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MST3K "Manos" Arrives on DVD

CmdrTaco posted more than 12 years ago | from the the-master-is-waiting dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 296

malicioususer writes "According to this page the legendary MST3K episode "Manos: Hands of Fate" appears on DVD November 20th. If you can bring yourself to endure only one MST3K, this is the one." A great present for anyone you want to punish this christmas ;)

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MST3k (2, Funny)

JohnnyKnoxville (311956) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587325)


Re:MST3k (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587394)

Watch out for snakes!

(note, the moderator who modded the parent off-topic isn't up on his MST3K)

w00t (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587326)

fp. nothing more to say than fp.

Re:w00t (-1)

Retarded_One (518093) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587550)

First off, you are a cock-loving AC. You CANNOT get first post.

Second, you are not first.

Biased? (0, Troll)

jmd! (111669) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587327)

Talk about a plug for rhino records... why not just link to a page where you enter your credit card info, with the title already in your shopping cart.

Re:Biased? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587448)

read with me...

things in italics are the submitter...


Re:Biased? (1)

jmd! (111669) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587495)

I know this. But a slashdot "editor" (for lack of a better word) knowingly posted that part of the submitters comments, and exposed the link to the hundreds of thousands of people who read this site. It's a lot of power to wield, and it's in the hands of these schmucks. Rhino records will have perhaps upwards of $20,000 in revenue because of the post... I almost bought it immediatly but decided to patronize a differant retail outlet instead.

Re:Biased? (-1)

Retarded_One (518093) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587554)

Holy shit, you sound like one of those assfucking anti-globalization cockwads we had up in Ottowa recently.

The real question is... (2, Interesting)

felipeal (177452) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587328)

I know that movie is considered bad, but is it worse than Battlefield Earth?

Re:The real question is... (1)

Roadmaster (96317) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587366)

um, according to IMDB [] , it's not. Manos is the 3rd lowest score, BE is about 120 positions up.

Re:The real question is... (0)

TheAlmightyQ (306969) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587461)

Appearently, this /. story has pushed it down to the 2nd worst movie, although it has ten times as many votes as the #1 movie.

IMDB needs to adjust their ranking system.

Re:The real question is... (3)

coyote-san (38515) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587463)

The current ratings have Manos in the large block tied for second... but it has almost 3000 votes - 10 times more than the "winner," and over three times more votes than any of its peers.

It even has close to a thousand more votes than _Police Academy: Mission to Moscow_, the movie with the second most votes.

That has to count for something. Any bad movie can get negative votes, but it takes a really bad movie to get 50% more negative votes than a _Police Academy_ movie!

Re:The real question is... (2)

coyote-san (38515) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587477)

One other oddity - 9.8% of the votes rank it 10 (excellent), 81.4% rank it 1 (awful). The "winner" has 13.1% ranking it 10, 64.4% rank it 1 (awful).

That means 186 people gave the "winner" a 1, vs. 2391 for Manos.

What more proof do you need? 97.3% of statistics lie!

voting system (2)

Alien54 (180860) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587542)

The current ratings have Manos in the large block tied for second... but it has almost 3000 votes - 10 times more than the "winner," and over three times more votes than any of its peers.

I/ve always wondered about a proper voting method that would take into account the volume of a response, but which would not be subject to ballot stuffing.

And let's face it, there are a number of small time flicks out there that would not make the big time for obvious reasons. The one that made the the worst movie of all time was a batwoman movie.

Re:The real question is... (0)

Psinoside (88345) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587377)

Yes, it is in fact the worst movie ever made. and its not laughably bad like an ed wood film, it goes deeper than that. this movie is the very definition of the "so bad its not even funny" movie. The humor comes from the fact thats its just so god damn boring you want to shoot yourself

Re:The real question is... (1)

CrystalCut (307381) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587466)

I only heard of, but not seen "Hands of Fate". I have seen the worst movie ever, IMHO. Meet the Feebles. IMDB [] info HERE [] . Bad. Disgusting beyond laughter. Abysmal. And this should mean something, since bad acting, stupid gore and lame scripts don't always annoy me.

