History Podcast / RiffTrax

26th Jul '16 11:05:08 PM Mdumas43073
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The concept was preceded by a brief series called "The Film Crew", in which Mike, Kevin, and Bill [[TheDanza played themselves]] and were part of a FramingDevice similar to ''[=MST3K=]'', but much more mundane: they were working in the industry and tasked by their boss, Bob Honcho, to provide commentary on bad movies. A combination of Jim Mallon (owner of the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' franchise) delaying release alongside ''[=MST3K=]'' [=DVDs=] and budget costs in comparison to [=RiffTrax=] torpedoed that project, but [=RiffTrax=] lives on and even inspired original ''[=MST3K=]'' host and series creator Joel Hodgson to get in on the act and create his own spin-off, ''WebVideo/CinematicTitanic''. Two of ''[=Titanic's=]'' riffers, Mary Joel Pehl and Bridget Nelson, recently began riffing shorts for Rifftrax.

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The concept was preceded by a brief series called "The Film Crew", in which Mike, Kevin, and Bill [[TheDanza played themselves]] and were part of a FramingDevice similar to ''[=MST3K=]'', but much more mundane: they were working in the industry and tasked by their boss, Bob Honcho, to provide commentary on bad movies. A combination of Jim Mallon (owner of the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' franchise) delaying release alongside ''[=MST3K=]'' [=DVDs=] and budget costs in comparison to [=RiffTrax=] torpedoed that project, but [=RiffTrax=] lives on and even inspired original ''[=MST3K=]'' host and series creator Joel Hodgson to get in on the act and create his own spin-off, ''WebVideo/CinematicTitanic''. Two of ''[=Titanic's=]'' riffers, Mary Joel Pehl and Bridget Jones Nelson, recently began riffing shorts for Rifftrax.
26th Jul '16 11:04:24 PM Mdumas43073
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The concept was preceded by a brief series called "The Film Crew", in which Mike, Kevin, and Bill [[TheDanza played themselves]] and were part of a FramingDevice similar to ''[=MST3K=]'', but much more mundane: they were working in the industry and tasked by their boss, Bob Honcho, to provide commentary on bad movies. A combination of Jim Mallon (owner of the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' franchise) delaying release alongside ''[=MST3K=]'' [=DVDs=] and budget costs in comparison to [=RiffTrax=] torpedoed that project, but [=RiffTrax=] lives on and has even inspired original show host and series creator Joel Hodgson to get in on the act and create his own spin-off, ''WebVideo/CinematicTitanic''. Two of ''[=Titanic's=]'' riffers, Mary Joel Pehl and Bridget Nelson, recently began riffing shorts for Rifftrax.

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The concept was preceded by a brief series called "The Film Crew", in which Mike, Kevin, and Bill [[TheDanza played themselves]] and were part of a FramingDevice similar to ''[=MST3K=]'', but much more mundane: they were working in the industry and tasked by their boss, Bob Honcho, to provide commentary on bad movies. A combination of Jim Mallon (owner of the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' franchise) delaying release alongside ''[=MST3K=]'' [=DVDs=] and budget costs in comparison to [=RiffTrax=] torpedoed that project, but [=RiffTrax=] lives on and has even inspired original show ''[=MST3K=]'' host and series creator Joel Hodgson to get in on the act and create his own spin-off, ''WebVideo/CinematicTitanic''. Two of ''[=Titanic's=]'' riffers, Mary Joel Pehl and Bridget Nelson, recently began riffing shorts for Rifftrax.
17th Jul '16 9:48:06 PM PaulA
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* DontExplainTheJoke: In the commentary for ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'', they make a joke about there being no jobs in Greece. Mike follows it up with:

