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Old 04-20-17, 04:40 PM
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Originally Posted by dhmac View Post
A negative review has turned up:

"The New MST3K Is a Bad Show About Bad Movies"

(I agree with what's said in the comments section below the review)
This reviewer says this "Ray's Jonah Heston is a personality-less nice guy who seems fine with his confinement, a stark departure from Joel and Mike's charmingly pathetic temp worker slackers."

Ignoring the "personality-less" insult, this guy doesn't know much about MST3K if he thinks seeming "fine with his confinement" is different than before because that's EXACTLY how Joel was on the show: perfectly fine with his confinement on the SOL.

Joel was happy on the SOL and never tried to escape like Mike did - which is why it took Gypsy secretly sending him off for Joel to leave the SOL at all. This review guy claims to be a MST3K fan but this little bit makes me think he exaggerates that claim quite a bit.

And he also claims that MST3K started as a "late night UHF channel show" - while it's true that KTMA was a UHF channel, MST3K was shown at 6pm on Sunday nights, so aside from the time they were on late for New Year's Eve, the show was NOT a late night show at all.

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Old 04-22-17, 11:20 AM
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

J. Elvis Weinstein had a perfect tweet:

I'm finally going to watch the MST3K episodes with the new cast.
(inserts episode #201 in dvd player)
Old 04-22-17, 11:40 AM
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

I don't now who that is and I don't get it
Old 04-22-17, 12:03 PM
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

He was the original Tom Servo, who was replaced by Kevin Murphy (and by TV's Frank as the new Mad assistant) in episode 201.

But episode 201 has never been released on DVD. He's a pirate!
Old 04-22-17, 12:33 PM
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Ok now I understand but the guy doesn't have Netflix?

Edit for some reason I read that as being the first new season 11 episode.

Now I actually do get the joke.

Duh
Old 04-24-17, 10:46 AM
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Maybe I'm getting use to the new voices and host but seems to get better with each episode.
Old 04-24-17, 10:47 AM
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
Maybe I'm getting use to the new voices and host but seems to get better with each episode.
I'm loving it all so far.
Just finished up 'Starcrash' and I'm already lamenting that I'm halfway through the season...
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

I'm partway through Starcrash as well. Cry Wilderness is still my favorite of the season, but Starcrash is gaining ground.

Aaaaahhhhhhhh....

Cchhhhooooooo....
Old 04-24-17, 11:28 AM
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Cry Wilderness was weird for me, it's a case where the movie was so wretched that not even the riffing was helping. They were getting some zingers for sure, but that horrific dubbing and the Native American stereotypes were just horrific.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

The fascinating thing about Cry Wilderness is it was made in 1987. Does any part of that movie look like 1987 to you? There's a ten year old kid hitchhiking, and the movie treats it like no big thing -- this is like the same year Mr. Belvedere had an episode about child molestation. It's like a 1960s Disney movie made by Mormons.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara View Post
The fascinating thing about Cry Wilderness is it was made in 1987. Does any part of that movie look like 1987 to you? There's a ten year old kid hitchhiking, and the movie treats it like no big thing -- this is like the same year Mr. Belvedere had an episode about child molestation. It's like a 1960s Disney movie made by Mormons.
Wow, that's amazing. It was just so haphazard and slapdash, but without any of the charm that usually comes with these types of films. And when that hunter started choking the raccoon, I felt a little ill at that, it really looked like he was hurting it.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Originally Posted by Lord Zarak View Post
I'm partway through Starcrash as well. Cry Wilderness is still my favorite of the season, but Starcrash is gaining ground.

Aaaaahhhhhhhh....

Cchhhhooooooo....
I had to dig out my bluray of "Starcrash" so that I could finally get it watched before seeing what MST3K does to it. Silly but very watchable movie, and Shout's supplemental material (produced by a super-fan who has seen it over 500 times) is pretty terrific.

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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

I never noticed on any other shows on NF but this streams at 720, everything else seems to stream at 1080.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Originally Posted by whotony View Post
I never noticed on any other shows on NF but this streams at 720, everything else seems to stream at 1080.
That's odd. VHX has 1080p downloads for the show, so it was definitely mastered in 1080p.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Loved a little callback in episode 5 (iirc). Jonah screams that he wants to stop the movie, and the bots reply that they can't, tried it, but are made out of those special parts.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Stella Space was pretty hot
Old 05-06-17, 03:35 PM
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

I'm only thru episode 7 or 8, but this season has been fantastic.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Season 2 picked up by Netflix!

http://deadline.com/2017/11/mystery-...ix-1202213955/
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MST3K is just about to start filming season 12. They're also having "pledge drive" to provide people with some of the bonuses of the kickstarter again.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects.../posts/2202923
The next season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be SIX EPISODES long, and written to encourage binge viewing!..

