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Weekend Discussion Thread: Gender-Switches for MSTed Movies

Our pal Timmy suggests:

We had the announcement that the new Doctor from Doctor Who is going to be a woman. There was the all-female “Ghostbusters” and now we have “Oceans Eight.”
I thought: what MSTed movies would be improved with women in previously male roles (and who would star)? I wonder what Mitchell would have been like with a woman as the star (maybe Tyne Daly)? What do you all think?

How about remake of “Lost Continent”? It would certainly give rock climbing a different feel. How about Lucy Davis in the Sid Melton role?

What’s your pick?

70 Replies to “Weekend Discussion Thread: Gender-Switches for MSTed Movies”

  1. “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die!

    Something about seeing Dan in the Pan as his obsessed fiance Dr. Jill Cortner goes to sleazy strip clubs and fashion shows to pick out the perfect replacement body that would definitely be a different take!”

    I flashed on two Chris-Farley-esque Chippendale rejects rolling on the floor, fighting over Dr. Jill Cortner, and snorted Kirkland House Blend coffee all over my keyboard. Thanks a HEAP.

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  2. MonkeyPretzel says:

    Endoplasmic Reticulum: The only woman I can think of who has the comedic force to outshine Joel/Mike/Jonah AND is still alive is Carol Burnett.As a bonus, she’s working for Netflix. Come to think of it “A little help with Carol, Tom, and Crow” might be a great crossover promotion.

    This is a joke, right? The only woman you can think of who is a “better” comedian than the three hosts is 85 years old?

    I’m not saying Carol Burnett isn’t a comedic legend, but there are plenty of very funny, sharp women in comedy in Joel’s preferred mid-thirties age range. Two of them are already on the show. How about Cameron Esposito? Jena Friedman? Jessica Williams? Emily Heller? Mindy Kaling? Jen Kirkman? Aparna Nancherla? Kristen Schaal?

    Back to the point of the thread, I’ve always wondered watching those adventure in space movies what would happen if the crew had a token male instead of a token female.

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  3. Patti says:

    MonkeyPretzel: This is a joke, right? The only woman you can think of who is a “better” comedian than the three hosts is 85 years old?

    I’m not saying Carol Burnett isn’t a comedic legend, but there are plenty of very funny, sharp women in comedy in Joel’s preferred mid-thirties age range. Two of them are already on the show. How about Cameron Esposito? Jena Friedman? Jessica Williams? Emily Heller? Mindy Kaling? Jen Kirkman? Aparna Nancherla? Kristen Schaal?

    Back to the point of the thread, I’ve always wondered watching those adventure in space movies what would happen if the crew had a token male instead of a token female.

    Maybe Endo Reticulum is himself 85 years old and doesn’t get out much…

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  4. MonkeyPretzel: This is a joke, right? The only woman you can think of who is a “better” comedian than the three hosts is 85 years old?
    How about Cameron Esposito? Jena Friedman? Jessica Williams? Emily Heller? Mindy Kaling? Jen Kirkman? Aparna Nancherla? Kristen Schaal?

    Let’s see any of them play Nora Desmond or Miss Wiggins…Yeah, Tina Fey in the Gone With the Wind curtain-dress, there’s comedy gold right there.

    (Mary Jo was right: Female comedy’s gotten itself a bad name since the standup 90’s.)

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  5. Johnny's nonchalance says:

    Kali: I never thought of that before, but, how about Michelle Wolf?

    I’m pretty sure people past a certain age cannot hear the high-pitch frequency of her voice.

    I’m also pretty sure that’s a blessing.

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  6. Torgover says:

    Having Legend of Boggy Creek with a female professor and a female and 2 male students wouldn’t make much difference. Well, aside from constantly shirtless Tim(Tammy?)…

    Jonah pointed out in Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II how much creepier it would be for a adult man to try to seduce young teen girl Tyor.

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  7. peteplumsdriverslicense:
    I flashed on two Chris-Farley-esque Chippendale rejects rolling on the floor, fighting over Dr. Jill Cortner, and snorted Kirkland House Blend coffee all over my keyboard. Thanks a HEAP.

