|Re: Should MST3K Have Continued Forever? [message #41921 is a reply to message #41899]
||Sat, 09 March 2013 12:23
Registered: November 2012
On Sat, 09 Mar 2013 06:23:14 -0500, Professor Bubba|
> In article
> <firstname.lastname@example.org>, TMC
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> http://officialfan.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=offtopic&am p;action=display&threa
>> 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.
It was indeed a shame. It could have "theoretically" gone on for
decades -- wouldn't you love to hear them do an episode from
Revolution, or Last Resort, or some similar? Walking Dead?