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Announcement regarding the New Voyages videos!
« on: May 13, 2008, 04:25:56 PM »
RiffTrax recently had an amicable phone call with James Cawley, aka "Kirk" from the New Voyages series. Mr. Cawley mentioned that he and the rest of New Voyages were flattered to have received "the RiffTrax treatment." We respect their intellectual property, and want to be able to constructively and creatively benefit both parties, without putting any of their hard work and professional relationships in jeopardy.

Therefore, we've decided to remove the VOD versions of the New Voyages tracks from the site.

We have discussed potential ways of working together with the New Voyages crew, and are looking ahead to a mutual relationship with them that benefits us all. Stay tuned.


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Re: Announcement regarding the New Voyages videos!
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008, 04:30:41 PM »
And everyone is happy.   Good!


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Re: Announcement regarding the New Voyages videos!
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 04:36:56 PM »
He didn't threaten to "beam your ass from here to Timbuktu?" Seems like a missed opportunity.

Seriously, glad everything worked out. When is To Serve All My Days (With Fava Beans and a Nice Chianti) due?


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Re: Announcement regarding the New Voyages videos!
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 04:37:35 PM »
I'm glad I bought it already. I guess I'll have to go through the trouble of syncing next time there's one of these.


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Re: Announcement regarding the New Voyages videos!
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 04:39:02 PM »
Downloaded in just the nick of time. Whew!


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Re: Announcement regarding the New Voyages videos!
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008, 04:41:35 PM »
The audio ducking on it was terrible anyway.  I redid it and it is much funnier when you can still here the dialog from the movie.
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Re: Announcement regarding the New Voyages videos!
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008, 04:50:54 PM »
Downloaded in just the nick of time. Whew!

Yeah, no doubt.  I was hoping that Rifftrax would have to balls to stand up to this pressure but with each new poster complaining about the same thing over and over again I started to see the handwriting on the wall. :(

I'm of two minds about this.  On one hand it will be nice to see the end of all the whining about this when Rifftrax was doing nothing wrong in the first place.  On the other hand, I won't be purchasing any further Phase 2 rifftrax because if I'm going to have to go through the extreme pain in the ass of syncing up the videos it'll be so that I can watch them on the big screen in DVD form.  Since I have a Mac and there is no riffplayer available for it, and since Rifftrax folded to the pressure on this issue, I would have to sync by hand on my computer.  Fuck that.  It's not worth the trouble for a one hour film on my small computer screen.

I did just download Saw though so that's a nice consolutation prize waiting for me. :P
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Re: Announcement regarding the New Voyages videos!
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2008, 04:53:31 PM »
There wasn't any "pressure" and there wasn't and "folding".  We talked things over with the people at Star Trek Phase 2 and came to an understanding.  You know, the way people actually get things done in real life.


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Re: Announcement regarding the New Voyages videos!
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2008, 04:55:27 PM »
Cool.  Any idea if it will affect the release date of the next New Voyages riff? Or are you going to release it sans-video on the same date?


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Re: Announcement regarding the New Voyages videos!
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2008, 04:56:30 PM »
There wasn't any "pressure" and there wasn't and "folding".  We talked things over with the people at Star Trek Phase 2 and came to an understanding.  You know, the way people actually get things done in real life.

So, the violence from GTA IV did not cause you to go medival on there asses?    Huh, I guess those parent watch dog groups were wrong after all.

Natually, I prefer the IPOD version with the riffing built in, but since I cna use Divx dvds, I just put in my ipod mp3, the DVD in, and I am good to go.


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Re: Announcement regarding the New Voyages videos!
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2008, 05:10:42 PM »
There wasn't any "pressure" and there wasn't and "folding".  We talked things over with the people at Star Trek Phase 2 and came to an understanding.  You know, the way people actually get things done in real life.

You can get a pissy tone or lecture me some more about "real life" if you want to, I'm still going to call it the way I see it.  I'm a paying customer and as such I will exercise my right to speak my mind.  I'm a BIG fan of Rifftrax, but I'm not a rabid or mindless fan.  If I like something, which is 99% of the time, I'll say it.  If I don't like something, as in this very rare case so far, well I'm going to say that to too.  This is a disappointing action on your part, but it's a done deal and I'll move on.  And I'm sure you guys will continue to please me 99% of the time.  You have a great track record on that so far.  But if you're looking for all of your posters to only speak up when they are pleased or see things the same way you do, that's not going to happen in this case.

Bottom line: You guys must have thought it was okay to offer the synced up video in the first place, or you wouldn't have done it.  After it goes up, a thousand harpies descended on this place and whined about it.  You stopped offering the video.   That's folding to pressure.  But again, just one fat man's opinion.  Everyone else seems happy with this so I'm in the minority.  That's fine.  I'll watch Saw and be feeling better soon. :P
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Re: Announcement regarding the New Voyages videos!
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2008, 05:33:18 PM »
There wasn't any "pressure" and there wasn't and "folding".  We talked things over with the people at Star Trek Phase 2 and came to an understanding.  You know, the way people actually get things done in real life.

And it went a little something like this:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/XyhhFzE5O5U&amp;hl=en" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/XyhhFzE5O5U&amp;hl=en</a>


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Re: Announcement regarding the New Voyages videos!
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2008, 05:40:20 PM »
LMFAO!
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Re: Announcement regarding the New Voyages videos!
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2008, 05:58:59 PM »
You know, the way people actually get things done in real life.

Ahhhh, so through bribery and kick-backs.   ;)  I got ya.
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Re: Announcement regarding the New Voyages videos!
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2008, 06:14:56 PM »
I hope that with them being thrilled to get the Rifftrax treatment, that they will be active on their end in promoting the Rifftrax for their episodes.  Letting their fans know that it's OK to have a laugh at their expense and that they should check it out.  Could bring a lot of new customers to Rifftrax.

I'm not surprised to see the videos pulled from here.  I figured that they would ask for that much at least, and that once asked Rifftrax would do the classy thing and pull the videos.