History Series / MysteryScienceTheater3000

23rd Aug '16 5:00:53 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* OutOfOrder: A common practice in the Sci-Fi era was to air a season's episodes seemingly at random, which wouldn't have made much impact in the old days -- if not for the fact that they also kept demanding the show contain story arcs. The crew at Best Brains was eventually left so frustrated that they had to tag "Previously On..." bumpers on the broadcast versions just to keep things coherent.



** Tom Servo gets in on the fun (coincidentally in the same episode as ''Film/TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures'', an OverlyLongTitle]], with "[[FunWithAcronyms HELPING CHILDREN THROUGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT]]". No, it's not HECTRAD, each letter in that statement stands for something else.
*** AuthorAppeal: Frank Conniff loved gags like that, so they would often indulge him with skits such as this one.

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** Tom Servo gets in on the fun (coincidentally in the same episode as ''Film/TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures'', an OverlyLongTitle]], OverlyLongTitle in itself), with "[[FunWithAcronyms HELPING CHILDREN THROUGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT]]". No, it's not HECTRAD, HECTRAD -- each letter in that statement the acronym stands for something else.
*** AuthorAppeal: Frank
else. [[note]]Frank Conniff loved gags like that, so they would often indulge him with skits such as this one.[[/note]]



** [[GroundhogDayLoop Mike's tripping!]] from ''Film/FinalJustice''.

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** In a similar vein, the bit in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E22TeenageCrimeWave Teen-Age Crime Wave]]'' in where Frank's alter-ego Doughy Man is repeatedly shot with Mace Mousse by Clay and screams in agony.
** [[GroundhogDayLoop Mike's tripping!]] "Mike's tripping!"]], from ''Film/FinalJustice''.
21st Aug '16 11:20:31 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* CreatorProvincialism: Many, many jokes in the old series were only ones that Wisconsinites and Minnesotans could get, and which caused serious confusion among the show's early Internet fanbase (such as "Hamdingers", a potted meat briefly produced in the 70's and so obscure that it became the equivalent of CowTools). This is especially present in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E10TheGiantSpiderInvasion The Giant Spider Invasion]]'', where the crew gets a lot of mileage out of the film's rural-Wisconsin setting, riffing on almost-forgotten local ephemera like Dave Dudley and the Hartwig Gobbler.

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* CreatorProvincialism: Many, many jokes in the old series were only ones that Wisconsinites and Minnesotans could get, and which caused serious confusion among the show's early Internet fanbase (such as "Hamdingers", a potted meat briefly produced in the 70's and so obscure that it became the equivalent of CowTools). This is especially present in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E10TheGiantSpiderInvasion The Giant Spider Invasion]]'', where the crew gets a lot of mileage out of the film's rural-Wisconsin setting, riffing on almost-forgotten local ephemera like Dave Dudley and the Hartwig Gobbler.[[note]]This unfortunately led to some perceiving the creators as naive and sheltered; Mary Jo Pehl recalled that during a lunch meeting with Gramercy studio execs, one asked if they'd heard "out there" about this thing called the O.J. trial. ''In 1995''.[[/note]]
21st Aug '16 11:13:31 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* CreatorProvincialism: Many, many jokes in the old series were only ones that Wisconsinites and Minnesotans could get, and which caused serious confusion among the show's early Internet fanbase (such as "Hamdingers", a potted meat briefly produced in the 70's and so obscure that it became the equivalent of CowTools). This is especially present in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E10TheGiantSpiderInvasion The Giant Spider Invasion]]'', where the crew gets a lot of mileage out of the film's rural-Wisconsin setting, riffing on almost-forgotten local ephemera like Dave Dudley and the Hartwig Gobbler.
18th Aug '16 2:00:38 PM Tre
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The film proved to be a stretch too far, though. It not only drove out Trace Beaulieu, but also led to the show's cancellation. After a period of uncertainty, ''[=MST3K=]'' was [[ChannelHop sold]] to the SciFiChannel (now [=SyFy=]), where it ran for three additional seasons and underwent further cast changes: Bill Corbett became the voice of Crow, while staff writer Mary Jo Pehl took the role of Dr. Forrester's even-more-evil mother, Pearl (by the end of the show's run, none of the original KTMA cast remained on the show). ''[=MST3K=]'' ended in 1999, but for contractual reasons, it was rerun on [=SyFy=] in random time slots until sometime in 2004.

