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2017-11-10 09:53:51 AM  
What I really want to know is if there will be a season 2. I liked the 1st season and would love some more MST3K.
 
2017-11-10 10:27:32 AM  

greentea1985: What I really want to know is if there will be a season 2. I liked the 1st season and would love some more MST3K.


BANG!
 
2017-11-10 10:30:20 AM  
Felicia Day is a national treasure...
 
2017-11-10 10:38:34 AM  
Turns out that if you wear a Gizmonic Institute jumpsuit for Halloween, most people won't recognize it.
 
2017-11-10 10:40:32 AM  

greentea1985: What I really want to know is if there will be a season 2. I liked the 1st season and would love some more MST3K.


Here's my review of Netflix season 1...

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Just kidding, it was great and paid excellent homage to the true spirit of MST3K. With that $8 billion going into new original Netflix programming, the show better be getting a piece of that.
 
2017-11-10 10:40:48 AM  
We gather together
to watch cheesy movies
on Comedy Central
on Thanksgiving Day.

It's Mystery Science
*inhale*
Theater Three Thousand.
It's 30 straight hours
and it's called Turkey Daaaaaaaaaaaay!
 
2017-11-10 10:42:01 AM  
Now with Hasselhoff!
 
2017-11-10 10:42:19 AM  

skyotter: Turns out that if you wear a Gizmonic Institute jumpsuit for Halloween, most people won't recognize it.


Same thing with Aperture Laboratories.
 
2017-11-10 10:43:39 AM  
What, no Oskar Homolka?

/dusty brain cells are dusty
 
2017-11-10 10:48:36 AM  

GameSprocket: skyotter: Turns out that if you wear a Gizmonic Institute jumpsuit for Halloween, most people won't recognize it.

Same thing with Aperture Laboratories.


People recognize them, they just can't admit it in front of their significant others.
 
2017-11-10 10:54:14 AM  

SkylineRecords: greentea1985: What I really want to know is if there will be a season 2. I liked the 1st season and would love some more MST3K.

Here's my review of Netflix season 1...

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Just kidding, it was great and paid excellent homage to the true spirit of MST3K. With that $8 billion going into new original Netflix programming, the show better be getting a piece of that.


I liked how every episode of the new season had one joke referencing an old episode.  They didn't overdue it, but it was nice for them to acknowledge the past history now and then.
 
2017-11-10 10:55:52 AM  

Joel Hodgeson


His name sounds like that of Joel Hodgson, the MST3K guy. Ahem.
 
2017-11-10 11:08:27 AM  
MST3K and FarkTV are neck in neck to be the greatest comedies of all time.
 
2017-11-10 11:11:45 AM  

greentea1985: What I really want to know is if there will be a season 2. I liked the 1st season and would love some more MST3K.


It's Netflix's best reviewed show so...probably.
 
2017-11-10 11:13:22 AM  

skyotter: Turns out that if you wear a Gizmonic Institute jumpsuit for Halloween, most people won't recognize it.


People thought I was trying for a formula 1 driver or something. Philistines.
 
2017-11-10 11:39:08 AM  
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2017-11-10 11:52:14 AM  
Season 11 was pretty good! It didn't have any of roughness that KTMA or Season 1 had. It was really like starting in the middle of Season 2: it's not 100% firing on all cylinders yet but it's not bad by any means. They've already got a lot of the rough stuff worked out and now it's just perfecting the formula. I'd put this on par with mid Season 2-early Season 3 or Season 9. Good, at times great, but not quite "Golden Era MST3K" yet.

Joel said back in September, when the Tour concluded, that they were working with lawyers and such for whatever might come next. I'm just speculating but since Shout co-owns MST3K, I would guess that they would be clearing the rights for the show on Netflix as well as locking them down for home video release (so what happened to the original episodes doesn't happen to the new ones). I'm hoping they'll announce Season 12 during Turkey Day.

With as much critical acclaim as the new season of MST3K had (highest rated Netflix original series!) and as good as it was, I'd be shocked if we weren't going to get a good bit more MST3K.
 
2017-11-10 12:00:01 PM  
Thanksgiving? That's in the not too distant future!
 
2017-11-10 12:34:44 PM  

carrion_luggage: Thanksgiving? That's in the not too distant future!


Next Thursday, AD.
 
