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Title: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Artie on February 15, 2013, 03:39:24 PM
Email just sent out:

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Dear Friends,

As we have been adding dates to our live show schedule for 2013, we have come to the decision that this will be our last year actively touring as Cinematic Titanic. We feel that with any project there is a time to move on and as 5 people living in 5 different cities with different lives and projects, it has become increasingly difficult to coordinate our schedules and give Cinematic Titanic the attention it requires to keep growing as a creative enterprise and a business. As a result, we have decided to take this indefinite hiatus.

The last 5+ years have been an amazing opportunity for us all to reconnect creatively with one another and more importantly to connect with the fans of MST3K and new fans of Cinematic Titanic. We've had the great pleasure of playing some beautiful theaters around the country and have taken movie riffing to places we never dreamed, like ILM and Pixar, a sports arena, and even Broadway! The love we've been shown by those we've met and performed for will be with us forever.

We will be performing as many dates as is feasible this year and we hope you'll come out and see us go at it one last time if we come to a theater near you in 2013. We are still in discussions about the production of additional DVDs and we'll keep you posted.

We thank you deeply for all the support you've shown Cinematic Titanic over these years and we're looking forward to many great shows in the year ahead.

Cheers,

The CT Crew
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Bob on February 15, 2013, 03:53:47 PM
Yeah, this bummed me out too
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: KidFlash on February 15, 2013, 03:59:06 PM
Sad. Hope they do a Toronto/upstate New York show.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Darth Geek on February 15, 2013, 04:17:27 PM
I just went on their website and only see two Michigan and one Massachusets shows. I hope they just haven't posted it yet. I would hate for their last year to be so limited.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: KidFlash on February 15, 2013, 04:30:31 PM
The note makes mention of adding more shows, so I would expect more to come. At least I hope so!

Wonder if this makes it easier for any of the CT members to pop up on future Rifftraxes. Would love to see Trace and Mary Jo make appearances.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: k1 on February 15, 2013, 06:15:08 PM
Might have to hit up the MA show.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Rainbow Dash on February 15, 2013, 07:12:44 PM
Little conflicted.  Saw a few of their DVD's but really stopped caring after they went to their live shows and never came within 500 miles of Denver, Colorado.  Maybe if they tried going to new places and not the same places over, and over again, they'd have done better. 

Be nice to see them come here once before it's over, but after being snubbed these past years, I don't expect them to go anywhere new.

Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: TheUnabeefer on February 15, 2013, 08:17:01 PM
I would just like DVD's of their live shows for any of the films that haven't seen a dvd release yet! I've been waiting....
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: MrTorso on February 15, 2013, 08:19:56 PM
Little conflicted.  Saw a few of their DVD's but really stopped caring after they went to their live shows and never came within 500 miles of Denver, Colorado.  Maybe if they tried going to new places and not the same places over, and over again, they'd have done better. 

Be nice to see them come here once before it's over, but after being snubbed these past years, I don't expect them to go anywhere new.

To be fair, they only went where people were willing to bring them. That is how the majority of touring shows work. The talent says they are available, then it is up to the local booker/promoter to bring the talent to town.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: KidFlash on February 15, 2013, 08:32:07 PM
Little conflicted.  Saw a few of their DVD's but really stopped caring after they went to their live shows and never came within 500 miles of Denver, Colorado.  Maybe if they tried going to new places and not the same places over, and over again, they'd have done better. 

Be nice to see them come here once before it's over, but after being snubbed these past years, I don't expect them to go anywhere new.

Indeed. Maybe if they partnered up with Fathom (or some variant) a la Rifftrax, more people would know about them. The Fathom shows have done wonders in letting people know that some form of MST3k still exists. I'd imagine that Rifftrax has seen the expense of those shows returned in increased business over the last few years.

I know Joel's big on the idea of 'the right people will get it', but there has to be some trade-off, I'd guess. If you want the company to succeed, then it might be worth looking into a wide-ranging tour/live nationwide show.

Hell, I don't think they've ever come near me (Rochester, NY), and if they were to come to Buffalo or Toronto, I'd consider the trip. NYC is a little far for a few hours of fun.

Perhaps it's as simple as Joel or a few members got bored with CT and wanted to move on. No harm in that.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: TheUnabeefer on February 15, 2013, 09:15:35 PM
I wish them all well, and personally understand the whole "we all live in different cities" (and some on different COASTS) aspect definitely... It's hard enough to keep something going even when you DO live in the same area.

