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Matthew Eickhoff - almost 10 years ago
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MST3K the Movie: did it cause more trouble than what it was worth?


Matthew Eickhoff - over 9 years ago
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Can anyone name the episode(s) where Gypsy appears in the movie theater with Joel and the bots?


Cliff Beefpile - almost 10 years ago
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Any chance of getting "MST3K: The Movie" uploaded to the site? I can't seem to find it in stores and online it's really expensive (I'm guessing it's out of print?) I'd have to say it's among my top 10-15 riffs of all-time. Also, the "Poopie" outtakes would be an awesome addition! I think I laugh just as hard if not harder at the outtakes as I do the episodes themselves. :D


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"Manos, The Hands Of Fate" Makes List Of Top Twenty Worst Movies Ever; "Battlefield Earth" Scores Number One With 1454 Votes

"Manos" came in at Number 17, with 173 votes. The Master did not approve.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/20/worst_movie/


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Movies That Just Don't Care:
As we all know, it was the notorious "Invasion Of The Eye Creatures" -- or, "Invasion Of The The Eye Creatures", if you will -- that pretty much set the bar for Movies That Just Don't Care. Still, there are a few other contenders deserving of mention. Let's have a look:

Experiment 107, "Robot Monster": the aliens are guys in gorilla suits wearing cheesy fake spacesuit helmets. Enough said.

Experiment 407, "The Killer Shrews": the huge mutant shrews are obviously dogs in really crappy outfits; you can tell by the way they move. Kellogg doesn't even try to hide it. He just doesn't care.

Experiment 421, "Monster A Go-Go": among the worst-executed opening credits of any movie I've seen. Joel is heard commenting that he's already sensed an air of incompetence in this movie, even before the opening credits are finished. Crow announces defiantly that he's going to "riff like it's nobody's business", gropes for ideas for a few moments, sighs in resignation, and says "ahhh, this is gonna suck..." The "live" dialogue track sounds as if it were recorded on an old Radio Shack handheld cassette machine. Not a single shot in this movie is properly exposed. The capsule the radiation-mutated astronaut is supposed to have been riding in looks as if were built to hold a dwarf. A restaurant scene in which a man asks his wife if she wants to dance has no music in the background. Then, there's a music score which should have been banned under the Geneva Convention. Talk about Deeeeeeeep Hurtinnnngggggg...

Experiment 515, "The Wild Wild World Of Batwoman": as one of the heavies and one of the Batgirls are about to enter a cave, we get about twenty seconds of "The Mole People" spliced in as an attempt to show what the inside of the cave is like. They just didn't care.

Experiment 524, "12 To The Moon": When we first see the moon rocket on the pad, it's a Jupiter C with what looks like a Redstone upper stage, but the rocket shown lifting off is an old Atlas ICBM. In the scene where the crew first steps out onto the lunar surface, at the upper left of the screen, we can clearly see what looks like a set of light racks and a couple of spots in the shot. For this shot alone, this one's a strong challenger to "Eye Creatures" in the running for The Movie That Just Doesn't Care.

Experiment 606, "The Creeping Terror": The landing of the alien spacecraft is represented by footage of an Atlas ICBM test launch run in reverse. Every single shot in this movie is horribly overexposed -- except for the dance-hall scenes, for some weird reason. The monster is obviously three or four guys shuffling around under a pile of old carpet remnants. The music score alternates between "The Perils Of Pauline" and roller-rink music. Lots of Hypno Helio Static Stasis here.

Experiment 613, "The Sinister Urge": Well, first of all, it's by Ed Wood, for one thing. Then, there's the scene where the cops speed out of the station in a Ford patrol car, but when they arrive at the murder scene, they're in a Plymouth. Ed Wood was the all-time champion of Just Didn't Care.

Experiment 812, "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies": Some of the absolute goddamn' worst musical numbers I've ever seen. As Nelson is heard to comment, "it looks like Steckler just filmed an open-stage night and used it all in this film". The audience shots during the dance numbers appear to be maybe one or two takes of the same damn' shot, with the same bunch of vacantly-smiling "cleaning women" sitting in the same seats during every number.