2017-11-10 12:42:33 PM  

RevRaven: Season 11 was pretty good! It didn't have any of roughness that KTMA or Season 1 had. It was really like starting in the middle of Season 2: it's not 100% firing on all cylinders yet but it's not bad by any means. They've already got a lot of the rough stuff worked out and now it's just perfecting the formula. I'd put this on par with mid Season 2-early Season 3 or Season 9. Good, at times great, but not quite "Golden Era MST3K" yet.


My take is that it's the bones of something that's being built for the long-term.

The biggest issue I have is that the voices for Tom and Crow aren't distinct enough, both physically and how they're written.  The jokes and riffs written for them could be interchanged and no one would know the difference.  The 'bots were at their best when they treated them as characters, not as a vehicle to dole out riffs when Jonah couldn't deliver them.

Servo's flying bits are done really well and that device has lent itself to some of my favorite moments in the new season.  But they're still missing those quirks that made them who they are.
 
2017-11-10 12:51:39 PM  

Skarekrough: RevRaven: Season 11 was pretty good! It didn't have any of roughness that KTMA or Season 1 had. It was really like starting in the middle of Season 2: it's not 100% firing on all cylinders yet but it's not bad by any means. They've already got a lot of the rough stuff worked out and now it's just perfecting the formula. I'd put this on par with mid Season 2-early Season 3 or Season 9. Good, at times great, but not quite "Golden Era MST3K" yet.

My take is that it's the bones of something that's being built for the long-term.

The biggest issue I have is that the voices for Tom and Crow aren't distinct enough, both physically and how they're written.  The jokes and riffs written for them could be interchanged and no one would know the difference.  The 'bots were at their best when they treated them as characters, not as a vehicle to dole out riffs when Jonah couldn't deliver them.

Servo's flying bits are done really well and that device has lent itself to some of my favorite moments in the new season.  But they're still missing those quirks that made them who they are.


Agreed. Old Crow and Tom worked because they had distinct personalities that could play well off of each others: Tom was the pseudo-intellectual, Crow more of a "hold my beer and watch this" type of person. The news one just don't have any personality.

A second complaint I had was they need to SLOOOW DOOOWN with the riffs. They were running over each other to get them out sometimes and you barely had time to process the jokes before another one was bowling you over.

Still good though. Address those two things and it'll be perfect.
 
2017-11-10 01:01:17 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: We gather together
to watch cheesy movies
on Comedy Central
on Thanksgiving Day.

It's Mystery Science
*inhale*
Theater Three Thousand.
It's 30 straight hours
and it's called Turkey Daaaaaaaaaaaay!


1991 MST3K Turkey Day Promo .mp4
Youtube xsWKTcZ6fWA
 
2017-11-10 01:01:28 PM  
It wasn't broke for me, so I wasn't that impressed with how they fixed it. I watched it, and it was fine. But it wasn't for me. Too many crucial missing voices and sensibilities. Like these guys:
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2017-11-10 01:02:11 PM  

Kammat: Englebert Slaptyback: We gather together
to watch cheesy movies
on Comedy Central
on Thanksgiving Day.

It's Mystery Science
*inhale*
Theater Three Thousand.
It's 30 straight hours
and it's called Turkey Daaaaaaaaaaaay!

1991 MST3K Turkey Day Promo .mp4[Youtube xsWKTcZ6fWA image 480x360]


Liked and hearted. <3
 
2017-11-10 01:02:56 PM  
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2017-11-10 01:04:36 PM  

RevRaven: Season 9


Whoa, whoa, whoa. Pumaman, Warwilf, The Touch of Satin, The Final Sacrifice, and The Quest of the Delta Knights all in S9. S9 has some stinkers, sure- Gorgo is as exciting as watching dry paint sit on a wall, unchanging for all eternity.

I'd rate S11 closer to S8- new "network", new practices, new mads, new attempts to figure out how to make the show work. S8 & S11 still have solid episodes, but they both suffer the most in the host segments. The attempt to have a through-line hurt S8, and S11 was just awful and lazy, and it was really clear that Day and Oswalt were on set for like, 2 days, tops, and just ran the bits in rapid-fire.
 
2017-11-10 01:07:05 PM  
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2017-11-10 01:24:04 PM  
Lubs me some Felicia Day.
 
2017-11-10 01:33:10 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: We gather together
to watch cheesy movies
on Comedy Central
on Thanksgiving Day.

