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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #75 on: January 07, 2010, 06:03:10 AM »
Meh, I still say the change in name is a good thing. It finally reflects how stupid the channel is. That's just thruth in advertising, people.



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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #76 on: January 09, 2010, 03:42:00 PM »
Hmm. Bit of a revival, but while I think that A: "syfy" is an offense against nature and must be punished and B: MST3K clearly demonstrated its longevity through 10 seasons, do you guys reaaallly wish MST still ran? Yes, it was great, and yes robot puppets are good, but now we have Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic. CT takes care of the ol' crappy movies. We wouldn't have Rifftrax if MST still ran. It might've been cool if Best Brains or Jim Mallon or whoever had the rights to the MST3k stuff had allowed Mike&co (or even Joel&co) to continue with the puppets on their own time.


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #77 on: January 10, 2010, 02:03:48 PM »
Hmm. Bit of a revival, but while I think that A: "syfy" is an offense against nature and must be punished and B: MST3K clearly demonstrated its longevity through 10 seasons, do you guys reaaallly wish MST still ran? Yes, it was great, and yes robot puppets are good, but now we have Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic. CT takes care of the ol' crappy movies. We wouldn't have Rifftrax if MST still ran. It might've been cool if Best Brains or Jim Mallon or whoever had the rights to the MST3k stuff had allowed Mike&co (or even Joel&co) to continue with the puppets on their own time.

i think it would be cool if we kept cinematic titanic and rifftrax going but maybe has a mst3k special everyso often.  they could have a different crew everytime.  or something. 
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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #78 on: January 10, 2010, 05:29:44 PM »
Hmm. Bit of a revival, but while I think that A: "syfy" is an offense against nature and must be punished and B: MST3K clearly demonstrated its longevity through 10 seasons, do you guys reaaallly wish MST still ran? Yes, it was great, and yes robot puppets are good, but now we have Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic. CT takes care of the ol' crappy movies. We wouldn't have Rifftrax if MST still ran. It might've been cool if Best Brains or Jim Mallon or whoever had the rights to the MST3k stuff had allowed Mike&co (or even Joel&co) to continue with the puppets on their own time.

i think it would be cool if we kept cinematic titanic and rifftrax going but maybe has a mst3k special everyso often.  they could have a different crew everytime.  or something. 

I think that'd be kinda cool.  What would be *really* ballsy would be if Sci-Fi showed one of their original movies or whatever, and then the following night, had the MST3k special riffing on that particular movie.  Might even make sense ratings wise, as you'd probably get audiences for both viewings.  And it's really not like those movies can lose credibilty now, is it? :)


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2010, 07:04:02 PM »
The thing i miss about MST3K is that the sheer number of writers resulted in higher quality work.

but I got netflix recently and was viewing some of the episodes I missed and can see why the show got canceled. I'm getting reminded why MST3K is particularly infamous for having several 30 minute segments that are downright boring, and then one 30 minute segment in the show that is funny on a lot of their episodes.

On a side note, does *anyone* have the first episode of the Sci-Fi era?


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #80 on: January 12, 2010, 09:06:38 AM »
On a side note, does *anyone* have the first episode of the Sci-Fi era?

If you know how to download a torrent and burn a DVD, the Digital Archive Project happens to still have that episode available. (They only offer episodes not commercially available through Rhino or Shout).

http://tracker.dapcentral.org/index.php



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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #81 on: January 13, 2010, 01:42:55 AM »
I will also say that as much as I loved MST3K, I think with Rifftrax, Mike and the guys are funnier than ever. And just a couple months ago they reminded us all who the kings are with their treatment of Titanic (in my opinion, anyway).

It's just a shame I got into MST3K so late in the show's run (around '98). We didn't get Comedy Central at the time, but my understanding is that in those days, aside FROM MST3K, it was pretty much a barren, humorless wasteland anyway. Also, I was 15 when I got into MST3K... if I'd discovered it much earlier I don't know how much of it I'd really get. As it is, if I watch an episode every couple years, there's always jokes that I'll get that I didn't before.

Besides, nothing has stopped me from going back and checking out the older episodes. And I got to see them at an age when I could really appreciate what I was watching.
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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #82 on: January 13, 2010, 01:00:20 PM »
i wasnt a until it came to sci fi.  and concur with some saturday morning with mst3k was bliss.  even more so cause we didnt get sci fi at my moms house so it was a treat when i went to my dads house and now mst3k is a bit of an institution with my pop i always save teh new dvds to watch with him :).

and well i am a bit miffed i never got to watch comedy channel eps now when a new one comes to dvd its a whole new experience for us so that is a big plus.
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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #83 on: January 25, 2010, 06:36:19 AM »
It's just a shame I got into MST3K so late in the show's run (around '98). We didn't get Comedy Central at the time, but my understanding is that in those days, aside FROM MST3K, it was pretty much a barren, humorless wasteland anyway.

I can only speak for myself but I think it was much funnier back in the nineties than it is now.  I can't think of a single show other than South Park that shows on CC now.  I loved Standup! Standup!, there was some show that sat down and interviewed comedians (can't remember the name), Higgins Boys and Gruber that had "It's a Bunch of Wonderful Lives" every Christmas where people would tape themselves acting out scenes from It's a Wonderful Life and they would all get spliced in together to make the full movie.  There was a lot of weird interesting experimental stuff going on when the network was young and desperate to fill time (one of the reasons MST3K was ever approved by the way).  Now it's reruns of sitcoms, occasional crappy standup, bad comedy movies... 


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Re: Syfy president disses MST3K
« Reply #84 on: January 25, 2010, 09:08:37 AM »
Now it's reruns of sitcoms, occasional crappy standup, bad comedy movies... 

Yeah, but it's got The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Those two shows are probably what are keeping the whole network afloat at this point.