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Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #120 on: 03-14-2004 05:32 »
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I watched the skydivers last night, boy they forgot to get a script...and actors. It was a great MST commentry though "could you move over, we are shooting a James Bond movie over here - and the short movie at the beggining about a carrer in woodwork was hilarious.

TOTPD
NibblerJr

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« Reply #121 on: 03-14-2004 10:05 »

Man, I didn't realize so many PEELers were from Minnesota. Also, I've never seen the show, but the one time I actually almost got up in time to watch it, Speli says it got taken off..  cry
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #122 on: 03-14-2004 10:14 »
« Last Edit on: 03-14-2004 10:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Jamesbondcja:
I watched the skydivers last night, boy they forgot to get a script...and actors. It was a great MST commentry though "could you move over, we are shooting a James Bond movie over here - and the short movie at the beggining about a carrer in woodwork was hilarious.
Why Study Industrial Arts? is a great short.  The guy seems absolutely obsessed with tools: "Then I thrust the nail into the soft, yielding wood...."

It was one of several shorts made by the Centron company, the same company that made the feature film Carnival of Souls.  Both were directed by the same person.
Coilette

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« Reply #123 on: 03-15-2004 07:53 »

My fave episode is the She-Creature, followed closely by Terror from the year 5000!!! Without any terror...

Has anyone seen the film with the really long title, it had a gypsy and a guy who looked scarily like Nicholas Cage. 
FishyJoe

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« Reply #124 on: 03-15-2004 12:24 »

Yes! The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Died And Became Mixed-up Zombies, or something. That one was great.

"Get your tickets here, get your tickets here!!"
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #125 on: 03-15-2004 12:46 »

An awesome line which was greatly delivered from the creeping terror in the party: "My god...what is it?" It was so devoid of emotion and ya know, talent.  tongue  wink
Coilette

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« Reply #126 on: 03-15-2004 15:10 »
« Last Edit on: 03-15-2004 15:10 »

I knew the title was really long and had somethng to do with zombies, thanks Fishy Joe.

Scrap the She-Creature being my favourite, I loved the swedish film with the guy who got transformed into a bear. That was classic.

Don't forget Mr Carlo Lombardi....'SLEEEEEEP'
  laff   laff
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #127 on: 03-18-2004 19:56 »
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Bender's Top Ten:
1.Ass
2.Dafodil
3.Shiney
4.My
5.Bite
6.Pimpmobile
7.Up
8.Yours
9.Chumpete
10.Chump
BendingUnit4000

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« Reply #128 on: 03-18-2004 22:11 »
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Why the spoiler tags?

My favorite short would have to be "Last Clear Chance". The one involving the traffic safety message.

Crow-"I thought we were all paid off?"
Tom-"Gonna need an extra fifty, would be a real shame if somethin' happened to this land"

Crow-"Oh my god he's snapped!"
Tom-"He's a mad cop on the loose!"
Binder

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« Reply #129 on: 03-19-2004 08:43 »

My absolute favorite is "The Final Sacrifice" with Troy McGregor and Zapp Rowsdower (Brannigan-esqe name anyone?). I've taped about 14 episodes but this one I've rewatched the most, about 5 times not including twice when it was on the air. Anyone else see this classic?
EvilLunch

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« Reply #130 on: 03-20-2004 12:12 »

Rowsdower!
You gotta love Mitchell. You also gotta love the more Old School episodes, like with Joey the Lemur or Forrester's old asisstant, Larry. Sure.. not so funny as Merlin or Memory Bank, but still classic. Frank is one of my favorite all around guys, having also worked on Invader Zim and having a bit part on that one spoof of 'girly' talk shows.. What was it... 02Be! Both short lived.. Both VERY FUNNY.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #131 on: 03-20-2004 16:19 »
« Last Edit on: 03-21-2004 00:00 »

Here are some of my favorite shorts:

The best short ever is of course Mr. B Natural.  Did no one involved in making it realize how weird it was?  "You listen to him, Buzz." "Or I'll kill you."

Assignment: Venezuela is a good little-known short.  I liked how they showed off the Quonset huts as if they didn't look absolutely horrible.  "...or North Americans, as they say here." "Or White Devil, as they say here."

The Home Economics Story was a good one, which, even though it was from the early 1950s, surprisingly advised girls to go to college.  "Five pound potty?!"

