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MSTies unite!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by newsmanfan, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Well, it was just a tour of the studio. I saw a car in the staff parking lot which must've been Kevin's, as the license plate was a personalized one that said TMSRVO or something like! Inside was more like someone's student apartment that they shared with a bunch of guys than an office. They did have an actual taping studio, where I posed in front of Deep 13 (will see if I can track down that pic), got to see the sets for that, the SOL, and some props including the exterior of the SOL and the MST title asteroid. The main "living room" was neat: beat-up couches and a big old TV where they would sit and watch the film and brainstorm their riffs, while Mary Jo or an intern would type everything the guys said so they could sort through it later, pick the best lines, and write the "script" for each episode.

    It was cool. Here's some links:


    (not mine, but a decent enough bit of info and photos!)
    The Parade of Torgos during the costume contest, however, was AWESOME! Wish I could find a video of it...surely SOMEONE filmed it, although this was before the ubquitous cell phone cam...
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  2. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

  3. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    You got to meet Frank and Trace? That's pretty epic! Were they anything like Forrester/Crow and T'V's Frank?
  4. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Frank IS Frank. That's not an act. Oh, and seeing him dancing in a black leotard and tutu to "Frank Is the Best Frank" during the live show was EPIC! Trace is a little reticent around strangers, but he gamely enough sat there and signed autographs for everyone for hours. I don't have a pic of Kevin or Mike but they were there too, and both very charming. Trace liked my then-hubby's shirt, a neat little parody from Northern Sun with a '50s-style newsman on a tv, watched by a typical '50s family, with the caption "Experts Agree: Everything Is Fine!" and was surprised when we told him the company was based right there in Minneapolis.

  5. Scooterforever

    Scooterforever Active Member

    I went to Cinematic Titanic in Phillie a few years ago and got to meet the cast after the show. Trace and Mary seemed especially nice. I've also talked to Bill Corbett via his "Super-Powered Revenge Christmas" Kickstarter page, as I'm a major contributor to the project. He seems nice as well. I've been watching MST3K since I was a young lad.
  6. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Very cool! Yeah I'm hoping either they or Rifftrax will actually come near enough to me for me to afford to go see 'em live in person. Been too many years.

    Meanwhile...I think my next selections for owning will be "Teenagers from Outer Space" (love the skeleton ray and the killer lobster in silhouette) and Rifftrax's "Transformers".

  7. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I wonder if Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic will ever cross over. Probably unlikely, but it would be pretty cool.
  8. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    It's nice to know that these folks are so... well, nice. And they clearly love their work and their fans.
  9. Lola p

    Lola p Well-Known Member

    Hey, I have a question:

    The rifftraxs live events... What are they rated? (like R, PG-13, etc..)

    I just need to know, because my mom wot let me go to anything R rated.

  10. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I'm currently rewatching several episodes of MST3K. Just finished "Santa Claus", one of my favorites. It's such a goofy flick, and the guyss are cleary getting a kick out of it. I'm now watching another favorite episode, "Lost Continent". While the film itselt is kind of a snore-fest (even with its great cast), the episode is chock full of great riffs. I loved the Hugh Beaumont jokes (especially Mike Nelson's portrayal of Beaumont), and also got a big kick out of the guys making fun of that Dean Martin look-a-like. I haven't gotten through it all yet, but I can say one thing: rock climbing.
  11. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    My buddy Marty and I had that as our daily greeting to one another for months. "Rock climbing." "Rock climbing..."

    Lola, far as I know the shows are unrated. Judging by some of the jokes in "Manos" I'd say probably PG-13. Most of the audience in the theatre where I attended the riff were 20 or 30somethings, with a dose of older fans like me, but I did see a few teens.
  12. Lola p

    Lola p Well-Known Member

    Phew, thats good.

    I am just super excited to go!
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  13. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

  14. Lola p

    Lola p Well-Known Member

    I was watching that today. Funny episode.

    *Where oh werewolf...**
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  15. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I would like to see either RiffTrax or CinemaTitanic do a riff on that cheap, awful (awfully cheap?) 1980's version of "Babes in Toyland" with Keanu Reeves and Drew Barrymore.
  16. Princeton

    Princeton Active Member

    Did you ever see the Nostalgia Critic review of it?
  17. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Yes, in fact i rewatched it while I was writing that post.
  18. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Tell them! They love suggestions. :)

    Rewatched "Gamera vs Guiron" a couple days ago and was happy to find it's the origin of one of my fave lines: "We're from the padding dept.; where's the plot hole?" Had me singing the Gamera song all day afterward. And wondering how Officer Cornjob got his name...yeek!
  19. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Cool. How do I tell them?

    Incidentally, I was thinking about the "First Spaceship on Venus" episode. I always thought the ending was a bit harsh (though this doesn't have to do with MST). One guy loses oxygen, another guy gets blown off of the planet, and another gets stranded on Venus.
  20. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    If you're on Twitter:

    Mike, Frank, and many of the others have their own personal accounts, too. Mike and Frank are regularly hilarious; Frank riffed the entirety of BOTH politcal conventions.

    I think both have their own Faceplant pages as well. And both have websites with email. :)
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