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Offline SwordKing

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If they made RiffTrax for books...
« on: December 03, 2008, 08:31:41 PM »
I know it will never happen. But if they started making RiffTrax for books, here a few titles I'd like to see get that treatment-

Crisis on Infinite Earths

Watchmen

Dragonlance Chronicles

Animal Farm

Old Man and the Sea

Any other suggestions?


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Re: If they made RiffTrax for books...
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 09:14:01 PM »
Oh, I'd say the Twilight saga deserves a few swings. Plenty of people are doing that on youtube, anyway  :clap:
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Re: If they made RiffTrax for books...
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008, 01:09:52 AM »
If you bought all four Twilight books, they should riff your stupid, stupid mind.


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Re: If they made RiffTrax for books...
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 05:27:22 AM »
Middlemarch


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Re: If they made RiffTrax for books...
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009, 01:23:07 PM »
I enjoy Susan Cooper, but I've also found that, in audiobook form, The Grey King provides ample opportunity for humorous potshots. >_>
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Re: If they made RiffTrax for books...
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2009, 03:05:01 PM »
If memory serves, back in the SciFi era there were plans for a MST3k comic book where Mike and the bots would riff on old comics....at least I don't think I'm hallucinating that.  The deal fell through, but I've always wondered if there are pages somewhere, a kind of holy grail companion to the first three KTMA episodes.  Anybody know what comics they were going to do?
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Re: If they made RiffTrax for books...
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2009, 05:33:08 PM »
Poul Anderson's "Operation Luna."  I read this in high school because I thought the cover looked cool.  The book is 400+ pages of people wondering what in the world they're going to do to stop the big, evil monster, and two pages actually doing battle with it.  And then it ends.  No wrap up, no nothing.  Granted, it is a sequel to a serial novel the guy published, but dang, this thing goes nowhere fast.  It's like Monster a Go-Go without a twist at the end.
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Re: If they made RiffTrax for books...
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2009, 05:40:17 PM »
The DaVinci Code.  God, what a piece of shit.


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Re: If they made RiffTrax for books...
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2009, 05:58:21 PM »
The DaVinci Code.  God, what a piece of shit.
Watchmen
Both of these could be eventually regular Rifftrax for the movies.



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Re: If they made RiffTrax for books...
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2009, 10:00:08 AM »
If memory serves, back in the SciFi era there were plans for a MST3k comic book where Mike and the bots would riff on old comics....at least I don't think I'm hallucinating that.  The deal fell through, but I've always wondered if there are pages somewhere, a kind of holy grail companion to the first three KTMA episodes.  Anybody know what comics they were going to do?

I kinda have the same vague, fuzzy memory, but I don't know how actively it was developed.  It might have died in the "Hey, what if we did this..." stage.  Back in the early 90s, Nickelodeon (the cable network) made a magazine.  One of the gimmicks they had was claiming the editor's dog would sneak in late at night and write sarcastic notes in the margins of the magazine.  It actually was pretty funny (admittedly, I was 12) but it's one way that the riffing-on-books idea could maybe, possibly, conceivably work.

I'd still rather they stuck with movies.
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