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* DontExplainTheJoke: In the commentary for ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'', ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'', they make a joke about there being no jobs in Greece. Mike follows it up with:
13th Jul '16 11:07:29 PM bjex
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** During the MST3K Reunion Special, Bill revealed one of his memories indelibly etched on his brain from his MST3K years was catching "Mr. B. Natural" making out with "Tony Perkins." [[note]]In other words, Bridget Nelson (who played Mr. B. Natural along with lots of other roles) making out with her future husband, Mike.[[/note]]
10th Jul '16 10:15:03 PM CommanderAce
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** The original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy probably qualifies, too due to the amount of obscenely nerdy references and jokes they make (including ones aimed at the StarWarsExpandedUniverse). The amount of hatred that went into the making of the Riffs of the new trilogy (especially aimed at Hayden Christensen and Jar Jar) seems to result from their love of the original, with them often noting how particular elements have "ruined the franchise" or just making quiet outbursts of pure disgust over the more idiotic moments of the prequels.
** Unlikely, however, due to Mike Nelson's vocal hatred of Luke Skywalker (and occasional ''Star Wars'' bashing on his Twitter feed), and Bill Corbett's rant at the end of the riff for ''Film/ANewHope''.
--->'''Bill:''' So ''that'' ... That thing that we just watched, ''that''...\\
'''Kevin:''' Yes, that...\\
'''Bill:''' That thing we just watched, that was ''Star Wars''? ''The Star Wars'', the world shaping ''Star Wars'' I've heard so much about.\\
'''Mike:''' It is, yes.\\
'''Bill:''' No one snuck into the vault of Creator/20thCenturyFox and quietly replaced a film that deserves a ''Star Wars''-like reputation with the thing we just witnessed? ''That?!'' That thing we just watched?\\
'''Kevin:''' No, that ''was Star Wars''.\\
'''Bill:''' ''Well'' ... I'll be a gut-shot womprat ... There must not've been a lot going on in 1977 I guess.
** Though you can like the movie for what it is, while also thinking it's fairly silly and wondering how it ever inspired the massive devotion it received.
** Their ''Film/ANewHope'' riff contained the most fanboyish griping of all of them, even over ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial''.
** Their love for the the ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' franchise is even more pronounced and heartfelt, with dozens of extremely detailed references to ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' and practically zero real insults in all three movies. This doesn't stop them from making every serious scene into a farce.

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** The Zigzagged with ''Franchise/StarWars''. While the riffs of the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy probably qualifies, too due to the amount of obscenely contain several nerdy references and jokes they make (including ones aimed at the StarWarsExpandedUniverse). The amount prequels full of hatred nasty jabs that went into the making seem to be out of the Riffs of the new trilogy (especially aimed at Hayden Christensen and Jar Jar) seems disgust, these are not mutually exclusive to result from their love of the original, with them often noting how particular elements have "ruined the franchise" or just making quiet outbursts of pure disgust over the more idiotic moments of the prequels.
** Unlikely, however, due to Mike Nelson's vocal hatred of Luke Skywalker (and occasional ''Star Wars'' bashing on his Twitter feed), and Bill Corbett's rant at
either trilogy. Additionally, the end of the riff for ''Film/ANewHope''.
--->'''Bill:''' So ''that'' ... That thing that we just watched, ''that''...\\
'''Kevin:''' Yes, that...\\
'''Bill:''' That thing we just watched, that was ''Star Wars''? ''The Star Wars'', the world shaping ''Star Wars'' I've heard so much about.\\
'''Mike:''' It is, yes.\\
'''Bill:''' No one snuck into the vault of Creator/20thCenturyFox and quietly replaced a film that deserves a ''Star Wars''-like reputation with the thing we just witnessed? ''That?!'' That thing we just watched?\\
'''Kevin:''' No, that ''was Star Wars''.\\
'''Bill:''' ''Well'' ... I'll be a gut-shot womprat ... There must not've been a lot going on in 1977 I guess.
** Though you can like the movie for what it is, while also thinking it's fairly silly and wondering how it ever inspired the massive devotion it received.
** Their
''Film/ANewHope'' riff contained a rather brutal rant from Bill while Mike Nelson has expressed immense dislike towards Luke Skywalker and taken pot shots at the most fanboyish griping of all of them, even over ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial''.
franchise in real life.
** Their love for the the ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' franchise is even more pronounced and heartfelt, with dozens of extremely detailed references to ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' and practically zero real insults in all three movies. This doesn't stop them from making every serious scene into a farce.
3rd Jul '16 12:01:35 PM Mdumas43073
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On March 8, 2016 a Kickstarter project was announced for a live show to commemorate [=RiffTrax=]' tenth anniversary. The show, to be held in Minneapolis in June, will be highlighted by an ''[=MST3K=]'' reunion, with Nelson, Murphy, and Corbett joined by fellow alumni Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl, and Bridget Jones Nelson (and new ''[=MST3K=]'' reboot host Jonah Ray) for a night of shorts-riffing. The Kickstarter drive, which will fund a live riff of ''[=MST3K=]'' favorite ''Film/TimeChasers'' as well as the reunion show, took just four days to meet its base goal.

