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MSTeacher3K - 10 months ago
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Hey, Rocket, didn't the host read your question during the Q & A on the Mads' show tonight? I heard him say it was from Paul Gabriel Wiener, and I recognize that name from here-that's you, right?


Rocket J. Forklift - 12 months ago
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Had to make a new account because FB login broke. Here's my original:
http://www.club-mst3k.com/msties/1086


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820 - Space Mutiny - almost 5 years ago
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I've watched this episode at least 25 times, and I still can't make sense of this plot.


Hold on tight; we'll be reaching speeds of FOUR
Forum - 5 days ago
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Another Gamera!
Forum - 5 days ago
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So apparently, one of the movies they'll be riffing in season 13 is a Gamera feature, and I have to admit that this is the first time I've been a little excited about this new attempt. I liked the riffing on the Gamera movies and this is a new one!


Kickstarter Final Stretch
Forum - 9 days ago
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The campaign has passed $5 million, with about $450k to go for the full goal. What larks, Pip!


602 - Invasion USA - 10 months ago
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So... "The Enemy" (who happen to be communists with territory adjacent to Alaska) senses that the US doesn't have enough tanks to withstand nuclear bombardment (think about that one for a sec) and decides to invade. In retaliation, as per MAD doctrine, the US nukes their cities, factories, and farmland. In the end, the US manages to drive off the invaders, but both countries are left with massive casualties and billions in property and infrastructure damage (with no mention of the radiation).

And so the moral of our story is that Mutually Assured Destruction is a good deterrent to war because there is absolutely no point in invading a country capable of an unimaginably devastating retaliatory strike which would leave both your countries (and possibly the rest of the world) pretty much uninhabitable, so therefore...

Wait, no. The moral of our story is that MAD won't stop the enemy, our armed forces are all but useless, and so everyone should immediately move to a full wartime footing.

A point driven home by a parting quote from George Washington, who in reality didn't want us to have a standing army at all and warned in his farewell address to the nation that we "avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty." He further held that having a military would simultaneously drive up unnecessary and unsustainable debt while also getting us into unnecessary wars because having ready military power is in itself a temptation to use it. He went on in that address to advise that we cultivate peaceful relationships with other countries and that we avoid persistent antipathy towards any given country. Exactly the opposite of what the film would have us believe.


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