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Goodbye Sci-Fi

Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett reflect on MST3K's final broadcast.

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Recent RiffTrax Updates

A couple of releases slipped under my radar:

Get it here.

And get this here.

Plus: Don’t forget RiffTrax Live: Space Mutiny coming to a theater near you tomorrow, June 14.

Weekend Discussion Thread: Great Beginnings and Endings

Alert reader David suggests:

I was thinking of strange/funny/outrageous beginnings and endings of the movies.

But I’m going grab the wheel here and turn this into: Favorite first riff and favorite last riff.

Favorite first riff: “Hey look! A sex film!” (Mitchell)
Favorite last riff: “Nice play, Shakespeare.” (Hamlet)

Your favorite?

First Look at Dark Horse Comic has the first look at the MST3K comic book from Dark Horse. It’s due out in September. Details here.

Shout Announces New Reissue Set

The Lost & Found Collection is essentially the new home for episodes that were forced to leave their old homes when one of their roommates expired. There’s nothing new to see here, the content remains the same. But we have a cool new cover, don’t we? And the episodes included here get to stay in print. That’s worth celebrating!

The Crawling Eye
Mad Monster
Manhunt In Space
The Beatniks
Blood Waters Of Dr. Z
Final Justice

Bonus Features
The Same Theatrical Trailers
The Same Greydon Clark On MST3K
The Same The Main Event: Crow Vs. Crow
The Same MST Hour Wraps
The Same Intro By Joel Hodgson
And The Same Much More!

Due out September 25, list price $47.99.
Special Offer: Order from and get it shipped two weeks early.

Episode guide: 1109- Yongary Monster From the Deep

Movie: (1967) Earthquakes in Korea turn out to be the work of Yongary, a prehistoric fire-breathing reptile who’s headed for Seoul.

Opening: J&tB are having their weekly dream journal meeting
Invention exchange: J&tB demonstrate their tiny desks; The Mads have Hitler Coffee
Segment 1: J&tB discuss astronauts and the music they like
Segment 2: Tom explains his monster-themed club, Yongary Nights
Segment 3: J&tB discuss what monster they’d like to be friends with
Closing: J&tB and The Mads sing “Push Past the Hurting”
Stinger: Monster a-go-go
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (52 votes, average: 4.08 out of 5)

• Capsule!
• A pretty good episode, with lots of great riffing and some mostly decent host segments. This sort of thing is right up their alley.
• The “music the astronauts like” sketch just sort of peters out. Thank goodness for movie sign.
• Another little bit of nomenclature from Max: The thing projecting onto the surface of the moon is called the “Iron Butterfly.”
• J&tB are very musical in the theater this time. Lots of singing.
• Callbacks: “I’m huge!” and “Thunderbirds are go!”
• The song they sing at the end is another great ditty by Paul & Storm.
• There was a bit more chuckling among the riffers in the theater this time. Maybe they just thought it was funnier.
• Cute moment the theater when something that looks eerily like the movie sign light goes off, and triggers Jonah and the bots.
• Movie question: What happened to the U.N. experts that were supposedly coming? Did they ever arrive?
• Cast and crew roundup: Just one this time: Macao Yagi, who built Godzilla and Gamera’s suits, supervised the construction of the Yongary suit.
• Fave riff: “I’M UPSIDE DOWWWWWWWN!” Honorable mention: “Everyone grab one thing. Doesn’t matter what the thing is! Just take it!” “Welcome back to Speaking Spectacles. I’m your host, Glasses McFancyHair.”