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The film proved to be a stretch too far, though. It not only drove out Trace Beaulieu, but also led to the show's cancellation. After a period of uncertainty, ''[=MST3K=]'' was [[ChannelHop sold]] to the SciFiChannel Sci Fi Channel (now [=SyFy=]), Creator/{{Syfy}}), where it ran for three additional seasons and underwent further cast changes: Bill Corbett became the voice of Crow, while staff writer Mary Jo Pehl took the role of Dr. Forrester's even-more-evil mother, Pearl (by the end of the show's run, none of the original KTMA cast remained on the show). ''[=MST3K=]'' ended in 1999, but for contractual reasons, it was rerun on [=SyFy=] Sci Fi in random time slots until sometime in 2004.



* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Amazing Colossal Episode Guide'', which covers every episode the first six seasons in extreme detail and gives a basic synopsis of the KTMA season and what a viewer at the time could expect from season seven. The KTMA season and seasons 7 would later be given more detail at [=MST3KInfo.com=], and the SciFi website covered seasons 8-10. (The SciFi pages are now defunct, but available amongst the archives of Satellite News.)

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* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Amazing Colossal Episode Guide'', which covers every episode the first six seasons in extreme detail and gives a basic synopsis of the KTMA season and what a viewer at the time could expect from season seven. The KTMA season and seasons 7 would later be given more detail at [=MST3KInfo.com=], and the SciFi Sci Fi website covered seasons 8-10. (The SciFi Sci Fi pages are now defunct, but available amongst the archives of Satellite News.)
16th Aug '16 3:13:38 PM Blazer
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Joel Hodgson [[http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/mystery-science-theater-3000-reboot-may-come-online-in-not-too-distant-future-1201161437/ announced]] in 2014 that he was trying to launch a {{revival}} of the show for online streaming in spring of that year, with an all-new host. In November 2015, [[http://deadline.com/2015/11/mystery-science-theater-shout-factory-1201617524/ Shout! Factory purchased the property rights of the series from Best Brains]], and subsequently, [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k?ref=nav_search Joel announced a]] Website/{{Kickstarter}} project to help fund the reboot, which tentatively stars [[Podcast/NerdistPodcast Jonah Ray]] as Jonah Heston, the third host character after Joel and Mike; Creator/FeliciaDay as new Mad Kinga Forrester, Clayton's daughter and Pearl's granddaughter; and Creator/PattonOswalt as TV's Son of TV's Frank. With only 3 hours remaining with the Kickstarter, Joel accomplished his final stretch goal and made over $6.3 million, allowing ''fourteen new episodes'' and a holiday special to be made and released on Netflix. Speaking of Kickstarter, on March 8, 2016 the ''[=RiffTrax=]'' crew launched a Kickstarter project for a live show to commemorate their tenth anniversary. The show, held in Minneapolis on June 28 of that year, [[http://www.avclub.com/article/rifftrax-exclusive-joel-hodgson-and-jonah-ray-join-234659 was highlighted by an [=MST3K=] reunion]], with Nelson, Murphy, and Corbett joined by fellow alumni Hodgson, Beaulieu, Conniff, Pehl, and Bridget Jones Nelson (and new host Jonah Ray) for a night of shorts-riffing.

