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Weekend Discussion Thread: What MSTed Movie Should Go to Series?

During the Angels Revenge episode guide comments, Bad Wolf asked:

Did we already do a Weekend Discussion about episodes we’d like to see go to series? This would definitely be one for me.

Oh I want to see a weekly Batwoman series. Everybody does.

Your pick?

96 comments to Weekend Discussion Thread: What MSTed Movie Should Go to Series?

  • 51
    eric in NJ says:

    i want to see a weekly ctime drama with the 2 oily goons from Girl in Golden Boots.

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  • 52
    eric in NJ says:

    or a crime drama… unless they can make a ctime drama, then i want that

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  • 53
    goalieboy82 says:

    i think MST3K: The Movie would make a good series (oh wait).

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  • 54
    Jay says:

    The Doughy Guy –

    In a take off of The Bachelor, each week a new Doughy Guy is presented with a bevy of food-carrying beauties and he must choose between them. Every week the food theme would change. One week it would be a sausage theme, the next they would turn to butter-based baked goods such as “specialty breads”. The Doughy Guy would indicate his final selection by giving the chosen munchie maiden an oversized tater-tot emblazoned with a bursting heart.

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  • 55
    Gobi says:

    The Sprites. Every week, Coily would introduce one of his fellow sprites and then show what would happen if their namesake didn’t exist (due to some doofus making a wish).

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  • 56
    Mr. Krasker says:

    Gobi:
    The Sprites. Every week, Coily would introduce one of his fellow sprites and then show what would happen if their namesake didn’t exist (due to some doofus making a wish).

    “Inclined planes, Inclined planes . . . I hope I never see another inclined plane again!”

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  • 57
    Trumpy's Dad says:

    LOST CONTINENT – Each week our handsome pilot and square scientists are sent on dangerous missions to explore/discover/retrieve items. Sort of like Scorpion except much cheaper to produce. Because 40 minutes of each episode would be devoted to…Rock Climbimg!!

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  • 58
    robot rump! says:

    what about a ‘monster island’ version of ‘Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom?’ the suave bachelor scientist, ‘Rex Dart’ and spunky Rok-san (you don’t have to wear that dress) go and interact with Godzilla, Gamera and their fun friends.

    ‘while Rok-san fends off Rodan and Godzilla with a stool, my hard bodied bachelor friend and i will wait in the chopper. just like YOU can wait in the chopper with…’

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  • 59
    new cornjob says:

    pod people! tommy adopts a new alien or maybe a mutated animal every week, then at the end of the episode, abandons it in the woods. when they need to cancel the series (after, oh i think, about three weeks), the aspca shows up and hauls him away.

    or, along with the “megaweapon variety hour” idea (i could get into that one bob!), how about “the incredibly strange creatures who stopped living and became mixed-up zombies variety hour”? lotta potential weekly guest-stars for that…

    or maybe a new “lassie,” except starring a killer shrew. kids these days need something edgy!

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  • 60
    new cornjob says:

    couple more… “cooking with eegah!”

    and mikey from “teenage strangler” should get his own show; either a talk show, or maybe a phone-in advice show – he’d take the blame for everyone else’s problems.

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  • 61
    David Mello says:

    Saw “Girls Town” yesterday, and figured it could make a good show. We have a juvenile delinquent of the week sassing the nuns and threatening to ruin things before she learns a lesson. At least once a season, let’s see a nun sock someone in the kisser.
    Or maybe “Where’s Kolos?” Instead of going back to his planet, he duplicates himself hundreds of times, and the Red, Yellow and Blue Leaders search the galaxy to find the real one. They try to kidnap the blonde from the movie to help but her voice force them to get rid of her.

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  • 62
    Troy says:

    Let’s mix and match… I’d pair up Cornjob and the bumbling detective guy from Catalina Caper for the hit new ABC mystery drama Shame Squad! (in color). And Valaria and Natalie should star in a sassy comedy series (with subtitles) about a malfunctioning robot dominatrix and a lisping Warwilf trying to make it big in the Hollywood fashion scene called Absholutleh Fahshinating.

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  • 63
    Cam says:

    PrezGAR:
    Outlaw. There are 24 books in John Norman’s Gor series. Only two movies were made.

    There are 34 GOR books. I am hoping to see Gor number 35 in print this year or next.

    Norman will be turning 86 years old soon.

    It warms my trashy paperback heart that he is still ticking. Any author still producing at that age fills me with awe.

    If I reach that age, I will be lucky to be able to seal an envelope without experiencing a wrist fracture.

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  • 64
    ServoTron3000 says:

    “X Marks the Spot: The Series”. Each week the crabby old judge puts a newly dead motorist on trial. Part People’s Court, part Judgement Day.