Stephen - almost 10 years ago
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Anyone else have trouble picturing Crow's silhouette as facing the screen? I always feel like he's facing the camera, and I have to think about it to picture him facing the screen.


NS - almost 10 years ago
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Skits You Just Don't Get


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Check out this article (from a fav site of mine) :
5 Reasons MST3K's Joel Is Better than Mike and 5 Reasons Mike Is Better than Joel* http://tinyurl.com/83k8775
Also I remind anyone on FACEBOOK I have a MST3 Fan Group!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/maximumrdmst3k/
You'll have to cutn'paste these links .


Matthew Eickhoff - almost 10 years ago
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Check out this great informal Q&A with Bill Corbet that just happened on Reddit


Matthew Eickhoff - over 9 years ago
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I just finished watching Season 1, does anyone have a favorite episode from this season?


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Well, I just watched "Racket Girls" (Experiment 616), and now I can't stop thinking of the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling (GLOW), which I used to watch on Channel 50 in DC (back when there was still a bit of fun left in local UHF) back around '89 and '90. I was starting to get tired of the WWF and NWA -- too much cultural stereotyping and jingoistic invective for me -- and I caught GLOW one Saturday morning, and it was just so goddamn' weirded out somehow that it became part of my Saturday morning viewing. As the SOL crew say during the climactic chick-fight scene in "Leech Woman" -- "When women fight on-screen, who wins? The American viewing public!"


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Amazing MST3K Fan Art
http://www.retroist.com/2012/05/03/amazing-mst3k-fan-art/

Some great stuff on DeviantARt also (though be careful some questionable stuff lol)
http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&global=1&q=mst3k
Some Desktop Wallpaper materials to be found!


Rachel Adams - over 9 years ago
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I love a good evil laugh, especially when it's painfully contrived. And MST3K is a hotbed of tentative villains, each with their own take on the "evil laugh." Which, in your own estimation, is best? Movie and villain...


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What's the deal with the "let me move this condom out of the way" joke every time a character on-screen opens his wallet? I've heard this riff scattered through maybe four or five movies, and probably four or five times in "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Etc." alone.

I get a laff out of it, sure, but what's the deal with that? Is it an inside joke of some kind? Is there some kind of weird story behind it?


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Just watched "Fire Maidens Of Outer Space" entirely on its mention in the host segment from "Radar Secret Service" in which Frank, in his German Scientist disguise, explains the principle of Hypno-Helio Static Stasis... and maa-aan, I gotta tell ya, "Fire Maidens", minute for minute, contains more Hypno-Helio Static Stasis AND Deep Hurting than "Radar Secret Service" and "Hercules Vs. The Moon Men" combined. We're talking totally off-scale HHSS here, along with great steaming slabs of Deep Hurting.

Needless to say, if you still haven't seen Experiment 416 -- "Fire Maidens Of Outer Space" -- yet, see it, and see it NOW. And, HURT.

And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go and recover with a pint of Guinness and "The Beatniks".


Alex Stefanic - over 9 years ago
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Why didn't MST3K ever riff any 70s Chopsocky movies? You would think there would be alot of material there.


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d-mannose


Markr1157 - 4 months ago
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has anyone heard when movies will be coming out?


UNPOPULAR OPINION?
Otter Rivers - 5 months ago
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Does anyone else out there agree with me that the new Netflix MST3K is just not very good? . The movie choices are great and the riffing is....ok. And some of the host segments are pretty remarkable for all the work and practice they must've required. But to me the show just seems over the top. Like its really trying too hard to be bigger and better and faster paced than the original.
. I know most of this is Joel's doing and that still does nothing to soften the blow for me. I watched all the episodes at least twice because I really WANTED to like it.
. There are 2 fan-made mst3k episodes riffing the Gamera movies (Jiger and Viras). These ones are great! They really capture the feel and humor of the first 5 seasons. Check it out if you haven't seen them. Search for "Branzant" on youtube.
. But other than that, everything after Diabolik has been a disappointment.
But I do love RiffTrax, Cinematic Titanic, The Mads, and Film Crew.


