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Zeitgeist Meister - over 1 year ago
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Here's a link to my new ebook in any format you need. Also below is the FB page, where you can access some free samples.
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/676169
https://www.facebook.com/CraigDavisBooks/


Favorite Episodes

  1. Godzilla vs. Megalon
    283
  2. Warrior of the Lost World
    304
  3. War of the Colossal Beast
    207
  4. Lassie: The Painted Hills
    140
  5. The Day the Earth Froze
    250
  6. Gamera vs. Zigra
    161
  7. Teenage Strangler
    294
  8. Monster A-Go Go
    320
  9. The Magic Sword
    192
  10. Lost Continent
    230
  11. SST: Death Flight
    74
  12. The Slime People
    117
  13. Girls Town
    273
  14. Laserblast
    366
  15. Jack Frost
    301
  16. The Screaming Skull
    250
  17. Diabolik
    196
  18. Starcrash
    23

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No Laighs or Comments!
Forum - 13 days ago
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I notice some of you have been breaking these rules. There will be.... chastisement for recreants.


What's with the ancient threads popping up?
Forum - 6 days ago
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Just stumbled over the Soultaker thread down there, was also about to post a reply in the Big-Lipped Alligator Moment thread, and realized it was 4 years old when I spotted a reply of mine from back when I had Phantom Of Krankor as my avatar image.


Season 11's Puppetry: A retrospective
Forum - 9 days ago
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So, those of you who don't know, I do puppetry. I've done Little Shop of Horrors, I have a puppet ministry, and I also have a character on Twitter and Stardust called "Mitch the Dragon!" Look him up if interested... But long story short, the original show, while it had puppets, it didn't seem a hundred percent about the puppetry. Now, Kevin, Bill, Trace, and Jim Mallon did what they could with the puppets there. Honestly, Kevin, Bill, and Trace were VERY impressive puppeteers. However, the puppets didn't have as much fluency. So, I'm wanting to talk about he new puppets and the improvements in movement. Now, I'm also, though, going to talk about the things I liked better about the old puppets.

First thing's first, let's talk about Crow. Crow was relatively simple in the original. It was a moving mouth/head/eyes with arms only on occasion. Now, Trace and Bill did a wonderful job with that itself. Now, the new and improved Crow has the new arms with the movable wrists. It apparently takes two puppeteers (not including Hampton). Personally, I welcome the small design change of the body here because it just allows for more movement. It gives even more life to the character, while the originals still had plenty of life, the movement is pretty cool this way.

Tom Servo: The only notable change is simply that his arms are no longer springs and are rod arms. Now, I personally think that I like the springs better than these arms. While the extra expression is cool, I always thought the character was more unique without movable arms. It just made it funnier when he was somehow holding things.

Gypsy: I love Gypsy. Her puppet has always been my favorite. And I must say, as a puppeteer I can A HUNDRED PERCENT see the difference in her movement when they moved her up to the ceiling. When people complained about her moving, they weren't thinking about one thing: Gypsy was very unreasonable for puppeteers to control. She was on a bass drum marching harness and her rigs were not very great. That's why she wasn't originally in many scenes. Her being up in the ceiling is just a little touch, making it easier on the puppeteers to manipulate. It allows her to also, logistically, be in more scenes.

Now, here's the big thing: The voice actors don't puppeteer their characters. The only puppetry they do is hit a button to open and close the mouth from off-camera. Which I think is pathetic. I'm sure they'd do a fine job to puppeteer if they just learned from the Henson crew that worked on the puppetry for the revival. Honestly, what puppeteers do often includes voice acting because then the puppeteers can personalize the characters. I'm all for employing puppeteers. But I think either the puppeteers should get the part, or the comedian should learn to do the job like Kevin, Trace, and Bill did. When the character is voiced and puppeteered by the same individual, it makes for a more believable character because the performance is having everything directly correlate with the performer because the performer IS performing the action. Then, you could have a second puppeteer to do the arms, which is fine. But that puppeteer would need to be a good match with the performer.

Sorry that I nerded out. This is what I think about the puppetry there. Sometimes I like to talk about this stuff...to others misfortune...


Forum - over 4 years ago
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Big Lipped Aligator Moments In MST-3000!
For those who don't know, A Big Lipped Moment is a scene in a movie that:
-Comes out of nowhere
-Has little to no bearing on the plot
-Doesn't match the tone of the film
-And once it's over, no one talks about it again

I'll start:
-Fish Argument Theater from Gamera Vs. Zigra
-The Dance Scene from Gamera


The Blob 1958 Revisited
Forum - 11 days ago
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Last night I finally watched this straight through first time since 1958. Two things I noticed 1. The catchy theme song , Beware the Blob. 2. Anesta Crusult played McQueen's girlfriend. She also played Andy Griffith's girlfriend Helen Crimp on is TV show. The 1958 hairdo was time appropriate.


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There's always some stupid little twerp'll / Tell your there's no rhyme for purple"


Forum - 19 days ago
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Hi all! FINALLY made my profile... Just wanted everyone to know how happy this site makes me and has constantly been playing since I can remember. Thanks!


Dream Crossover- MST3K Style
Forum - 17 days ago
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What would your dream MST3K Crossover be? I personally would love to have the bots meet Statler and Waldorf from the Muppets. Two heckler duos that can work together!


Several Rifftrax additions to Amazon Prime
Forum - 15 days ago
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They've added some movies to the Amazon Prime rotation from Rifftrax. Firehead, which Plummer and Landau can't even save and Deadly Prey, Wow! this one's really bad(in a good way)..Also brought back Carradine's Future Force & Zone, To Catch a Yeti w/Meatloaf, and Mesa of Lost Women...


309 - The Amazing Colossal Man - almost 4 years ago
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The single most important question that this film NEVER addresses. How does he take a shit?


Recent Riffs

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Hey, the cameraman is trying to escape! No fair!


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Ask me when I'm done coughing up blood.
When are you done coughing up blood?
Usually by mid-afternoon.


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Not cutlery!


322 - Master Ninja I - 9 months ago
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Hi Keebler!


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I personally don't believe puppets should be on TV.


817 - Horror of Party Beach - 12 months ago
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Brain Gaius. :)


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Be careful! We look like corncobs to him!


K20 - The Last Chase - over 1 year ago
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"He's turning into a werewolf" ...
"He's turning into a flying squirrel"
"He's turning into a mountainside."


K13 - SST: Death Flight - almost 2 years ago
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Burn the witch!


620 - Danger! Death Ray - almost 2 years ago
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I lost a Titleist! Oh!


620 - Danger! Death Ray - almost 2 years ago
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Oh, you're here! Whoa!


613 - The Sinister Urge - almost 2 years ago
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"Don't worry." "Be trampy."