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  • 65
    ck says:

    Starring Megaweapon, a buddy tv series featuring Megaweapon and Mike’s
    version of Steve Reeves. Hey, they’d really toast a few brain cells at the
    yearly wrapup party. This would be Megaweapon’s big break at stardome and not
    having to crash at his relative’s house. Their pilot episode would be to
    seek out and slap around the Paper Chase Guy and that super annoying bike because they
    were Bad Mothers…Bad Mothers… Then they go and REALLY take out Donald Pleasance,
    who the Resistance let slip away.

    Next week…Megaweapon and Steve Reeves go undercover at the yearly Sidehackers Tournament.

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  • 66
    Dihgdfj says:

    I’ll choose Fugitive Alien for “lol because it was a series”

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  • 67
    Mibbitmaker says:

    DREARY CARNIVAL POLICE!

    The tag line:
    “The incredibly strange creatures who stopped living and became mixed-up zombies – they’re cops!”

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  • 68
    JeremyR says:

    The Crawling Eye could have been an early version of the X-File, with Forrest Tucker, the hot psychic chick and the goofy professor going around investigating strange phenomenon.

    (Actually the movie was based on a TV serial which is why some of the plot seems cut short)

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  • 69
    JeremyR says:

    Dihgdfj:
    I’ll choose Fugitive Alien for “lol because it was a series”

    It was actually based on a trilogy of short novels (Starwolf Trilogy) by Edmond Hamilton, so I’m not sure there is much they could cover past a couple seasons (which I think is how long the Japanese show ran).

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  • 70
    Be Right There says:

    If there was a “Space Mutiny” series, it would need to be modernized by ripping off footage from the new “Battlestar Galactica”.
    A series based on “The Day the Earth Froze” could actually be kind of neat. A sword and sorcery show set against the backdrop of Finnish folklore. It could be done as a “Game of Thrones” style epic, or a tongue in cheek Xena style show.

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  • 71
    Gary Bowden says:

    Mitchell goes looking for Linda Evans,who witnessed Moonie killing another fat barkeep,who fled to Canada.Once Mitchell gets to Canada,he gets help from Rowsdower who he finds in a bar.They spend a lot of time drinking,burping,belching and Mitchell reassures Rowsdower over and over that there is no beer on the sun.Rowsdower tells Mitchell that there’s a group of women who fight crime and who wear white jumpsuits that recruit women to join them.He says they call themselves the Angels..Rowsdower and Mitchell go to the Angels headquarters and see that Linda is there,but Moonie is holding all of them up along with Mikey who turned to a life of crime by stealing bikes…There’s a big shootout and Rowsdower gets Moonie in the leg..Mikey runs away screaming on one of his stolen bikes,but one of the Angels uses their turd gun,which knocks Mikey out completely…Mitchell calls the cops to have Moonie and Mikey arrested,but the 2 that show up are the ones from Manos.When the cops get there,they’re just looking for smoochers and arrest no one…Mitchell and Rowsdower and Linda take one of the Angels’ vans and put Moonie and Mikey in and throw them in jail,then they go to the nearest bar and watch Michele from Girl in Gold Boots dance…The End.

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  • 72
    asdfsd says:

    JeremyR: It was actually based on a trilogy of short novels (Starwolf Trilogy) by Edmond Hamilton, so I’m not sure there is much they could cover past a couple seasons (which I think is how long the Japanese show ran).

    Yeah it was two runs, pretty sure 13 eps each.
    From what I’ve seen the Fugitive Alien stuff was just from the first series. In the second series they get a mascot robot.

    The series isn’t too strict to the books, but they get the basics. The guy is on the run but he’s a human born to missionaries and they have the plan to break the guy out of prison for the weapon.

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  • 73
    Mr. Krasker says:

    BBA:

    As far as failed pilots go, Stranded in Space fascinates me just because the premise makes no sense at all. It’s a dystopian alternate Earth that looks exactly like 1970s America where everyone speaks perfect English. Was it supposed to have diverged from our history because everyone’s left-handed or something? Then why is there no Paul Revere or Florida, and why do the Plymouth Furies still drive on the same side of the road?