I'd personally love it if any of them would guest on a Rifftrax every now and then. Having MJ back for another, and especially if Trace or Frank were to guest! Heck, even if a couple of them were to do an old crappy VOD style film for a Rifftrax Presents WITHOUT MKB, I'd be thrilled at that as well!

The more riffing, the better!!! And the more diverse "MST3k Alumni" involved, really I'm sure the better the sales for those would be!
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: KidFlash on February 15, 2013, 09:29:02 PM
Some kind of Rifftrax Presents with MST3k Alumni would be wonderful, since this is the 25th anniversary year and all.

They ARE doing something for the 25th anniversary (new box set, etc.), right? I daydreamed about their spin on the Doctor Who-style anniversary special the other day... 
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: eegah on February 16, 2013, 02:56:34 AM
Bummer, the quality (but, alas, not the quantity) of their riffs had seriously improved toward the end.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: RVR II on February 16, 2013, 03:45:17 AM
Some kind of Rifftrax Presents with MST3k Alumni would be wonderful, since this is the 25th anniversary year and all.

This would Rock! ... But I'm not holding out hope :-[

As for the disbandment.. Well I couldn't see how they could pull in a decent profit just sticking to live shows and not put out DVDs more frequently.. RiffTrax seems do be doing well with all the VODs they've been creating as of late.. Maybe CT should have taken notes. Just my take :-\
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Space version 2.0 on February 17, 2013, 06:56:48 AM

Hell, I don't think they've ever come near me (Rochester, NY), and if they were to come to Buffalo or Toronto, I'd consider the trip. NYC is a little far for a few hours of fun.
Oh pshaw, I went to Cleveland to see them, and I'm from Syracuse  :P
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Bob on February 17, 2013, 08:45:00 AM
Who knows, they have about 5 they could have filmed and could issue.

Time will tell.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: KidFlash on February 17, 2013, 05:48:00 PM
Oh pshaw, I went to Cleveland to see them, and I'm from Syracuse  :P

I wish I had your drive, sir. Bravo.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on February 18, 2013, 04:42:00 PM
I drove over 200 miles to see them in Durham.

And if they come back to Durham I will make the drive again.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Toyland Chairman on February 23, 2013, 06:21:47 PM
Some kind of Rifftrax Presents with MST3k Alumni would be wonderful, since this is the 25th anniversary year and all.

They ARE doing something for the 25th anniversary (new box set, etc.), right? I daydreamed about their spin on the Doctor Who-style anniversary special the other day... 

MST3K: THE SEQUEL, and no substitutes.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: euphoriafish on March 22, 2013, 04:21:09 PM
They closed their forum last week too.  So, um, hey, fellow MSTies, anyone got a forum couch I can crash on to while moving from an internet storm shelter to Rifftrax fan land?
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: RVR II on March 22, 2013, 04:50:13 PM
Welcome back! Been a long time 8)
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on March 22, 2013, 05:32:40 PM
hey efish good to see you

i was on the ct forum for a while went by Rommel.  Been on here a while
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: TheUnabeefer on March 22, 2013, 09:06:48 PM
I've been here so long, I've reverted back to lurking.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Bob on March 23, 2013, 03:42:44 AM
I know they did a handful of movies that are not on DVD yet.......they HAVE to be on DVD some day.    Er, right?
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: RVR II on March 23, 2013, 05:22:36 AM
I know they did a handful of movies that are not on DVD yet.......they HAVE to be on DVD some day.    Er, right?
I would Hope so but again, who would have thought just sticking to doing Live shows would be profitable.. 
I sure hope they put out those DVDs but I give it a 50/50 chance of seeing them released..  :-\
Maybe someone will record an unseen show and post someday :o
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Dr Ahmad Makhini on March 24, 2013, 05:11:49 AM
I'm gonna get a lot of hate for this, but having watched a few of the CT movies on Hulu, they are not that funny. Moments - yes - but the humor seemed forced, and the need to "give everyone a line" really diluted it somehow.