Re:The real question is... (2)

RedWizzard (192002) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587538)

Meet the Feebles was the second film made by Peter Jackson (director of Lord of the Rings). One of the writers, Fran Walsh, also co-wrote the Lord of the Rings adaption with Jackson. But Meet the Feebles is not Jackson's goriest. You'll be wanting to check out Braindead (aka Dead Alive in the US). IMDB's user comments tell the story: "Overall I give this cinematic masterpiece the highest review, me throwing up in the bathroom afterwards from absolute disgust."

Big Jugs (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587329)

See subject

in case it gets /. 'ed (2, Informative)

ath0mic (519762) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587330)

Manos - Hands Of Fate - Mystery Science Theater 3000
While on vacation, a couple and their young daughter end up at the lodge of goatman Torgo, the assistant to "The Master."
Torgo and Master operate a bed and cult-fest, complete with satanic rituals in the backyard.
This movie is like watching a train wreck -- you can't bear to look but you can't turn away.
DVD version includes Poopie, the official MST3K blooper reel.


GOAT? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587357)

is this the film that brought young Mr.Goatse to the forefront of popular culture?

mst3k (1, Funny)

Daspek (132130) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587332)

do you know how long it took me to figure out that mst3k was mystery science theater 3000?

not quite 20 seconds.

Re:mst3k (3, Funny)

tomblackwell (6196) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587348)

The next version of the slashcode software will automatically remove all vowels from words. It will also turn any phrase that it's ever seen before into an acronym.

The slashdot readership will love it. Apparently superfluous letters anger them.

Re:mst3k (0)

utdpenguin (413984) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587350)

Couldnt have taken you too long, your in the first ten posts. :)

congratulations (-1)

Bilton (517325) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587400)

looks like you got 'first karma whore'

MST3K (3, Funny)

mr_Spook (458791) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587335)

Hooah! Love MST3K here, good to see this happening.

Though, one thing that would be amusing is if they put Joel and the 'bots on a commentary track so you could watch the movie without... wait, bad idea. I'll shut up.

Re:MST3K (3, Funny)

connorbd (151811) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587358)

You're just asking for DEEP HURTING.

Trying to think of where it was that I read some history of Manos and it turned out to be an unfinished derelict wreck of a movie that someone thought they could resurrect...

I think I need this DVD, though.


Re:MST3K (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587361)

Be careful what you wish for. That's exactly what Rhino has done with the MST3k DVDs.

The horror...

The horror...

Re:MST3K (2, Funny)

nomadic (141991) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587411)

The only reason the movie doesn't destroy your mind is that Joel and the bots hurl a steady stream of abuse at it. Without their commentary, your head would fill up with evil and explode.

Re:MST3K (0)

Thatman311 (316281) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587501)

Just think... Joel had to watch this movie at least once to get those comments out. Really sucks to be hime though doesn't it.

BTW: That keyless piano they show in the intro is my friends father's piano that he gave to Joel.

Re:MST3K (1)

Dephex Twin (416238) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587516)

They actually would watch each movie about EIGHT times beforehand on the average.

Also, they've said that there were parts cut out of Manos (like where we see that Torgo's stupid legs are supposed to be hooved animal legs).

Imagine watching the FULL version 8 times!

Re:MST3K (1)

GreaterThanZero (537712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587529)

Believe it or not, apparently, from the beginning of it, they cut out...MORE DRIVING!

Re:MST3K (2, Informative)

GreaterThanZero (537712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587518)

The writers/performers have said that they watch each movie they riff about 8 or 9 times. And they have consistently told the fans that after taping an episode, any memory of the movie is conveniently erased from their memories. They have a theory that it's their brains' way of protecting the writers/performers from deep, deep trauma that would make even Freud squirm.

Re:MST3K (1)

drewness (85694) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587512)

Actually, if it follows previous MST3K DVDs, then you will be able to watch the full, uncut movie without them at all if you want to. To make it fit for time, and other considerations the movies were almost always edited down a bit, but the DVDs have the whole thing on them too.

That reminds me... (2, Offtopic)

Null_Packet (15946) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587340)

This might be a *little* offtopic, but are there any plans to post a Geek's Wishlist for this year? There have been some great submissions in years' past, and I think we'd all love to see them.


