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MST3K Cancelled

CmdrTaco posted more than 15 years ago | from the satellite-of-love-is-landing dept.

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Stardate writes "One of the best shows on TV (and a geek favorite I'm sure) will be entering it's last season. The press release can be read here. " The show never recovered completely from the loss of Joel. And when Frank, and then Dr. F left, it completely fell apart, but its still sad. 'twas the best.

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A moment of silence please... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2004946)

MST3K is by far my favorite TV show of all time. I'm quite sad to see this. This will, of course, make tape trading even more important than ever.

MST3K canceled: time to let it go (1)

SlyBoots (209335) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004948)


Of course I get it. Yes, "any bunch of idiots" can do it, but the current bunch is a such a long, sad way down from the original bunch that the show has naturally declined.

I appreciate their efforts, but the directions they chose and their chemistry just hasn't worked for me for several years.

I lost MST3K a few years ago, not today when I read Slashdot.



Dang.... (1)

Augie De Blieck Jr. (13716) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004950)

There already are a bunch of web versions. They're called, generally, MiSTings and range from USENET posts to full-blown movie scripts to bad fan-fics and others.

There are also web page parodies as someone else mentioned, but I don't know if I'd necessarily call them MSTings, unless there are some I've not seen. I know the Weird Al fans have spoofed a bunch.

-Augie, Weird Al fan, but not a spoofer

Blast... Available on video??? (1)

SuperMux (19189) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004951)

I have watched only a few episodes of this show. It was one hell of a pleasant suprise, when we first got the SciFi channel in Rotterdam. But a couple months later, they were kicked off the cable. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr. Might as well sell my TV now.

By the way: is this show available on video? I don't care if it's PAL, NTSC or even Russian SECAM. Whatever. Please.

don't eat us!!! (1)

nester (14407) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004955)

i forgot about gamera. that was a great one too.

"sidehackin' is the thing to do!
all it takes is a low iq!"

Absolutely.. (1)

gavinhall (33) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004956)

Posted by Charles Bronson:

After Joel was gone, it was okay. Mike is still a pretty funny guy capable of quite a lot. But when Dr. Frank left, Comedy Central got wise and pulled the show, and it was then that I realized that it was all down hill from there.

It's a shame that they show didn't stop when Dr. Frank left, or even when Joel left. It really sucks when a show keeps going well past it's prime until someone forcefully cancels it..

At least I had the foresight to tape the best episodes during the Turkey Day marathons..

Sci-Fi Shot that show in the foot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2004960)

W/ that stupid Sci-Fi movies only restriction.
Some of the best MST3k's weren't Sci-Fi... (Mitchell anyone?)

I'd have one giant ear that wraps around me like.. (1)

Luxury P. Yacht (18865) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004962)

Ugh! I remember that screensaver.
"THe MAsTeR WoUlD nOt ApProVE oF bURn iN"

Dang.... (1)

yAm (15181) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004963)

Actually, there was a really clever roasting of the Unibomber's Manifesto. I don't know if it's still around, but that could certainly be a blueprint on how to start.


Perhaps even mocking websites (CNN's and Mickeysoft's come to mind...).


Chris

Farewell Fools in the Sky... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2004964)

> I know that seeing "John Agar" or "Joe Don
> Baker" means I'm due for one hell of a ride..

Don't forget John Saxon or Richard Keil!

Sci-Fi Shot that show in the foot (1)

Praxxus (19048) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004965)

Hey! Joe Don Baker is an American treasure! Okay, I
  • can't
say that with a straight face.

Farewell Fools in the Sky... (1)

rdewalt (13105) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004967)

I will miss the show. One of a -VERY- rare few that didn't insult your intelligence, or pander to the lowest denominator. Many of the riffs go WAY over your average watcher's head. Many go un-caught until I've seen the episode more than once. I know that seeing "John Agar" or "Joe Don Baker" means I'm due for one hell of a ride..

I'm hoping they don't attempt a "let's bring mike down and dismantle the bots" type deal that ends it wholly. Let the show end without trying to bring it to a "happy closure" no "death of the bots" or lame 'star trek' endings that they've parodied for the past decade...

