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Sci-Fi Archives

Visit our archives of the MST3K pages previously hosted by the Sci-Fi Channel's SCIFI.COM.

Goodbye Sci-Fi

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

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Weekend Discussion Thread: Defending “Weak” Episodes

Alert regular John notes:

A recent discussion thread talked about episodes that would have turned people away from MST3K. Now being that everyone has different tastes, some might think that some of these episodes weren’t that bad or even think that they’re great. So let’s all play devil’s advocate and defend a “lame” episode.

“Hamlet”, often denigrated as one of MST’s worst, still had plenty of clever riffs and was an interesting departure from their standard sci-fi and fantasy movie line-up.

I will defend an ep I recently denegrated: Radar Secret Service. The ep has a classic short, Sid Melton and a great running gag.

Your pick?

Keep those WDT ideas coming!

Rifftrax–Octoman: Open Thread

An open thread for reports and comments on tonight’s Rifftrax Live.

RIP John McEnery

We are getting reports that beloved British actor John McEnery died April 16.
His first notable screen role was in 1968 as Mercutio in Franco Zeffirelli‘s “Romeo and Juliet;” he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for his performance. He took the title role in the 1970 film “Bartleby.” He also co-starred in “Nicholas and Alexandra” (1971). He was 75.

MSTies will recall his role as German U-boat Captain Von Schoenvorts in the movie in episode 1107- THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT.

We’re still waiting for a real obit, but here’s a short look at his career.

Here’s a real obit from the Guardian.

Thanks to Timmy for the heads up.

Weekend Discussion Thread: Product Placements

Sorry for the lateless, I have been under the weather.

Alert regular NHKrypto sez:

With all of the product placement from Coca Cola and McDonald’s in “Mac and Me,” other movies might also deserve some product placement of their own.

How about some Axe Body Spray in Cave Dwellers?

And is that Johnson & Johnson baby oil Joe Don has in Mitchell?

What’s your pick?

RiffTrax Presents Another Short from Bridget and Mary Jo

Download it here.