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MSTeacher3K - 3 months ago
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Hey, Rocket, didn't the host read your question during the Q & A on the Mads' show tonight? I heard him say it was from Paul Gabriel Wiener, and I recognize that name from here-that's you, right?


Rocket J. Forklift - 5 months ago
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Had to make a new account because FB login broke. Here's my original:
http://www.club-mst3k.com/msties/1086


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615 - Kitten with a Whip - 2 months ago
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Going through the comments below, I'm seeing two major camps in the reaction to this movie:

1. "This is actively painful to watch, and I have trouble getting through it even with the riffing."

2. "Who cares how terrible it is? Or how bad her acting is? Ann-Margret is hot!"

(I'm in the first camp. I like to watch the episodes in order starting with KTMA, and last time I left this site for a couple of years because I couldn't bring myself to finish this episode. We'll see how it goes this time...)


"Big boned" explained!
516 - Alien from L.A. - 12 days ago
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Just came across a short video on the MST3K YT channel in which the director talks about casting Kathy Ireland. He gives two reasons for picking her.

1. She was tall. He wanted it to be a thing that people living on the surface of the Earth would be noticeably taller than people living underground. (He says because there would be higher gravity further down. This is exactly wrong. The further you get inside the Earth, the lower the gravitational pull because, to put it very simply, you've got more mass above you pulling you up and less mass below you pulling you down. But still, that was the idea. And traditional folklore has underground dwellers being short because many caves and tunnels have low ceilings.) Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like he did a great job of casting shorter people to contrast with her. But that's what the whole "big boned" thing means. She's supposed to obviously stand out from the underground people, appearing to them to be unnaturally tall.

2. He liked her voice. "When we had a read, a voice came out of her that was... kind of shocking. It was a very high-pitched sort of little girl's voice." That childlike quality was a good thing to him because her character's personality is supposed to be a child trapped in an adult body. (Which he says backwards, but you get what he means.) That part does come across in the movie. She's very simple, childish, and naive, and the adventure gradually brings her to a somewhat more confident maturity.


NCNL again
Forum - 6 days ago
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No comments, no laighs, please. Spooky Halloween stuff!


Call-ahead riffs?
Forum - 7 days ago
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We discuss "call-back" riffs a lot, here, but I can think of one instance of a "call-ahead" riff, in The Brain That Wouldn't Die, in a scene where they're discussing all the great things they can do with plastic surgery nowadays or something, and Servo interjects "not with RADAR!" — which has to be a Radar Secret Service (ep. 520) reference, maybe four weeks before that episode actually aired.

Granted, they may or may not have shot those episodes in numerical order, or in the order they aired, or they may have been screening/reviewing/writing riffs for more than one movie at a time... maybe they were shooting 2 or 3 episodes concurrently, and there was a continuity slip or something...?


NCNL This Week
Forum - 11 days ago
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Your NCNL this week continues the Christmas theme.


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