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What type of MSTie are you?
Forum - over 2 years ago
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A) I watch Diabolik
B) I don’t watch Diabolik, too sad
C) I can watch Diabolik since they’re making new eps.
D) I don’t watch Diabolik because it stinks. (cynical)
E) Coogans Law is a slippery downward slope to global Shariah (crazy)


Interacting with the Movie
Forum - over 2 years ago
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I have a dream. A completely impossible dream of collecting every single moment of Joel (and Mike, to a lesser extent) interacting with the screen in the theater. An entirely impossible task unless I just sat down and watched at least every single Joel episode to search for these moments. Probably not gonna happen. ^_^;

Still, I would like to collect at least some of these moments. So, to that end, I'd like to ask you how many memorable moments you can remember of Joel (or Mike, 'cause he did that twice or something) messing with the movies. Got anything? :D


There [should have been] only one! (A rant by Alex C.)
Forum - almost 5 years ago
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After learning that a reboot of the Highlander franchise is in the works, it made me reflect on the series. The main idea driving the plot in Highlander is childishly inane and sets the stage for an amazing amount of plot holes. I can't think of a franchise that has more plot holes than Highlander.

To summarize, a race of immortals have been around since "the dawn of time". The main character is born in 16th century Scotland. Not exactly the dawn of time, is it? It also evidences that immortals just pop up from time to time. So "there can only be one" really means "there can only be one until another immortal shows up". These immortals MUST fight with each other. The reason why is never explained. They just have to, okay? Eventually the last remaining immortal, who essentially is the only true immortal because the others died, wins "the prize". The prize is a vague godlike power that allows the winner to become omnipotent but mortal. They can thus bring peace to the world or destroy it. Who knows what happens when they die of old age.

The second movie in the franchise takes all the plot holes of the first and ramps it up to 11. Because even fans of the franchise find fault with it, I won't bother with its numerous problems. They did retcon some introduced story elements in the TV series.

It is painfully obvious Gregory Widen, who came up with the story and co-wrote the screenplay for the first movie, put very little thought into his idea. He apparently wanted to create a perfect action movie scenario at the expense of logic or coherent storytelling.

So... I know why they would reboot the franchise. Everybody's doing it., it's practically a guaranteed box office success. But how can they fix such a broken story? It's not worth the effort!

As I wind down my rant, it is at this moment that I discover there was no real point in telling you guys any of this and I've flushed all my problems with the franchise out of my system. Any fans out there I inadvertently insulted? Maybe you LIKE the premise of the movies. Maybe you agree. Maybe I'll delete this later out of shame and embarrassment for opening up about my feelings on the subject.


Gamera vs Barugon; today's WIT
Forum - almost 5 years ago
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For any of the other kaiju film nuts out there, what are your favorite Gamera films or monsters?
My favorite (Gamera) monster and monster fight (maybe ever) is Gamera vs Guiron. Guiron is such a badass. I mean, he's a knife-headed reptile thing, for starters. And he's got throwing stars that come out of his aforementioned weapon-head. How is that not cool? Also, my favorite Gamera moment is when Guiron nicks him, and Gamera puts ice on his wound. Awww.
While some people think that the human element gets in the way of the monster fighting action, I like the human drama in today's WIT; it's pretty dark and brooding, instead of a squealy little kids as leads to grate on the nerves.
The brain-hungry "alien babes" in the Guiron picture are amusing, but screechy children drive me nuts. (I live next to an occasional daycare. With barky dogs. I like my peace and quiet.)
Hello! Thank you!


Name a shameful sequel
Forum - almost 5 years ago
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I decided that I was bored and wanted to discuss shameful sequels. So, Ready. Set. GO! I wanna mention that Phantom of the Opera Had a Sequel that was totally not necessary called, "Love Never Dies." It was released to Broadway and is totally crummy. However, the one song about sex is pretty funny because they just go on and on and are acting so serious about it. Anyone else wanna add?


Other Fandoms?
Forum - almost 5 years ago
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So, out of pure curiosity, I was wondering what other fandoms my fellow MSTies were in. Me personally, I like Mega Man, Team Fortress 2 (duh) and Harry Potter, among others. So tell me: what do you like?


What's the Deal?
Forum - almost 5 years ago
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I kinda am one of the three people in the world that thinks that West-Side Story is overrated and should not be rated the masterpiece that people say it is. Honestly, I don't like it. It needs a Rifftrax episode. Just saying.


The anti-manti....s
Forum - almost 5 years ago
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Tonight's WIT is, of course, The Deadly Mantis.

Got a giant bug movie that's more entertaining and better made?

My first thought, of course, is the most classic of giant bug movies: Them!

What else could work?


Amazon listing for MST3K Episode has me scratching my head...
Forum - about 5 years ago
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"Call me Farciot Edouart from now on."
Forum - about 5 years ago
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So as I was watching Billy Wilder's excellent 'Ace in the Hole' the other night I happened across a familiar name in the opening credits - the one, the only, Farciot Edouart. Of course Crow's comment on his name in The Space Children immediately leaped into my brain, but it was his involvement in such a great film that piqued my interest into this man's work. I was blown away to see he has over 300 film credits on IMDb, mostly as "process photography." Not only was he involved with such MST3k experiments as The Space Children and Village of the Giants, but also with so many great classic films including:
Sullivan's Travels
Double Indemnity
The Furies
Sunset Blvd.
Union Station
Ace in the Hole
Shane
To Catch a Thief (my favorite Hitchcock)
The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Ten Commandments
Vertigo
Breakfast at Tiffany's
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Robinson Crusoe on Mars
El Dorado (my favorite John Wayne)
Rosemary's Baby
and many more. It just seemed to me this man's body of work was worth mentioning. That is all : )


Forum - about 5 years ago
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does anyone know of a good dvd ripper program? I have been looking everywhere for one.


SIGHTINGS OF EXTRATERRESTRIALS!!!???!!
Forum - about 5 years ago
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Seen in the St. Claude region of New Orleans!
HAARP??? Katrina??? DARPA??? JAZZ???

Scary??? Hilarious??? How can anyone be sure???


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