It's Mystery Science
*inhale*
Theater Three Thousand.
It's 30 straight hours
and it's called Turkey Daaaaaaaaaaaay!


I never really sang this much as a kid so my associations with it all come from West Wing.  Now I'm picturing CJ organizing an MST3K marathon in the briefing room.

Toby claimed he had better things to do but now he can't shut up about comparing the respective cinematography work to Ed Wood, Josh showed up first and was embarrassed by that fact so he's skulking in the hall making Godfather references until he thinks enough people have gotten here first for him to 'officially' arrive, CJ had a little too much happy super good time 'helpers' at her dentist's office and just keeps yelling "MILES O'KEEFFE!" while Sam is snarfing loudly at all the musical theatre references and trying to add a few of his own, prompting Leo to snap.  NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND QUOTES IOLANTHE THAT OFTEN, SAM!!!  STOP TRYING TO MAKE IT A THING!

Meanwhile, Donna's off to the side, on her phone, hoping no one can see her quietly updating her resume.
 
2017-11-10 01:45:50 PM  

undernova: It wasn't broke for me, so I wasn't that impressed with how they fixed it. I watched it, and it was fine. But it wasn't for me. Too many crucial missing voices and sensibilities.


I only made it a few episodes into the new one. Nothing against it, but I started re-watching the originals for comparison and ended up never feeling the desire to go back to the new series. I'll watch the Guild for a Felicia-fix.
 
2017-11-10 01:54:51 PM  
My favorite part of the whole season.  This song is genius.
MST3K - Come Along Baby In My UFO
Youtube I0G-G24ZFm8
 
Boe [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2017-11-10 01:58:00 PM  
I would love it if one of the movies in the marathon is a version of the Secret Surprise Film!  from the live tour.  Good gods that was insane and hilarious.
 
2017-11-10 02:19:14 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Felicia Day is a national treasure...


Would it be weird to admit to a massive crush on her in character as Kinga Forrester?

Not that I am. Just, you know. Asking for a friend.
 
2017-11-10 02:19:42 PM  

t3knomanser: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Pumaman, Warwilf, The Touch of Satin, The Final Sacrifice, and The Quest of the Delta Knights all in S9. S9 has some stinkers, sure- Gorgo is as exciting as watching dry paint sit on a wall, unchanging for all eternity.


Of the Sci-Fi years, I think Season 10 was better than 9. Soultaker, The Girl in Gold Boots, Blood Waters of Dr. Z, Future War, Final Justice, Squirm...it was more of a full return to form from the halcyon days of seasons 3-6ish, and it was great. And then Bonnie Hammer killed it because she cold.

I'd rate S11 closer to S8- new "network", new practices, new mads, new attempts to figure out how to make the show work. S8 & S11 still have solid episodes, but they both suffer the most in the host segments. The attempt to have a through-line hurt S8, and S11 was just awful and lazy, and it was really clear that Day and Oswalt were on set for like, 2 days, tops, and just ran the bits in rapid-fire.

I can see where you'd put it along side 8, and I agree with a lot of your reasons for that, but I still stand by my assessment. Stuff needs work, as you and others have said and I totally agree that the nature of the production set some of the tone for the finished product (all the host segments were filmed, then all the theater segments, rather than one episode at a time as back in the old days). I think that's one reason why the new Tom and Crow's personalities have yet to really develop: because everything was filmed at once and it didn't have time to properly shake and bake through the feeling of who Tom and Crow were gonna be now. It still works, it just needs a little more work and I have some confidence that season 12'll improve on the pretty decent foundation 11 laid down.
 
2017-11-10 02:29:30 PM  

Boe: I would love it if one of the movies in the marathon is a version of the Secret Surprise Film!  from the live tour.  Good gods that was insane and hilarious.


What was the Secret Surprise Film from the tour?  I would have loved to have seen them live, but no tour venues were near enough to me for that to happen.
 
2017-11-10 02:31:38 PM  

NeoCortex42: What was the Secret Surprise Film from the tour? I would have loved to have seen them live, but no tour venues were near enough to me for that to happen.


Argoman the Fantastic Superman. And the live shows were really well performed. It was weird (in an awesome/cool way) to watch the riffing and host segments live.
 
2017-11-10 02:31:54 PM  
No one has yet to satisfactorily explain to me why Felicia Day is famous.
 
