History Trivia / MysteryScienceTheater3000

13th Sep '17 5:38:48 PM MarkLungo
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* ActingInTheDark: None of the actors in the 2017 revival were told who Kinga's mother was.
** In an interview with Matt [=McGuinness=] (the writer/producer who also plays the guy in the purple jumpsuit that randomly appears in Carnival Magic), he sounded just as confused about what will happen with the man in the purple jumpsuit as everyone else.

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* ActingInTheDark: ActingInTheDark:
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None of the actors in the 2017 revival were told who Kinga's mother was.
** In an interview with Matt [=McGuinness=] (the writer/producer who also plays the guy in the purple jumpsuit that randomly appears in Carnival Magic), ''Film/CarnivalMagic''), he sounded just as confused about what will happen with the man in the purple jumpsuit as everyone else.
13th Sep '17 5:24:25 PM dunicha
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** The KTMA episodes were even ''more'' apparent with this. The 5-6 actors sometimes had to work around their outside schedules, resulting in some cases of AbsenteeActor (even Joel missed [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S03E06TimeOfTheApes one episode]]), every one of the theatre segments were improvised, the Mads' set was ''blatantly'' the studio's editing room, and they only ever used on puppet for every character. This last one may not seem like a big deal, but it resulted in the film being visible through Servo's dome.

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** The KTMA episodes were even ''more'' apparent with this. The 5-6 actors sometimes had to work around their outside schedules, resulting in some cases of AbsenteeActor (even Joel missed [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S03E06TimeOfTheApes one episode]]), every one of the theatre segments were improvised, the Mads' set was ''blatantly'' the studio's editing room, and they only ever used on one puppet for every character. This last one may not seem like a big deal, but it resulted in the film being visible through Servo's dome.
2nd Sep '17 1:39:33 PM HalcyonDayz
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** In an interview with Matt McGuinness (the writer/producer who also plays the guy in the purple jumpsuit that randomly appears in Carnival Magic), he sounded just as confused about what will happen with the man in the purple jumpsuit as everyone else.

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** In an interview with Matt McGuinness [=McGuinness=] (the writer/producer who also plays the guy in the purple jumpsuit that randomly appears in Carnival Magic), he sounded just as confused about what will happen with the man in the purple jumpsuit as everyone else.



* AdoredByTheNetwork: Though it would wind up getting ScrewedByTheNetwork later, the old Comedy Channel considered [=MST3K=] its flagship show - when they merged with Ha! to become Creator/ComedyCentral, they threatened to cancel the merger if Ha! insisted on getting rid of [=MST3K=] in spite of the Comedy Channel's anonymity and Ha!'s comparative success. [=MST3K=] also scored an unprecedented three-year contract, which was a big factor in producing the stellar seasons 3, 4 and 5.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Though it would wind up getting ScrewedByTheNetwork later, the old Comedy Channel considered [=MST3K=] ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' its flagship show - when they merged with Ha! to become Creator/ComedyCentral, they threatened to cancel the merger if Ha! insisted on getting rid of [=MST3K=] in spite of the Comedy Channel's anonymity and Ha!'s comparative success. [=MST3K=] also scored an unprecedented three-year contract, which was a big factor in producing the stellar seasons 3, 4 and 5.



** They've channel hopped again, with the season 11 revival airing as a Netflix Original. This is even worked into the plot of the show as Kinga has to be constantly reminded that unlike previous seasons of MST3K, they're airing on Netflix which doesn't use traditional ratings, and thus her plan to make the show a ratings giant and sell to Disney cannot work as conceived.

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** They've channel hopped again, with the season 11 revival airing as a Netflix Original. This is even worked into the plot of the show as Kinga has to be constantly reminded that unlike previous seasons of MST3K, ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', they're airing on Netflix which doesn't use traditional ratings, and thus her plan to make the show a ratings giant and sell to Disney cannot work as conceived.



*** Jonah Ray was a life long fan and has previously cosplayed [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Torgo]], complete with pizza box. He often cites MST3K as his inspiration for wanting to get into commedy in the first place, and has repeatedly said it's his dream job, and that they're taking the host role from his cold, dead hands.
*** Felicia Day got cast because she approached Joel at a convention once to get a selfie with him to make her brother (also a life long MSTie) jealous that she met Joel and he didn't. She once said that when she was 10 watching MST3K was the highlight of her week.

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*** Jonah Ray was a life long fan and has previously cosplayed [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Torgo]], complete with pizza box. He often cites MST3K ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' as his inspiration for wanting to get into commedy comedy in the first place, and has repeatedly said it's his dream job, and that they're taking the host role from his cold, dead hands.
*** Felicia Day got cast because she approached Joel at a convention once to get a selfie with him to make her brother (also a life long MSTie) jealous that she met Joel and he didn't. She once said that when she was 10 watching MST3K ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' was the highlight of her week.



*** Rebecca Hanson, who plays Gypsy and Pearl's clone Synthia, used watch mass amounts of MST3K on [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes recorded tapes]], and her comedy was influenced by the show's. She first got on Joel's radar when she approached him, Trace, and Frank at an autograph booth, and Joel told her he recognized her and the other performers with her from their Second City work.

