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Desc:I hope Joel brings Mst3k back.
Category:Classic TV Clips, Humor
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Date:09/26/14
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Caminante Nocturno
You know, where I come from, they arrest flashing blades.
Old_Zircon
I saw Cinematic Titanic on the last tour. They've still got it.
Dib
I have to admit (as much as I hate to say it) that CT is more entertaining then Rifftrax. The ones I saw featured actual written jokes, while a lot of Rifftrax has fallen into a stating reactions like 'argh I can't believe how much this movie sucks' and 'this was my reaction watching [insert other shitty movie title]'.

I love Nelson, Corbett and Murphy though and if MST3K ever returned I hope it would be with them voicing the characters. I think now days they could animate the silhouettes and use hired help for the puppets, because I know they wouldn't be up for the physical exertion today.

infinite zest
MST3K revival is a hard thing for me to visualize: would the robots still be animatronic or CGI? Would they spend most of their time riffing on bad movies from the 2000s? I hate to say it, but it's easier to be funny when making fun of movies (even though most of the clones aren't) then it is to sound really convincing in that Phish cover band you reluctantly saw with your girlfriend once. MST3K means so much to me, as in how I watch all movies, not just "cheesy movies," that I think it's best left as a relic, with the Lets Plays, Pewdiepies, all the clones, using it as a milemarker.

Nominal
Rifftrax has its hits or misses but there's still plenty of good stuff in there that's right up there with the quality MST3k material.

If you haven't seen it yet, definitely check out their Birdemic riff.

infinite zest
Interesting. Birdemic, Sharknado, movies like that seemed to write themselves with MST3K or Rifftrax commentaries in mind, not to mention Asylum. I'm not sure if the people working on Manos Hands of Fate actually thought they were creating a masterpiece, or even The Room for that matter. It's funny because I was watching Birdemic by myself the first time and it was painful. My housemate came home and was like "what the fuck are you watching?" and I turned it off and we threw something else on. But watching it with a group of people was a thing of glory. I'm not too familiar with Rifftrax and what movies they review, but I'd like to see more big budget sort-of-self-conscious-pieces-of-shit like Edge of Tomorrow (actually a REALLY GOOD piece-of-shit) with their commentary. Birdemic sort of squaks for itself, but I'll check it out. :)

Nominal
Can't really get into Asylum stuff. Their enjoyability ends at the title and trailer. There's no charm to any of it. I prefer the passion of the inept when it comes to awful movies.

I'd put the Rifftrax Birdemic episode as their 2nd most enjoyable, only slightly behind Space Mutiny.

infinite zest
The first one I saw was Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies (I doubt if you have to figure out what it's a rip-off of, and it was a better movie than the original: the guy playing Lincoln actually nailed it, I mean, not that I knew Lincoln, but I figure that was exactly how he talked, and the pacing was better, for a movie about Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies that is. I was like "wow, there's a lot of great struggling actors who are really doing a great job in this movie about Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies." It was a charming little film, before these movies jumped the shark, or to be more specific, the shark jumped them. The Sharknado movies (specifically number 2) are just plain annoying to me. "Remember that guy?" type cameos and just plain crowdsourced nonsense, and now they've got Corman on the way down. Corman deserves better than movies that make fun of themselves, that let you live-tweet your riffs, etc. But Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies is worth checking out.

MacGyver Style Bomb
Most go for Mr. B-Natural for their favorite short, but this one will always be tops for me.
chairsforcheap
Counterpoint: NOOOOOOOOOO SPRINGS!

chairsforcheap
and the gumby one? that birthed the line "well this really squares my breasts."

Bort
Mr. B Natural fosters enthusiasm about music and hot older ladies in tights. Coily and his angelic brethren undo the world the moment your enthusiasm flags. One cannot exist without the other.

BHWW
This or Why Study Industrial Arts?

And you know, I like the feel of a board moving smoothly against a sharp saw.

Mike: Then I thrust the nail into the soft, yielding wood…

I like the smell of fresh wood chips and sawdust…

Servo: I put them in my underwear

Pillager
Johnny at the fair.

memedumpster
All fine choices.

Catching Trouble, the one where the guy goes and molests wild animals while the narrator cheers him on.

craptacular
was Johnny at the Fair the one with the bear cubs in the cage shouting "please feed us!!" ?

BiggerJ
The rights to MST3K are held by Jim Mallon who, last I heard, hated Joel with the fury of a trillion suns. But given the recent talk of a revived series, I guess that changed?

Another thing - I wonder what changed that enabled the Gamera episodes to be released on DVD. Originally, the Japanese rights holders were horrified and unequivocally said no. I know it was nothing to do with Sandy Frank's rumored-but-nonexistence hatred of the show. Indeed, that mini-documentary they did about him should have started with the cast dancing on Sandy's grave to the Sandy Frank Song (since the fans probably assumed that his death would be the only chance for a release). Sandy Frank joins them, andthey soon realize who he is and run away screaming. Sandy keeps dancing, because dancing on your own grave is probably pretty liberating.
BiggerJ
Or maybe SandyFrank did up the price because he was initially offended. Who the fuck knows. Neeerds. Nerds know.

memedumpster
Bringing this show back would be the worst day of my life. If I ever see mst3k trying to encapsulate the pure glucose stupid of the Internet in its jokes, I will join Al Qaeda, or worse, the GOP.
infinite zest
I imagine a revival sort of like Sifl and Olly's, which would be a bad thing. If anything, I thought it kind of ran its course with the theatrical movie, which, save for a few PG13 swear words I believe, wasn't any different than an average episode, and actually a lot less funny.

BiggerJ
It was less funny because they had to space out the jokes so people in theaters wouldn't laugh to much. They may have toned down the joke quality too, who knows.

I was lucky, the movie was the only episode ever shown on Australian television and after hearing about it on the internet it destroyed my expectations. Then I started downloading episodes of the show and destroyed the new expectations too.

cognitivedissonance
I'd watch if it was Corbett as crow, and both Forresters, the ghost of TV's Frank, and Brain Guy. I know it is a lot of characters but really I would love to see more of the "family". If Joel and Mike just alternated episodes or something it would be fine.

Perhaps TV's Frank is a head in a box like Jombi the Genie.
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