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Joel Hodgson [[http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/mystery-science-theater-3000-reboot-may-come-online-in-not-too-distant-future-1201161437/ announced]] in 2014 that he was trying to launch a {{revival}} of the show for online streaming in spring of that year, with an all-new host. In November 2015, [[http://deadline.com/2015/11/mystery-science-theater-shout-factory-1201617524/ Shout! Factory purchased the property rights of the series from Best Brains]], and subsequently, [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k?ref=nav_search Joel announced a]] Website/{{Kickstarter}} project to help fund the reboot, which tentatively stars [[Podcast/NerdistPodcast Jonah Ray]] as Jonah Heston, the third host character after Joel and Mike; Creator/FeliciaDay as new Mad Kinga Forrester, Clayton's daughter and Pearl's granddaughter; and Creator/PattonOswalt as TV's Son of TV's Frank. With only 3 hours remaining with the Kickstarter, Joel accomplished his final stretch goal and made over $6.3 million, allowing ''fourteen new episodes'' and a holiday special to be made and released on Netflix. Speaking of Kickstarter, on March 8, 2016 the ''[=RiffTrax=]'' crew launched a Kickstarter project for a live show to commemorate their tenth anniversary. The show, held in Minneapolis on June 28 of that year, [[http://www.avclub.com/article/rifftrax-exclusive-joel-hodgson-and-jonah-ray-join-234659 was highlighted by an [=MST3K=] reunion]], with Nelson, Murphy, and Corbett joined by fellow alumni Hodgson, Beaulieu, Conniff, Pehl, and Bridget Jones Nelson (and new host Jonah Ray) for a night of shorts-riffing. \n As well, the series will be put on to syndication on the digital channel "Comet" starting September 4th.
13th Aug '16 4:51:12 PM nombretomado
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** [[DirtyHarry "It was Callahan! The big one! He did this to me!"]] when a particularly sleazy character appears.

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** [[DirtyHarry [[Film/DirtyHarry "It was Callahan! The big one! He did this to me!"]] when a particularly sleazy character appears.
8th Aug '16 8:32:42 PM serizawa3000
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*** The first few Season 1 episodes began in Deep 13, based on the notion that the show is the Mads' video documentation of their experiments on Joel, before the focus switched to Joel and the bots.
1st Aug '16 6:02:51 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Nelson's ''Podcast/RiffTrax'', launched in 2006, was the second and more successful spin-off, giving the ''MST'' treatment to popular movies and TV shows via [[AlternateDVDCommentary mp3 "commentary" tracks for DVDs]] (as well as DRM-free pre-synched videos of the cast making fun of public domain short films). The series started with just Nelson, though after a short period of time Corbett and Murphy started doing guest spots before joining full time. The majority of releases feature all three. A few celebrities and former MST stars have shown up for occasional shorts or movies. [=RiffTrax=] also began in 2015 to re-release full DRM-free episodes of [=MST3k=] on a weekly basis, with every re-release featuring brand new introductions by Mike, Kevin, and Bill.

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* Nelson's ''Podcast/RiffTrax'', launched in 2006, was the second and more successful spin-off, giving the ''MST'' treatment to popular movies and TV shows via [[AlternateDVDCommentary mp3 "commentary" tracks for DVDs]] (as well as DRM-free pre-synched videos of the cast making fun of public domain short films). The series started with just Nelson, though after a short period of time Corbett and Murphy started doing guest spots before joining full time. The majority of releases feature all three. A few celebrities and former MST stars have shown up for occasional shorts or movies. [=RiffTrax=] also began in 2015 to re-release full DRM-free episodes of [=MST3k=] on a weekly basis, with every re-release featuring brand new introductions by Mike, Kevin, Nelson, Murphy, and Bill.Corbett.
1st Aug '16 1:00:00 PM speedyboris
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** Variants of this appear in a lot of episodes: "We've secretly replaced their regular coffee with Folgers Crystals, let's watch."



** Variants of this appear in a lot of episodes: "We've secretly replaced their regular coffee with Folgers Crystals, let's watch."
1st Aug '16 12:59:37 PM speedyboris
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** Variants of this appear in a lot of episodes: "We've secretly replaced their regular coffee with Folgers Crystals, let's watch."
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