Our pals at The Annotated MST site have joined forces with our pals at Shout!Factory to present this, the fully annotated version of episode 512- MITCHELL.
For folks in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Scranton Cultural Center will again present Bad Movie Thursdays with MST3K – hosted by yours truly — Thursday at 7 p.m. (Cocktails start at 6.) The month we’ll be rushing the Halloween season with episode 604- ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE.
More info here. If you live in the area, or are visiting, join us, won’t we?
I’ve had a low-grade summer cold for about two weeks, and that has mutated into awful post-nasal drip that has given me a hacking cough for about a week. So I’m sick.
And it occurred to me that I’m constantly seeing tweets to the effect of: “I’m sick, so I’m curling up in bed with MST3K.”
So what is your favorite episode to watch when you feel crappy?
Me, I gotta go with “Daddy-O.” All the energy and music, it takes my mind off my ills.
What’s your pick?
See a sample or download it here. Feel free to post your thoughts about the RiffTrax guys rediscovering puppets in our Comments section. You know you want to.
Movie: (1967) A pair of CIA agents are assigned to stop a female supervillain’s plans to take over the world.
First shown: 5/7/89
• Servo only watches the first half of the movie with Joel and Crow, opting instead to “bake muffins.” Presumably Josh had to be somewhere else that day.
Alex Biese at the Asbury Park Press (who likes to write about MST3K-related news) interviews Joel ahead of his appearance in suburban Philadelphia this weekend.
Not too much new here for anybody who has been following the “possible reboot” story, but some interesting details.
Upcoming appearances by Joel include:
September 27, RetroCon at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. Joel signs autographs, and does a Q and A
October 18, Tide Water Comicon, Virginia Beach, Va. – Joel signs autographs, does a Q and A and performs “Riffing Myself.”
October 24-26, Chiller Theater Expo Parsippany, N.J. – Joel signs autographs, does a Q and A and performs “Riffing Myself.”
Two things that might have escaped your notice:
1. Hold on to your hat for this one. Trace and Joel, along with Firesign Theatre’s Phil Proctor and former-co-host-of-“Mr. Show”-turned-major-TV-star Bob Odenkirk, provided voice talents for an overdub of something called “A Belly Full of Anger,” which has to be seen to be believed. This apparently was done some time ago, but I just stumbled onto a mention of it on Twitter yesterday, so I may be the last to know about this. Here’s a trailer, which definitely captures the flavor. The voice work is awesome. The movie … well, I think I’ll just say that I think it’s over my head. You can rent or buy the thing at Amazon Instant here.
2. And, coming Jan. 31, “The Comic Galaxy of Mystery Science Theater 3000: Twelve Classic Episodes and the Movies They Lampoon” by Chris Morgan. For what it’s worth.
Direct from DragonCon, our pal Ken Plume moderates a panel with Joel, Frank and Trace called “Reel Crime.”
TORONTO–Actor and playwright Linda Griffiths died Sept. 21, at the Bridgeport Health Center here, after a battle with breast cancer. She said she was 57, but those close to her says she was actually 60. MSTies will remember her performance as Appollonia James in the movie in episode 822- OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK.
Thanks to Jon for the heads up.
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