013, "SST Death Flight". I'm liking it already -- the opening shot is an obviously fake shot of a model Concorde, despite the buttloads of stock footage of real, actual Concordes and prototype SST liners in flight.

I'm also floored by its massive, all-star cast of every possible has-been or almost-was in films and TV, including the occasional star here and there, such as -- duh duh DUHHNNNN -- Peter Graves! From "B" movies to stardom in "Mission: Impossible" to... well, TV movies. Oh, and I see Robert Reed as the captain of the SST liner; definitely a step up for Papa Brady, and -- AUUUGGGGHHHH, BILLY CRYSTAL! We're DOOOOOOOMED.

But, aaaanyway...I also like how this movie continues the tradition of cheap and entirely unrealistic airliner cockpits. Cripes, it wouldn't have been that much trouble to snag some fotos of an SST cockpit and give 'em to the studio carpenters -- unless, as I suspect, they pissed away their budget on the all-star cast of has-beens, almost-wases and B-listers. Oh, and you gotta love that shot of the nose of the SST as it's sitting on the runway. God, it's so obviously FAKE. It's just SAD, man.

The riffing is surprisingly snappy here so far; it's about halfway through the season here, and they sound like they're pretty settled in, unlike Experiment 004, "Gamera Vs. Barugon", where it sounds as if they're just delivering a passive, sporadic running commentary. The riffing on "SST Death Flight" sounds more like Comedy Central Season 1 -- which is to say, better than a lot of folks give it credit for, including the MST crew themselves.

The more of this I watch, the more surprised I am that it's not among the Season 0 movies that were redone at Comedy Central later on. It's so packed with old stars that they can hardly move, and so packed with perilous plot points that they can hardly close the overhead bins.


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Coolest MST3k wallpaper art EVER:
http://www.deviantart.com/download/92196315/MST3K_Wallpaper__AndrewDickman_by_mst3k.jpg
OK, granted, I've seen precious little MST3k wallpaper art, but this is wicked-assed cool. I stumbled over it while rummaging around on Google Images looking for a large, clean copy of the MST3K "moon" logo to autotrace into an Illustrator file.


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Just now watched no. 608, "Code Name: Diamond Head", and while the movie/riffing totally kicks butt, I'm not so sure about Mary Jo Pehl as Magic Voice. Mind you, I totally love Mary Jo -- she wrote some awesome material and did some excellent character work, especially as Pearl Forrester -- but it was kind of jarring to hear her as Magic Voice. She doesn't sound quite aloof and dispassionate enough. It's as if she can't help sounding bitter and sarcastic even when saying something as innocuous as "fifteen seconds until commercial sign".


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Experiment 620, "Danger Death Ray": another movie I suspect of having been directed by Coleman Francis under a pseudonym, despite its lack of airplanes and coffee. How else could a premise as exciting as a suave, top-drawer secret agent searching for a kidnapped scientist and recovering his deadly secret invention be so totally drained of excitement?


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Well, now that we've got a sort of Season 6 vs. Season 4 debate sorta kinda bubbling -- sort of -- may I hang my ass over the edge and suggest: Season 8? My evidence:

802, "The Leech Woman" ("JEEEEEEEDDDDD!")
804, "The Deadly Mantis" ("I've got a mantis in my pantis!")
805, "The Thing That Couldn't Die" ("Evil window, evil sofa, evil rhododendron!")
809, "I Was A Teenage Werewolf" ("...and THAT was for that bedwetting movie!")
814, "Riding With Death" (all the '70s jokes you can handle)
819, "Invasion Of The Neptune Men" ("...more like Upper Atmosphere Chief!")
820, "Space Mutiny" (loves me some space zamboni chases)

...and last but certainly not least -- the crown jewel of Season 8:
812, "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Etc." (where to begin? Big hair riffs? Wretched dance number riffs? Shick Outta Shape? "Red Zone Cuba" callback? "You feelthy peeg"? "Madison"?)


Jacob Jacob - almost 7 years ago
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Was there a movie similar to "The Pod People"?