Mike Nelson was Head Writer for MST3K for the reason that he's funny as hell.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Space version 2.0 on March 24, 2013, 05:50:02 AM
Did you watch a live one or one of the studio releases? Because I think the live ones are far better than the studio ones.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Darth Geek on March 24, 2013, 08:25:51 AM
Yeah, the ones I have seen (Danger on Tiki Island, East Meets Watts and War of the Insects) have all been pretty good. Not necessarily better than MST3K or Rifftrax in their prime or anything, but definitely good.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Dr Ahmad Makhini on March 24, 2013, 02:23:16 PM
Live shows/dvds/cds all suck huge cock.
To test your theory.... I just spent the last 15minutes with my wingwang inside the plastic case of a live CD, and apparently even the fact that he was "Coming Alive" did not seem to do the job.

I find you in error, sir.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 24, 2013, 02:50:48 PM
They closed their forum last week too. 

That seems premature.

Were you guys all just telling them off for quitting?
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Dr Ahmad Makhini on March 25, 2013, 10:33:30 AM
Live shows/dvds/cds all suck huge cock.
To test your theory.... I just spent the last 15minutes with my wingwang inside the plastic case of a live CD, and apparently even the fact that he was "Coming Alive" did not seem to do the job.

I find you in error, sir.

No, I said -huge- cock.
You are now twice erroneous.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Henry88 on April 13, 2013, 06:12:25 PM
so is Cinematic Titanic dead?
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 13, 2013, 06:17:26 PM
Depends where you live.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 14, 2013, 08:50:07 PM
They're in Arlington for four shows Doll Squad is sold out already my phone won't let me buy tickets and my computer died.  Again.  I hope Astral factor doesn't sell out by tomorrow.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Bob on April 15, 2013, 03:25:04 AM
They just gotta put the remaining movies on DVD......that is my guess.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 15, 2013, 03:27:35 AM
They just gotta put the remaining movies on DVD......that is my guess.

I don't think they will even do that. But I hope they do.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 15, 2013, 02:58:07 PM
And tickets purchased for The Astral Factor!  WHHEEEE!!!!

It's a five hour drive but I may not get another chance.  And if they do come closer I can always see them again!  So excited!
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Darth Geek on April 15, 2013, 04:35:04 PM
They just gotta put the remaining movies on DVD......that is my guess.

I don't think they will even do that. But I hope they do.
I can't beleive they wouldn't. Sure the group is disbanded due to financial and career issues, but I am sure they still all make money from the DVD releases. It'd be silly for them not to make money off of their performances if they can.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 15, 2013, 04:53:07 PM
They just gotta put the remaining movies on DVD......that is my guess.

I don't think they will even do that. But I hope they do.
I can't beleive they wouldn't. Sure the group is disbanded due to financial and career issues, but I am sure they still all make money from the DVD releases. It'd be silly for them not to make money off of their performances if they can.

They haven't been focused or all that interested in releasing DVDs to this point, and it has sounded like a very weak 'maybe' for the unreleased shows.

Like I say, I hope they do, but I am not betting on it.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Thrifty on April 15, 2013, 06:36:09 PM
I'm just glad I had the opportunity to see one of their live shows.  In Delaware of all places!  Dave Gruber Allen was 5 feet away from me!  But some other guy was talking to him and didn't show any signs of stopping, so I didn't get a chance.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Wernski on June 24, 2013, 12:41:21 AM
Not interested in the live shows, anyway. And the "maybe, kinda, eventually, probably not" reference to DVDs is the same situation we've had since they shifted all their interest into the touring anyway.  So, same as it's been for years... frustrating limbo hoping maybe they'll release one DVD this year.  :/
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: wihogfan on July 25, 2013, 01:28:40 PM
I got my tickets to the Friday Doll Squad show in September in Milwaukee at the Pabst Theater. Seeing as how this will be my last chance to see them live, I really wanted to go to both the Friday and Saturday shows, but the wife made plans for us to go to a wedding of someone she works with late Saturday afternoon and Milwaukee is a couple of hours away from where we live (and where the wedding is taking place). Was surprised that there were still tickets left, but The Pabst really hasn't started pimping the shows much- haven't seen these shows mentioned in a single email from The Pabst yet and they send me emails of upcoming shows almost daily.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: wihogfan on September 27, 2013, 08:06:18 PM
The Milwaukee "Doll Squad" show last Friday was great, though it made me sad that it was the last live Cinematic Titanic show I`ll ever get to see. And really the pre show skits and standup by the Cinematic Titanic crew was better than the riffing so I really hope that they release a DVD some day that iincludes a full live show.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: RVR II on September 28, 2013, 12:48:22 PM
Never got to see them and really disappointed in the lack of DVDs >:(

I too hope they have some future DVD releases of their Live shows not already out but I'm not holding out much hope :-\
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: KidFlash on October 21, 2013, 09:47:45 PM
Apologies for the bump, but I just saw a Trace post on Satellite News that confirmed there were no plans to release anything.