Appreciating Your Parents is worth it just for all the stuff about the mother holding back her hopes and dreams.  On ironing: "The most satisfying part of her day!"

It's been a long time since I've seen Here Comes the Circus, but I remember it being great, and one of the shorts where they're really dark.  "Here comes the Devil!"

Hired! is worth it for the weird old man who inexplicably wears a handkerchief on his head.  "Flying elves are back!"

What to Do on a Date tells teenagers to take dates to junk sales.  Most of its other suggestions tell you to go with a group, as if you shouldn't be alone with your date.  And did you know there was a sequel to this short?  "Each dial brings him closer and closer to the most embarrassing moment of his life."

Design for Dreaming is the only other short that comes close to Mr. B for sheer weirdness.  The World of Tomorrow seems sort of impractical.  "While she's dancing, the Japanese are making great cars."

True story: a couple years ago my brother taught a class on US history, and when he got the the 1950s he actually showed (at my insistence) A Date with Your Family as an example of 1950s conformity and repression.  I like how it keeps telling you to greet your parents as though you're really happy to see them.  "A violent argument breaks out over whose day was more pleasant."  Also, "I'm dating a negro."

Are You Ready for Marriage is great because of the kook who's supposed to be a marriage counselor, with his little figurines and the very rough data on his charts.  "I worship Cthulhu."  Sue's flahsback to 'Nam was good too.

The Days of Our Years was made by the same people who did Last Clear Chance, and it manages to be even more depressing.  It's all about workers suffering horrible accidents that are always their own fault (and not the company's, of course).  "So, the leading causes of accidents are joy, sex, and old age?"
FishyJoe

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« Reply #132 on: 03-21-2004 02:33 »

 laff

Thar brings back some memories. I loved the depressing accidents short. And the marriage short, with the rubber band. "If it stretches too far...it'll snap!!!"

Sigh...so good.

Some of the others I don't remember, but they sound great.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #133 on: 03-22-2004 17:41 »

Oh my God, guys! I was all about the int4rw3b the other day. I looked up what show it was that Frank costarred on[O2Be] for my post and then kept surfing around. I found out that Trace Beaulieu was going to be at MegaPlex 3, a convention going on THAT DAY, not 30 minutes from my house! I rushed off and got him to sign my #2 Box Set. He was such a sweet guy! All his little fanboys crowded around his armchair and we listened to Best Brains stories for a while. "It was just like reading rainbow!"
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #134 on: 03-22-2004 18:53 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2004 00:00 »

I heard about the appearance at Satellite News, but isn't that a "furry" convention?  What does MST3K have to do with that?  Puppeteering is a bit different from pretending to be animals.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #135 on: 03-24-2004 20:13 »

Yeaaah... uhm, I don't know why he was at a furry con.. It was pretty funny, one of his coworkers, Sam, booked him there, and at the end he said "Yes, I still have no idea what the Hell's going on here." But he was there, that's all that matters to me. There was a puppet show there, though. :shrug: I don't consider myself a furry in that I don't think I'm part animal and I'm not attracted to anthros :/ But I do consider myself a ham, and I love performing in costume.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #136 on: 03-24-2004 20:24 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2004 20:24 »

EvilLunch, that is seriously the best thing I've ever heard! Furries, last-minute conventions, and cool MST3K guys. You are my hero now.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #137 on: 03-26-2004 17:13 »

Yay! I'm a hero! I haven't used up the roll of film yet, but once I do and get it developed, You'll see the pics here.
Coilette

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« Reply #138 on: 03-26-2004 18:41 »
« Last Edit on: 05-25-2004 00:00 »

I remembered an episode about a Time Travelling Plane, it was an 80's B movie, any ideas on what it's called?

