History Series / MysteryScienceTheater3000

2nd Sep '17 1:43:24 PM HalcyonDayz
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''Mystery Science Theater 3000'' (''[=MST3K=]'') is a series showcasing some of the most mockable films ever made. Over the course of two hours, a man and two robots will sit through the entire film, cracking wise from silhouettes the bottom righthand side of the screen, occasionally breaking for skits, analysis, and assorted nuttery. Originally running from 1988 to 1999, the series was seemingly ended for good after a year on Minneapolis local television, seven years on Creator/ComedyCentral, and three years on [[Creator/{{Syfy}} the Sci-Fi Channel]]--only to be resurrected by Creator/ShoutFactory and Creator/{{Netflix}} via Creator/{{Kickstarter}} in 2017. [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000TheMovie A feature film]] was made in 1996, and Creator/DarkHorseComics announced it was making a comic book series in 2017.

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''Mystery Science Theater 3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' (''[=MST3K=]'') is a series showcasing some of the most mockable films ever made. Over the course of two hours, a man and two robots will sit through the entire film, cracking wise from silhouettes the bottom righthand side of the screen, occasionally breaking for skits, analysis, and assorted nuttery. Originally running from 1988 to 1999, the series was seemingly ended for good after a year on Minneapolis local television, seven years on Creator/ComedyCentral, and three years on [[Creator/{{Syfy}} the Sci-Fi Channel]]--only to be resurrected by Creator/ShoutFactory and Creator/{{Netflix}} via Creator/{{Kickstarter}} in 2017. [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000TheMovie A feature film]] was made in 1996, and Creator/DarkHorseComics announced it was making a comic book series in 2017.



* BigBudgetBeefUp: The revival has a budget of a little over six million dollars which admittedly isn't ''that'' much as far as TV productions go, but [[StylisticSuck the unique way]] in which MST3K is filmed means that money now goes a lot further than it ever has, and the falling costs of practical effects means they can do a lot more than they could back in the day. Some examples from the trailer alone include Servo flying in the theater (a similar shot in a Host Segment was only possible in The Movie) while Crow stands on the seats below him and dances, and Gypsy now descending from the ceiling rather than rising up from the floor. And for the first time in the show's history it was cheaper to shoot in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles rather than the Midwest.

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* BigBudgetBeefUp: The revival has a budget of a little over six million dollars which admittedly isn't ''that'' much as far as TV productions go, but [[StylisticSuck the unique way]] in which MST3K ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' is filmed means that money now goes a lot further than it ever has, and the falling costs of practical effects means they can do a lot more than they could back in the day. Some examples from the trailer alone include Servo flying in the theater (a similar shot in a Host Segment was only possible in The Movie) while Crow stands on the seats below him and dances, and Gypsy now descending from the ceiling rather than rising up from the floor. And for the first time in the show's history it was cheaper to shoot in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles rather than the Midwest.
1st Sep '17 1:43:18 PM SirSapphire
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* HideYourPregnancy: Kinga's wardrobe was supposed to be a lot more varied and extravagant, but Felicia Day's pregnancy meant she was stuck in her shapeless overcoat all season.
21st Aug '17 8:44:39 AM CosmicFerret
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** "[[Franchise//{{Gamera}} Tibby, Oh Tibby]]"

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** "[[Franchise//{{Gamera}} "[[Franchise/{{Gamera}} Tibby, Oh Tibby]]"
21st Aug '17 8:42:56 AM CosmicFerret
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** Notably, one movie, ''Film/TheMagicSword'' was commented on by the cast (both in-universe and out) as actually being a rather good movie on its own. Similarly, the four "Russo-Finnish" movies, ''Film/TheDayTheEarthFroze'', ''Film/TheMagicVoyageOfSinbad'', ''[[Film/IlyaMuromets The Sword and the Dragon]]'', and ''[[Film/{{Morozko}} Jack Frost]]'' are all usually acknowledged as being beautifully shot and really gorgeous to look at, but very confusing. Kevin Murphy guesses that much of that could be the dubbing. Joel also noted that the original ''Film/{{Gamera}}'' wasn't that bad of a movie.

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** Notably, one movie, ''Film/TheMagicSword'' was commented on by the cast (both in-universe and out) as actually being a rather good movie on its own. Similarly, the four "Russo-Finnish" movies, ''Film/TheDayTheEarthFroze'', ''Film/TheMagicVoyageOfSinbad'', ''[[Film/IlyaMuromets The Sword and the Dragon]]'', and ''[[Film/{{Morozko}} Jack Frost]]'' are all usually acknowledged as being beautifully shot and really gorgeous to look at, but very confusing. Kevin Murphy guesses that much of that could be the dubbing. Joel also noted that the original ''Film/{{Gamera}}'' ''Film/GiantMonsterGamera'' wasn't that bad of a movie.



** "[[Film/{{Gamera}} Tibby, Oh Tibby]]"

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** "[[Film/{{Gamera}} "[[Franchise//{{Gamera}} Tibby, Oh Tibby]]"



* TrustBuildingBlunder: In the ''{{Gamera}}'' episode.