Re:That reminds me... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587403)

i've also really enjoyed the geek christmas gift
ideas... but at this point its getting really close to being too late.

more evidence of slashdot quality slipping, maybe kuro5hin will run the article or something, they'd probably get better suggestions anyway...

Re:That reminds me... (2, Funny)

Skyshadow (508) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587523)

Ever since that year right after the IPO when ESR posted the list demanding items such as "a solid gold toilet", "bigger fireplace to burn stacks of $100 bills", "private Lear jet (w. heatseaking missiles)" and "hot tub filled with Dom Peringon", I stopped paying attention to the wish lists.

j/k -- that would be nice to see, eh? I wouldn't think it's too late; most people don't buy the bulk of their xmas gifts until after Thanksgiving.

YESS!! (0)

utdpenguin (413984) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587341)

I LOVE this episodes. I constantly find mysself repeating "Manos, Hands of Fate" to mysself whenver things start getting boring. I really want to get one of those poncho things wiht the hands on it too.

Anyway, Id be all over buying this, if I had a dvd player.

I've rented this about 5 times from Blockbuster and will again. Oh well.

If you havent seen MST3K watch this. Just keep a bucket handy.

Yeah! (5, Funny)

cluening (6626) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587344)

This movie was so, uh, good that I named my Handspring Visor after it. Yup, its name is "Manos, the Handspring of Fate".

What, did you think I had named it Torgo?

Sweet (3, Informative)

Anonymous DWord (466154) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587347)

Anything with "goatman Torgo" and Satanic rituals can't be all bad. And for only 20 bucks!

Reviews here [] and here [] .

MST3K targets (5, Funny)

Michael Woodhams (112247) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587351)

What I want to see MST3Ked are "Independence Day" (Oh, so nobody fleeing alien invaders is prepared to drive on the wrong side of the freeway?) and "Deep Impact" (We made underground accomodation for 2 million people in a few months - and kept it a complete secret. We just painted 100,000 workers and 10,000 trucks camoflage green so the press wouldn't see them.)

I doubt they could afford the rights to do this, however.

Re:MST3K targets (0)

utdpenguin (413984) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587364)

Might I also recomend Shakespeare in Love: How did she get ALL THAT HAIR under that little wig. Also Episode 1. THink what they could do to Jar-Jar!

But the all time best candidate? ISHATAR!!

Re:MST3K targets (2)

connorbd (151811) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587365)

Battlefield Earth, maybe? (Okay, you can only come up with so many E-meter jokes, and you need at least fifty of them for any given Travolta movie...)


Re:MST3K targets -- Star Wars!! (2, Interesting)

Quazi (3460) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587374)

Hell, I'd like to see what they'd do to a move we've all see a zillion times (and probably made fun of already!) -- Star Wars (episode 1 would be great!), Titanic, Gladiator, Fight Club..

The so-called good movies can be just as fun to ridicule as the really bad ones!

Re:MST3K targets -- Star Wars!! (1)

ocie (6659) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587483)

Darth Vader: Bring me the prisoners, I want them alive!!
Me: Well, except for the one I just strangled.

Star Wars:The Phantom Menace (2)

wiredog (43288) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587405)

Just imagine what they can do with Jar-Jar...

Re:MST3K targets (1)

GreaterThanZero (537712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587437)

Well, Mike Nelson was head writer on the show for most of its run, so if you want to see examples of him ripping into hollywood movies...get the book [] .

Re:MST3K targets (4, Informative)

MindStalker (22827) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587456)

Well you know the DVD of GhostBusters has a MST3K "feature" its really awesome! I think they could easily reach deals with many distrubution companies to make MST3K versions of popular movies, But so far that is the only one that I know of.

Re:MST3K targets (2)

Skyshadow (508) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587491)

My girlfriend and I were actually talking about this over dinner on Saturday. We figured that the MST3k folks could do a commentary channel on the DVD release of even decent movies.

I figure the biggest issue would be that you wouldn't have the heads or the clips before/after the commercials (some of the funniest stuff is the movement of the heads in front of the screen, etc). Can you do a digital overlay?