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On March 8, 2016 a Kickstarter project was announced for a live show to commemorate [=RiffTrax=]' tenth anniversary. The show, to be held in Minneapolis in June, will be on June 28, was highlighted by an ''[=MST3K=]'' reunion, with Nelson, Murphy, and Corbett joined by fellow alumni Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl, and Bridget Jones Nelson (and new ''[=MST3K=]'' reboot host Jonah Ray) for a night of shorts-riffing. The Kickstarter drive, which will fund funded a live riff of ''[=MST3K=]'' favorite ''Film/TimeChasers'' in May as well as the reunion show, took just four days to meet its base goal.
18th Jun '16 10:37:15 AM CheeseDogX
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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: In one of the Batman shorts, they refer to producer Sam Katzman as "the Creator/OrsonWelles of stories about diamond-powered remote control magnetic science weapons."
8th Jun '16 8:56:07 PM Chris116
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** Discussed and lampshaded during ''Deathly Hallows'', Part II during a brutal scene of the cast grieving their losses (including [[spoiler: Mrs. Weasley weeping over her son Fred and stroking his hair]]).
-->'''Kevin''': Hey guys, when beloved characters like these die, maybe out of respect, we should just knock off on the jokes.
-->'''Mike''': Sure Kevin. Just out of curiosity, can you name these beloved characters, Kevin?
-->'''Kevin''': (''regarding [[spoiler: Remus and Tonks]]'') Oh this is… Meatloaf and his wife, Mrs. Meatloaf?
6th May '16 6:44:18 AM aye_amber
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** In ''Film/{{Spider-Man}}'' (and beyond) they often reminisce about Bonesaw.

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** In ''Film/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''Film/SpiderMan1'' (and beyond) they often reminisce about Bonesaw.
23rd Apr '16 2:42:28 PM AnotherGuy
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The concept was preceded by a brief series called "The Film Crew", in which Mike, Kevin, and Bill [[TheDanza played themselves]] and were part of a FramingDevice similar to ''[=MST3K=]'', but much more mundane: they were working in the industry and tasked by their boss, Bob Honcho, to provide commentary on bad movies. A combination of Jim Mallon (owner of the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' franchise) delaying release alongside ''[=MST3K=]'' [=DVDs=] and budget costs in comparison to [=RiffTrax=] torpedoed that project, but [=RiffTrax=] lives on and has even inspired original show host and series creator Joel Hodgson to get in on the act and create his own spin-off, ''WebVideo/CinematicTitanic''...

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The concept was preceded by a brief series called "The Film Crew", in which Mike, Kevin, and Bill [[TheDanza played themselves]] and were part of a FramingDevice similar to ''[=MST3K=]'', but much more mundane: they were working in the industry and tasked by their boss, Bob Honcho, to provide commentary on bad movies. A combination of Jim Mallon (owner of the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' franchise) delaying release alongside ''[=MST3K=]'' [=DVDs=] and budget costs in comparison to [=RiffTrax=] torpedoed that project, but [=RiffTrax=] lives on and has even inspired original show host and series creator Joel Hodgson to get in on the act and create his own spin-off, ''WebVideo/CinematicTitanic''...
''WebVideo/CinematicTitanic''. Two of ''[=Titanic's=]'' riffers, Mary Joel Pehl and Bridget Nelson, recently began riffing shorts for Rifftrax.
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