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Re: Should MST3K Have Continued Forever? [message #41921 is a reply to message #41899] Sat, 09 March 2013 12:23 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Mason Barge is currently offline  Mason Barge
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On Sat, 09 Mar 2013 06:23:14 -0500, 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&threa

>> 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.


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?
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