Mystery Science Theater 3000


#1

back, pog, form, etc.

movies/episodes are unknown, but it looks like others have spotted Reptilicus, Starcrash, and The Time Travelers from this promo, which matches a leaked listing from a few months back.


#2

Theyve just put it on Netflix too(older ones)


#3

Ah it’s on Netflix UK? Fabulous! Just fabulous.

I’ve only seen the “film” - that is, the one where they watch This Island Earth - of the twelve put on Netflix, can anyone recommend a good place to start? Or are they all about as good as each other?


#4

I’ve only ever seen the This Island Earth episode at some ungodly hour when I was a kid but well on for this.


#5

I’ve watched a fair bit of MST3K, and on the whole I enjoy it, but I definitely think it suffers more when the film they’re riffing on is really old and slow. Would much prefer it with more up to date, modern films, though I know that’s difficult for copyright reasons.


#6

Late night UK TV - I BET it was exactly the same broadcast that I saw!

@hip_young_gunslinger - would it work with a faster-paced modern film? Surely their quipping is only possible because of the slow pace. Lots of pauses and long stretches of silence.


#7

The original team do something called RiffTrax (I think) which is an audio version you can play over modern films. I’ve not tried them though.

I just find a lot of the original ones quite dull - like even the banter can’t hold my interest in the film. And I wish they’d do away with the sketches and nonsense framing device.

Maybe I don’t actually like MST3K.


#8

Space Mutiny seems to be the consensus Best Place to Start.


#9

Thanks, Feed!


#10

I just watched the Manos episode. Very funny - I even liked the skits/sketches inbetween! But then, I really like puppets. And robots. I love how Joel has to carry Servo in and out of the cinema.


#11

New MST3K is out - so far the movies are good, but the jokes are shit (they were always shit though, tbf).
Anyone watched it yet?


#12

judging by your username, you may like episode 2.

I’ve watched 2 episodes so far. I like it so far and I think whatever issues it has will probably be ironed out later. Episode one was good, but the host segments were a bit too obviously part of a pilot/promo; things worked better overall on episode 2. You can definitely feel Joel’s influence as it feels closer to the Joel era tone.