I seem to remember another film with a bipedal-pygmy-elephant-alien that befriends an annoying child.... They looked somewhat similar to Trumpy, but with wider heads and were either red or purple.

Am I crazy? Am I just remembering "Pod People" wrong? (I watched it recently and still seem to recall these other elephant creatures.) Or does such a film exist?

Any help would be much appreciated. :)


Mary A. Espinoza - almost 7 years ago
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I'm trying to find the name of a movie I saw back in the early '70s when I was a kid. It was probably something aired on a Saturday afternoon Creature Feature program. All I remember was that some monster was on the loose killing everyone in its path. It actually looked like a tall, strong man without skin...at least that's what it looked like to me as a kid. The only scene I remember is when the monster was wondering and walked through a butcher shop or meat packing plant where there were sides of beef hanging and the monster killed an employee there. Anyone have an idea what this movie is? Sorry, that's all I can recall about it.


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Well, alll-llllrighty then, gang! It's time for yet another booze-fueled diversion for your New Year's Eve '12 enjoyment! As inspired by Frankie DeMario, it's the Experiment 519, "Outlaw Of Gor" Drinking Game! You're going to need at least three pitchers of Killer Shrews for this bad boy:

-Whenever somebody says "Cabot", take a drink.
-Whenever Nelson or the Bots makes a Jethro Tull reference, take a drink.
-Whenever Cabot's pudgy geek buddy hits on a chick in the opening scene, take a drink.
-Whenever a woman with big, fluffy '80s hair appears, take a drink.
-Whenever a guy gives the camera a buffalo shot, take a drink.

WARNING: The name "Cabot" is called out so many times -- and so frequently -- in the opening scenes that it's physically impossible for a single player to take a drink every time without winding up totally pants-pissing within the first fifteen minutes. It's strongly recommended that the Experiment 519 Drinking Game be played with a team of two or three, taking alternate turns, in order to make sure that every instance of "Cabot!" is covered without ending up so wrecked that you can't finish the movie. Same for all the buffalo shots; there are stretches where the buffalo shots come so fast and furiously that there's no way for a single player to keep up.

"Mmmmm-mmmmm, that's good booze!" --Joel, "The Killer Shrews"


Andy Jones - about 7 years ago
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I should probably have a picture up there by my name by now. Yep. There's something I should be seeing to.


Zap R. - almost 7 years ago
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I just can't push th #&*!$ button...seriously I could Finnish several seasons by watching one or two movies,but they sound sooooo bad. I feel like Im trying to work up the courage to punch myself in the junk. For example "Untamed youth" someone tell me this ain't as bad as it sounds,cause Im guessing some kids drink some beers and smoke cigs,And kiss in the back seat for an hour and a half,and season one was kinda slow anyway.
"Wild Rebels"/"Hellcats" for basically the same reason in season 2.
Now season 3 is kind of different, its"Master ninja 1&2" that are stopping me dead. Can anybody tell me if this was a series(a really crappy one)back in the 80s. I swear I remember the old guy ninja. In the 7th grade,pro wrestling had more believability than that show.
Hats off Matt,I thought it would take sir Edmund Hillary to climb that Mt. Everest of poo that is season six.
So...if Im missing a real gem here,let me know....and is there a title or two you just can't bring yourself to watch?
I think I'll give space mutiny a try,or maybe just poke myself in the eye.


Matthew Eickhoff - almost 7 years ago
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I recently finished watching season 6.
What are your thoughts or favorite episodes?


j davis - almost 7 years ago
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Which episode had the riff- "Look out! He's into cheek meat!" in it? I cannot for the life of me figure out which one it was. I think it was Crow's line, but that could be just because I can hear it delivered like Crow in my head- but it could have been anyone.


Zap Rowsdower - almost 7 years ago
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Okay, this one has been bugging me for quite some time: Was "Night of the Lepus" ever riffed on this show? I swear I had seen it at one point, but now I cannot find it anywhere. Am I wrong? Or just mistaken perhaps?


