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Favorite Episodes

  1. Hercules Against the Moon Men
    178
  2. Warrior of the Lost World
    282
  3. Invasion of the Neptune Men
    216
  4. The Touch of Satan
    298
  5. The Final Sacrifice
    660
  6. Final Justice
    235
  7. Teenage Strangler
    279
  8. Ring of Terror
    165
  9. Eegah
    345
  10. The Skydivers
    232
  11. Beginning of the End
    232
  12. High School Big Shot
    160
  13. The Rebel Set
    140
  14. The Beatniks
    161
  15. The Wild World of Batwoman
    196
  16. Fire Maidens of Outer Space
    192
  17. City Limits
    148
  18. Girl in Gold Boots
    245
  19. 12 to the Moon
    175
  20. Girls Town
    254
  21. Night of the Blood Beast
    269
  22. The Phantom Planet
    189
  23. Teenage Crime Wave
    153
  24. Space Travelers
    129
  25. The Leech Woman
    201
  26. Quest of the Delta Knights
    231
  27. Agent for H.A.R.M.
    227
  28. Time of the Apes
    236
  29. The Beast of Yucca Flats
    228
  30. Women of the Prehistoric Planet
    146
  31. Moon Zero Two
    163
  32. Kitten with a Whip
    132
  33. Project Moonbase
    96
  34. Laserblast
    345
  35. The Black Scorpion
    99
  36. The Screaming Skull
    233
  37. Santa Claus
    255
  38. Outlaw of Gor
    274
  39. Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
    374
  40. Earth vs. the Spider
    170
  41. The Space Children
    144
  42. Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders
    284
  43. The Deadly Bees
    181
  44. It Lives by Night
    147
  45. Pod People
    494
  46. Tormented
    190
  47. Squirm
    204
  48. City on Fire
    44
  49. Red Zone Cuba
    205
  50. The Amazing Transparent Man
    126
  51. The Giant Spider Invasion
    302
  52. Zombie Nightmare
    268
  53. The Girl in Lovers Lane
    198
  54. Teenagers from Outer Space
    238
  55. Puma Man
    451
  56. The Violent Years
    142
  57. The Unearthly
    173
  58. Assignment: Venezuela (the lost short)
    152
  59. The Slime People
    103
  60. The Incredible Melting Man
    237
  61. I Accuse My Parents
    355
  62. First Spaceship on Venus
    131
  63. The Dead Talk Back
    246
  64. Soultaker
    329
  65. Escape 2000
    221
  66. Monster A-Go Go
    306
  67. Deathstalker and the Warriors From Hell
    292
  68. Bride of the Monster
    199
  69. Space Mutiny
    804
  70. Time Chasers
    391
  71. Future War
    233
  72. Prince of Space
    393
  73. Track of the Moon Beast
    241
  74. Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues
    303
  75. San Francisco International
    227
  76. Gamera
    209
  77. Devil Doll
    212
  78. Gorgo
    153
  79. Parts: The Clonus Horror
    239
  80. Devil Fish
    225
  81. Alien from L.A.
    244
  82. Village of the Giants
    171
  83. The Atomic Brain
    139
  84. Colossus and the Headhunters
    152
  85. Bloodlust
    154
  86. Lassie: The Painted Hills
    124
  87. The Creeping Terror
    220
  88. The Deadly Mantis
    176
  89. Invasion USA
    143
  90. Blood Waters of Dr. Z
    180
  91. SST: Death Flight
    67
  92. Gamera vs. Gaos
    123
  93. Riding with Death
    341
  94. The Starfighters
    204
  95. The Brain that Wouldn't Die
    294
  96. Mitchell
    511
  97. Werewolf
    471
  98. Master Ninja I
    224
  99. Master Ninja II
    140
  100. Teenage Caveman
    129
  101. Attack of the the Eye Creatures
    200
  102. The Killer Shrews
    216
  103. Last of the Wild Horses
    139
  104. Fugitive Alien
    287
  105. Rocket Attack USA
    129
  106. Rocketship X-M
    248
  107. I Was a Teenage Werewolf
    168
  108. The Brute Man
    182
  109. Robot Holocaust
    129
  110. Robot Monster
    133
  111. It Conquered the World
    237
  112. King Dinosaur
    171
  113. Horrors of Spider Island
    193
  114. The Magic Sword
    177
  115. Legend of the Dinosaurs
    38
  116. Horror of Party Beach
    276
  117. The Incredibly Strange Creatures...
    240
  118. Hercules
    130
  119. Being from Another Planet
    166
  120. Invaders from the Deep
    24
  121. Lost Continent
    217
  122. Danger! Death Ray
    412
  123. The She-Creature
    147
  124. The Mad Monster
    118
  125. The Amazing Colossal Man
    177
  126. Code Name Diamond Head
    160
  127. Hobgoblins
    349
  128. Revenge of the Creature
    190
  129. Cave Dwellers
    375
  130. Mighty Jack
    150
  131. The Day the Earth Froze
    232
  132. Radar Secret Service
    187
  133. Gamera vs. Barugon
    142
  134. Hercules and the Captive Women
    133
  135. Jack Frost
    281
  136. The Magic Voyage of Sinbad
    184
  137. The Sword and the Dragon
    192
  138. The Indestructible Man
    135
  139. Hangar 18
    37
  140. The Undead
    210
  141. Manhunt in Space
    142
  142. Terror from the Year 5000
    210
  143. War of the Colossal Beast
    194
  144. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
    262
  145. Diabolik
    184
  146. The Crawling Eye
    222
  147. The Sinister Urge
    187
  148. Godzilla vs. Megalon
    249
  149. Samson Vs The Vampire Women
    243
  150. The Sidehackers
    176
  151. Gamera vs. Zigra
    143
  152. Attack of the Giant Leeches
    181
  153. Secret Agent Super Dragon
    186
  154. The Mole People
    165
  155. Angels' Revenge
    183
  156. The Human Duplicators
    174
  157. Gamera vs. Guiron
    213

