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Re: Should MST3K Have Continued Forever? [message #41969 is a reply to message #41920] Sat, 09 March 2013 21:55 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Michael OConnor is currently offline  Michael OConnor
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On Mar 9, 11:31 am, anim8rFSK <anim8r...@cox.net> wrote:
> In article <090320130623148920%bu...@nowhere.edu.invalid>,

>  Professor Bubba <bu...@nowhere.edu.invalid> wrote:

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>> <dcbe948f-3c33-4b0b-881b-332bbf1ac...@i5g2000pbj.googlegroups.com>, TMC

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

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>>> 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..

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>>> 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.

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>>> 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.

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>> 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

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> For me it jumped with the movie and THIS ISLAND EARTH.

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>> "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?

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>> 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.

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> I think Cinema Titanic is dead, but Rifftrax is still going, and pretty

> funny (Birdemic is a riot).


I went to see Cinematic Titanic a year ago, and they did some crappy
low budget 70's movie about this serial killer who could travel via
his astral form from prison and his ghost or whatever was going around
murdering women in the small town he came from. I thought it was very
funny, and I don't understand why they can't adapt CT to television.
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