Posts Tagged ‘MST3K’
This is one of the best parodies that the Mystery Science Theater crew ever did. For reference, here’s a trailer for the original Star Trek episode:
I watched the RiffTrax tonight for the Star Wars Holiday Special and HOLY SHIT I cannot believe the Holiday Special ever aired on tv. It is so bad that it borders on Dali-esque surrealism, and this is the best way I can summarize it: some Wookies stand around and periodically interrupted by musical numbers from the likes of Jefferson Starship and Bea Arthur. It must be seen to be believed.
The Holiday Special isn’t commercially available, but I was able to download a copy off Google Video and sync the RiffTrax mp3 with it in iMovie. Since it was aired on broadcast television, you get the bonus of some late 70’s commercials.
Space Mutiny may have been my favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode ever, and that is really saying something. I may just be a fan of low speed chaser on floor waxers.
This needs to play before all movies. Here’s a link because they don’t like embedding.
Need a daily dose of weird? Here’s the same audio synced up with SpongeBob.
I watched the RiffTrax version of Road House over the weekend and OH MY GOD it is funny. It was just Mike Nelson riffing by himself, so I wasn’t sure how it would pan out. I’m sorry for doubting you Mike. Here’s a simple, with a 3-D Mike:
I caught the RiffTrax for Willy Wonka the other day, and it is yet another great riffing. Mike Nelson does this one with Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie himself!) who keeps up surprisingly well. The original Willy Wonka is one of those revered, nostalgic movies for me but it really is ripe for the RiffTrax treatment. The highlight is Mike’s song about a ham sandwich and tube socks. Check out the clip for their take on the boat scene.