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*** Rebecca Hanson, who plays Gypsy and Pearl's clone Synthia, used watch mass amounts of MST3K [=MST3K=] on [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes recorded tapes]], and her comedy was influenced by the show's. She first got on Joel's radar when she approached him, Trace, and Frank at an autograph booth, and Joel told her he recognized her and the other performers with her from their Second City work.
12th Aug '17 3:08:03 AM Boba_Fett88
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** Shout! Factory has announced that 12 episodes of the classic series may never be licensed, and unless that changes, Volume [=XXXIX=] is the final release of the classic series.

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** Shout! Factory has announced that 12 episodes of the classic series may never be licensed, and unless that changes, Volume [=XXXIX=] is the final release of the classic series. Those episodes include ''Film/RocketshipXM'', ''Film/GodzillaVsMegalon'', ''Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster'', ''Film/TheAmazingColossalMan'', ''Film/ItConqueredTheWorld'', ''Film/FireMaidensFromOuterSpace'', ''The Eye Creatures'', ''Film/TerrorFromTheYear5000'', ''Film/IWasATeenageWerewolf'', ''Film/TheDeadlyBees'', ''Film/TheSpaceChildren'', and ''Film/QuestOfTheDeltaKnights''.
12th Aug '17 2:59:53 AM Boba_Fett88
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** Even if all the episodes were available on DVD, they'd be out of the average fan's price range. The price of the collections that are out work out to $10 an episode, and as of season 11 there are more than 200 episodes, making a complete [=MST3K=] DVD set cost over $2000.

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** Even if all the Shout! Factory has announced that 12 episodes were available on DVD, they'd be out of the average fan's price range. The price classic series may never be licensed, and unless that changes, Volume [=XXXIX=] is the final release of the collections that are out work out to $10 an episode, and as of season 11 there are more than 200 episodes, making a complete [=MST3K=] DVD set cost over $2000.classic series.
20th Jul '17 11:28:53 PM paycheckgurl
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** Rebecca Hanson who plays Gypsy and Synthia in addition to being a show writer, is married to fellow writer Tim Ryder (who plays Bone Head #1, and played Tom Servo on the ''Watch Out For Snakes'' tour in place of Barron Vaughan who was on paterninty leave).
20th Jul '17 11:20:40 PM paycheckgurl
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** In an interview with Matt McGuinness (the writer/producer who also plays the guy in the purple jumpsuit that randomly appears in Carnival Magic), he sounded just as confused about what will happen with the man in the purple jumpsuit as everyone else.
16th Jul '17 1:14:40 PM SirSapphire
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** Jonah's Kaiju Rap (Every Country Has a Monster) was all one take. Jonah didn't plan on having the wood figures haphazardly fall everywhere, but when it happened Joel told the team to leave it in as it added a bit of the home made charm from the original series (seeing as how that number was the WinTheCrowd moment of season 11 for many it seems to have worked). You can actually see him give a brief OhCrap expression directly to the camera before deciding to just keep going.

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** Jonah's Kaiju Rap (Every Country Has a Monster) was all one take. Jonah didn't plan on having the wood figures haphazardly fall everywhere, but when it happened Joel told the team to leave it in as it added a bit of the home made charm from the original series (seeing as how that number was the WinTheCrowd moment of season 11 for many it seems to have worked). You can actually see him give a brief OhCrap expression directly to the camera before deciding to just keep going. And it almost never happened. The take before this they got through the song perfectly, but on the zoom in for Movie Sign the camera became misaligned and it couldn't be fixed in post.
2nd Jul '17 8:48:37 AM ooh
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--> KINGA: Ok, come on! Disney celebrates fake anniversaries all the time! “Donald Duck turns 90,” “Mickey and Minnie’s 25th Anniversary,” ”The 40th Anniversary of Pulling ''Creator/SongOfTheSouth’ Off the Shelves,” I DON’T KNOW!

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--> KINGA: '''Kinga:''' Ok, come on! Disney celebrates fake anniversaries all the time! “Donald Duck turns 90,” “Mickey and Minnie’s 25th Anniversary,” ”The 40th Anniversary of Pulling ''Creator/SongOfTheSouth’ ''Creator/SongOfTheSouth'' Off the Shelves,” I DON’T KNOW!
2nd Jul '17 8:45:50 AM ooh
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* CanonDiscontinuity: The show's crew insist on referring to the first Comedy Channel season as Season One, and the first season of the Netflix revival as Season 11. The KTMA season is referred to as "Season 0" or "Season K" (for "KTMA") by fans, or "a 22-episode-long pilot" according to Trace Beaulieu. This is even lampshaded at the end of the end of the ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S011E03TheTimeTravelers Time Travelers]]'' episode.
--> '''Kinga:''' Well, Max… that was the 200th episode of ''Mystery Science Theater 3000''! What an achievement!
--> '''Max:''' ''If'' you count the ''old'' series which we had nothing to do with! Technically, this was our ''third'' episode…
--> KINGA: Ok, come on! Disney celebrates fake anniversaries all the time! “Donald Duck turns 90,” “Mickey and Minnie’s 25th Anniversary,” ”The 40th Anniversary of Pulling ''Creator/SongOfTheSouth’ Off the Shelves,” I DON’T KNOW!
** IMDb considers the KTMA episodes as Season One and the Netflix series gets an entirely separate page.
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