"At this time we have no plans to record ASTRAL FACTOR or DOLL SQUAD for release."

That's really too bad - would be nice to give fans something as a sendoff.

Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: RoninFox on October 21, 2013, 09:58:03 PM
So for the folks who can't come to a live show, it's going out with a whimper.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: RVR II on October 22, 2013, 06:57:50 AM
Apologies for the bump, but I just saw a Trace post on Satellite News that confirmed there were no plans to release anything.

"At this time we have no plans to record ASTRAL FACTOR or DOLL SQUAD for release."

That's really too bad - would be nice to give fans something as a sendoff.
Again, Piss Poor Planning on their (CT's) part and I'm not surprised ::)
At least RiffTrax understands this business aspect much better and puts their Live shows on DVD eventually :-X
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: KidFlash on October 22, 2013, 09:12:27 AM
It probably has more to do with the fact that RT partnered with Legend Films out of the gate, while CT wanted to do this off the grid, so to speak. There's a big difference in having an office compared to selling DVDs out of Trace's basement. One has more limitations than the other.   
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Lemming Howard on October 22, 2013, 10:21:47 AM
I'm hopin" this opens the opportunity that other members of CT besides Mary Jo Pehl to guest riff movies.  I'm hopin" really a lot.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Edward J Grug III on October 22, 2013, 02:39:59 PM
It probably has more to do with the fact that RT partnered with Legend Films out of the gate, while CT wanted to do this off the grid, so to speak. There's a big difference in having an office compared to selling DVDs out of Trace's basement. One has more limitations than the other.

I agree, though it's also partly due to them not embracing digital technology as well as Rifftrax did as well. There is a a lot less (some, but a lot less) difficulty if you go the VOD route. Their ISOs never seemed to be all that well received, and had they offered other options, in a better, more reliable way, that might have done them better, IMO.

I do wonder if the last couple of unreleased movies were filmed and it's the DVD steps stopping us from getting them, or if they never got that far...
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: KidFlash on October 22, 2013, 04:50:43 PM
I agree, though it's also partly due to them not embracing digital technology as well as Rifftrax did as well. There is a a lot less (some, but a lot less) difficulty if you go the VOD route. Their ISOs never seemed to be all that well received, and had they offered other options, in a better, more reliable way, that might have done them better, IMO.

I do wonder if the last couple of unreleased movies were filmed and it's the DVD steps stopping us from getting them, or if they never got that far...

Yeah, I don't get that. I understand if the idea of doing VODs might have been a little scary to them, due to the inevitable bootlegging and torrenting. But it sure beats putting it on us to get them to come to town.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: BoB3K on October 24, 2013, 12:50:36 PM
They had a VOD delivery system and it was poor from the beginning and in the end failed completely--EZTakes.

I also vote that the main reason they aren't releasing the last two on DVD is Piss Poor Planning.  I'll actually go a step further and say it's the general dull apathy they have shown for the project as a whole ever since their second year.

MST3K is my favorite show, and those guys are all nice, cool, funny people--but, in the end, I don't think that group could handle making and maintaining their own "show".  I've always been very disappointed with CT as a product, in both quantity and quality.

If you think about it, they're going out the same way they came in--with very little actual delivered content.

I'm on board with looking forward to more RiffTrax guest appearance.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Darth Geek on October 24, 2013, 08:00:33 PM
I've really liked the riffing itself on the releases that I have, but just overall I prefer Rifftrax taking it to the next level with riffing newer bigger movies.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: oddstocks on October 27, 2013, 09:26:34 AM
Piss poor planning. Yeah, it sure was poor planning on their part that the economy should plummet right after only their second dvd release. They really shouldn't have planned for all those torrents of their work to spring up, either. I bet that's the real reason they're not releasing more dvds. If dvds had been lucrative, one would think they'd make the effort to do more.