Action Jacktion

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« Reply #139 on: 03-26-2004 19:04 »

Probably Time Chasers.
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #140 on: 03-27-2004 11:37 »

MST 3000: The Movie, ya know the one that shows this Island Earth is on channel 3 in the UK tonight at about 1 in the morning and the TV guides seem to hate it...dumn bastards, though they do live the new Graham Norton Show [throws up]  big grin  tongue
Tweek

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« Reply #141 on: 03-27-2004 11:49 »

I watched part of the film last time it was on, it sucked totally so I gave up and went to sleep  tongue
Zed 85

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« Reply #142 on: 03-28-2004 03:53 »

I finally caught some of it, and I did think it was funny (but what scared me is that I'm sure I've seen Island Earth on TV once...*shudder*...)
The part that I laughed at the most is just where the meteors are smashing into Mettula or whatever it was called, and they say "Hmm, guess their Patriots don't work either"
I don't know why it just hit a cord  tongue
sheep555

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« Reply #143 on: 03-28-2004 04:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Jamesbondcja:
MST 3000: The Movie, ya know the one that shows this Island Earth is on channel 3 in the UK tonight at about 1 in the morning and the TV guides seem to hate it...dumn bastards, though they do live the new Graham Norton Show [throws up]   big grin   tongue


It's a "sci-fi drama". Says The Times.
Coilette

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« Reply #144 on: 03-28-2004 11:02 »

I caught it last night, not the best one I've seen but it still had its moments.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #145 on: 03-28-2004 15:32 »
« Last Edit on: 03-28-2004 15:32 »

Some of you are writing about the movie as if you've never seen MST3K before.  Is that so?  Anyway, the movie was good, but it should have been better.  However, all the blame goes not to the writers, but of course to those stupid executives at the studio.

For one thing, you might have noticed how short the movie was, just a little over an hour, and that's including the original movie as well as their stuff.  Well, the original movie was shortened considerably, though the MST3K guys actually did write and shoot that movie in its entirety.  Also, some host segments were removed.  The studio just kept asking them to cut more and more.

Another thing was that they had to change some of the jokes because the executives didn't understand them.  When "Uncle Scrotor" first appears, they're supposed to identify him as Bootsy Collins, because of his big round eyes and afro-like brain.  But the executives, even though they pretended to be really hip, didn't know who he was.

I don't know why the studio did any of that, because they must have known the movie wasn't exactly going to be a blockbuster.  It didn't even have a wide release in the US.  But the cut material apparently still exists, so maybe one day we'll have a restored Criterion DVD of the movie the way it was meant to be seen.

Here's part of an interview with Mike Nelson in which he explains some of what went on:

http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/389/389650p4.html
BendingUnit4000

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« Reply #146 on: 04-22-2004 23:53 »

Thought I should announce to all you MSTies out there that there has been a re-release of the 1938 film Reefer Madness. Why is this significant? Because our own Mike Nelson provides an additional commentary track for the film in the format of MST3K (sadly however, he's the only one who did it). I've heard good reviews of it and man is it cheap, only ten american dollars. I think you can find it on Amazon or e-bay. Possibly the best $10 you'll ever spend.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #147 on: 04-23-2004 10:25 »

*Bought*
FishyJoe

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« Reply #148 on: 04-23-2004 15:56 »

Awesome. I am totally going to buy that, if I see it in stores.

Also, I'm reading Death Rat right now, and I think it's a Death Riot! I remember some people here bad-mouthing it, and saying the humor was too focused on Minnesota. I'm no minnesotian, but I think it's funny so far.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #149 on: 04-23-2004 17:20 »

I'm kicking myself big time! All the pictures I took of Trace at that con.. You can barely tell its him. He's always off to one side or somesuch. I'll scan a few anyway, though. What a sweet guy though. Reefer Madness is only ten dollars? It's as good as mine! [Will buy any DVD so long as it's mildly interesting and cheap]
Speli

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« Reply #150 on: 04-24-2004 10:10 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Coilette:
I remembered an episode about a Time Trevelling Plane, it was an 80's B movie, any ideas on what it's called?


"Hey guys, did you see the game last night? Er, I mean..LIBERTY!"  laff
EvilLunch

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« Reply #151 on: 04-24-2004 15:05 »

Hahah, Time Chasers rocked. But I mean... rezpekt to da shorts, right? You gotta love Coily.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #152 on: 04-25-2004 09:33 »

Did anyone read that interview with Mike Nelson that was linked on Satellite News not too long ago? Where he talks about how the publishers of Death Rat hated him, and thought he was the least funny person on earth?

