Set in the not-too-distant future, a Gizmonic Institute employee is lured to the dark side of the moon by third-generation mad scientist Kinga Forrester and her flunky, Max. He is sat in ...
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In the not-too-distant future Joel Robinson is held captive by Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank, forced to watch B-Grade movies on the Satellite of Love with the help of his robot friends: Cambot, Gypsy, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot.
Michael J. Nelson,
Along with the classicly bad full-length movies shown on MST3K, Joel, Mike and the bots were frequently subjected to hideously bad short films as well. This collection of shorts includes a ... See full summary »
Mike, Kevin and Bill were joined on stage by their MST3K colleagues at the State Theatre in Minneapolis to bring it back to their roots in an MST3K cast reunion the likes of which have never been seen before!
Michael J. Nelson,
RiffTrax, the guys who make movies funny, bring their comedic riffing treatment to this cheesy 90's action classic! Decapitations, explosions, and mangled dialogue abound in this extremely ... See full summary »
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When Joel Robinson is shot into space and forced to watch bad movies while mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester (Trace Beaulieau) and his crony, TV's Frank (Frank Conniff), monitor his mind,... See full summary »
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During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.
Set in the not-too-distant future, a Gizmonic Institute employee is lured to the dark side of the moon by third-generation mad scientist Kinga Forrester and her flunky, Max. He is sat in front of cheesy movies with his robot buddies and forced to tortuously watch bad movies in their entirety as these mad scientists study the effects on his mind.
Honestly, I think this hit the mark far better than the massive wave of reboots we've seen over the last decade, more specifically, Netflix.
Of course people are going to disagree, I clearly see that from the large amount of poor reviews, but as nostalgic as this is for myself as well, I was not disappointed.
I appreciate the modern pop culture references during the movie commentary, and the banter during intermission(s) still made me laugh.
Though the use of newer films that are specifically made to be low-budget and terrible, sort of takes away from the "low budget" and "special effects" jokes, I still feel they made it work in their own MST3K way.
Definitely could've done without the arm movements of Felicia Day (nit-picking), but if I'm being honest, I've only ever really cared for the trio anyway and not so much the Dr. Forrestor scenes, so it doesn't really change the format for me the same as it might others.
Overall, I feel like the show stuck to its roots and that social evolution and two decades between the series accounts for most of changes that people are disappointed in.
A lot of these wrinkles will likely iron out over time but it will certainly not please everyone, especially those picking at technicalities.
I say give it a shot, I was skeptical but very pleased.
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