Seriously though, is it even logical to expect the same things from them as rifftrax? As someone brought up earlier in this thread, CT never had an office. Their productions have to be way more expensive (just look at the credits). They never had financial backers, or a team of people figuring stuff out for them. Based on things they've said in interviews, they did almost everything themselves, and all of it long distance. They all had other projects on the side, so they can't have worked on CT full time. Does anyone really think they had business plans? They are writers and performers, not business people, digital technology gurus or marketing experts. I don't even remember ever seeing ads for them, so they must not've had much of an advertising budget. Without advertising, did they reach their full audience potential? My guess is no. And yet we expect so much.

I can't make it to a live show, so I'll never see Astral Factor or Doll Squad. Waah. We can whine about what they haven't given us, or we can feel lucky we got what we did. Frankly, I feel the latter is more realistic.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: TheUnabeefer on October 27, 2013, 10:20:03 AM
Seriously though, is it even logical to expect the same things from them as rifftrax? As someone brought up earlier in this thread, CT never had an office. Their productions have to be way more expensive (just look at the credits). They never had financial backers, or a team of people figuring stuff out for them. Based on things they've said in interviews, they did almost everything themselves, and all of it long distance. They all had other projects on the side, so they can't have worked on CT full time. Does anyone really think they had business plans? They are writers and performers, not business people, digital technology gurus or marketing experts. I don't even remember ever seeing ads for them, so they must not've had much of an advertising budget. Without advertising, did they reach their full audience potential? My guess is no. And yet we expect so much.

Most to nearly all of those issues are logically things that should be figured out before embarking on a business venture of any sort, especially one like theirs... so essentially what you're saying is that they should never had started the whole thing in the first place.

So yeah, while I'm happy to have what little product they released (considering they logically should never have even been able to get that much off the ground), we (the supposed audience) can still have the right to feel a bit teased by the promise made (several times) of there actually eventually being product...

And the argument of "piss poor planning" can definitely still apply to the lack of planning you described above before CT ever having been launched.  I guess it was a learning experience in the long run, and they learned that they really failed at the whole thing.

I just wish they had come to or around Chicago in their final shows even ONCE, because Janelle and I would have paid to see each and every show they would have scheduled.  There are people (and plenty of them by the sound of all the threads we've had about it) who would be more than thrilled to have shelled out $$$ for more CT product had it ever existed... but it was due to poor planning from the very start that the product (DVDs, VODs, live shows anywhere near many people) just didn't exist.

I too hope for guest riffers from any and/or all of the 5.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: KidFlash on October 27, 2013, 11:00:27 AM
Seriously though, is it even logical to expect the same things from them as rifftrax?

If you have a similar product, why wouldn't you take notes on what's been successful for a competitor? Especially when there's a large audience who would be happy to buy from both companies.

I'd find it hard to believe there wasn't a company willing to help bankroll CT and assist in the areas where they needed help. But if you clearly treat the whole venture as a side project, then when things start getting difficult, there's a tendency to back away. 
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: oddstocks on October 27, 2013, 02:14:37 PM
I'm not saying they shouldn't have started in the first place, and I'm not even saying they "failed at the whole thing" either. They didn't start out the way you think they should have in a perfect world - for whatever reasons, obstacles, intentions, or circumstances - they just didn't. They were different. My point is, given the way things worked out for them, we shouldn't expect them to operate the way you think they should, and certainly not how Rifftrax operates, because they are completely different. CT never tried to be rifftrax, why do you expect them to have the same model? All I'm saying is cut them some slack and quit complaining.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: RVR II on October 27, 2013, 02:31:04 PM
CT never tried to be rifftrax, why do you expect them to have the same model? All I'm saying is cut them some slack and quit complaining.
They ran things as they saw fit and that didn't bother me other than they never came close to my locale either, but the fact that they made several DVDs of their other riffs (studio and Live) and now they say they're probably not gonna put the last 2 on DVD is what bugs me.. Oh and this is a forum and we have a right to talk about (and yes complain about) what ever we want 8)
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: TheUnabeefer on October 27, 2013, 02:36:30 PM
When I am global moderator, you will all be banned.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Road_Element on November 07, 2013, 04:50:23 PM
I bought all of the Studio DVD's. But when they went to Live Show DVD's. I really lost interest. I mean its not as fun when the audience is laughing over half the jokes.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: RVR II on November 07, 2013, 05:07:11 PM
I bought all of the Studio DVD's. But when they went to Live Show DVD's. I really lost interest. I mean its not as fun when the audience is laughing over half the jokes. And the Audio on the CT Live DVD's were not as good as it was on the Rifftrax Live DVD's
See I'm the exact opposite here..
The Live DVDs added that extra entertainment value to me. The studio DVDs would not keep my attention as much as the Live ones :-\
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Darth Geek on November 07, 2013, 05:50:08 PM
I'm with RVR II on this one. They seem to have less energy when it's a studio recording.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Road_Element on November 07, 2013, 08:25:06 PM
Either Way i miss the gags they had in the Studio DVD's
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 07, 2013, 08:26:23 PM
Either Way i miss the gags they had in the Studio DVD's

