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2022-05-03 12:16:10 PM  
I liked her, both in the theater and the host segments.  Her Tom is great, but I'm not sold on her Crow.  Just way off from what I was expecting.  I didn't realize Nate had been replaced before I watched it.
 
2022-05-03 12:27:55 PM  
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So we're up to Joikahly?
 
2022-05-03 1:27:56 PM  

NeoCortex42: I liked her, both in the theater and the host segments.  Her Tom is great, but I'm not sold on her Crow.  Just way off from what I was expecting.  I didn't realize Nate had been replaced before I watched it.


That was my thought as well.  Not sold on Crow in this version.
 
2022-05-03 1:37:55 PM  
"Series creator Joel Hodgson explains how Emily ended up in the show's weird orbit"

Ha orbit
 
2022-05-03 1:41:42 PM  
Simulator of Love still sounds a bit weird. Sounds like the inevitable porn parody version, MST3X.
 
2022-05-03 1:47:17 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: NeoCortex42: I liked her, both in the theater and the host segments.  Her Tom is great, but I'm not sold on her Crow.  Just way off from what I was expecting.  I didn't realize Nate had been replaced before I watched it.

That was my thought as well.  Not sold on Crow in this version.


I agree about the new Crow. It also doesn't help that Beyond Atlantis is one of those rough and dry 70s films. I think that's a particularly difficult style of movie to start off on. It was still good, though.
 
2022-05-03 2:11:07 PM  

delsydsoftware: Raug the Dwarf: NeoCortex42: I liked her, both in the theater and the host segments.  Her Tom is great, but I'm not sold on her Crow.  Just way off from what I was expecting.  I didn't realize Nate had been replaced before I watched it.

That was my thought as well.  Not sold on Crow in this version.

I agree about the new Crow. It also doesn't help that Beyond Atlantis is one of those rough and dry 70s films. I think that's a particularly difficult style of movie to start off on. It was still good, though.


There was a lot of WTF with the movie, but I enjoyed Emily's host work.  SimCrow threw me off, though.
 
2022-05-03 2:13:52 PM  
I will always be partial to Joel.  His "just dragged out of bed half asleep" performances really enhanced the ramshackle low budget nature of the show.
 
2022-05-03 2:16:41 PM  

Snapper Carr: I will always be partial to Joel.  His "just dragged out of bed half asleep" performances really enhanced the ramshackle low budget nature of the show.


I enjoy all of the hosts, including sleepy Joel, but I think the show was at its strongest during the Mike era.  The writing room got better and better as they found a groove during the original run.  The Netflix run had a feeling of too many cooks in the kitchen as far as the writers' room and it took them a bit to find a rhythm that work.
 
2022-05-03 3:34:33 PM  

NeoCortex42: Snapper Carr: I will always be partial to Joel.  His "just dragged out of bed half asleep" performances really enhanced the ramshackle low budget nature of the show.

I enjoy all of the hosts, including sleepy Joel, but I think the show was at its strongest during the Mike era.  The writing room got better and better as they found a groove during the original run.  The Netflix run had a feeling of too many cooks in the kitchen as far as the writers' room and it took them a bit to find a rhythm that work.


Yeah, this. The Joel era felt too relaxed, the Jonah era felt too frantic, and the Mike era was just about perfect for a riffs-per-minute ratio.

Plus, they let Kevin Murphy sing more in the Mike era, which is always a plus in my book. And they had some of the all-time greatest/weirdest host segments - "Do You Wanna Pet the Llama?" and "A Joke by Ingmar Bergman"

I'm not allowed to pay for another streaming service until the Netflix subscription runs out, so I don't know about the new girl yet.
 
2022-05-03 3:42:03 PM  

phyrkrakr: NeoCortex42: Snapper Carr: I will always be partial to Joel.  His "just dragged out of bed half asleep" performances really enhanced the ramshackle low budget nature of the show.

I enjoy all of the hosts, including sleepy Joel, but I think the show was at its strongest during the Mike era.  The writing room got better and better as they found a groove during the original run.  The Netflix run had a feeling of too many cooks in the kitchen as far as the writers' room and it took them a bit to find a rhythm that work.

Yeah, this. The Joel era felt too relaxed, the Jonah era felt too frantic, and the Mike era was just about perfect for a riffs-per-minute ratio.

Plus, they let Kevin Murphy sing more in the Mike era, which is always a plus in my book. And they had some of the all-time greatest/weirdest host segments - "Do You Wanna Pet the Llama?" and "A Joke by Ingmar Bergman"

I'm not allowed to pay for another streaming service until the Netflix subscription runs out, so I don't know about the new girl yet.


Kevin is still singing over at Rifftrax. He's been doing a song or two each year for the live events.
 
2022-05-03 4:06:00 PM  
Fine with me. But did they get new voice actors for Crow and Tom Servo so you can tell them apart?
 
2022-05-03 4:11:18 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Fine with me. But did they get new voice actors for Crow and Tom Servo so you can tell them apart?


There's one set for Jonah, one set for Emily (from the touring show), and I forget who's voicing the bots for Joel.  I'm guessing Joel gets Jonah's crew.

Jonah's group is distinct enough now. Watch a few episodes and it's easy to tell them apart. Emily's crew is easy since Tom is the only guy and Crow sounds very different.
 
2022-05-03 6:02:18 PM  

NeoCortex42: Simulator of Love still sounds a bit weird. Sounds like the inevitable porn parody version, MST3X.


"Deep Hurting" takes on a whole new Fifty Shades meaning.
 
2022-05-03 6:22:41 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: NeoCortex42: Simulator of Love still sounds a bit weird. Sounds like the inevitable porn parody version, MST3X.