    (thinks) “Gosh, Pete never snorts my coffee at home…”

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  8. GareChicago says:

    JediPeaceFrog:
    You are actually implying that the Ghostbusters reboot featuring an all-female cast was an ‘inprovement’?

    It was a flop.Why?Because the leftist loons thought that simply BECAUSE it had an all-female cast somehow we were just all supposed to flock to go see it, instead of making a quality movie.Remember the backlash that ensued when the Hollywood Obama-worshippers were labeling every person who didn’t pay money to see it as a ‘sexist’?You see, we don’t have to make good movies, we’re just supposed to make politically-correct movies.Damn the quality.

    The Dr. Who thing will be the same, you wait and see.If you say you saw it and simply didn’t like it, then you’re a sexist.If you simply choose(remember when we had choice in America, instead of fascist liberalism?)to not watch it, you will be a sexist.

    Whether or not it’s actually GOOD will be irrelevant.Flock to see it like the rest of the sheep because you just don’t want to be called a sexist.

    Obama gave use this sense of oppressive fascism.It’s taking a long time to bring us all out of that haze.

    Lisa H.: Wow. Where’s GareChicago when you need them?

    Hm? Oh yes, quite so – sorry, busy today. Thanks for the heads-up Lisa H. And GareChicago is a him. :)

    Ahem….

    JediPeaceFrog, get out of here with this misogynistic, political horse crap. Was the movie in question bad? Sure. Are we all a bunch of sexist pigs because we didn’t like it? Y’know, maybe to some people of that ilk, who see conspiracy in everything (oh.. this includes you I s’pose), but not to level-headed, normal people.

    Nobody cares about your political bent – go to Reddit and vent there.

    Delete your account.

    Gare

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  9. GareChicago says:

    The Original EricJ:

    (Now, take note, folks:THIS is “trolling”.When it trots out every single cliche’ that pushes buttons on other forums, doesn’t really have a clue about the real arcana the group talks about, and just sits around waiting for someone to offhandedly mention religion, race or Trump.Would’ve died out back with Usenet, if it hadn’t been so “mythologized” with kids who weren’t alive to see the 90’s.)

    You too. Delete your account.

    Gare

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  10. Lisa H. says:

    GareChicago: And GareChicago is a him.

    I thought that might be the case, but wasn’t sure, so I erred on the side of caution. (I know several people who specifically prefer “them” and run into it a lot over on Tumblr, so I may possibly default to it more than the average person.)

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  11. Lawgiver says:

    the great crowdini:
    Space Mutiny would have to be captained by Mrs Claus and portrayed by Melissa McCarthy.Tilda Swinton would take on the role of antagonist Kalgan.Ryder would by played by a jacked Gwendolyn Christie, while Chris Pratt assumes the role of Grandpason!

    I would watch that.

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  12. littleaimishboy says:

    Switching the genders around in EEGAH would certainly be …. um ….

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  13. MonkeyPretzel:

    Back to the point of the thread, I’ve always wondered watching those adventure in space movies what would happen if the crew had a token male instead of a token female.

    Maybe what “The Violent Years” really needed was a boy toy for the gang to talk down to.

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  14. Torgover says:

    littleaimishboy:
    Switching the genders around in EEGAH would certainly be …. um ….

    Death by snu-snu!

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  15. Basil says:

    Wouldn’t improving one of the MSTied movies actually defeat the whole purpose?

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  16. Johnny Drama says:

    Mike "ex-genius" Kelley:
    I’m not so interested in this topic, but what about THIS one…

    Good sir, don’t hijack this thread, email your suggestion to Sampo and we can have a real discussion on it

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  17. Johnny Drama says:

    GareChicago: You too. Delete your account.

    Gare

    What, you don’t like EricJ? Everybody loves EricJ!

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  18. goalieboy82 says:

    Torgover: Death by snu-snu!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCdrUW–Jic

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  19. jay says:

    Speaking of turning around (the roles) since this is comment number 70 now we will have to turn around and go the other way.

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