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Official Season 12 Trailer

39 Replies to “Official Season 12 Trailer”

  1. Jason Davis says:

    the killer fish is a lee majors, karen black movie. it has to do with diamond smuggling. i saw it as a kid once. i glad they are finally doing mac and me. so they not having an opening sequence for each movie. So will it go after one movie a host segment and then the next movie plays?
    i think saw that atlantic rim. i also have seen mac and me before. i was always wanted them to do that movie. of course have seen the ator movie the rifftrax version.

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  2. The Great Crowdini says:

    Riffing six movies in a row?

    Does that mean the end host segments will only serve as a lead-in to the next movie?

    Did they shoot different host segments, like they did in “Night of the Blood Beast”, to replace the gauntlet segments so the movies can be watched, by themselves, post turkey day?

    Am I overthinking this?
    Probably.

    Regardless, I still plan on watching these movies one at a time.
    No need to choke on the whole turkey when I can finish it one bite at a time.

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  3. Graboidz says:

    Looks fun, I’m in!

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  4. Yeti of Great Danger says:

    Great trailer, and while I plan to only watch one at a time, it looks like a lot of fun. Despite all my old lady, anti-binge, heyyoudamnkidsgetoffmylawn type of comments, let’s face it — any new MST3K is good MST3K. Keep circulating the tapes! Um, the URLs. Um, the Netflix sessions. You know what I mean.

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  5. Tad Ghostal says:

    Bummer it’s only 6 episodes of course but this could work really well. I’m one of the few that liked the Syfy era story arc’s of the host segments so this looks really fun. Also if this is how the new seasons come out, ya get 6 new episodes every Thanksgiving…I can dig it. Sure I’m greedy and would prefer more but bite-size, more easily digestible chunks is just fine. I’ll mix my classics in with the new for my Turkey Day. Oh and besides the awesome news of Mac and Me I am most looking forward to The Day Time Ended, looks like a blast.

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  6. skrag2112 says:

    Well, time to resubscribe to Netflix.

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  7. Terry the Sensitive Knight says:

    I’m just thrilled that they’re finally doing the first Ator movie.

    Giant spiders and glimmering charm shields ahoy!

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  8. Mr. Sack says:

    Six episodes per season released every at Thanksgiving? I happily accept this, and I will supplement with a season blu-ray box set purchase EVERY TIME.

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  9. Sitting Duck says:

    Mr. Sack:
    Six episodes per season released every at Thanksgiving?

    This may not strictly be the case. The smaller number of episodes can easily equate to multiple releases per year. Consider the Netflix series Voltron: Legendary Defender, which has released three seasons with relatively small episode counts per year in 2017 and 2018.

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  10. mando3b says:

    What a great trailer!!! Since I (like most of the rest of you) am going to watch one episode at a time (wellll . . . so maybe two), I don’t really care how they run ’em, just so they do. (I don’t think I could watch six of anything in a row. I’m a proud MiSTie, but I also have other things to do.) I’m just glad there’s a Season 12. I actually think the idea of a cheesy, 6-movie gauntlet is a scream, something Forrester would have been diabolically proud of. You know, there are story arcs and there are story arcs: my eyes glazed over at the Kinga/Jonah wedding plot line in Season 11, but Pearl, Brain Guy & Bobo in the Roman dungeon is one of my favorite set of host segments of all time. Based on the trailer, there is at least a good chance that The Gauntlet will be more the latter than the former.

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  11. Mr. Sack says:

    Sitting Duck: This may not strictly be the case. The smaller number of episodes can easily equate to multiple releases per year. Consider the Netflix series Voltron: Legendary Defender, which has released three seasons with relatively small episode counts per year in 2017 and 2018.

    Castlevania had a first season that was 4 30-minute episodes that SOME thought was way too short, but I thought it was brilliant, serving as a test to see how much we would want more (video game adaptations being more often than not bad/poorly received). The second season doubled the episode count and delivered on just about everything promised, leading to a renewal for a third season.

    I’m cool with this too, because I want the show to continue with the right people who know how to make this show great.

