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A Few Items

A few items:

Jonah posted on Instagram that work begins on episodes on Monday.

RiffTrax took only four days to reach their first Kickstarter goal. Stretch goals coming….

RiffTrax has released a new title…

WizardsOTLK_Poster

Get it here.

And, finally, Keith Emerson, keyboardist for the rock band Emerson, Lake and Palmer, died March 10. He was 71. He was mentioned in a host segment in episode 313- EARTH VS. THE SPIDER.

19 Replies to “A Few Items”

  1. Kenneth Morgan says:

    Good to see RT reached their goal so quickly. As for an additional goal, how about celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek” by getting the rights to “Spock’s Brain”?

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  2. new cornjob says:

    oh what a lucky man he was… RIP, KE.

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  3. Teaflax says:

    ELP were also quoted in Cinematic Titanic’s brilliant The Alien Factor.

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  4. Teaflax says:

    new cornjob:
    oh what a lucky man he was…

    To be fair, Lucky Man was a song Greg Lake wrote before ELP even existed.

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  5. Johnny's nonchalance says:

    that Wizardz movie is bat-crap crazy

    I could not follow any coherent plot. It was kind of like the mish-mash of TV episodes like in Fugitive Alien. The Chewbacca rip-off character was pretty laughable, too. Yikes.

    The Troxartis actor guy was in it.

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  6. Troy says:

    Johnny’s nonchalance:
    that Wizardz movie is bat-crap crazy

    I could not follow any coherent plot. It was kind of like the mish-mash of TV episodes like in Fugitive Alien. The Chewbacca rip-off character was pretty laughable, too. Yikes.

    The Troxartis actor guy was in it.

    I was begging them to do this movie every chance I got for the last two years, though I stopped once the new version of MST3K officially became a thing, since I think it would have been even better if they’d done it.

    The story behind this movie is nearly as weird as the actual movie. Roughly 50% of it was compiled from footage from the first Deathstalker movie, and reportedly, the production team butchered the script so badly that the writer of Troll and Dollman demanded his name be taken off of it.

    What’s even more insane is that they made a sequel a few years later, Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II: David Carradine Will Star In Anything, which appears to be mostly compiled of stock footage from Wizards of the Lost Kingdom I. Here’s the trailer. Let me know if you see anything familiar:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hojjo4KvZFY

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  7. Troy says:

    Oh, and I just learned that even the score was a rehash stolen from Roger Corman’s Battle Beyond the Stars

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  8. eegah says:

    Troy:
    Oh, and I just learned that even the score was a rehash stolen from Roger Corman’s Battle Beyond the Stars

    It’s James Horner. Every score he’s ever done is essentially the same (see Wrath of Khan, Aliens, etc).

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    Wah – wah – Waaaaaaaaaaaaah….

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  10. Cliff Weimeyer says:

    Anybody know what happened to Wizards of the Lost Kingdom? I was planning on picking that up.

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  11. Prime Minister Jm J. Bullock says:

    it’s just… gone

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  12. Wes Shad says:

    It looks like Rifftrax deleted their social media posts about it too. Maybe there was a rights issue?

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  13. GizmonicTemp says:

    Thom Thrithtopher!

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  14. Chuck says:

    Whoa. I’m glad I bought this one immediately. Is this the first time they’ve had a rights issue? Maybe it has to do with the repurposed footage/music. Wonder if I should download it in case it goes away and they have to issue refunds.

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  15. Wes Shad says:

    They had issues with the Fan-made Star Trek episodes. The Crater Lake Monster was also down for a while a few years ago (and the DVD has since been out of print).

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  16. GornCaptain says:

    Troy:
    Oh, and I just learned that even the score was a rehash stolen from Roger Corman’s Battle Beyond the Stars

    Roger Corman, (who executive produced this one) got every last cent out of the BBTS score and FX footage. I lost count how many low budget movies I’ve heard it used in!

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  17. GornCaptain says:

    eegah: It’s James Horner. Every score he’s ever done is essentially the same (see Wrath of Khan, Aliens, etc).

    You mean ever did. :(

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  18. Prime Minister Jm J. Bullock says:

    Wizards Of The Lost Kingdom, now the Lost Rifftrax. Easily not noticed by the fanbase, I mean, it was only available for a few days. But let’s never forget it’s existence! Why, it’s Rifftrax’s Godzilla!

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  19. Chuck says:

    It was one I was always hoping they’d do! It would show up on the Sci-Fi Channel at weird times back in the late 90s (enough that I assumed it would have to be eventually be used on MST3K). Every time it appeared I was just captivated by its badness. Now it’s Wizards of the Lost Rifftrax. Never forget.

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