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Favorite Episodes

  1. Puma Man
    507
  2. Time Chasers
    428
  3. The Starfighters
    234
  4. Project Moonbase
    114
  5. Danger! Death Ray
    465
  6. Riding with Death
    382
  7. Revenge of the Creature
    222
  8. The Beast of Hollow Mountain
    23
  9. Gunslinger
    160
  10. Invasion USA
    173
  11. Diabolik
    207
  12. Mitchell
    570
  13. The Day Time Ended
    11

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Official Nomination
904 - Werewolf - over 3 years ago
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As most of you know "Plan 9 From Outer Space" is considered the worst movie of all time, but I'm guessing the people who elected it had never seen "Werewolf". So I would like to start an official campaign to elect Alexandra Miles who played Natalie Burke as the worst actress of all time. Towards the end of movie when she was slowly walking up the stairs it felt like she was just "acting" like she was slowly walking up the stairs. I didn't believe she was slowly walking up the stairs. You know an actor is bad when even their physical movements don't seem genuine, as well as their dialogue. Also wondering if her speech problems are just foreign accent related, or a speech impediment. I even considered for minute that she may be possibly partially deaf. Which if she is, I feel we should have been told up front before making fun of her. If it's just accent related then its O.K. . Who should I contact to make the official nomination? Well folks, keep on riffing and keep a look out for "Waerwelfs"!!!


512 - Mitchell - about 2 years ago
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I love how the plot of the movie is kicked off by a guy shooting an unarmed home invader (oh no!), so while attempting to nail the guy for this heinous crime, our 'hero' cop goes on a shooting spree, which included shooting a guy running through a public park for basically no reason, gunning down a bunch of unarmed people chasing him down the street, and shooting a guy in the face with a rifle who, as far as Mitchell knew, was unarmed and got rid of his gun.


1202 - Atlantic Rim - 8 months ago
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Little known fact: even though the ocean features prominently in this movie, it was actually filmed almost entirely in BRO-ledo, BRO-hio!


815 - Agent for H.A.R.M. - over 5 years ago
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I HATE those damn episodes of sci-fi shows when the characters are put on trial. It's in every damn show.


1101 - Reptilicus - 8 months ago
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did i miss the part where they explain how gypsy servo and crow got back on the satellite? last i knew servo crow and mike were sharing an apartment and gypsy was a millionaire.


1204 - The Day Time Ended - 7 months ago
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Not one "Dallas" joke!

Though I have to admit this movie is only slightly more coherent than the "It was all a dream" season at Southfork Ranch.