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  12. The Great Crowdini says:

    mando3b:
    I actually think the idea of a cheesy, 6-movie gauntlet is a scream, something Forrester would have been diabolically proud of.

    I can hear Dr. F’s mad chuckle of pride!

    It would be awesome if the original Mads made an appearance in this gauntlet.
    Dr. F returns from starchild status, dragging Frank away from soultaker duties with him. Forester initially heaps maniacal praise upon Kinga, all the while plotting to take over the experiment.
    Frank and Max have an awkward but funny reunion, then put their heads together and foil Dr. F’s plan in a comical way.

    Oh, the possibilities!

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  13. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    It seems the unconfirmed titles that were discussed some time ago were in fact accurate. Okay.

    I hope the riffs about Ator being in love with his sister who turns out to be his ADOPTED sister move beyond simple “euuuuuwww”s. At least Ator’s society doesn’t seem to be all rapeity-rape-rape like Game of Thrones (which even on top of that also features genuine no-adoption-involved incest).

    If they really were to riff six movies back-to-back, I’d think it might be better for it to be six films in the same franchise, so we can all see how said franchise “evolved.” But no one asked what I think. ;-)

    The “Mac and Me” clip for some reason reminded me of a (stand-alone) horror film, “Deadly Friend,” that I think might also be a good riffing subject. But then, there are so many such films.

    The Great Crowdini:

    It would be awesome if the original Mads made an appearance in this gauntlet.
    Dr. F returns from starchild status

    Dr. F didn’t become a starchild, he became a baby version of himself and evidently aged more-or-less normally from that point. From Pearl’s perspective, she held the pillow to his face and vowed to avenge his death a long time ago (she mentioned that in the first episode of Season Eight, long before she and Bobo met Brain Guy). That won’t stop him from showing up if the NuBrains so choose, of course. Just a show and all.

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  14. DavidM says:

    Nope. Not interested. Not in the slightest.
    Anyways, enjoy Fatton Oswalt and whatever-her-name-is.

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  15. Most of these sound good, the only one that bugs me is Atlantic Rim. They just got done taking a shot at the Asylum/Sharnado/bad on purpose CGI crapola, and now they’re using one of those movies for an episode. Ick.

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  16. goalieboy82 says:

    James Franciscus is in Killer Fish. he was also in Finder of Lost Loves.

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  17. goalieboy82 says:

    Killer Fish also has Charles Guardino who was in Meet Dave (as written by Bill Corbett).

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  18. Yeti of Great Danger says:

    goalieboy82:
    James Franciscus is in Killer Fish.he was also in Finder of Lost Loves.

    Well, if I wasn’t sold on these episodes already, I am now. (JF was my first celebrity crush when I was a teen lo these many years ago. Although it’s a bit painful to see him in crap like this and “The Last Shark.”)

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  19. DiscoJer says:

    I am way too excited for Killer Fish. The rest, not so much.

    What I disliked most about Season 11 was the story arc segments (as opposed to the skits tied into the movie), I really hope the new “Gauntlet” theme doesn’t mean it’s all story arc skits. Those were awful when Sci-Fi did them

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  20. Terry the Sensitive Knight says:

    Mr. Sack: Castlevania had a first season that was 4 30-minute episodes that SOME thought was way too short, but I thought it was brilliant, serving as a test to see how much we would want more (video game adaptations being more often than not bad/poorly received).The second season doubled the episode count and delivered on just about everything promised, leading to a renewal for a third season.

    I’m cool with this too, because I want the show to continue with the right people who know how to make this show great.

    yeah, streaming services like Netflix have changed the notion of what a “season” is

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  21. “If I don’t make it through this, avenge me!!
    Oh, sure, go ahead, TEASE us with Red Dawn, knowing we’ll never see it riffed. >:(
    (Or, maybe, never know, it’s fallen in with the same cheap public-domain 80’s-MGM Orphans that got us Mac & Me…)

    Jason Davis:
    the killer fish is a lee majors, karen black movie. it has to do with diamond smuggling. i saw it as a kid once.