"Deep Hurting" takes on a whole new Fifty Shades meaning.


Things get hot once the chinderwear comes off.
 
2022-05-03 7:17:06 PM  

Snapper Carr: I will always be partial to Joel.  His "just dragged out of bed half asleep" performances really enhanced the ramshackle low budget nature of the show.


Agreed. They're making too big a deal out of the personalities now.

I saw Trace and Frank several times on their Mads are Back shows. Very brief introductory remarks and some info on the movie and straight into it. Probably the best version of the MST concept I've seen.
 
2022-05-03 7:21:54 PM  

Great_Milenko: Snapper Carr: I will always be partial to Joel.  His "just dragged out of bed half asleep" performances really enhanced the ramshackle low budget nature of the show.

Agreed. They're making too big a deal out of the personalities now.

I saw Trace and Frank several times on their Mads are Back shows. Very brief introductory remarks and some info on the movie and straight into it. Probably the best version of the MST concept I've seen.


I've enjoyed the online Mads riffs, but it's a very different vibe.  They tend to be a bit more biting, even sometimes getting mildly political.  MST seems to stay more family-friendly and neutral.  Rifftrax is basically right in-between the two.  I enjoy all of them.
 
2022-05-03 8:06:21 PM  
Oh, I'm sure the weird nerds on the internet will have no problem with the host being a woman. They're generally so even-keeled and inclusive.
 
2022-05-03 8:08:32 PM  

austerity101: Oh, I'm sure the weird nerds on the internet will have no problem with the host being a woman. They're generally so even-keeled and inclusive.


MSTies are usually pretty chill and welcoming, on average. Even the arguments are generally good-natured.
 
2022-05-03 8:18:46 PM  

austerity101: Oh, I'm sure the weird nerds on the internet will have no problem with the host being a woman. They're generally so even-keeled and inclusive.


We can simply laugh at their histrionics as usual.
 
2022-05-03 8:56:28 PM  
TOO MUCH CHEST HAIR
 
2022-05-03 11:21:10 PM  

NeoCortex42: Snapper Carr: I will always be partial to Joel.  His "just dragged out of bed half asleep" performances really enhanced the ramshackle low budget nature of the show.

I enjoy all of the hosts, including sleepy Joel, but I think the show was at its strongest during the Mike era.  The writing room got better and better as they found a groove during the original run.  The Netflix run had a feeling of too many cooks in the kitchen as far as the writers' room and it took them a bit to find a rhythm that work.


Feel the same way, also never really felt Jonah clicked for me, the Felicia Day bits also felt forced and not nearly as funny as they thought they were.
 
2022-05-04 1:02:09 AM  
Is it just me, or has Mike gotten really mean as he's gotten older? I try every so often to get into Rifftrax, but it's got this weird vibe to it by comparison to MST3K.
 
2022-05-04 1:29:22 AM  

wandero: Is it just me, or has Mike gotten really mean as he's gotten older? I try every so often to get into Rifftrax, but it's got this weird vibe to it by comparison to MST3K.


I like Mike the best of all the hosts, but didn't he contract a serious case of 'Right Wing' disease a while back?
 
2022-05-04 7:42:10 AM  

Bslim: NeoCortex42: Snapper Carr: I will always be partial to Joel.  His "just dragged out of bed half asleep" performances really enhanced the ramshackle low budget nature of the show.

I enjoy all of the hosts, including sleepy Joel, but I think the show was at its strongest during the Mike era.  The writing room got better and better as they found a groove during the original run.  The Netflix run had a feeling of too many cooks in the kitchen as far as the writers' room and it took them a bit to find a rhythm that work.

Feel the same way, also never really felt Jonah clicked for me, the Felicia Day bits also felt forced and not nearly as funny as they thought they were.


MST3K was best as an ensemble with Best Brains. You need that in-front-of and behind-the-scenes chemistry.
 
2022-05-04 8:36:14 AM  

Bslim: NeoCortex42: Snapper Carr: I will always be partial to Joel.  His "just dragged out of bed half asleep" performances really enhanced the ramshackle low budget nature of the show.

I enjoy all of the hosts, including sleepy Joel, but I think the show was at its strongest during the Mike era.  The writing room got better and better as they found a groove during the original run.  The Netflix run had a feeling of too many cooks in the kitchen as far as the writers' room and it took them a bit to find a rhythm that work.

Feel the same way, also never really felt Jonah clicked for me, the Felicia Day bits also felt forced and not nearly as funny as they thought they were.


I really like Felicia in general, but she just doesn't work for me as a Mad.  She just comes across as too naturally nice a person.  So the Mad act just seems like a really fake act that doesn't come across as genuine.
 
2022-05-04 8:46:50 AM  

NeoCortex42: Bslim: NeoCortex42: Snapper Carr: I will always be partial to Joel.  His "just dragged out of bed half asleep" performances really enhanced the ramshackle low budget nature of the show.

I enjoy all of the hosts, including sleepy Joel, but I think the show was at its strongest during the Mike era.  The writing room got better and better as they found a groove during the original run.  The Netflix run had a feeling of too many cooks in the kitchen as far as the writers' room and it took them a bit to find a rhythm that work.

Feel the same way, also never really felt Jonah clicked for me, the Felicia Day bits also felt forced and not nearly as funny as they thought they were.

I really like Felicia in general, but she just doesn't work for me as a Mad.  She just comes across as too naturally nice a person.  So the Mad act just seems like a really fake act that doesn't come across as genuine.


I love her too, in pretty much everything...except this. If I were to pinpoint why she didn't click for me I'd have to say it was the self-aware *wink-wink we are doing this thing* she and Patton were giving off
 
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