    I’m both left-handed and dystopian, so this film triggers me. At least I don’t wear blazers with cardigans. Razz

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  • 74
    Gary Bowden says:

    Gary Bowden:
    Mitchell goes looking for Linda Evans,who witnessed Moonie killing another fat barkeep,who fled to Canada.Once Mitchell gets to Canada,he gets help from Rowsdower who he finds in a bar.They spend a lot of time drinking,burping,belching and Mitchell reassures Rowsdower over and over that there is no beer on the sun.Rowsdower tells Mitchell that there’s a group of women who fight crime and who wear white jumpsuits that recruit women to join them.He says they call themselves the Angels..Rowsdower and Mitchell go to the Angels headquarters and see that Linda is there,but Moonie is holding all of them up along with Mikey who turned to a life of crime by stealing bikes…There’s a big shootout and Rowsdower gets Moonie in the leg..Mikey runs away screaming on one of his stolen bikes,but one of the Angels uses their turd gun,which knocks Mikey out completely…Mitchell calls the cops to have Moonie and Mikey arrested,but the 2 that show up are the ones from Manos.When the cops get there,they’re just looking for smoochers and arrest no one…Mitchell and Rowsdower and Linda take one of the Angels’ vans and put Moonie and Mikey in and throw them in jail,then they go to the nearest bar and watch Michele from Girl in Gold Boots dance…The End.

    I apologize,I turned mine into a movie and not a series…D’oh!!

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  • 75
    Jay says:

    Zap Rowsdower, The Early Years –

    In a prequel, bio-series we get to see young Rowsdower growing up in his tiny hometown of Zap, North Dakota, named after his grandfather Zap Sonnenbier Rowsdower, the first to grow hops in the region. In one episode teenage Zap comes across an ancient relic of a lost civilization while raiding the neighbor’s beer cellar beginning a life-long interest in Native American cults. Local Lakota and Hidatsa communities disapprove and a mad chase across the North Dakota prairie ensues.

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  • 76
    M. Thibault says:

    Episode 801 – The Mole People : Perhaps a “Gilligan’s Island” remake: there’s John Agar, Ward Clever too, and all the rest, here on The Load’s Isle! Can’t lose.

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  • 77
    M. Thibault says:

    Episode 901 – The Final Sacrifice : Has anyone considered a Odd Couple remake? Rowsdower is the Oscar character, and Troy’s the Felix character. Troy would forever go around picking up empties, and saying “Rowsdower, Rowsdower, Rowsdorer!” Everyone else is the support group – coming around to play cards, provide situational humor, etc. The Murray-the-cop character in played by Evil Guy.

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  • 78
    GodzillavsMegalon says:

    Space Mutiny!

    I want to know if Sherry Lewis and Slab Bulkhead make it to……hell, where were they going?

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  • 79
    goalieboy82 says:

    off topic but i found this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_McaUor0G0

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  • 80
    ThorneSherman says:

    I’m going with The Touch of Satan. Jody and Melissa leave the walnut farm and hit the road, traveling from town to town in his Ford Maverick inadvertently snaring other poor dopes into their contract with Satan.

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  • 81
    Gobi says:

    Gary Bowden: I apologize,I turned mine into a movie and not a series…D’oh!!

    Think of it as the pilot movie.

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  • 82
    Gary Bowden says:

    Gobi: Think of it as the pilot movie.

    That sounds good..Have Mitchell and Rowdower solving crimes together and they meet all kinds of crazy characters along the way.

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  • 83
    Cameron Bane says:

    “Squirm.” Kind of a Survivor/Amazing Race mash-up. Each week three teams composed of a skinny white guy and a skinny white woman try to load a shopping cart with as many carnivorous worms from the world’s swamps as they can.

    The winners get the Wormface Trophy, which proclaims them the Whitest and Skinniest People In All The Land.

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  • 84
    Ray Dunakin says:

    Cameron Bane:
    “Squirm.” Kind of a Survivor/Amazing Race mash-up. Each week three teams composed of a skinny white guy and a skinny white woman try to load a shopping cart with as many carnivorous worms from the world’s swamps as they can.

    The winners get the Wormface Trophy, which proclaims them the Whitest and Skinniest People In All The Land.

    It should also include special challenges, such as Mr. Beasley Search, Amateur Forensics, Antiquing, and Pissing Off Rednecks.

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  • 85
    Cornjob says:

    Phase 4: the Series. Kendra and the cryptographer flee the ant nest and race across the desert hoping to warn and prepare humanity for the coming war with the bugs. They are pursued by Dr. Hubbs who has been reanimated and hybridized by the ants.

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  • 86
    asdfsd says:

    Cornjob:
    Phase 4: the Series. Kendra and the cryptographer flee the ant nest and race across the desert hoping to warn and prepare humanity for the coming war with the bugs. They are pursued by Dr. Hubbs who has been reanimated and hybridized by the ants.

    He’s a human! She’s an ant! Can two species co-exist in a new universal hivemind? Find out in the new wacky sitcom!