    And, unlike other Italian European mid-70’s shark knockoffs riffed on the series, doesn’t have sharks in it.
    Piranha, this time, only no Joe Dante or John Sayles.

    The Great Crowdini: Does that mean the end host segments will only serve as a lead-in to the next movie?
    Did they shoot different host segments, like they did in “Night of the Blood Beast”, to replace the gauntlet segments so the movies can be watched, by themselves, post turkey day?

    As it’s one orchestrated Shout TV plug for the Netflix season, I’m assuming that’s the plan. Never did get to see the “official” Blood Beast segments until the DVD.

    The Great Crowdini:
    No need to choke on the whole turkey when I can finish it one bite at a time.

    Although it’s usually more the other type of fan who prefers to cho…er, (cough, ahem)….(whistle!)….heh, I’ll just, um…be over here… :)

    DavidM:
    Nope. Not interested. Not in the slightest.
    Anyways, enjoy Fatton Oswalt and whatever-her-name-is.

    …Sarah Silverman?–Oh, wait, no, she’s on Hulu. Can never keep any of ’em straight.

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  22. Sitting Duck says:

    For those of you who didn’t get to catch the recent tour (or it hasn’t arrived in your town yet), the frizzy-haired woman in the background of the shot where Kinga and Max are laughing as they have their coffee is Dr. Donna St. Phibes, Caretaker of B-Movie Monsters.

    Not sure how many viewings it took me to realize that, when Max was saying, “Back to back to back to back,” each shot involved the character on screen turning his or her back to us.

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  23. majorjoe23 says:

    DavidM:
    Nope. Not interested. Not in the slightest.
    Anyways, enjoy Fatton Oswalt and whatever-her-name-is.

    You’re a Mystie and THIS is the riff you went with?

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  24. Jason Davis says:

    goalieboy82:
    James Franciscus is in Killer Fish.he was also in Finder of Lost Loves.

    no that was tony franciosa

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  25. mando3b says:

    The Great Crowdini: I can hear Dr. F’s mad chuckle of pride!

    It would be awesome if the original Mads made an appearance in this gauntlet.
    Dr. F returns from starchild status, dragging Frank away from soultaker duties with him. Forester initially heaps maniacal praise upon Kinga, all the while plotting to take over the experiment.
    Frank and Max have an awkward but funny reunion, then put their heads together and foil Dr. F’s plan in a comical way.

    Oh, the possibilities!

    I have mentioned this cherished dream of mine already: all three humanoid hosts, all three versions of the ‘bots, and all the Mads together on one show. Oh, the possibilities, indeed!

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  26. jay says:

    This lineup has more cheez built into it than a stuffed crust pizza. Product placement riffs for Mac And Me are major low hanging fruit. Killer Fish is loaded with former big name stars carrying a load of pop culture cheez luggage. Karen Black alone could inspire an epic riff festival. The mascot of my high school (now gone from this earth, sadly) was a stingaree so I am looking forward to Lords of the Deep so I can root for them again. GO STINGS!

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  27. Mibbitmaker says:

    I’ve seen multiple episodes of a show or two (not binging full seasons, though) on Netflix where the full opening credits didn’t play, after the first one watched, on the subsequent episodes, but did when watching episodes separately. I’m assuming something like that for The Gauntlet, allowing one-MST3K-at-a-time viewing to not be awkward if one doesn’t choose to binge watch the show. Though that might make for a somewhat-throwback to KTMA of all things if the opening leads right to J&tB entering the theater.

    Joel did assure us backers, when concerns were raised earlier, that the binge-friendly approach wouldn’t make it problematic for those of us watching one ep at a time, so however it works out, should be good.

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  28. Mibbitmaker says:

    mando3b: I have mentioned this cherished dream of mine already: all three humanoid hosts, all three versions of the ‘bots, and all the Mads together on one show. Oh, the possibilities, indeed!

    After all the banter between all the Mads/subjects/Crows/Servos/Gypsys in the opening segments, there’d be no time for the movie.