Doug Gyver - 5 months ago
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Been a while since I swung by the ol' site..
WTF, did the admins die or something?
Commentary all seems to be people trying to score hits on their Hooker website in Delhi, FFS..


What's Next? #4
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Rysov Pipple's extremely popular series of forum posts continues to be popular as ever, so with volume 3 getting big, here's the fourth round.

Recalling Rysov's rules:
This is sort of like word association, but different. The rules are that your response has to be MST/RT/CT related and has to have (at least in your mind) a connection of some sort to the previous post, however literal or liberal that connection may be.

The last riff in #3, from BluePedal: "zzzzzzzzzz....bra snap...toke...bra snap...bra snap...toke"


What's next
Otter Rivers - 5 months ago
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Enough about Rysov's extremely popular nipple pimple...


Andrew Haller - almost 2 years ago
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Treasures
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What can you tell us that will provide a little bit more insight into our favorite riffed movies? I got a little bit obsessed with Moon Zero Two, and just bought the DVD, 8mm film, a foreign language promo pack, and a signed photo of Catherine Schell in her Gumby wedding outfit. Here's the Julie Driscoll Moon Zero Two theme, taken from the French compilation "Maniac Soundtracks". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX8wXiZT7rw and also (bizarrely) on the Hammer Legacy Soundtrack Collection "Quatermass and the Pit". There are two extra tracks at the end NOT from QMatP: Electronic Music and Moon Zero Two.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX8wXiZT7rw
I can't seem to find an actual soundtrack album, so it may never have existed, but my guess would be that there may be one in a non-English language (?).


Jeffrey Lingenfelter - 8 months ago
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This question has been asked before, but I thought I'd bring it back now that new MSTs are on the way. What movies, that they could get the rights to of course, would you like to see them tackle. My top 3 for now are
1) The Giant Claw - seems like a can't miss.
2) From Hell It Came - Rivals Claw for funniest creature of all time.
3 and 3a) - The Boy who Cried Werewolf (1973) and The Beast Must Die. I'd like to see another werewolf movie and these seem ripe. I wouldn't mind the Oliver Reed one, also.


MST-Guilty Pleasures
Bo Sheep - about 1 year ago
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What's an episode that every else seems to dislike or never talk about, that you really love? Mine would have to be Robot Holocaust (Experiment 110). I know season 1 gets a bad rep, and i'm not saying that it doesn't deserve it sometimes, but i just can't help but love this episode it feels just kind of different then most MST episodes it's got just some magic that makes it all click, it's hard to explain. The movie is one of the most hilarious and interesting films i think I've ever seen, and the journey is honestly really fun, especially with the SOL Crew. This is probably in either my top 5 or 10 episodes, but i feel a lot of people would definitely disagree with me on that.


Pairings Poll: Spoken Word Song + MST3K Episode
Kein Namens - over 1 year ago
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Calling on the Best Brains brain trust here -- it seems that some of the most mockworthy pop culture lies in dramatic "spoken word" segments of rock songs. I remember some teen angst / unrequited love spoken word in 1950s pop. Having trouble finding them. Why not pair them with and episode, like wine with food?

Pairings:
Kitten with a Whip & Shangri-La's "Past, Present and Future" https://youtu.be/ulSZo9EAYVw

Poll: What songs come to mind for you?


Mitchy Science Theater Episode 2 is now out...
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After a bit of work on it, here is a Mitchy Science Theater episode discussing "Eegah." Eegah is a personal favorite of mine and it was great to actually dig into it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZG8MkPkIJ8


RiffTrax: Rollergator (Free Full Movie)
Daniel Emerson - 6 months ago
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A "suffer it together" YouTube stream, coming on the 19th: https://youtu.be/pKesdLhMTcM
I'll link it in "Other Vids" once it has shown.


Andy Jones - almost 10 years ago
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You know what needs a MST3K-style riffing? Old kids TV animation. There's a bunch of Japanese made-for-the-French/Spanish/Flemmish/Andoran-market shows I'd just eat up... The Mysterious Cities of Gold, Ulysses 31... you guys get any of this stuff? Riffing on Jase and the Wheeled Warriors - that'd be glorious.