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Re: The Alien Factor is Here!!
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2010, 06:59:20 PM »
  Just discovered Dohler made a sequel in 2001.  Wonder if it's safe to watch without riffs?


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Re: The Alien Factor is Here!!
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2010, 05:07:42 AM »
  Just discovered Dohler made a sequel in 2001.  Wonder if it's safe to watch without riffs?

I would not think so!


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Re: The Alien Factor is Here!!
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2010, 09:13:26 AM »
Watched my copy yesterday, but wasn't paying too close attention so I missed out on a lot. Still, from what I recall, it was really funny. Especially liked the Torgo callback.


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Re: The Alien Factor is Here!!
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2010, 05:40:36 PM »
  Just discovered Dohler made a sequel in 2001.  Wonder if it's safe to watch without riffs?

Wikipedia says it's not a real remake, that naming it as such was a marketing ploy. Kinda like Troll 2. Maybe there's no aliens in it ("Retsnom spelled backwards is monster!")


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Re: The Alien Factor is Here!!
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2010, 01:19:26 PM »
I'd actually seen Alien Factor before this release, and thought it was the kind of film that's perfect for riffing, and the guys gleefully take it apart.  I think the biggest thing that the live releases has over the studio produced ones is that you can see the cast enjoy themselves on stage (Mary Jo's laugh is really quite lovely).  It also adds an air of spontaneity the scripted efforts lack, too.  I didn't quite enjoy it as much as East Meets Watts, but it's up there with the best.


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Re: The Alien Factor is Here!!
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2010, 02:29:19 PM »
I have to admit that I Really love the Live DVDs much more!! :o

I've watched East Meets Watts and this one back to back and I am just Rolling with laughter :D :D

I'm getting impatient for their 3rd Live DVD (Anybody heard any info about the next release?)


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Re: The Alien Factor is Here!!
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2010, 04:35:32 PM »
I didn't like it :gouge: so I made this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-mDs5upOQ4


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Re: The Alien Factor is Here!!
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Re: The Alien Factor is Here!!
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2010, 05:18:14 PM »
I have to admit that I Really love the Live DVDs much more!! :o

I've watched East Meets Watts and this one back to back and I am just Rolling with laughter :D :D

I'm getting impatient for their 3rd Live DVD (Anybody heard any info about the next release?)

I wonder if there's any chance they'll be recording Danger On Tiki Island in Time Square for their next release? That would awesome, as I'll be there. They'd probably have announced that by now, though...


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Re: The Alien Factor is Here!!
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2010, 05:21:10 PM »
I have to admit that I Really love the Live DVDs much more!! :o

I've watched East Meets Watts and this one back to back and I am just Rolling with laughter :D :D

I'm getting impatient for their 3rd Live DVD (Anybody heard any info about the next release?)

I wonder if there's any chance they'll be recording Danger On Tiki Island in Time Square for their next release? That would awesome, as I'll be there. They'd probably have announced that by now, though...
If they do, you gotta yell really loud.. "SHARTOPUS IS IN DA HOUSE!!!" :D :D


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Re: The Alien Factor is Here!!
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2010, 05:21:37 PM »
I have to admit that I Really love the Live DVDs much more!! :o

I've watched East Meets Watts and this one back to back and I am just Rolling with laughter :D :D

I'm getting impatient for their 3rd Live DVD (Anybody heard any info about the next release?)

I wonder if there's any chance they'll be recording Danger On Tiki Island in Time Square for their next release? That would awesome, as I'll be there. They'd probably have announced that by now, though...
If they do, you gotta yell really loud.. "SHARTOPUS IS IN DA HOUSE!!!" :D :D

RVR II IS GAY FOR SAM KINISON!  ;D


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Re: The Alien Factor is Here!!
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2010, 05:25:38 PM »
I have to admit that I Really love the Live DVDs much more!! :o

I've watched East Meets Watts and this one back to back and I am just Rolling with laughter :D :D

I'm getting impatient for their 3rd Live DVD (Anybody heard any info about the next release?)

I wonder if there's any chance they'll be recording Danger On Tiki Island in Time Square for their next release? That would awesome, as I'll be there. They'd probably have announced that by now, though...
If they do, you gotta yell really loud.. "SHARTOPUS IS IN DA HOUSE!!!" :D :D

RVR II IS GAY FOR SAM KINISON!  ;D
YOU WOULDN'T!!! :scared: :speechless:


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Re: The Alien Factor is Here!!
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2010, 05:30:18 PM »
I have to admit that I Really love the Live DVDs much more!! :o

I've watched East Meets Watts and this one back to back and I am just Rolling with laughter :D :D

I'm getting impatient for their 3rd Live DVD (Anybody heard any info about the next release?)

I wonder if there's any chance they'll be recording Danger On Tiki Island in Time Square for their next release? That would awesome, as I'll be there. They'd probably have announced that by now, though...
If they do, you gotta yell really loud.. "SHARTOPUS IS IN DA HOUSE!!!" :D :D

RVR II IS GAY FOR SAM KINISON!  ;D
YOU WOULDN'T!!! :scared: :speechless:

You're right, I wouldn't. Not much of a shouter. A big sign would be better anyway.


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Re: The Alien Factor is Here!!
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2014, 03:58:41 PM »
Roughly 4.5 years late to the party... but just watched this on Hulu. Back when CT first came out I had two kids still in diapers and my wife was back in school, so there wasn't a ton of disposable income laying around. So probably a little over half of the CT catalog is still new to me. Even with the occasional poorly placed commercial interruption where a riff is lost, I'm really glad to see these available on Hulu Plus.

The movie is bad, like Manos with a slightly better make-up department... The live audience does add to the vibe nicely, as there are odd edits or goofy looking characters that don't even require a riff. The movie does the heavy lifting and the audience chuckles all on their own. Like many, many other examples, the best riffs were front loaded but that was mainly because the final third of the movie was almost completely padding. Still lots of laugh out loud moments and even during the last act there are only a few small sections of drag. A great effort overall that deserves to be in the upper echelons of MST3K/RT/CT/General Riffdom. I would recommend that anybody who hasn't seen this seeks it out.