2017-11-10 02:35:45 PM  

gunther_bumpass: No one has yet to satisfactorily explain to me why Felicia Day is famous.


She found a niche and developed connections with damn near everyone in geek culture.  In a way, she reminds me of Seth Green.  I have no idea how he became as famous as he did, but he seems to know absolutely everyone and shows up nearly anywhere.
 
2017-11-10 02:41:00 PM  

gilgigamesh: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Felicia Day is a national treasure...

Would it be weird to admit to a massive crush on her in character as Kinga Forrester?

Not that I am. Just, you know. Asking for a friend.


I have a massive crush on her no matter which character she's playing.
 
2017-11-10 02:49:36 PM  

gunther_bumpass: No one has yet to satisfactorily explain to me why Felicia Day is famous.


1. She's played somewhat memorable short term roles in a number of TV shows like Buffy, Eureka, and Supernatural to name a few.
2. She's was a bit of a pioneer with web series. While not the first person to develop web shows on Youtube, she's had one of the more successful early ones like The Guild, which she wrote, produced and starred in, as well as appearing in Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog and Legend of Neil.
3. She's helped set up different web channels for nerds and geeks and helped them get running like the different web shows featured on Geek and Sundry
4. She's a hot redhead.
 
2017-11-10 02:50:00 PM  

gunther_bumpass: No one has yet to satisfactorily explain to me why Felicia Day is famous.


She's Elvira with a different shtick.
 
2017-11-10 03:01:24 PM  

RevRaven: NeoCortex42: What was the Secret Surprise Film from the tour? I would have loved to have seen them live, but no tour venues were near enough to me for that to happen.

Argoman the Fantastic Superman. And the live shows were really well performed. It was weird (in an awesome/cool way) to watch the riffing and host segments live.


The Argoman riff was hilarious.  And that movie was a really good pick, it was in the sweet spot of being outrageously bad, but not in a way where I wanted it to end ASAP.

And, as always, watch out for snakes.

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2017-11-10 03:01:29 PM  

gunther_bumpass: No one has yet to satisfactorily explain to me why Felicia Day is famous.


She was Veronica in Fallout New Vegas
 
Boe [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2017-11-10 03:04:04 PM  

RevRaven: NeoCortex42: What was the Secret Surprise Film from the tour? I would have loved to have seen them live, but no tour venues were near enough to me for that to happen.

Argoman the Fantastic Superman. And the live shows were really well performed. It was weird (in an awesome/cool way) to watch the riffing and host segments live.


This.
 
2017-11-10 03:57:09 PM  
*reads headline*

Did they all sign with the Lions or something?
 
2017-11-10 04:22:08 PM  

YodaBlues: Skarekrough: RevRaven: Season 11 was pretty good! It didn't have any of roughness that KTMA or Season 1 had. It was really like starting in the middle of Season 2: it's not 100% firing on all cylinders yet but it's not bad by any means. They've already got a lot of the rough stuff worked out and now it's just perfecting the formula. I'd put this on par with mid Season 2-early Season 3 or Season 9. Good, at times great, but not quite "Golden Era MST3K" yet.

My take is that it's the bones of something that's being built for the long-term.

The biggest issue I have is that the voices for Tom and Crow aren't distinct enough, both physically and how they're written.  The jokes and riffs written for them could be interchanged and no one would know the difference.  The 'bots were at their best when they treated them as characters, not as a vehicle to dole out riffs when Jonah couldn't deliver them.

Servo's flying bits are done really well and that device has lent itself to some of my favorite moments in the new season.  But they're still missing those quirks that made them who they are.

Agreed. Old Crow and Tom worked because they had distinct personalities that could play well off of each others: Tom was the pseudo-intellectual, Crow more of a "hold my beer and watch this" type of person. The news one just don't have any personality.

A second complaint I had was they need to SLOOOW DOOOWN with the riffs. They were running over each other to get them out sometimes and you barely had time to process the jokes before another one was bowling you over.


And commercial breaks when there aren't any commercials.
 
2017-11-10 04:25:05 PM  

gunther_bumpass: No one has yet to satisfactorily explain to me why Felicia Day is famous.


She created he own path in the entertainment industry.  She produced her own shows and online content to a market that is normally ignored by regular media.

She's a living example of, "find out what you like to do and make that your career".
 