I want to see the show end, with the hope that Mike/Joel/whoever and the Bots will make an appearance again.

I got into MST3k "seriously" at the start of Season 8, having seen a few rare episodes before that. (I was without cable access until Season 8) I love the concept, and have done quite a few "movie mistings" at home. (nearly got kicked out of "Titanic" for making mst3k style comments at baby-faced what's-his-name.)

I'm a big fan of Web Site Number Nine [wtower.com] I have, somewhere in the dusty tape backups, a few of my own mistings... even one on a piece of fiction I wrote. In many ways, MST3k is more than a show.

Farewell SOL. Victim of another corporate decision.

Dang.... (1)

trevlix (203104) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004969)

There is a web page out there like MST3K. It's called www.badmovies.org. I guy watches bad movies and creates reviews about them. Some of the comments are great.

MST3K sucked most heineously (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2004970)

In my opinion (the only one that matters to me)

MST3K talked over, and other wise ruined some great movies.

The old sci-fi may have been cheesy, but its a glimpse at these shows you probably never get to
see (since they wouldnt make $ at blockbuster)

Favorite Episode!!! (1)

Tom Servo (961) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004971)

I liked the Mr. B Natural and the Good Posture short skits. They really put out some nasty and cheesy propaganda back in the 50's and 60's.

Godzilla vs. Megalon was cool because of that stupid jet maneuver that Godzilla did.

Manos was cool because the film had the quality and acting of an amateur porno flick. And Torgo was such a cool character.

It kinda sucks that MST3k never was on at a convienient time; the best coverage it had in my opinion was when Comedy Central had it on weekdays from midnight to 2am, as well as on Saturday mornings.

And my cable company never got the SciFi channel so I was out of luck.

(any similarities between my login and the article topic are purely coincidental.)

Truly a sad day for all mankind... (1)

Genom (3868) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004973)

This is truly a sad day. MST3K was just one of those shows that appealed to (just about) everyone - and performed a needed service - making us laugh. I for one will miss it.
Although it is true that the show went unplesantly downhill after Joel, then Trace left, it was still much better than most shows on TV. I hope they leave it open-ended for "special" appearances and possibly a revival once things calm down. (The summer movie spot was always good for a few laughs)

Tape Trading (1)

Augie De Blieck Jr. (13716) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004974)

It's been a while since I visited those sites, but check through a search engine for MST3K tape trading. There are a couple of sites which specialize in bringing traders together.

There might even be a link somewhere in the links section of the site this story references.

In the meantime, go to your local video store and buy the videos, or better yet: the DVD of the movie.

-Augie

Sci-Fi Shot that show in the foot (1)

Augie De Blieck Jr. (13716) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004975)

I loved a lot of the sci-fi movies. I especially like the 80s ones, but that's just me reliving my childhood.

Look - the sf-only clause was a hell of a lot better than the No More Episodes we would have been stuck with otherwise. And I still say some of the SF shows will rank right up there with the best of the CC shows.

Losing Trace was a bad blow and I didn't much care for many of the host segments on SF, but I watched the show for the movies, and not the interstitial segments. On that basis the show was still damned good.

It ran for a pretty long time, though. What did we get -- something close to ten seasons of bad movies?

-Augie, hasn't had time to watch it much lately but still enjoyed it

Hmmm? (1)

EmilEifrem (11066) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004976)

Anyone else besides me who hasn't heard of it before? Prolly an American thing...

I'd have one giant ear that wraps around me like.. (1)

lungofish (6224) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004977)

a cape!

This makes me want to go and hunt down
the Torgo screen saver I had a long time
ago.

MST3K sucked anyway (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2004978)

Dinner and a movie? *snort* Well, that explains yer post. :)

MST3k Bad? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2004979)

Amen, brother.
I've only recently discovered MST3K and there is _no_ other show on that can make me consistantly laugh out loud. This is a dark day.
Does anyone have information on re-runs?

