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Offline TMC1982

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Syfy president disses MST3K
« on: December 19, 2009, 04:41:49 PM »
I'm kind of surprised that this has apparently, hasn't been brought up here yet, given this is Rifftrax and all:

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/12/16/transcript-of-conference-call-wit  h-syfy-president-dave-howe-keep-an-eye-out-for-sharktopus/36501

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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2009, 04:44:43 PM »
What an idiot. How is ten seasons not sustainable?!?
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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2009, 04:46:32 PM »
He may have a point about the only watching for 15-20 minutes at a time.  Not because it's one note and unsustainable (which is a stupid reason, as the show lasted 10 years), but because people might not want to commit that much time to a single program on TV at a specific time.  Plus it has commercials and it's not pausable or anything like that, so it's something that I think would be TIVO'd well and give people a convenient time to watch it.  I love MST3k, but I rarely watch an entire episode in one go.


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009, 04:51:02 PM »
I love MST3k, but I rarely watch an entire episode in one go.

Wow. You must be a busy guy. Saturday mornings and two hours of MST3K (minus commercials) was like a religion for me!
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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2009, 04:56:21 PM »
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Try to diagram those sentences. I dare you.



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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2009, 05:01:01 PM »
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Try to diagram those sentences. I dare you.

Not sure what was goin' on just prior to this interview, but I'm pretty sure it involved a rolled-up bill.

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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2009, 05:06:22 PM »
He may have a point about the only watching for 15-20 minutes at a time.  Not because it's one note and unsustainable (which is a stupid reason, as the show lasted 10 years), but because people might not want to commit that much time to a single program on TV at a specific time.  Plus it has commercials and it's not pausable or anything like that, so it's something that I think would be TIVO'd well and give people a convenient time to watch it.  I love MST3k, but I rarely watch an entire episode in one go.

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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2009, 05:39:50 PM »
I'm kind of surprised that this has apparently, hasn't been brought up here yet, given this is Rifftrax and all:

Because - speaking for myself - I don't read anything about that channel because who cares what they say?

They made them do only sci-fi movies, stuck them on the air first thing Saturday morning after the informercial and yanked them after only 3 seasons.

And now they've re-branded themselves and are playing stuff like Pirates of the Caribbean and The Borne Identity...

They have no significance.


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2009, 05:41:48 PM »
Wow. You must be a busy guy. Saturday mornings and two hours of MST3K (minus commercials) was like a religion for me!

Complete and utter agreement. It was the thing I looked forward to the most on Saturday mornings back in the day.


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2009, 05:55:03 PM »
Wow. You must be a busy guy. Saturday mornings and two hours of MST3K (minus commercials) was like a religion for me!

Complete and utter agreement. It was the thing I looked forward to the most on Saturday mornings back in the day.

Same here.   In college I used to drag my vcr down to the student lounge, hook it up and press record and occasionally fall back asleep on the couch.  (Especially if it was a really late night)  But definitely down there every week with usually a handful of other people.


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2009, 06:08:26 PM »
And now they've re-branded themselves and are playing stuff like Pirates of the Caribbean and The Borne Identity...

They have no significance.

Don't forget they even had WRESTLING on when they were "Sci-Fi"
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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2009, 06:20:42 PM »
And you know how Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic are just extensions of MST3K....and both are notorious for people coming to their live shows and walking out after fifteen minutes, right?

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Don't forget they even had WRESTLING on when they were "Sci-Fi"

Those are probably the people this guy asked about MST3K.....people who believe that that stuff is real.

(and before anyone derails the thread with that...yeah, the falls and the throwing people around etc are all real and it takes a lot of physical talent to pull off.  BUT, I know from people who worked in the field that the winner is arranged ahead of time, they go into the ring and do their routines until someone gives the high sign and that person starts winning the match no matter how badly they were doing before.  It's a show.)


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2009, 07:11:55 PM »
And now they've re-branded themselves and are playing stuff like Pirates of the Caribbean and The Borne Identity...

They have no significance.

Don't forget they even had WRESTLING on when they were "Sci-Fi"
Well, all those guys are just mad scientist chemistry experiments any way.



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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2009, 07:13:27 PM »
And now they've re-branded themselves and are playing stuff like Pirates of the Caribbean and The Borne Identity...

They have no significance.

Don't forget they even had WRESTLING on when they were "Sci-Fi"
Well, all those guys are just mad scientist chemistry experiments any way.

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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2009, 07:24:01 PM »
This is what happens when you let the suits be in charge of the talent.