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Forum - about 17 hours ago

Replace virtually any show and it's an improvement


Wizard of the Lost Kingdom (the first one)
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Forum - 6 days ago

I'm watching the new season in order, very slowly, and just finished this episode earlier today. I get the impression I'm in the minority, but I liked it a lot! The riffing was really fun and clever; Jonah and the robots really stick it to Cor and Simon, and they have a field day with the Chewbacca knockoff Golfax. The movie is just so poorly produced and the sets so cheap, that any chance for real action or adventure is cut short by the limited budget. And yet I get the feeling it was intended to at least be a B-grade movie catering to a family audience. (I agree with Zeitgeist that this one IS a kids' flick).

I laughed during this one more than any other episode in Season 11 so far, with the possible exception of Beast of the Hollow Mountain. However, Wizards is more entertaining, in terms of having a lot going on with the silly dialogue, ham acting, and goofy creatures (which show up before the last 15 minutes of film, unlike the dinosaur in Beast).


For those who miss the WIT...
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Forum - 4 days ago

Errybody?
If you're missing the WIT episode, fret not. The Club's ALWAYS had a randomizer.

See that riff at the top of every page? That's a random riff, from a random episode. Click it, and you're routed to that episode. That's been here for as long as I've known, and I suppose I'm a member of the Club's "old guard". Refresh the page, and you've got a new one. Go to another page at the Club, it changes again! Ain't it grand?

Sure, it's not quite a WIT episode, but hell, you can set those up here in the Forum. Have fun rolling the dice, kids! :-)


Too many kids' flicks
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Forum - 7 days ago

I’m about to contradict myself. While I’m generally “for” Season 11 and really enjoyed some episodes, there’s something that feels off about it to me. I think I know what it is: Almost all of the movies are children’s films. I say this because almost half of them are definitely aimed at kids, but as well, by the era that these movies were made, films with rubber monsters or dinosaurs were also aimed at a juvenile audience. During the Comedy Central/SyFy seasons, the crappy horror/scifi films were aimed at teenagers and actually intended to frighten, with the exception of the serials.

The reason it feels off to me is that the movie-making bar is so much lower from the start for kids’ movies. Children will sit quietly mesmerized by the worst piece of rubbish, and most filmmakers basically rely on those low expectations. Kids don’t care about character development, rational plot or motivation, and almost require no real tension or menace. Ragging on such weaknesses is just too easy and doesn’t offer the opportunity for true vitriol. Movies that are aimed at adults and fail dismally are a true test of incompetence and are better fodder for a high level of bitter riffing.

At least I think so.

What do you think, sirs?


How Has The Series Helped You?
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Forum - 13 days ago

I found the article about Bridget Nelson inspiring. I have read comments on the old MST3K Usenet group of how the series positively affected some of the posters. I find that laughter is very uplifting and the show was brilliant at providing laughter. Anyone care to share their stories of how it has affected you?