Tom Stewart killed me!! (1)

Luxury P. Yacht (18865) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004980)

I've got this one! If you're interested in a copy email me at blythe@ntrnet.net.

About time ... (1)

felicity (870) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004981)

I watched the first few episodes -- and I really liked them. Then after they became a real show, it went downhill. Years later, they're finally going away. Boo hoo.

Farewell Fools in the Sky... (1)

Luxury P. Yacht (18865) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004982)

You want pain? ROGER CORMAN!!!

Fear not! (1)

HariSeldon (6638) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004985)

MUT3K (Mystery Usenet Theater 3000) has now been going for about three years now officially. For the joy, the skinny, and the really bad USENET postings, join Mike and the Bots at:

Web Site Number 9 [wtower.com]

Farewell Fools in the Sky... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2004986)

One word:

"MANOS"

(can one ever forget the haunting Torgo theme? I've tried for years...)

I hate that stupid show too. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2004988)

boy, i'm with you guys, i sure hate this dumb show. good riddance, i say... especially since it's the only channel my tv gets. i guess there's a way to put more channels on the up down buttons but I don't understand how.

what's really irratating is a year or so ago I was fooling with the tv, trying to program the other channels to work, and I must have hit the timer thingy by mistake. Ever since then, it turns on every time that idiot show comes on, forcing me to watch it time after time.

Oooo i HATE that stupid show!

Bobo (1)

Squeeze Truck (2971) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004989)

I liked Kevin Murphy's Bobo, but I shed no tears for the Observer brain-dude guy.

MST3K sucked anyway (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2004992)

I don't get it. Why was it so popular? To each his own, I suppose, but it seemed to be nothing more than some loud adolescents in a movie theater not being very funny but laughing at their own jokes out of boredom.

Dinner & A Movie, and Monstervision, are far more entertaining IMO.

Awww maaaaan! (1)

benbean (8595) | more than 15 years ago | (#2004993)

Ok, so the newer stuff wasn't a patch on the old Joel stuff, but there have been some real winners recently. "Riding with Death" has to rank up there with some of the best of Joel. "It can't beeee... he's deeeaaaaad!".

Nothing beats Trumpy though.

I never took sides in the Mike/Joel debate, because Mike was head writer back then too, so the content didn't change any in my opinion, just the face. Shame to lose Jack Perkins when Mike came out front though. :-)

Great Lines (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2004994)

And who can forget all those great MST 3K lines?

You may find yourself living in a Shogun shack!

Do not bring your evil here, white man.

Meanwhile, at Ice Station Tyco!

(From the extremely low-speed chase in Mitchell):
I've seen faster funeral processions!

This is what it looked like inside Salvador Dali's head.

- Lawrence Person

DANGER! DEATH RAY! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2004995)

"Ladies and gentlemen...your pasty white Europeans!"

"Da ta da ta da da...ta da da da da da da"

"Lattuce in!"

"Abe Lincoln...TimeCop."

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2004996)

I just started watching it! They can't kill it now!

Farewell Fools in the Sky... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2004997)

Don't forget Robert Lippert, Bert I. Gordon and...
SANDY FRANK!
Damn, I need to see some oldies (I really stopped watching after Joel left), I loved that show!

Respectfully,
Kevin Christie
kwchri@maila.wm.edu

That show sucked ass (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005001)

That was the stupidest, biggest piece of shit program i have ever had the misfortune to watch.

NOOOOOO! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005002)

This effectivly eliminates the only reason I had for watching television beyond the occasional X-Files or Pop-up Video.

"We just can't have nice things!"

MST has always been good... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005003)

Even after Joel, Trace, and Frank left. Sure the host segments were better before the departures, but the movies have always been good.

Heck even some of the host segments have been pretty great in the last two years. Much better than "Happy Days" in it's final year(s) (shudder, shudder)

Sad, to see it go (1)

linuxninja (181213) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005004)

Well I will miss it, but I enjoy the reruns with joel, Frank and Dr. F more than the newer ones

Mitchell? (1)

Squeeze Truck (2971) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005005)

This is the second time I've heard this. Why Mitchell??

