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Re: Should MST3K Have Continued Forever? [message #42326 is a reply to message #42305] Mon, 11 March 2013 19:09 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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In article <110320131624145880%bubba@nowhere.edu.invalid>,
Professor Bubba <bubba@nowhere.edu.invalid> wrote:

> In article

> <05b27dde-3ab7-47e1-9907-abb284bfa107@i5g2000pbj.googlegroups.com>, Ken

> McElhaney <mcelhaney@hotmail.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,

>>> though.

>>

>> 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").


http://www.cinematictitanic.com

Looks like they're still around, just 'cloaked' :)

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