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  • 87
    Ray Dunakin says:

    “The Day The Earth Froze” could be retooled as a Sherman Schwartz sitcom. Every week the wacky witch inflicts some new disaster on the people of Kalevala. Much like the Professor, the village elder keeps coming up with plans to defeat her once and for all, but the Gilligan-esque Lemminkainen always does some dopey thing that messes it all up. The blacksmith Ilmarinen is constantly losing his patience with Lemminkainen but still calls him “little buddy”. Anakki would be the Ginger of the group, and one of the other villagers could be the Mary Ann. Toss in a rich merchant and his wife. Occasionally the village is visited by the Harlem Globetrotters or some B actor in a cameo.

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  • 88
    Ray Dunakin says:

    How about “Manos: Celebrity Apprentice”. With Torgo gone, the Master tries to find a new toady by putting various minor celebrities to the test. When he says, “You’re fired!” the unfortunate apprentice is sent running off into the desert with a flaming stump where his hand used to be.

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  • 89
    Cornjob says:

    #86: Things get really tense when her aunt comes to visit.

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  • 90
    bad wolf says:

    lol, nice to make the cut but since i already made my “pick” feels weird to chime in! The thing with Angels Revenge is that it has such a strong sense of putting-the-team-together, like the first issue of a comic book. Heck, the leader even says in the woods that they’re a “good team” that can do more!

    Sampo’s Batwoman is a good choice but that felt more like a random episode of an existing series, since Batwoman and her henchwomen were all in place already. Hmm.

    Stranded in Space feels like a cheat, and of course Master Ninja too. Stranded seemed like a promising idea that might have gone somewhere. Maybe more like a 70’s British SF series? The Prisoner meets Blakes’ 7?

    Mitchell feels like a first episode of a generic crime show, but it would have been just Mitchell himself. Don’t think TV was ready for “the cop who sleeps with hookers” yet.

    It’s similar but i think Secret Agent Super Dragon might have made a fun Avengers/I-Spy type spy show, with a Euro flair. There’s the secretary and the henchman. It looks like the lead was in a couple more spy movies but they don’t seem to be the same character!

    (Conversely one i am happy didn’t go to series: Agent from HARM. Just watched that finally and was more than a little bored!)

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  • 91
    Ray Dunakin says:

    “Teenagers From Outer Space: The Series!”

    After their brief experience hosting space teen Derek, Betty and Grandpa decide it would be fun to turn their spare room into a youth hostel for aliens. Each week they take in a new space teen, leading to cultural misunderstandings, hijinks, romance, and the occasionally giant monster attack.

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  • 92
    Ray Dunakin says:

    “The Girl In Lover’s Lane” — Professional drifter Big Stupid and his sidekick Danny hop freight trains from town to town, stopping just long enough for some local girl to fall in love with Big Stupid. Occasionally they get their butts kicked by hoodlums and/or angry mobs, as Big tries to teach Danny the ins and outs of being a hobo.

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  • 93
    Ray Dunakin says:

    “The Painted Hills” — Lassie plays Shep, a canine detective who solves Old West crimes, tracks down the perp, and extracts vigilante justice! It’s a deadly game of cat and mouse, but with a dog and a guy!

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  • 94
    Ray Dunakin says:

    “Tormented” has the makings of a classic sitcom in the vein of Mr. Ed, Bewitched, My Favorite Martian, My Mother the Car, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, My Living Doll, I Dream of Jeannie, etc.

    Instead of haunting him to a premature death, Vi’s disembodied head becomes Tom Stewart’s comical, wisecracking companion. Tom is constantly getting into a jam because of her antics and the fact that no one else can see or hear her.

    A nosy neighbor occasionally sees Vi, or witnesses some of her supernatural actions, but everyone just thinks she’s batty and it’s funny.

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  • 95
    mando3b says:

    I want to suggest a “Future War” series, but the writers’ heads would explode after three episodes trying to keep all the weirdly disparate parts together. How ’bout “Coleman Francis Theater”? Sort of like the Alfred Hitchcock anthology show, only . . . err, not as good. “Prince of Space” would be great as a series; so would “Escape 2000”: Trash would be the next Teen Idol! And Toblerone . . . say no more! “The New Adventures of Critter & Michelle”, though, would be fantastic: Critter could fight crime–you know, like he single-handedly cleaned up the LA mob in “Girl in Gold Boots–and sing, and Michelle could dance . . . sorta like a new “Cop Rock”, which did so well the first time. Oh, wait . . .

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  • 96
    Torgo"s Pizza-NJ says:

    “Diabolique and Puma Man” (“Pewma-man”)…THEY’RE COPS!”

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