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Mystery Science Theater 3000
Manos is definitely a classic. Too bad you didn't get to see many. Basically what happened was this: The show began on public access in Minnesota around 1989-90. It got pretty popular and the creators/hosts were fairly well known comedians in the midwest so they were picked up by Comedy Central. Around 96 Comedy Central dropped them after a protracted game of "jerk the fans around". The Scifi channel picked it up starting in season 8 (The best all around season, IMO) for about 35 episodes total before the new management cancelled it (these are the folks who like to classify movies like Jim Carrey's "Liar, Liar" as being science fiction). The show was killed for good in 99, but continues to live on in the hearts of those of us who were there and is still gaining new fans. It was really a neat concept and a special show, to be sure.
Mystery Science Theater 3000
I noticed one or two people mention MST3K in some previous posts. I'm wondering if any of these folks would like to share their favorite episodes, characters, or "host" segments. Also, here's a link to pretty much the best info site out there for anyone interested. They have a link to a tape trading site.


My personal favs:

Characters: Torgo, the caretaker in "Manos, the Hands of Fate"

Host segment: Tom Servo's "Christmas in Space" essay...for those who know "I mean sure Santa's face would be red, it's a vacum out there. And the reindeer! Ohhh the reindeer...Donner, BOOM! Prancer, BOOM!"

Favorite Episode:

Tough one...have to cheese out here and give multiple answers: Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell, Warrior of the Lost World ("Make it slooooww Mega-Weapon"), and The Undead.

AOTC "Extras"
Hello All.

I'm new to actually posting to the forum, however I've been lurking here for a while. You guys are hilarious and help me make it through my day, believe it or not. I used to be a "fan boy", however in the past year or two I've come to see the light, as I'm a first generation fan. In fact, my OT laserdiscs just arrived last week...woo hoo!!

Any hoo, has anyone watched the "Making of..." documentary on the AOTC bonus disk? One thing that really stood out for me was the look of abject terror on the faces of the people who were doing the cgi Yoda. They were kind of apprehensive about GL's reaction. Was like they were making a hostage tape, or something. The relief was palpable when he said he liked it. Was thinking maybe he locks them up somewhere if he doesn't like what they produce, or something.