Mitchell was so bad even MST3K couldn't make it fun. I cringed the whole time.

Sci-Fi Shot that show in the foot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005007)

> (Mitchell anyone?)

No thanks. I've just eaten.

- Lawrence Person

MST3K will be missed... (1)

megalon (19030) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005010)

MST3K will be missed, but it will always live
in my heart.

BTW, I needed a /. nick yesterday, and created
megalon because of an ol' MST3K episode.
Weird...

Megalon "For my next trick I will need a large,
metropolitan city"

I think you meant "win.exe", not MST3K (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005011)


See subject

Hmmm? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005012)

I'm sure you heard of it , the abb. is just a little confusing. Mystery Science Theatre 3000

TOO BAD, BUT... (1)

krb (15012) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005013)

I haven't been able to watch it since damn Comedy Central dropped it. Who the hell gets SciFi? Not my home and certainly not Vanderbilt University Cable, i can tell you.

Now, I love C.C., most of my TV time is spent there, but they seriously dropped the ball on that one.


R.I.P. MST3K, we love ya...

Farewell Fools in the Sky... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005014)

> You want pain? ROGER CORMAN!!!

Was Roger himself in any of the movies?

this sux :( (1)

PHroD (1018) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005018)

My friends and I would watch the show every saturday night and have a great time, then they moved it to sunday night, which is a school nite for my friends (they have to be back in their assortted colleges), and now THIS :( Xfiles, DS9 , MST3k, and various other fav shows of mine are ending this year...looks like the next millenium is really gonna blow, TV wise *sigh*

---------------------------------
HotsOS home http://hotsos.8m.com/

Favorite Episode!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005019)

I'd have to put "Manos" above Mitchell in the pure masochistic wonder category, while Castle of Fu Manchu should be banned by the UN. I have all 3 on tape (as well as about 40 hours worth), all in EP :O

Actually, I am picking up my new Jeep (Grand Cherokee Limited, loaded, black) and I'm thinking of getting MEGAWEPN for my plates.. (or maybe SLASHDOT? or RFC 822? ;)

btw: the Lemonkainen flick: The Day the Earth Froze, IIRC..

btw: Mike wasn't all bad: I have a soft spot in my heart for 'Angels Revenge'..

but yeah, when Trace left, 2 characters died and I agree the whole bus/castle thing was kinda unwatchable.. I actually _like_ the new Crow, but not nearly as much as Crow v1.0..

Favorite Episode!!! (1)

nester (14407) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005025)

megaweapon!!!! that was the BEST! that and sidehackers. TORGO! btw, the paper chase guy's real name is robert ginty. anyone else hear see that other movie of his called "jail break" or something like that? it was from bbb productions, i know that. (just found a napkin from several years ago where i wrote that down, after seeing the movie)

i remember the first comedy central episode. "quick! stir or tang will settle to bottom!"
comedy central was eleet, back in the day. onion world. higgens boys and gruber! clutch cargo!

Glad to see it go. (1)

gavinhall (33) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005026)

Posted by Tr0ll3r:

It was such a stupid show anyway, what were they thinking?

Favorite Episode!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005029)

Faves(in no particular order):
Movies:
Magic Sword
Manos: The Hands of Fate
Teenagers from Outer Space
Time of the Apes
The Day the Earth Froze
Hercules and the Unchained Women

Shorts:
The Home Economics College
Circus on Ice
Gawd I loced the "Joel Era" shows!
But am I the ONLY one who thinks that the Mitchell episode wasn't good at all?

Respectfully,
Kevin Christie
kwchri@maila.wm.edu

Push the button... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005030)

CALVIN AND HOBBES HAVE DISAPPEARED???

Tape Trading (1)

Squeeze Truck (2971) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005031)

Where do I get them? Where where where where where???

MST has always been good... (1)

Chris Blaise (3174) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005032)

Agreed. The movies were just as funny as they ever were.