That's so sad. He's such a funny, talented guy, but he always gets stuck with idiots who don't appreciate good humor. I wish I were a billionaire so I could hire him to write comedy for me non-stop.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #153 on: 04-25-2004 11:38 »

The other interview linked at the same time is much more serious than usual.  Nelson comes across as conservative, a bit different from the usual tone of the show.  And he gets the question about Celeborn totally wrong.
boingo2000

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« Reply #154 on: 04-28-2004 10:09 »

Has anyone seen the Reefer Madness DVD that was just released with Mike's commentary?  I may pick it up later on today and was wondering if anyone had seen it.  If you have, is it any good?
BendingUnit4000

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« Reply #155 on: 04-28-2004 16:42 »
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Nevertheless, I've heard it's really funny
John Pannozzi

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« Reply #156 on: 05-25-2004 15:26 »

Fav. eps.:

"Catalina Caper"

"Pod People"

"Eegah"

"Mitchell"

Fav quotes:

"Trumpy, you can do stupid things."

"It's because they're Smuckers raspberry preserve.
Coilette

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« Reply #157 on: 05-25-2004 15:36 »

ones I've seen.

'Terror from the year 5000'

'Attack at Party Beach (or something)'

'The She Creature'

'Time Chasers'

'The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Died And Became Mixed-up Zombies'

'Puma-man'

A wierd Norweigan one with a bear, an ugly sister, father christmas and lots of snow.

Finally the movie, with This Island Earth
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #158 on: 05-25-2004 16:38 »
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Originally posted by Coilette:
'Attack at Party Beach (or something)'
The Horror of Party Beach.

   
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A wierd Norweigan one with a bear, an ugly sister, father christmas and lots of snow.
Jack Frost (though the real title is Морозко).  And it was a Russian film.  They actually did four Russian or Russo-Finnish movies, the best of which was The Day the Earth Froze.
JBERGES

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« Reply #159 on: 05-25-2004 16:58 »
« Last Edit on: 05-25-2004 16:58 »

Jack Frost was a great episode, but I think my favorite is "Space Mutiny".  I will never get tired of them giving the star humorous names…

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“Slab Bulkhead, Fridge Largemeat, Punt Speedchunk,  Butch Deadlift,
   Bold Bigflank, Splint Chesthair,  Flint Ironstag, Bolt Vanderhuge,
  Thick McRunfast, Blast Hardcheese, Buff Drinklots, Trunk Slamchest,
   Fist Rockbone, Stump Beefgnaw, Smash Lampjaw, Punch Rockgroin,
   Buck Plankchest, Stump Chunkman, Dirk Hardpeck, Rip Steakface,
  Slate Slabrock, Crud Bonemeal, Brick Hardmeat,   Rip Sidecheek,
  Punch Sideiron, Gristle McThornBody, Slake Fistcrunch, Buff Hardback,

    Bob Johnson (Servo: ..Oh, wait..),

  Blast Thickneck, Crunch Buttsteak, Slab Squatthrust, Lump Beefrock,
  Touch Rustrod, Reef Blastbody, Big McLargeHuge, Smoke Manmuscle,
   Beat Punchbeef, Pack Blowfist, Roll Fizzlebeef”
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As for outside the theater, my favorite bit will always be the walkathon sketch:


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Mike: Hi everyone, Mike Nelson here on the Satellite of Love. It's walkathon season and I'm being hit up by two competing groups here. Gotta admire their energy. So, Crow, who are you doing it for again?

Crow: WALKATHON, Mike.

Mike: No, I know that. Who's the group you're raising money for?

Crow: WALKATHON! It's an acronym. It stands for Walkers At Large Kinetically Altruistic Through Hygiene or Nowledge.

Mike: Knowledge with an "N"?

Crow: Yeah, yeah. With a "K" it would be WALKATHOK, which, you know, doesn't really work.

Mike: No, no, you're right about that. What about you, Servo?

Tom: Well, I'm walking for Helping Children Through Research And Development.

Mike: Oh, HeCTRAD. Yeah, I think I've heard of that group. That's a good group.

Tom: No, actually, Helping Children Through Research And Development is the acronym, Mike. It stands for:

Hi, Everyone, Let's Pitch In 'N' Get Cracking Here In Louisiana Doing Right, Eh? Now Then, Hateful, Rich, Overbearing Ugly Guys Hurt Royally Every-time Someone Eats A Radish, Carrot, Hors d'oeuvre, And Never Does Dishes. Eventually, Victor Eats Lunch Over Peoria Mit Ein Neuesberger Tod.
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Ah...fond memories of MST3K....
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