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* TrustBuildingBlunder: In the ''{{Gamera}}'' ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' episode.
16th Aug '17 2:36:37 PM nitrokitty
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* AIGettingHigh: In the episode "Future War", Pearl actually tests the effects of drugs on Tom Servo and Crow by feeding them hallucinogen-laced vegetables. Servo sees a freaky nightmare, but maintains that's how he always sees the world. Crow sees Mike's candybar change brands right in front of his eyes, and freaks out at this, but is otherwise unaffected.
10th Aug '17 11:29:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ValuesDissonance: In-Universe. Once in a while, the show would feature a movie or short that had some instance of this. The riffers would always react to any display of ValuesDissonance in a movie, usually by boo-ing or shouting at the movie. Some examples: a home economics short that suggested women go to college to learn how to be [[StayInTheKitchen good housewives]]. A short that showed a typical day of a trapper finding and capturing animals from the wild to ship them to a zoo. And the end of ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'' which showed the little girl as one of the [[{{Lolicon}} Master's wives]]. At least one movie was actually edited for this reason: ''Invasion of the Neptune Men,'' a Japanese monster movie which featured ''actual aerial bombardment footage of Japan during WWII'' to show destruction of the city by the invading Neptune men. A shot was still included of a building with a picture of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler on the side (it was an advertisement for 'Mein Kampf') being destroyed, leading to the riff: "They blew up the Hitler building!! What's next, the Mussolini Mall?!"

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* ValuesDissonance: In-Universe. Once in a while, the show would feature a movie or short that had some instance of this. The riffers would always react to any display of ValuesDissonance in a movie, usually by boo-ing or shouting at the movie. Some examples: a home economics short that suggested women go to college to learn how to be [[StayInTheKitchen good housewives]]. A short that showed a typical day of a trapper finding and capturing animals from the wild to ship them to a zoo. And the end of ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'' which showed the little girl as one of the [[{{Lolicon}} Master's wives]].wives. At least one movie was actually edited for this reason: ''Invasion of the Neptune Men,'' a Japanese monster movie which featured ''actual aerial bombardment footage of Japan during WWII'' to show destruction of the city by the invading Neptune men. A shot was still included of a building with a picture of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler on the side (it was an advertisement for 'Mein Kampf') being destroyed, leading to the riff: "They blew up the Hitler building!! What's next, the Mussolini Mall?!"
9th Aug '17 7:09:01 AM Mdumas43073
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** The ''Manos'' episode found both Dr. F and Frank actually apologizing to Joel and the 'bots for making them watch it, "but don't tell [Dr. F/Frank] I said it."
** In the ''Overdrawn At The Memory Bank'' episode, Pearl makes it very clear that they're '''not''' making fun of the movie's star, the then-recently-deceased Raul Julia.

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** The ''Manos'' episode found finds both Dr. F and Frank actually apologizing to Joel and the 'bots Bots for making them watch it, "but don't tell [Dr. F/Frank] I said it.that."
** In the ''Overdrawn At The at the Memory Bank'' episode, Pearl makes it very clear that they're '''not''' making fun of the movie's star, the then-recently-deceased Raul Julia.
9th Aug '17 7:06:56 AM Mdumas43073
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* LaughingMad: Twice. Once on Season 9's Devil Fish, where the last scene the film ends with the characters laughing at a bad joke; Tom and Crow continue the laughter all the way through the movie's end credits, gradually sounding more and more unhinged.
** The second one happens in 'Santa Claus': when the white, mechanical reindeer begins to laugh, the three begin to laugh in fear, culminating in a high-pitched, horrible series of gibbering, shrieking and laughing.

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* LaughingMad: Twice. Once on Season 9's Devil Fish, ''Devil Fish'', where the last scene [[EverybodyLaughsEnding the film ends with the characters laughing at a bad joke; joke]]; Tom and Crow continue the laughter all the way through the movie's end credits, gradually sounding more and more unhinged.
** The second one happens in 'Santa Claus': ''Santa Claus'': when the white, mechanical reindeer begins to laugh, the three begin to laugh in fear, culminating in a high-pitched, horrible series of gibbering, shrieking and laughing.
9th Aug '17 7:04:42 AM Mdumas43073
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** "Hercules Against The Moon Men" has Joel repeating "DEEP HURTING" as a MadnessMantra, while "It's only a movie" was used by all three in "Tormented".

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** "Hercules ''Hercules Against The the Moon Men" Men'' has Joel repeating "DEEP HURTING" as a MadnessMantra, while "It's only a movie" was used by all three in "Tormented".''Tormented''.
4th Aug '17 2:24:51 PM paycheckgurl
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** In ''Film/{{Avalanche}}'' Jonah and the bots have a PSA against recent "hybrid B movies" such as ''Film/{{Sharknado}}''.
--> '''Jonah:''' It's not okay to make deliberatly stupid junk, disguised as sincere, heartfelt junk.
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