Michael Fearnow - almost 7 years ago
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The stinger for "It Conquered the Earth" is great because it's a punchline to an extended setup. One of those jokes that works on repetition, past the point where it's funny, but circles back to hilarious.


Jacob Jacob - almost 7 years ago
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Anyone seen this stinker: Alien Dead? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_Dead

Featuring Buster Crabbe (Flash Gordon) in his last film role. I REALLY wish this would've gotten the MST3k treatment. My friend bought it years ago, and we were literally on the floor laughing at a few points.

Someone else here has to have seen it... thoughts?


Brian Fry - almost 7 years ago
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I just ran into this site about a week ago, and i must say it is a godsend for me. To finally be able to catch up on old episodes of my favorite show when i was a kid. I must thank whoever came up with this website, you have really made my day. Continue doing what you're doing and i'll keep coming back to watch


Colleen Hewson - almost 7 years ago
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If you were going to introduce MST3K to a friend, which movie would you pick?


Alex Stefanic - almost 7 years ago
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What's your favorite MST3K "stinger"?


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I've always thought it was interesting that a large majority of the viewer letters that Joel and Nelson read on the air were from kids -- many of them very young kids -- even though when you listen to all the sex, drug, music, literary and obscure cultural references in the riffing, it's obvious that MST was aimed at adults -- especially adults old enough to remember "Gilligan's Island", "Mannix", or all those old Quinn Martin detective shows, and who dig bands like The Mothers Of Invention or The Cramps, or who collect the Norton Records Anthologies, or dig '60s garage bands or old rockabilly, or who like movies by Russ Meyers or Ray Dennis Steckler.

It kind of reminds me of when I was about nine or ten years old, and was first getting heavily into Looney Tunes cartoons. I was totally digging the slapstick and sight gags, but it wasn't until I was a young teenager that I realized that they were really aimed at adults, and that there was a whole different level of humor that was going right over my head when I was a young kid. For instance, it wasn't until I was about fifteen, and starting to really get into Humphrey Bogart, that I finally understood the "Treasure Of The Sierra Madre" reference in this one Bugs Bunny cartoon, the one with the little baby penguin, where Bogart keeps walking into the shot and asking Bugs, "pardon me, but could you help out a fellow American who's down on his luck?"

I was already in my early thirties when I got into MST3K, toward the end of Season 2, but I think it'd be interesting to hear from some of the long-time MST3K fans who first got into it when they were eight or ten years old, then perhaps got the DVDs when they were in college and watched those old episodes again as young adults.


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OK, gang; you know you couldn't escape it. It was just a matter of time before I got around to it: The Experiment 820, "Space Mutiny" Drinking Game! This one's relatively simple, really:

-Whenever a guy is shot by a laser gun and falls over a railing to his death, take a drink.

-Everytime the bad guy laughs that stupid exaggerated evil laugh, take a drink.

-Every time Biff Beefpile (or whatever his name is) screams, take a drink.

-Whenever Mike or the Bots blurt a silly fake macho name for the hero -- Biff Beepile, Chunk Bulkslab, whatever -- take a drink.

-Whenever a chase scene in those stupid-assed little cars that look like poorly-disguised floor-polishing zambonis takes place, take a drink.

-Whenever Mike or the Bots make a reference to weightlifting, take a drink.

-Whenever Servo does a reference to Susan Powter or that big blond rugby player from New Zealand who used to do Eveready commercials in the '80s ("Oy!") or sings a line from an old Police song, take a drink.


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Alriiiiigghhht! Another entry in the "Worst Credits Design Ever Sweepstakes": Experiment 820, "Space Mutiny"! Looks like somebody just got a new Commodore 64. Jeezus, this is bad... As Joel did during the opening credits to "Monster A Go-Go", I can sense an air of incompetence already. Congratulations, opening credits to "Space Mutiny", you're in grand company.


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Played "Satellite of Love" on the radio for y'all tonight. Live version from 1983 in Italy. Good times.