Starting on June 12th, we're launching our first MST3K Revival League "Pledge Drive," where we'll be offering a bunch of neat gifts for those of you who want to get involved again, including several that backers asked us to bring back for Season 12, including chances to...
  • BE A PRODUCER: Get credited on the new episodes, IMDB and the poster!
  • ADOPT CROW & SERVO: Own one of the robots used on screen!
  • BE IN THE CREDITS: We're offering a limited number of "special thanks"!
  • OWN SEASON 12: Collector's Edition Box Set and Digital Downloads!
  • GET SEASON 12 GIFTS: Official Poster and Official Tote Bag
Also, later this summer, we'll be offering a few chances to own some of the official costumes, props, inventions and models featured on screen during Seasons 11 and 12. We can't do that now, because we need that stuff so we can, you know, shoot the new episodes. But once that's done, we want to find good homes for everything.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Please tell me the rate of jokes is going to be cut down a bit in this new season? I literally got a headache trying to follow the Season 11 episodes and couldn't watch them.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

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Please tell me the rate of jokes is going to be cut down a bit in this new season? I literally got a headache trying to follow the Season 11 episodes and couldn't watch them.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

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Please tell me the rate of jokes is going to be cut down a bit in this new season? I literally got a headache trying to follow the Season 11 episodes and couldn't watch them.
I thought the first couple episodes suffered from this but they eventually seemed to find a better balance as the season went on.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Exclusive: Mystery Science Theater 3000’s new season gets a fitting premiere date on Netflix

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Last Turkey Day, Netflix gave fans of bad movies and wisecracking robots something to be thankful for, renewing Mystery Science Theater 3000 for a 12th season. It was a fitting choice, extending the show’s Kickstarted revival on a date that’s long been synonymous with MST3K marathons and premieres.

And now, like the aunt who’s perfecting her stuffing recipe well in advance of the big meal, the streaming platform has done it again: The A.V. Club is the first to report that new episodes of MST3K will arrive on Netflix this Thanksgiving—Thursday, November 22—marking the show’s third decade of riffing.

“Thirty years ago on Thanksgiving Day 1988 is when we premiered Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the Minneapolis market,” said creator, original host, and executive producer Joel Hodgson. “We were competing with 60 Minutes for the same time slot, and I think history has shown which is the better show.”

When last we left the intrepid crew of the Satellite Of Love, test subject Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) had been temporarily relieved of his outer-space captivity and threatened with a buzz-capturing marriage to his captor, Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day). Fortunately (or unfortunately), a lovesick TV’s Son Of TV’s Frank (Patton Oswalt) sicced a giant metal serpent on Jonah, bringing the wedding to an abrupt end and stranding Jonah’s robot friends (voiced by Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount) in orbit above the dark side of the moon. All five cast members are confirmed to return for season 12, so we’ll presumably get an explanation for how Jonah escaped the belly of the beast. Either way: Being eaten by Reptilicus Metallicus is still better than a life of watching cinematic stinkers, right?

“I think the movies are even worse than last season, but I know the show is better,” Hodgson said. “I could be mixing those two up.” Day straightened things out: “The movies are deliciously bad and I get to torture my cast mates in new and innovative ways. I love my job!”

Added Ray, “When is the quote for The A.V. Club announcement of the new MST3K season due?”

Ahead of the new season, Hodgson and Ray will hit the road for a 30th Annniversary live tour, which begins in Portland, Maine on October 9. (Tickets for the tour are on sale here.) Until then, whet your appetite for fresh MST3K content with these exclusive photos from the set of season 12.

https://news.avclub.com/exclusive-my...-ge-1829297286
Turkey Day marathon! I'm glad to have it back, but the Return was underwhelming. (Pretty much just for the riff pacing.) I still have one more episode to go.
Old 09-25-18, 10:10 AM
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

I'll spend the day catching up on my Rifftrax.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

I forgot the comics were coming out, but I think the first one is already out. Not really a comics guy, but I have to get these. Where's the best place online to order comics?

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