You mean the skits? The number one reason I prefer the live versions is that they did away with those! :P
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Darth Geek on November 08, 2013, 05:47:44 AM
Either Way i miss the gags they had in the Studio DVD's
I found those to be really cheap and pretty lame. But I think that's mainly because they were so short. They didn't really have enough time to get into anything funny. And they were limited by the fact they were still on the same set and just in silhouettes.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: TheUnabeefer on November 08, 2013, 01:18:56 PM
I miss the little computer animated shorts on the website that... oh wait....
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: MrTorso on November 21, 2013, 04:14:46 AM
I bought all of the Studio DVD's. But when they went to Live Show DVD's. I really lost interest. I mean its not as fun when the audience is laughing over half the jokes.

Same here. Although I did just grab all the live ones because they are going away.  Nothing beats seeing them actually live, but watching the live shows, in my living room, by myself? eh... doesn't appeal to me.  The first couple studio CTs were a bit stiff but by the last three, the energy was there and they were more comfortable, cracking each other up etc....  Did people while watching MST3K during the Joel years complain about lack of energy?  Isn't that what everyone loved about sleepy Joel?   
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: KidFlash on November 21, 2013, 10:19:03 AM
As far as sleepy Joel on MST3k, the robots had a lot to do with keeping the energy up. Maybe it was the chemistry between Trace and Kevin, but I found that manic burst missing when I watched some CT studio work.


 
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: RoninFox on November 22, 2013, 01:03:38 AM
Did I miss something as far as the DVDs "going away?"  I knew they were stopping the tours, but have they also set a time limit on offering the DVDs?  There are several I never got to, but can't afford in the short term.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: mrbasehart on November 22, 2013, 04:17:26 AM
I really enjoy the live DVDs.  The crowd adds an extra something to the atmosphere, while the live nature sometimes spawns a little spontaneity, so I get to hear Mary Jo's great laugh.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: RVR II on November 22, 2013, 04:29:26 AM
Did I miss something as far as the DVDs "going away?"  I knew they were stopping the tours, but have they also set a time limit on offering the DVDs?  There are several I never got to, but can't afford in the short term.
I think it's just the last 2 show titles that may not make it to DVD.. Haven't heard anything with regards to all their DVDs going away.. :-\
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: KidFlash on November 22, 2013, 09:09:02 AM
Yeah, they're not pulling existing DVDs, but Trace posted on Satellite News a few weeks back that there were no plans for DVD releases of the other shows. So it sounds like what's available on DVD may well be it.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: MrTorso on November 23, 2013, 08:41:54 AM
Not so much pulling them, but rather not making anymore.  When it was announced that this was the last tours they said they might do another run of DVDs. It looks like they did because Amazon has all but 1 in stock again. They were out of most of them for a bit.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: KidFlash on November 23, 2013, 04:03:21 PM
Not so much pulling them, but rather not making anymore.  When it was announced that this was the last tours they said they might do another run of DVDs. It looks like they did because Amazon has all but 1 in stock again. They were out of most of them for a bit.

Yeah, thanks for clarifying.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 24, 2013, 04:03:14 PM
I'd be surprised if they stayed in print for long though.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: MrTorso on November 24, 2013, 06:06:57 PM
I am hoping for one more round of Alien Factor. that is the only one that I haven't gotten yet.
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: RVR II on November 24, 2013, 06:20:32 PM
I am hoping for one more round of Alien Factor. that is the only one that I haven't gotten yet.
That's one of my favorites by the way 8)
Title: Re: CT to stop live shows after 2013
Post by: MrTorso on November 24, 2013, 07:11:08 PM
Worse comes to worse I will buy the MP4 from EzTakes.