    Not a bad idea, actually. Think of it… “Mystery Science Theater a Go-Go” (“There WAS no movie!”)

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  29. I find it weird/funny that they’re going to do Ator when Rifftrax has already riffed it.

    Also, I’m pretty sure Atlantic Rim is officially the most recent film ever riffed on MST. If you don’t count RiffTrax commentaries on box office hits.

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  30. Wack'd says:

    CaptEoNinja83 .:
    I find it weird/funny that they’re going to do Ator when Rifftrax has already riffed it.

    Also, I’m pretty sure Atlantic Rim is officially the most recent film ever riffed on MST. If you don’t count RiffTrax commentaries on box office hits.

    I think the prize for “most recent movie riffed by Mystery Science Theater 3000” goes to Future War, released in 1997 and riffed in 1999.

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  31. Sitting Duck says:

    So I was looking up information on the films being used to see what I’ll be in for and saw that Atlantic Rim has Graham Greene in it. Seeing as how his character is an admiral, I’m dearly hoping there will be at least a couple of riffs alluding to his role as Edgar Montrose on The Red Green Show.

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  32. Sitting Duck:
    So I was looking up information on the films being used to see what I’ll be in for and saw that Atlantic Rim has Graham Greene in it. Seeing as how his character is an admiral, I’m dearly hoping there will be at least a couple of riffs alluding to his role as Edgar Montrose on The Red Green Show.

    Even allowing for required Canadian cultural-content, if that’s the biggest role you know Greene from, you need to watch the ’94 Mel Gibson “Maverick”, as soon as you can manage. Immediately, if possible. (“Everybody’s looking at us!”)

    jay:
    This lineup has more cheez built into it than a stuffed crust pizza.Product placement riffs for Mac And Me are major low hanging fruit.

    A bit too low-hanging, since the McDonald’s plugs were the reason the movie was produced/released as a charity benefit stunt in the first place.
    (Of course, only us actual 80’s-geezers still know that, while the contemporary 80’s-shaming kids go out a-picking with their low-hanging fruit baskets.)
    And it’s still a question how many of them might actually make it into the episode without spillage.

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  33. Colossus Prime says:

    I’m really curious how this gauntlet thing is fully going to play out, but so far it sounds like a very Joel thing and that he’s sort of playing/experimenting with the format.

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  34. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    CaptEoNinja83 .:
    I find it weird/funny that they’re going to do Ator when Rifftrax has already riffed it.

    Do you happen to know how Kevin, Mike, and Bill handled the pseudo-incest plot point? Hopefully they came up with more than just “euuuuuwww.”
    ;-)

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  35. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    ADDENDUM

    touches no one’s life, then leaves: Do you happen to know how Kevin, Mike, and Bill handled the pseudo-incest plot point? Hopefully they came up with more than just “euuuuuwww.”
    ;-)

    Now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure the unimaginative, almost irritating “euuuuuwww” reactions were strictly from the Joel era. I Could Be Wrong, though.

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  36. Sitting Duck says:

    The Original EricJ: Even allowing for required Canadian cultural-content, if that’s the biggest role you know Greene from, you need to watch the ’94 Mel Gibson “Maverick”, as soon as you can manage.Immediately, if possible.(“Everybody’s looking at us!”)

    I just thought that maybe alluding to a previous character who is an explosives enthusiast for the guy portraying an admiral in control of a nuclear device would be more thematically fitting than to any prior Native American roles.

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  37. Sitting Duck says:

    Some thoughts on riffing the pseudo-incest in Ator. It’s been a while since I’ve watched that movie, but IIRC Sunya reacted favorably to Ator’s proposal rather than with revulsion. So as she accepts his so very wrong love, someone could tack on, “But only if Mom gets eaten by a giant without a dong.” As Joel might say, the right people will get it.

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  38. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    Sitting Duck:
    Some thoughts on riffing the pseudo-incest in Ator. It’s been a while since I’ve watched that movie, but IIRC Sunya reacted favorably to Ator’s proposal rather than with revulsion.

    Must have been a fictional cultural thing.

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