History Headscratchers / MysteryScienceTheater3000

25th Sep '17 3:08:14 PM JohnnyGossamer
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*** The new host bridge/theater transition sequences in Season 11 turn the long hallway into living space, with what appear to be a kitchen, laundry room, bot workshop, and other rooms divided up by the series of doors.

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*** The new host bridge/theater transition sequences in Season 11 turn the long hallway into living space, with what appear to be a kitchen, laundry room, bot workshop, and other rooms divided up by the series of doors. This results in the shape of the SOL arguably making somewhat more "logical" sense, but it's not that hard to imagine Dr. Forrester deciding to construct the ship in such a way that getting to the theater required a pointless trek down a long scary hallway with a bunch of elaborate forbidding doors purely for deranged evil genius showmanship.
25th Sep '17 3:02:06 PM JohnnyGossamer
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*** The new host bridge/theater transition sequences in Season 11 turn the long hallway into living space, with what appear to be a kitchen, laundry room, bot workshop, and other rooms divided up by the series of doors.
25th Sep '17 2:58:51 PM JohnnyGossamer
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** In response to widespread speculation, the only cryptic WordOfGod explanation which has been offered for what Gypsy drops off in each episode is that it's "the payload." During the live show tour following the release of season 11, however, there were occasional references made to the "payload" containing snacks and alcoholic drinks, usually ones suited to the local tastes of the current city on the tour.
25th Sep '17 2:54:09 PM JohnnyGossamer
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** Joel Hodgson has confirmed that the joke is a reference to the TV show and a bizarre question on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (a personality test somewhat like the better-known Meyers Briggs test) which asks the respondent if they have ever had any "dark, tarry-looking bowel movements."
17th Aug '17 11:06:29 AM dangerdan97
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** The franchise ''had'' been defunct for over 17 years, and subject to a nasty rights scuffle between Jim Mallon and Joel Hodgson, so to an outsider it may have seemed too complicated or risky. And a successful Kickstarter is, funding aside, also a great litmus test to present to executives who want to gauge potential interest in a property.
27th Jul '17 9:24:08 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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[[folder:Kickstarter?]]
* Why did a show as venerable, iconic, and classic as ''Mystery Science Theater 3000'' have to resort to crowdfunding to make new episodes like some unknown, debut indie project? Shouldn't Netflix have had to come to them, hat in hand on bended knee, to beg Hodgson to revive the show?
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7th May '17 8:54:43 AM ErikModi
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** So the Forrester's really did drive humanity insane with awful movies? ''That explains so much!''
5th May '17 4:39:17 AM Cryoclaste
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*** Well, the real reason was because between having to disassemble the Deep 13 set every season lest it collapse and seeing to all the other random junk scattered between the sets, they lost track of the Cambot prop--which, after all, they had needed exactly once in all of the first five-and-a-half years to show in the opening sequence. The second one was similarly lost after two-and-a-half years of disuse for the same reasons. (More likely than not, they just thought the KTMA Cambot stank, though I quite like it. It's cute.) But, in-universe, it might've kept blowing fuses, and to make things easier for himself Joel kept simplifying the design, bringing Cambot from a full-fledged robot with a camera to a snake-like 'bot with a camera for a head to a floating [[{{Pokemon}} Pokéball]]. Brilliant.

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*** Well, the real reason was because between having to disassemble the Deep 13 set every season lest it collapse and seeing to all the other random junk scattered between the sets, they lost track of the Cambot prop--which, after all, they had needed exactly once in all of the first five-and-a-half years to show in the opening sequence. The second one was similarly lost after two-and-a-half years of disuse for the same reasons. (More likely than not, they just thought the KTMA Cambot stank, though I quite like it. It's cute.) But, in-universe, it might've kept blowing fuses, and to make things easier for himself Joel kept simplifying the design, bringing Cambot from a full-fledged robot with a camera to a snake-like 'bot with a camera for a head to a floating [[{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokéball]]. Brilliant.
1st May '17 5:01:54 AM av8r1
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**They had been watching/making fun of bad movies for years, in the bots' case, their whole lives. It became part of their routine, so they kept at it. What I want to know is why they're inexplicably present again on Kinga's rebuilt SoL.
30th Apr '17 7:52:20 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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** It always ''has'' been, just was never explicitly stated on-screen before the new season.
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