|Re: Should MST3K Have Continued Forever? [message #42326 is a reply to message #42305]
||Mon, 11 March 2013 19:09
Registered: July 2012
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,|
Professor Bubba <email@example.com> wrote:
> In article
> <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Ken
> McElhaney <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Mar 9, 6:23 am, Professor Bubba <bu...@nowhere.edu.invalid> wrote:
>>> 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,
>> I guess it depends on what you mean by "traction". While the demise of
>> Cinematic Titanic is one thing, Rifftrax has done quite well for
>> itself. In fact, a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to live riff
>> "Twilight" is now four times past its goal. No traction? Well, it was
>> never the intention of Rifftrax to go on cable TV, but they regularly
>> produce new riffs on full length movies, have VOD that can be
>> downloaded and shorts as well.
>> I think "successful" would more accurately describe Rifftrax whether
>> you care for the humor or not anymore, they have succeeded in creating
>> a profitable business venture for several years now and show little
>> sign of letting up.
> I'm happy for Mike et al. that Rifftrax is still going, but it's never
> become a "thing." I know that what I meant by "traction" wasn't clear.
> I didn't know that Cinematic Titanic had flatlined. I did know that no
> one was talking about it, though, the same way nobody talks about
> Rifftrax (where "nobody" may also mean "hardly anybody").
Looks like they're still around, just 'cloaked' :)
"Every time a Kardashian gets a TV show, an angel dies."