The only real problem with the Sci-fi channel was the focus on sci-fi movies. I would think that the concept of being on a space station would be enough, but I really wanted to see more non-sci-fi movies along the lines of Mitchell ("Mitchell!"), Sidehackers, and other great forgettable 60s cheese movies.


I remember watching it on good ol' channel 23 (1)

LadyNymphaea (15396) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005034)

Yup, I'm from Minneapolis :o) And ya know, that's the only time I even watched the show until I went to college. Argh. Now I don't have time to watch it.

Favorite Episode!!! (1)

lungofish (6224) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005035)

"Manos" is a classic, a must see.

"Mitchell" was good too.

My personal favorite was "Time of the Apes"
though.

A sad loss... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005036)

It's no surprise given the SF channel's lack of respect for the show, which is particularly ironic since most of what they show is good for nothing other than MST3k fodder.

At least we have 13 more new episodes to see and all those old tapes we all have lying around...

MST3K is not the best TV show that ever was, but it is easily the best on the air now. Maybe it will be reborn on yet another cable channel.

Keep circulating the tapes!

Rick

Sci-Fi Shot that show in the foot (1)

Luxury P. Yacht (18865) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005040)

Actually, the Sci-Fi channel loosened up on that requirement to a degree last season. And this season they are going to spoof a German-made film version of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Some of my personal favorites from the Joel-era include the biker films: "Sidehackers", "Hellcats", and "Wild Rebels".

don't eat us!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005041)

.... we're chineese.

you'll be hungry later...



GAAMURAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

MST3k Bad? (1)

nester (14407) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005042)

i haven't seen it since it LEFT comedy central! warner cable sucks!

Push the button... (1)

Luxury P. Yacht (18865) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005043)

GAWD! I haven't felt this bad since Calvin and Hobbes disappeared. Oh well, there's always the tapes.

the show that wouldn't die! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005045)

I haven't completely lost hope. MST3k has been cancelled before, only to come staggering back to life like a bad Bela Lugosi flick (which is a good thing). The mind of a TV executive is a notoriously transitory thing.

This is odd, tho, since I thought MST3k's latest season was being delayed due to set overhauls - so I dunno why the Sci-Fi channel would spring for the cash to redo the sets for only one season.

If only they could have one more ConventioCon, I'd be very happy. Still, a 10 year run, one motion picture, one live show and two conventions is a great run for any show. And I have a feeling MST3k will be enjoyed long after the new shows stop.

um... *twilight zone music* (1)

trey (115202) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005047)

of the one or two times i saw mystery science theater blah blah, i thought it was some joke show. now i find out that people actually like it, and i can't get this twilight zone music out of my head. :(

Favorite Episode!!! (1)

Iffy Bonzoolie (1621) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005048)

My personal favorite is probably The Magic Sword... or most of the Hercules series I thoroughly enjoyed.

Castle of Fumanchu was the most painful episode I've ever seen.

My first episode was Teenagers from Outer Space... we had just got cable, and this came on the screen. We were getting ready for a party, and it was so bizarre that I couldn't pull myself away, I just sat there and watched. I was immediately hooked.

Not if you knew what was going on... (1)

phil reed (626) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005049)

Just shows you need to get out more. Lots of the jokes required knowledge of the outside world. So, if you're a head-down geek, paying attention to only what went on in your computer, it's no wonder you wouldn't get the jokes.

MST3k Bad? (1)

Luxury P. Yacht (18865) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005050)

I've been watching since 1989 when the show debuted on the Comedy Channnel. IMHO the Sci-Fi editions are still pretty good, but you really owe it to yourself to check out some of the older shows with Joel Hodgson. Rhino Video has several shows available on VHS.

MiSTie fan club (1)

sarcastro (14549) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005051)


#72911

Favorite Episode!!! (1)

Rick_T (3816) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005052)

Now that's a tough one. I don't think I can name a specific one, so in no particular order:

* Manos: The Hands of Fate
* Laserblast
* Danger: Death Ray
* Riding with Death
* Attack of the the Eye Creatures
* The Starfighters
* This Island Earth
* Any Gamera one

shorts:

* Mr. B. Natural
* Robot Rump(us)
* Progress Island, USA
* Junior Rodeo Daredevils
* Speech
* Why Study Industrial Arts?

