|Re: Should MST3K Have Continued Forever? [message #41920 is a reply to message #41899]
||Sat, 09 March 2013 11:31
Registered: July 2012
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Professor Bubba <email@example.com> wrote:
> In article
> <firstname.lastname@example.org>, TMC
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> http://officialfan.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=offtopic&am p;action=display&thr
>> I'm of the opinion that MST3K should have been liked Doctor Who and
>> just had a revolving cast. The concept just seems too good to not keep
>> going and the types of characters (a host, an evil scientist, her
>> goons, the bots) seem flexible enough to cast a different actors into.
>> There would of course be downsides. For instance there are only so
>> many and movies out there and even fewer that MST3K could show and
>> would suit the format. However, taking into account they have the
>> entire history of cinema to work with it would be quite a while before
>> they ran out. Plus, time wouldn't just stand still and new bad movies
>> would continue being made. Also, as a last resort they could always
>> use the same movie twice. I'm sure a Manos riffing from 2013 with an
>> all new cast would be quite different from the original.
>> Another downside could be that some replacements could be weak and
>> thus entire years of the show could be lame. However, that's something
>> every continuous series has to face.
> MST3K was tapped out long before it went away. I loved it long time,
> but Joel left and, all of a sudden, everybody seemed to be trying too
> hard to be funny. The shark jumped for me when they did the 1952 flick
> Invasion U.S.A., and they missed all sorts of beats. The film
For me it jumped with the movie and THIS ISLAND EARTH.
> "starred" Edward G. Robinson Jr., but there wasn't even a line about
> that. They did make a point of riffing on the two Lois Lanes (Phyllis
> Coates and Noel Neill both appear briefly, and separately, in the
> film), but they somehow misidentified another actress as Phyllis. How
> do you do something like MST3K and not know who Phyllis Coates is?
> Joel and others later did a thing called Cinematic Titanic, which had
> the same flavor as MST3K with silhouettes and all, while Mike and crew
> did audio-only commentary tracks that you're supposed to sync with your
> copy of the movie. This neatly saved Mike all that licensing money and
> permission-seeking. Neither effort seemed to gain any traction,
I think Cinema Titanic is dead, but Rifftrax is still going, and pretty
funny (Birdemic is a riot).
"Every time a Kardashian gets a TV show, an angel dies."