Episode Suggestions?
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Forum - 15 days ago

Hi guys! I've only recently joined the fan base and I was wondering if anyone could recommend me a few episodes? I'm still in season one and watching through some of season 11, but i'd like to be able to watch a few of the more popular episodes. any suggestions?


Movie talk!
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Forum - 14 days ago

Off-topic: Seen any movies without bots in front of them lately?

I took the day off from being jobless to watch some movies. Have three short reviews, courtesy of a guy who wishes his job was to review movies.

I started my day with It Comes At Night---I'd seen the positive critic reviews and negative audience reaction on Rotten Tomatoes and wanted to know what's up. The movie was marketed much differently than what it actually was---and while that's a factor, I think there are other reasons the audience hated it. It looks great. It's acted very well, especially the main father and son. It achieved what it sets out to accomplish, which is to make you feel absolutely miserable. It Comes At Night is a slow-burning, frequently boring, psychological horror that wants nothing more than leave its audience feeling despair. It's a bleak, nihilistic film that left an awful taste in my mouth. On a technical level, it was a good movie, hence the critical reception. But I left the movie feeling like nothing was worth anything.

To get the taste out of my mouth, I looked at the marquee. Wonder Woman was the next film I'd watch that was playing. I had major trepidations about it---despite positive reception to it, it was still as DC movie. As a fan of DC comics, their current franchise (starting with Man of Steel) has left me extremely unhappy. Man of Steel and Batman v Superman were epic---in terms of of how much I hated them. I won't get into that, but I will say that I had no hope for Wonder Woman going it. That changed quickly, and, except for some really awful CGI, I loved WW. It did her source material and character justice, (which is something I can't say for my favorite guy, Superman, in his recent movies). While WW had bits of Zack Snyder influence, like the poor CGI action (and a very questionable story credit), this movie had a very different feel to it than previous DC entries. It was brighter, more cheerful, with a lead you could root for. Gal Godot and Chris Pine were great, and the scene of Wonder Woman going up against a machine gun is one I won't forget soon. WW is the female-driven superhero movie we've been lacking.

To finish my day, I watched a movie not in theaters---The Gift (2015) written directed, and starring Joel Edgerton, who coincidentally was the best part of It Comes At Night. The Gift is a psychological thriller the likes you don't see often. Some of it reminded me of Mientras Duerme (aka Sleep Tight, an excellent Spanish psych thriller), but there were plenty of twists and turns and amazing acting from the three leads. It was a captivating watch, and my heartiest recommendation of the three movies I saw today, especially if you're a genre fan.

It Comes At Night: 2/5
Wonder Woman: 4/5
The Gift: 4.5/5


PO Box?
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Forum - 12 days ago

I was watching one of the season 11 episodes and they had a quick fanmail segment, does anyone know what the PO address is? Unless its the one they show in older seasons. i just really want to send fanart;;


Rifftrax Beach Shorts
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Forum - 12 days ago

Ricky Raccoon, that Safety short and the Baggs things all defied description. New family riff whenever anyone falls over "SAFE!!!"


Public Service Announcement
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Forum - 15 days ago

Quick reminder for everyone:
- Please check out the "Other Vids" section (on the left of this page) for a bunch of cool goodies such as the four The Film Crew (pre-Rifftrax) movies
- Also listen in every week for a new episode of Movie Sign with the Mads https://soundcloud.com/user-340711944

what other stuff did I miss?


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Forum - 14 days ago

Rewatching season 11 for the 6th time and i cant help but wonder, when the hell did frank and forrester procreate??? And with who?? They were always so awkward and scared around girls (the few times they were around them.) Any theories?


Recent Riffs

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Isn't one Gene Fowler enough? Couldn't they have stopped?


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Who's the doughy man on our porch step?


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Could you turn down the music? I can't hear a thing you're saying.


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[unintelligible] Something about food for a fistful of rats...?


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624 - Samson Vs The Vampire Women - almost 3 years ago

Oh, why couldn't I have been a vampire in Israel?


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301 - Cave Dwellers - about 4 years ago

Oh no, they've jumped right into a Kurosawa film!


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1010 - It Lives by Night - 4 months ago

You'll get the money, let me go!


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1010 - It Lives by Night - 4 months ago

"No straggling, no wandering off." No fun!


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1010 - It Lives by Night - 4 months ago

I'm just gonna drive it off a cliff, honey.


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908 - The Touch of Satan - 4 months ago

You think I wanted your saliva? Is that why you did that?


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815 - Agent for H.A.R.M. - 5 months ago

Hirsute Astronauts Revile Massachusetts.


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"Kiss off, Slappy!"