|Re: Should MST3K Have Continued Forever? [message #42226 is a reply to message #42207]
||Mon, 11 March 2013 09:13
Registered: July 2012
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"George Johnson" <email@example.com> wrote:
> "TMC" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> http://officialfan.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=offtopic&am p;action=display&thr
>> 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."