I also think that a pop-up video style factoid feature would be great with a lot of movies. Imagine how much interesting stuff you could come up with.

Of course, the real question is: Would directors and studios be willing to have their own movies subjected to the ribbing they would take from either of these formats? Probably not.

Re:MST3K targets (2)

Dredd13 (14750) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587513)

I figure the biggest issue would be that you wouldn't have the heads or the clips before/after the commercials (some of the funniest stuff is the movement of the heads in front of the screen, etc). Can you do a digital overlay?

Yes, you can, the Ghostbusters DVD did this for its directors' commentary and it is TOO funny....

Well... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587563)

If FOX can get them, MST3K sure as hell can, too!


I am Torgo.... (1)

bubbasatan (99237) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587363)

I take care of the place while the master is away. And what's up with those knees of his?

Re:I am Torgo.... (0)

utdpenguin (413984) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587373)

If I served thaty master, my knees would be week too :)

something cool (1)

frizz (91565) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587368)

If they start putting out a lot of the MST3K episodes on DVD, it would be cool if they would somehow reward you (a mail-in offer perhaps) with a DVD episode guide that contained descriptions of all the episodes.

Re:something cool (2)

Cutriss (262920) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587452)

Yeah, I want to see "Leave the Bronx"...added extras could include a 19-minute extended hardcore remix of Tom Servo's rendition of the credits music, backed up by some aging former punk-hardcore rocker...Flea should do nicely... :D

Only one? (3, Funny)

GreaterThanZero (537712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587379)

Gah...if Manos was the only episode of MST3K I had watched, I'd be dead right now. My whole world view changed. I saw evil in its purest fertilizer-salesman form. I dread the day when my friends finally make me show them the episode...cuz yeah, I do own it. I've protected them this long from the horror. I'm going to miss those friends.

Other MST3K DVD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587380)

Is this the first MST3K episode on DVD or are there others?

Re:Other MST3K DVD (1)

GreaterThanZero (537712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587388) --> search for mst3k

MST3K: The Movie (2, Informative)

Mr. Pibb (26775) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587387)

Is already out on DVD. I'm not going to plug any retalier specifically, but I'm sure you can pick it up cheaply (I think I spent 8.99). The video quality is nice, though they did cut out a huge chunk of This Island Earth, some of which was pretty crucial (why did they try to leave the camp? you'll never know if you see their edit).
see this [] for the IMDb page.


jridley (9305) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587389)

This was incredibly bad. Think a half dozen people in the desert with one camera and a script written in one night with the assistance of some booze or something. Then when they got back from their filming, they found that the sound hadn't worked, so they had to loop it and they (obviously) did a poor job.

I can't wait for this one! It's been a while since it aired.

....once again.... (1)

Wakko Warner (324) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587391)


.... the hands of fate.

There are only so many times... (2, Funny)

greebly (133856) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587395)

...I can stand to hear TomServo say, "Manos, the hands of fate" before I go stark raving mad!

This is, I believe, the only MST3K wherein "Buffy & Hildegard" actually apologize to Joel and co. about the quality of the film. I can't imagine punishing myself by having it in my collection...

Well, maybe I can.

The pain!! (1)

wormyguy1 (266395) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587396)

Oh the searing pain! I think I actually saw this-- without the silhouettes and witty humor of Tom Servo, Crow, and Mike on late-night TV when I'd drank a few too many frappuccinos and couldn't nod off. I had no idea there was an MST3K version... (what kind of geek am I to have not seen every episode? ...I have friends who have).

There are plenty of great (or should I say... well... not-great) movies that MST3K never got to before it's final run. True shame.

Re:The pain!! (1)

GreaterThanZero (537712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587409)

(what kind of geek am I to have not seen every episode? ...I have friends who have).

Even the KTMA? With Beeper? That'd be the neatest.

Yay Mike! or Joel... (5, Interesting)

aratuk (524269) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587397)

If you liked MST3K when it was running, you should check out Edward The Less [] , an "online series" with the same writers and actors.
You should also check in on this MST3K tape-trading site [] from time-to-time. It's still under construction, but it'll be cool when they finish it.

