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Video Games / Re: Gotta Catch 'em All!
« Last post by The Lurker on January 18, 2019, 10:09:22 PM »
Finally cracked open Ultra Sun and I'm debating whether to go with the cat or seal.
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Video Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« Last post by Edward J Grug III on January 18, 2019, 09:51:50 PM »
It certainly is now. I might just give this a download tonight.

Awesome - Let us know how it is.
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 / Re: Like Joel better?
« Last post by Pak-Man on January 18, 2019, 09:02:23 PM »
My experience has been that more people like Joel, but it seems to have a lot to do with who was hosting when you started watching. (Personally, I flip-flop a lot. Depends on my mood.)
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General RiffTrax talk / Re: I just finished watching..........................
« Last post by wihogfan on January 18, 2019, 08:52:02 PM »
Reign of Fire
Was trying to find one I hadn't seen before and this was the only one I could find (there are probably a couple of more, but there aren't many). Released as a riff in 2006. Movie from 2002. Mike and Kevin only. No Bill. Christian Bale pre-Batman and Matthew McConaughey in a terrible dragon movie. Wouldn't make my list of favorite riffs, but really enjoyed it and made me nostalgic for the early days of Rifftrax when everything was a "just the jokes" release that needed to be synced. I get that VODs make more money so that's the direction things will continue, but I really wish that we'd get more "just the jokes" of bad movies like this instead of just Star Wars movies.
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Wow. I own a screener VHS tape of this from my years at Blockbuster.
I love that they just went with "Roy" spelled backwards as the futuristic hunter's name
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#32: The Millenium Falcon



23 points
1 of 10 lists. Highest Rank: #3 CJones

From wookiepedia:

The Millennium Falcon, original designation YT-1300 492727ZED, was a Corellian YT-1300f light freighter most famously used by the smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca during the Galactic Civil War. In the time following the Battle of Endor, Imperial turncoat Ralsius Paldora noted that every 2.2 out of 300 stormtroopers were aware of the Falcon's existence.

Its aged appearance belied numerous advanced modifications to boost the ship's speed, weapons, and shield, including a hyperdrive engine among the fastest in the entire galaxy, enabling it to outrun Imperial Star Destroyers. It included sensor-proof smuggling compartments, which were used during the rescue of Princess Leia Organa in 0 BBY to evade Imperial stormtroopers. Afterwards, the Millennium Falcon saw further action when Solo chose to join the Rebels during the Battle of Yavin, where it was able to sneak up and fire on Darth Vader's TIE Advanced, allowing Luke Skywalker to fire the proton torpedo that destroyed the Death Star.

After Han was captured on Bespin, Lando took command of the Falcon once more to search for him. In 4 ABY, Lando flew the ship at the Battle of Endor, where it entered the Death Star II and destroyed it from within. Over the next decades, the ship would fall out of Solo's hands and be stolen by a succession of criminals and thieves. It ended up back in Solo's hands in 34 ABY, after it was found on Jakku, a remote world in the Western Reaches.

My thoughts:
Ok, this entry is kind of in violation of the rules. But it's the fricken Falcon so I let it slide. This ship made light freighters look cool. Which adolescent (or adult) among us did not imagine we had a Falcon in our youth, travelling the galaxy with friends and looking for adventure.
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 / Re: Things I noticed about the new show.
« Last post by Edward J Grug III on January 18, 2019, 07:40:18 PM »
I just realized that the new MST3K still hasn't had a short yet, or done a black and white movie. In the original show, shorts were like an appetizer to get you ready for the movie. And cheesy black and white sci-fi movies from the 50s-60s were the show's bread and butter. Why do you think they haven't done a short or an old B&W movie yet?
For the newest season, Netflix specified that the films they riffed had to be both widescreen and in HD, which leaves out a lot of older movies.  Not sure about the shorts, though.

My guess is those movies usually have a run time of 90+ mins because they aren't B-Movies made to be packaged in a bundle. For whatever reason they are sticking to a fairly consistent episode length.
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General (Off-Topic) Discussion / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by wihogfan on January 18, 2019, 07:37:59 PM »
Brew day tomorrow. Have a couple of errands to run in the morning, but came home and spent a few hours doing everything I needed to do around the house this weekend (including kegging my IPA and my ESB). Making an Irish Stout and a Cascade Lager (and some slow cooked pork, which I'll smoke for an hour on the grill and finish in the oven because it's far too cold out to cook start to finish in my smoker).
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 / Re: Things I noticed about the new show.
« Last post by The Lurker on January 18, 2019, 07:36:30 PM »
I just realized that the new MST3K still hasn't had a short yet, or done a black and white movie. In the original show, shorts were like an appetizer to get you ready for the movie. And cheesy black and white sci-fi movies from the 50s-60s were the show's bread and butter. Why do you think they haven't done a short or an old B&W movie yet?
For the newest season, Netflix specified that the films they riffed had to be both widescreen and in HD, which leaves out a lot of older movies.  Not sure about the shorts, though.
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 / Things I noticed about the new show.
« Last post by CastletonSnob on January 18, 2019, 07:17:18 PM »
I just realized that the new MST3K still hasn't had a short yet, or done a black and white movie. In the original show, shorts were like an appetizer to get you ready for the movie. And cheesy black and white sci-fi movies from the 50s-60s were the show's bread and butter. Why do you think they haven't done a short or an old B&W movie yet?
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