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Re: Should MST3K Have Continued Forever? [message #42226 is a reply to message #42207] Mon, 11 March 2013 09:13 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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In article <ODi%s.55332$sI3.11813@newsfe22.iad>,
"George Johnson" <matrix29@charter.net> wrote:

> "TMC" <tmc1982@gmail.com> wrote in message

> news:dcbe948f-3c33-4b0b-881b-332bbf1ac455@i5g2000pbj.googlegroups.com...

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

>> ead=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.

>

> Ah, the classic dilemma of success.

> Retire while in strength & optimism or fade into obscurity as your

> fanbase grows bored?

>

> Take "The Simpsons", many folks felt it should've ended within the first

> decade, others prefer the current version.

> You can continue altering your new fan's perceptions by shaking up the

> cast or try to remain the same through decades.

>

> Popular success can be just as much a burden as an obscure

> mediocre-but-useful day job.


One big problem is that the creators kept leaving (and new ones came in)
and everybody got a piece of the pie. They usually cite this as the
reason they can't bring the show back; too many controlling interests.

--
"Every time a Kardashian gets a TV show, an angel dies."
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