I Watched unMSTed Mitchell, So You Don't Have To
512 - Mitchell - 10 months ago
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Here was what was cut:
- Commercial cut: After Mitchell checks a gun at Deaney's mansion, a pointless, almost minute-long scene where Chief Pallin (Mitchell's boss) walks into the police station and orders black coffee and aspirin when told Mitchell is waiting in his office. I could use an aspirin, too.
- Profanity cut, Chief: "(When the sh*t hits the fan/You're gonna' get me mad), I wouldn't want to be in your shoes."
- Profanity cut: Cummins to Mastretta on the phone "Get (your a$$) over here."
- Mistake: 24:17 hours? The correct military time is 00:17 hours.
- Wouldn't Deaney call a glazier get that window fixed the next day?
- Greta (Linda Evans) shows up at Mitchell's apartment the show cuts to commercial, the scene continues on with Mitchell asking who sent her there and her response. "Don't you like presents at Christmas." Mitchell asks her if he should take his clothes off (God! NO!) "Only if you want to, unless you're.... you know." Then after sex on Mitchell's hide-a-bed (No! No!!! Noooooooooo!!!!!) while Mitchell is kissing her foot (Uggggggh!) and Greta reading the Playboy centerfold profile (who's an anarchist and holding a bomb), Mitchell asks again who sent her. This cut creates a continuity error in the MST version when Deaney reveals he was paying Greta, Mitchell did know something was up.
- Before Greta leaves, Mitchell checks out her purse, finds grass and her ID (and therefore her name) and asks "How he rates?" (UGH!) She tells him she didn't think of him that way (like a hooker would) and give a recommendation to the client when he talks to him.
- Commercial cut: After the low speed chase, they cut a series of scenes that create another MST induced plot hole: Mitchell spots Benton parked outside a deli where Cummins is buying something. Mitchell steps on Benton's toe while we walks in to talk to Cummins. About all they talk about is that Cummins is being followed by Mastretta's men in a yellow Plymouth Fury (The car that thinks it is a house), who then try to run Cummins down when he gets back into his car. Then Mitchell gets a call from HQ about the Mustang in the low speed chase. Mitchell goes to the Mustang hood's (He got a credit!) house and beats him up and slams the car door on his hand. (OUCH!) Then back to the station, where Pallin wants Mitchell to pick up one of the guys who ran down Cummins. While Cummins is playing 18 holes, Mitchell spots the yellow Fury dropping a guy off. That's the guy Mitchell shoots at the golf course for seemingly no reason. Well, now you know the reason!
- Profanity cut: "Benton, you are a (G*d D*amed awful/lousy) butler."
- After Mitchell gets beat up, the next sex scene with Greta is more explicit (read gross) in the uncut version. Then they talk again who hired Greta, that Mitchell couldn't afford her at $1,000/night and her sessions are tax deductible as a business expense (Seriously!)
- Profanity Cut: Greta: "You're a (mean b@st@rd/terrific human being), Mitchell. I had a clean record in this town."
- Not really profanity cut: Booking cop as Greta is being escorted to jail: "You really (laid/sleep with) that?"
- Profanity Cut: Greta writes ("B@st@rd"/"Jerk") on Mitchell's car with lipstick.
- Non profanity cut: Cummins: "I don't pay for you (whores/hookers), Mitchell."
- The mother of all MST commercial cuts: Cummins and Deaney ("Hi, James." "Hi, Walt.") meet at a off road park (finally tying both of these villains together. Why Deaney is there is never explained.) to talk about their Mitchell problem and Deaney says they should "Hit the God damned bum!" Cummins tells Mitchell to follow him and offers to get him Deaney, if he'll let Cummins off the hook. Mitchell refuses, so Cummins has Benton disarm Mitchell and lead him back to the off road park, where Mitchell's gets stuck to creek. This starts the epic dune buggy chase where Mitchell smashes a mook's head in with a rock (as seen in the opening credits) and Deaney is killed in a final crash. (THAT'S what happened to John Saxon in this movie!)
- Profanity cut: Mitchell: "(P!ss off/Buzz off), kid!"
- Commercial cut: Mastretta's mooks spot Mitchell driving to Matretta's place in Calabasas. Alone.
- In the shootout in Calabasas, the wounds are much less gory on the MST cut.
- Commercial cut: The helicopter gets a couple more passes over Cummins's boat with the oxygen bottle and completely knocks off the roof of the bridge. The shoot out also lasts a lot longer before the helicopter cop is hit.
- In the fight on the boat, Benton's belly gets cut open (Yecch!) and Cummins gets shot in the head in much more gory manner.
- Is Mitchell going take Greta to the station in a bath robe?

To be honest, the cuts here really change the movie from decent near TV-movie quality (though far too violent to show on TV in the 70's) to an incoherent mess. Still a great episode to send Joel off with.


814 - Riding with Death - over 4 years ago
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How can this be the 70s when Sam Casey already graduated from Harvard Law in 1983?


814 - Riding with Death - about 2 years ago
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Is it wrong that I find these 70's TV movie/pilots tremendously comforting? This episode, San Francisco International, Code Name Diamond Head - they take me back to our first color TV, junior high school...the terrible writing and acting is part of that whole nostalgia I guess. It was a simpler time (for me at least)!


814 - Riding with Death - 11 months ago
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I know it's just a bad movie (but a good episode) but at least 3 things puzzled me: 1)? Why would his clothes turn invisible too? 2) How did Abby have camera shots of Ben murphy from different angles where ever he was? 3) Why didn't Buffalo get suspicious when Cupcake didn't call cops during fight in parking lot when he told her to?


814 - Riding with Death - 10 months ago
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Consider this for a moment... this movie had 5 screenwriters (including 2 editors and a story consultant), 2 directors, 2 producers, and a novel by HG Wells to reference from... this is what they came up with.


Recent Riffs

1204 - The Day Time Ended - 7 months ago
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I admire the Cinema Verite approach, but did we have to see her tinkle?


1109 - Yongary - over 1 year ago
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"Wait, his name is Itcho and makes people itch? Glad his name isn't Poo-o."


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Sorry I was late to the movie. Traffic was nuts!


1103 - The Time Travelers - over 1 year ago
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The Amazing Dr. Varno at the Circus Circus!


1102 - Cry Wilderness - over 1 year ago
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"This movie is about Bigfoot in the same way that 'Waiting for Guffman' was about Guffman."
"Or Godot."


1101 - Reptilicus - over 1 year ago
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"Is that a model?"
"No, all of Denmark is built like that. It is SOOOO.. quaint"


607 - Bloodlust - over 2 years ago
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Mr. Brady: "We'll have to try a real grand stand play"
Tom sings 'Stars & Stripes Forever'


821 - Time Chasers - almost 4 years ago
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He's dead, but don't worry. They have a spare.


821 - Time Chasers - almost 4 years ago
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Kevin Spacey **WAS** Kaiser Soze!