So many memories ... even though the show might be past its prime, I still enjoy it. Maybe they could do more movies. Had to drive 2 hours to see the last one!

Dang.... (1)

GreyFauk (18632) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005055)

Sad to see shows like that get pulled... *sigh*
Anyone up for starting a web-based version?

MST3k Bad? (1)

Rendus (2430) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005056)

Joel made the show... You have GOT to see the first seasons of it.. HILARIOUS...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! (1)

Squeeze Truck (2971) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005057)

There is no god!!!

If the Sci-Fi channel won't take it, nobody will

MST has always been good... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005059)


The movies have *never* been good.

Robbie

MiSTie fan club (1)

nester (14407) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005061)

anyone else here a member? i've been one since 5th grade. 8) i haven't gotten a newsletter in a while. i wish i got the scifi channel. anyone know if they're gonna sell tapes of episodes from any of the seasons? i haven't seen it since they left comedy central.

member #2945

Sad to see a local show go down (1)

zaphod (2284) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005063)

I live right near Hopkins, MN where MST3K started. It's sad to see it go, but it really was going downhill faster that the speed of light (not the slowed down speed of light either).

They had two live shows that where pretty funny. Especially Joel's show (Mike did the second one).

So long Crow and Tom Servo......

So where are they now? (1)

PHroD (1018) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005064)

Actually, last i heard, Joel still wrote for the show, and according to the press release he'll be back infront of the camera for the lst season

---------------------------------
HotsOS home http://hotsos.8m.com/

It's not the SciFi channel's fault.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005067)


Remember- it's Comedy Central that treated them like crap and eventually dumped the show, forcing them to scramble to find another network that would take them. They haven't done a single
good episode since they left Comedy Central. The whole deal with whats-her-name-in-the-bus is just dumb.

Any TRUTH to the RUMOR...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005068)

> That the show was ended because Tom Servo is not Y2K compliant?

Of COURSE not! It's been established that Tom Servo is a Mac user, and we all know Macs are Y2K compliant...

- Lawrence Person

Ack! I've been /.'ed! :-) (1)

Masem (1171) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005071)

My poor 486! :-) But seriously, I've been running the net equilvalent of MST3K for the last several years, and I don't expect the art of misting to die off with the end of the series. Web Site #9 can be found here [wtower.com] .

Any TRUTH to the RUMOR...? (1)

burnsbert (3282) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005072)

That the show was ended because Tom Servo is not Y2K compliant? Just wondering...

In all seriousnes, though, this is awful news. MST3k is my all-time favorite show.

-Eric

monstervision (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005073)

Joe Bob Briggs. he's da man

Old Jackie Chan movies work great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005074)

Old Jackie Chan movies (before he did his own
dubbing) or probably any other old martial arts
film work great for this. A good time with at
least a few quick witted people.

Great Lines (1)

Rick_T (3816) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005075)

This music was digitally recorded, then erased, then rerecorded on a Dictaphone.

Watch out for snakes!

BOMBIIIIING! Yeah!

Knees up!

We got the MRxL, and you got none!

Now is a good time for some phrases. Flag on the moon. A woman's purse.

Next week, geriatric rodeo!

They just didn't care.

Forgiving the fact that Ator is flying a hang glider, HE'S DOING IT OVER A MODERN CITY!

don't eat us!!! (1)

Tom Servo (961) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005077)

"Pants! Pants!
Sing the praises of Pants!"

I think this was from one of those Hercules movies.

Clear Subject Describing what my Message is About (1)

Iffy Bonzoolie (1621) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005078)

Without Joel, Dr. F., what do you have? I think you could have gotten rid of everyone but Joel and Trace and it could still be a good show, but without those two... I dunno, I stopped watching after Joel left. I don't think it's so bad that it's gone, as long as you have the best episodes on videotape.

It's also a good talent to practice for actual movie watching. Impress your friends!