2017-11-10 05:47:28 PM  

Tax Boy: YodaBlues: Skarekrough: RevRaven: Season 11 was pretty good! It didn't have any of roughness that KTMA or Season 1 had. It was really like starting in the middle of Season 2: it's not 100% firing on all cylinders yet but it's not bad by any means. They've already got a lot of the rough stuff worked out and now it's just perfecting the formula. I'd put this on par with mid Season 2-early Season 3 or Season 9. Good, at times great, but not quite "Golden Era MST3K" yet.

My take is that it's the bones of something that's being built for the long-term.

The biggest issue I have is that the voices for Tom and Crow aren't distinct enough, both physically and how they're written.  The jokes and riffs written for them could be interchanged and no one would know the difference.  The 'bots were at their best when they treated them as characters, not as a vehicle to dole out riffs when Jonah couldn't deliver them.

Servo's flying bits are done really well and that device has lent itself to some of my favorite moments in the new season.  But they're still missing those quirks that made them who they are.

Agreed. Old Crow and Tom worked because they had distinct personalities that could play well off of each others: Tom was the pseudo-intellectual, Crow more of a "hold my beer and watch this" type of person. The news one just don't have any personality.

A second complaint I had was they need to SLOOOW DOOOWN with the riffs. They were running over each other to get them out sometimes and you barely had time to process the jokes before another one was bowling you over.

And commercial breaks when there aren't any commercials.


I think that is designed that if the show is ever picked up by any other network or syndicated, there is a spot to stick in commercials.
 
Boe [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2017-11-10 06:02:33 PM  

greentea1985: Tax Boy: YodaBlues: Skarekrough: RevRaven: Season 11 was pretty good! It didn't have any of roughness that KTMA or Season 1 had. It was really like starting in the middle of Season 2: it's not 100% firing on all cylinders yet but it's not bad by any means. They've already got a lot of the rough stuff worked out and now it's just perfecting the formula. I'd put this on par with mid Season 2-early Season 3 or Season 9. Good, at times great, but not quite "Golden Era MST3K" yet.

My take is that it's the bones of something that's being built for the long-term.

The biggest issue I have is that the voices for Tom and Crow aren't distinct enough, both physically and how they're written.  The jokes and riffs written for them could be interchanged and no one would know the difference.  The 'bots were at their best when they treated them as characters, not as a vehicle to dole out riffs when Jonah couldn't deliver them.

Servo's flying bits are done really well and that device has lent itself to some of my favorite moments in the new season.  But they're still missing those quirks that made them who they are.

Agreed. Old Crow and Tom worked because they had distinct personalities that could play well off of each others: Tom was the pseudo-intellectual, Crow more of a "hold my beer and watch this" type of person. The news one just don't have any personality.

A second complaint I had was they need to SLOOOW DOOOWN with the riffs. They were running over each other to get them out sometimes and you barely had time to process the jokes before another one was bowling you over.

And commercial breaks when there aren't any commercials.

I think that is designed that if the show is ever picked up by any other network or syndicated, there is a spot to stick in commercials.


At the time the new series was being made, they didn't know where it would end up airing.  So yeah, Netflix has no commercials.  It's been so long since I've watched MST3K on commercial TV with actual commercials, it would kind of be weird if they didn't include those made-for-commercials interludes.
 
2017-11-10 06:31:00 PM  

Skarekrough: RevRaven: Season 11 was pretty good! It didn't have any of roughness that KTMA or Season 1 had. It was really like starting in the middle of Season 2: it's not 100% firing on all cylinders yet but it's not bad by any means. They've already got a lot of the rough stuff worked out and now it's just perfecting the formula. I'd put this on par with mid Season 2-early Season 3 or Season 9. Good, at times great, but not quite "Golden Era MST3K" yet.

My take is that it's the bones of something that's being built for the long-term.

The biggest issue I have is that the voices for Tom and Crow aren't distinct enough, both physically and how they're written.  The jokes and riffs written for them could be interchanged and no one would know the difference.  The 'bots were at their best when they treated them as characters, not as a vehicle to dole out riffs when Jonah couldn't deliver them.

Servo's flying bits are done really well and that device has lent itself to some of my favorite moments in the new season.  But they're still missing those quirks that made them who they are.


Really? I feel like the new Crow does a pretty good job of emulating the old voice while still doing his own thing. My problem is I can't tell Jonah and Servo apart sometimes.
 
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