More Than One Episode PLEASE (2, Insightful)

lostindenver (53192) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587413)

I know I would be willing to pay. But I wish that when these type of shows are realeased that they would put a Season or two on One DVD. Then I could sit on the couch and ignore /. for a little longer. I REALLY WISH that they would do this with farscape. Besides what a waste of storage space.

If only... (1)

theoryman (517214) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587414)

...they could have included Mr. B Natural with this. And I can only hope there is a soundtrack only option so I can listen to the "haunting Torgo theme" over and over in pure digital clarity...

Re:If only... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587480)

Agreed, that is without a doubt one of the funniest pieces I've ever seen on MST3K. I've never laughed so hard is so short a time.

"Toot toot toot, oh these will make lovley noises someday"
"Work faster grandma!!"

"This time don't make so much noise when you study!"

"Spanking time!"

"You missed your last couple of payments, pops!"

"Bad touch!"

"Cut the crap and show me something cheap!"

For those who care... (3, Informative)

Wakko Warner (324) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587416)

"Mitchell" is also available, according to

- A.P.

Get PreView (2, Informative)

bstadil (7110) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587420)

For those without Cable, outside the US or anyone else that haven't got a clue what this is. You can get a PreView using Morpheus [] or KaZaA [] . There is lots of MST3K floating around. Remember to buy the DVD if you like it.

Re:Get PreView (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587433)

For those ... outside the US... Remember to buy the DVD if you like it.

It'll do them no good if it's region encoded.

Re:Get PreView (-1)

Retarded_One (518093) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587435)

Kazaa is for faggots, and for that reason, I am sure a lot of open-sourcers use it.

The IMDB reviews of this movie ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587434)

... remind me of some of the preverted games I've heard are played at VA Linux. Can anybody confirm this?

And for those of you who don't know spanish... (3, Funny)

AtariDatacenter (31657) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587438)

Manos is the Spanish word for hands. That's right. The title actually *means* "Hands: The Hands of Fate". Trust me, the title is just as brilliant as the plot. But nothing can beat a Torgo screen saver!

not a big fan (5, Funny)

minusthink (218231) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587442)

I'm not a big fan of MST3k. I would really like it except for those idiots at the bottom of the screen and make fun of the movie. It really gets on my nerves.

I'm going to be sick! (2)

6EQUJ5 (446008) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587450)

They've taken a movie that should have remained forever obscure and forgotten, and made it almost... popular. At least the some of the MST movies (like Godzilla and Hercules) have a campy retro value... Manos, however, is just a nightmare - and now it's on DVD!!

Archived for Future Generations (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587541)

Just think, it was getting to the point that this movie was going back into obscurity. Now there will be thousands of perfect digital copies for generations to come.

I love MST, but even they couldn't do much to make this watchable. If I remember correctly the first 30 minutes (seems that long anyway) has about 2 lines of dialogue... no opportunities for jokes

My favorite... (1)

GISboy (533907) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587451)

was some stinker of a flic that had, of all things, figure skating.

Well they had an overhead view of about 60 some-odd skaters in a + formation, spinning.

Well, they broke off into pairs and joined with another pair from a different leg of the + and Tom Servo spoke up with "And we see Cellular Mitosis begin!"

Very few times I've laughed so damn hard in my life... and a geek/science joke, of all things.
What sent me into hysterics is that is *excactly* what it looked like and what I was thinking.

I was asked "what is so damn funny" and could not breathe, much less explain.

I don't recall catching this particular episode.
Anyone care to 'splain?

Re:My favorite... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587481)

In regards to the figure skatin' stuff, could you be maybe thinking of one of the shorts instead of an actual episode? In particular, the short called "Snow Thrills"? It's with episode #311, "It Conquered the World"

Amazon has it listed allready (2)

inio (26835) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587454)

Get it here [] . Or for the goataphobic:

Svengoolie still rules. (2, Informative)

cant_get_a_good_nick (172131) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587462)

For us Chicagoans, we still revel in Svengoolie [] , a.k.a. Son of Svengoolie, a.k.a. Rich Koz. Sven was doing Svensurround sound [] before MST3K. WHen I was a young-un, you'd waste many a Saturday watching really bad horror movies just because he was hosting. My fave - Sorority Babes In The Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama. He also had all of Chicago buying stupid 3D glasses (the kind that split by red/blue) just to see Swamp Thing in Sven 3D. Plus, he has rubber chickens.

