Mystery Science Theater 3000 just got a new home on the internet. Variety reports that 80 classic episodes of the series are now available on Vimeo, with about a dozen new episodes slated to premiere throughout the next year.
The 80 episodes currently on Vimeo are available to purchase for $300, while individual episodes are available for a $9.99 purchase or $2.99 rental. Fans who buy the entire $300 package will also have access to all newly released episodes between now and September 17, 2016, though those episodes will reportedly be made available for free anyway. MST3K's distributor Shout! Factory has already made the 80 episodes [...]
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang is making a return to television but probably not on the channel you're expecting. According to Zap2it, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett are turning their online audio track series RiffTrax into a TV show of the same name for National Geographic, with three episodes set to air April 1st. MST3K was canceled by Syfy in 1999, but RiffTrax has since gained an internet following for releasing ready-made MST3K-style audio tracks for fans to listen to while watching the movies. While there's no word specifically on what the crew will watch in the reboot, they're reportedly "expected to riff on some form [...]
The scene, as I remember it, is like this: Ally Farson is in the kitchen with her emotionally abusive mother having a lengthy argument. Ally, as we’ve learned earlier, is fairly unhinged and has recently started a successful career as a serial murderer. Her mother doesn’t care about that, she’s just telling Ally how useless she is, how bad a person she is, and how she needs to get a job. Ally, for her part, is occasionally threatening to kill her mother. In the left corner, the actor playing the grandmother is cracking up. This scene runs, without any cuts, roughly fifteen minutes. The grandmother actress is laughing in [...]
Sitcoms really only have four ways of handling Christmas: it can either be the Sentimental Episode, the Parody Episode (like all seven billion It’s a Wonderful Life lampoons), the Christmas Doesn’t Exist Episode, or, my favorite, INSANE CHRISTMAS. That’s the one that usually features a lot of blood and violence and reindeer frothing at the mouth, and it’s almost always because of the actions of Saint Nick himself. I love Bad Ass Santa because there’s only so much you can do with Christmas, plot-wise, and any story with Father Christmas brandishing a machine gun or baseball bat feels fresh and exciting. And on TV, it’s almost exclusive to sitcoms; [...]