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Re: Should MST3K Have Continued Forever? [message #41920 is a reply to message #41899] Sat, 09 March 2013 11:31 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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In article <090320130623148920%bubba@nowhere.edu.invalid>,
Professor Bubba <bubba@nowhere.edu.invalid> wrote:

> In article

> <dcbe948f-3c33-4b0b-881b-332bbf1ac455@i5g2000pbj.googlegroups.com>, TMC

> <tmc1982@gmail.com> wrote:

>

>>

>> http://officialfan.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=offtopic&am p;action=display&thr

>> ea

>> d=467415

>>

>> 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,

> though.


I think Cinema Titanic is dead, but Rifftrax is still going, and pretty
funny (Birdemic is a riot).

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