Berrrrrr-wynnnnnn. Buy me a T-shirt [] will ya?

But what about "Warrior of the Lost Worlds"? (1)

Anthracene (126183) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587464)

Despite the comic possibilities of the bathrobe with giant felt hands, my favorite episode has gotta be "Warrior of the Lost Worlds"
Lotsa good stuff, including an annoying talking motorcycle that repeats everything twice (think robotic, repetitive Jar Jar) with a video display screen that serves to display the MS Windows Starfield screen saver for the entire duration of the movie, and one of the best "bad guys" of all time: MegaWeapon. MegaWeapon is a black dumptruck covered in cardboard cones like so much spiky acne.

The only thing missing was the sampo..

Re:But what about "Warrior of the Lost Worlds"? (-1)

Guns n' Roses Troll (207208) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587504)

What the hell is "spiky acne"? I think you had some funky stuff happening to your face if you had "spiky" zits..

That bad? (2)

steveha (103154) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587472)

I think someone told me that there was one episode of MST3K where the movie was so bad the Bots broke down; they were reduced to sobbing, unable to continue hurling sarcastic abuse, because the movie was just too bad... and Joel shouted at the mad scientists "Look what you've done!" and the mads looked ashamed. Was that this movie, some other one, or am I just confused?


Re:That bad? (1)

GreaterThanZero (537712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587493)

Nope, fairly certain that was Manos. The only episode where the Mads actually feel bad for the pain they cause.

Re:That bad? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587496)

Sounds like "Hercules Against The Moon Men" to me.


Re:That bad? (2)

K8Fan (37875) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587517)

It was..."MANOS: The Hands Of Fate". Not actually that enjoyable a MST3k, it was more of a legendarily bad movie. Most MST3K episodes are more funny and a lot more watchable.

Re:That bad? (2)

British (51765) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587544)

It was one of the FU Manchu movies. Curse of.. it might have been.

It was so bad Joel and the Bots copped out on their jokes, and the mads actually gave each other a high-five for their film choice.

Production Info (5, Funny)

Detritus (11846) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587474)

See The Hand That Time Forgot [] by Richard Brandt for some interesting background information on the production of this film.

Anybody call IXII? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587482)

I've forgotten how to breathe!

They chose well... (3, Interesting)

90XDoubleSide (522791) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587486)

Anyone else notice how many of the IMDB's 100 Worst Films [] have been on MST3K? Of course many of them are probably there because MST3K has gotten the required 20 people to watch them. Manos: the Hands of Fate is #2 ;)

For those (ashamedly) unfamiliar with MST3k... (5, Informative)

Christopher Whitt (74084) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587487)

like me, and too lazy to hit Google:

From IMdB [] 's MST3k page, by []

The show is about a guy, named Mike Nelson, who is stuck up in space with his robot companions, and they have to endure bad movie after bad movie. That's all that you have to know to get started. The whole plot is confusing if I try to get you up to speed in the next few lines, but trust me, this is a show you cannot afford to miss.

and on the same site by Joe Pranevich {}

In the not too distant future (next Sunday, A.D.) Joel Robinson was under the employ of one Dr. Clayton Forrester. By trapping Joel in space and sending him bad movies, Dr. Forrester and his assistants (such as TV's Frank) attempted to determine the movie that, when inflicted on the masses, would cause insanity and he could control the world. To combat this, Joel invented several robots to keep him company and to heckle the movies mercilessly to ensure his sanity. After several years, Joel escaped to be replaced by Mike Neslon, a temp worker without a clue. After Mike and the bots were turned into omniscient energy beings, they returned to the Satellite of Love (their ship) in the future and were confronted with new adversaries including Pearl Forrester (Dr. Forrester's cryo-frozen mother), Professor Bobo (an ape), and Observer (a super-intelligent alien that carries his brain in a bowl).

If you want more detail read the basics about MST3k [] . An excerpt: Although the details of its premise have changed radically over its 11-year history, Mystery Science Theater 3000 has always been about one thing: making fun of bad movies.