Farewell Fools in the Sky... (1)

Luxury P. Yacht (18865) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005079)

I don't think so, but his main squeeze Beverly Garland was in a few.

Worst news I've could've heard today. (1)

ferret (4281) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005080)

I blame ./
If it weren't for /. I wouldn't have heard this.
I didn't need to hear this.
I've been awful sick for days, drag myself into work so I can get some money, and you give me this news. Like I didn't feel like shit already.
I may as well go home and cry.
hmm, then I could I could catch up on all that Quake I've been missing lately :-) okay, I feel better now.

the show that wouldn't die! (1)

Augie De Blieck Jr. (13716) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005082)

I'm under the impression from the press release that Best Brains is just ceasing production, and not that SFC is cancelling the series.

Maybe they're just tired of doing it, or feel they need a break. Maybe we'll get the spin-off series, MST3K: 2001 =)

I'd love for the show to go on and I think that USA Network or TBS or TNT would be perfect for it. But it doesn't matter if the push to do it isn't there from the creators.

-Augie

So where do we get the tapes? (1)

Squeeze Truck (2971) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005083)

The Sci-Fi channel controls all distribution, and they won't release all of them.

I will pay a hefty sum to anyone who can get me a copy of "Tormented".


Fight or flight... fight or flight...
Hm. Flight.

MST3K canceled: time to let it go (1)

SlyBoots (209335) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005084)


When Joel left, the show really lost focus and wandered aimlessly. Frank left, and the impact wasn't too much, but losing Dr. F. pretty much sealed its fate.

It's sad to say it, but it's time to let this one rest. I prefer to remember it from the good old days. Keep circulating the tapes!

Favorite Episode!!! (1)

planet_hoth (3049) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005085)

'Mitchell' has to be my favorite MST3K episode of all time. "You can't keep a good Mitchell down..."

Rob, I think you should have a favorite MST3K episode poll in memorial of the show.

"Whoa, was that a beer?"

So where are they now? (1)

rdewalt (13105) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005087)

I'm unsure as to where Trace is at, but I know TV's Frank is (was, last I checked) a writer for "Sabrina the Teenage Witch". I myself have never watched the show except for the credits to confirm it.

Now I've got the urge to put a single curl of hair draped from my forhead...

MST3k Bad? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 15 years ago | (#2005088)


Do to sub-par cable systems, I wasn't able to watch MST3K until it started on Sci-Fi. If you folks slamming _those_ hilarious shows, then the originals must have been pretty damn good.

Either that or it's a "I walked three miles to watch MST3K when I was a kid and it was MUCH better then!"

don't eat us!!! (1)

Luxury P. Yacht (18865) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005089)

"Gamera is really neat!
Gamera is full of meat!
We believe in GAMERA!"

It is sad to see a good thing go away. (1)

stealthbob (15597) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005091)

I really liked this show, it was a whole lot of fun.

How much O'Keefe? (1)

j0e (2316) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005092)

Miles O'Keefe

Dang.... (1)

Prothonotar (3324) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005094)

Actually there is (or was) a web based version at the SciFi channel's homepage, which took screen shots of whatever was on SciFi at the time (every 2 minutes or so) and visitors were encouraged to make their own captions. It is (or was) called "Caption This!" and was pretty fun.
--
Aaron Gaudio
"The fool finds ignorance all around him.

MST3K canceled: time to let it go (1)

Stardate (13547) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005095)

You know, all you people don't get it. The show is not about some stupid characters, IT'S ABOUT MAKING FUN OF MOVIES!!! Any bunch of idiots can do that! And that's why almost every episode of seasons 8 and 9 had me falling off my chair and tears coming out of my eyes.

So where are they now? (1)

Squeeze Truck (2971) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005097)

I heard Joel went to be a writer for Paula Poundstone. (anything come of that?) Where did Trace go?

Favorite Episode!!! (1)

Iffy Bonzoolie (1621) | more than 15 years ago | (#2005098)

I almost forgot the one with Lemon Kainen and the Sampo... the day the earth froze over or something. The day the sun went away, I forget the name of the movie. but I liked that one.
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