The official show website is [] and here [] is a huge page of links from [] . Apparently there are several tape trading sites, loads of fan sites, quotes pages, episode guides and so on.

There is an Official FAQ [] on the official Mystery Science Theater 3000 Information Club website [] , and another page of interesting looking MST3k-related junk at John's Mystery Science Theater 3000 WWW Page [] which makes the cut for this post because of course it's hosted on (I think it's a private consulting company but I'm not associated with it).

Have fun!

Oh, yeah, I'd second the suggestion [] about the Geek's wishlist for 2002.


tHe mAsTer wOulD nOt aPPrOVe (2, Funny)

Luxury P. Yacht (18865) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587492)

A few favorite quips off the top o' my head:
  • Good Night! Stay pink, soft, and oily!
  • Uh... that's not how you wear your Depends, Torgo.
  • You never had a poodle!
  • You led me on, you gave me mixed signals...
  • Boy, Russ Weatherwax really outdid himself with this dog!
Who's got more? C'mon! Post'em!

This makes sense... (-1, Offtopic)

JustJoking (535170) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587503)

Think about it... If your grandmother (assuming she is like mine and knows nothing about computers) wants to have a computer and be ABSOLUTELY certain that she is never infected with a virus, or hacked what would you tell her? If you didn't want to be over house ALL the time, or set her up with a firwall and CONSTANTLY have to update it, I think that 99% of us would say: "Don't connect it to the internet" Judging from the posts, I think everyone will agree, that the government probably has just as little capability of keeping all of their employees [insert government worker joke here] from corrupting the network. A separate network won't fix everything, but it just makes GREAT sense. (especially since I've heard reports that there is a lot of fiber layed accross the us that isn't connected).

Re:This makes sense... (0, Offtopic)

GreaterThanZero (537712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587508)

*looks around*


Yeah I know! I like MST3K too!

Re:This makes sense... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587562)

Way to go Huckleberry.

testing (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587524)

Thisis a test. []

As well as this! []

Oh yes! The only thing better... (2, Interesting)

RyanFenton (230700) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587534)

The only thing I can think of that might be better would be "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians"!

Joel: Oh, and would you like for Christmas, little crow?

Crow: I want to decide who lives and who dies!

Joel: Oh, I don't know...

I was always proud when going to high school that I was learning in the same class room that Joel Hodgeson was in. Unfortunatly, none of the local cable networks recieved the Comedy Channel/Comedy Central, so no one even knew what the show was. Good 'ol sleepy eyed Joel.


Ryan Fenton

Melissa Stark, BSD Hater (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2587548)

Melissa Stark Confirms: *BSD is dying

Yet another crippling bombshell hit the beleaguered *BSD community when last month IDC confirmed that *BSD accounts for less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of the latest Netcraft survey which plainly states that *BSD has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. *BSD is collapsing in complete disarray, as further exemplified by failing dead last [] in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be a Kreskin [] to predict *BSD's future. The hand writing is on the wall: *BSD faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for *BSD because *BSD is dying. Things are looking very bad for *BSD. As many of us are already aware, *BSD continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood. FreeBSD is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core developers.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

OpenBSD leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of OpenBSD. How many users of NetBSD are there? Let's see. The number of OpenBSD versus NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 NetBSD users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of NetBSD posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of BSD/OS. A recent article put FreeBSD at about 80 percent of the *BSD market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 FreeBSD users. This is consistent with the number of FreeBSD Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of Walnut Creek, abysmal sales and so on, FreeBSD went out of business and was taken over by BSDI who sell another troubled OS. Now BSDI is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that *BSD has steadily declined in market share. *BSD is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If *BSD is to survive at all it will be among OS hobbyist dabblers. *BSD continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, *BSD is dead.

*Melissa Stark* is So HOT!!!

the tragic part (1)

rebug (520669) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587549)

It's a shame that Hal Warren [] didn't get to bless us with more of his work before he died.

wait, no it isn't

where's the skag, sonny? (1)

Jingle Returno (531353) | more than 12 years ago | (#2587561)

What you really meant to say was, "It's pretty good, but not quite as good as Mitchell!."

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