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David H Wong
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(04-13-2017, 08:12 PM)

Originally Posted by boredJonathan

I'd echo everyone else so far. It's excellent. Kind of shockingly so. Like, I expected to enjoy it - but more so just as another riffing project, or out of nostalgia - but I genuinely think it's living up to the series history.

I've only watched the first 3 episodes (silly life getting in the way of binge watching). The first episode is the roughest, but still very enjoyable. I think this 'roughness' is mostly because it's our first exposure to the newish look, and the new voices, and crew and so on. Part of it is structural as well - feels weirdly rushed and a little disjointed. Not bad by any means, but it was about what I was expecting going into the show.

Episode 2 and 3 though? Holy cow - really nailed it. 2 was much better than 1, and 3 is probably going to go down as a classic for me honestly. I was in *tears* at one point I was laughing so hard.

I really think people who dug the original series will equally dig this. And I hope it finds a new audience as well. It really deserves it.

Yeah episode 2 is among the all-time best for the series, in my opinion. And I hate everything.

I'm only through episode 4 but I'm very surprised by how good this is. I mean this show has always been inconsistent (easy to miss if you've only been watching the 20 Best Episodes Ever for the last few years) so there are still dry spells when the movie doesn't give them much to work with. But I think this proves the show can be an institution that lasts as long as they want it to.
Rodney McKay
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(04-13-2017, 08:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by StopMakingSense

When they announced Elliot Kalan as the head writer, any worries I had really vanished right then. He is literally the exact perfect comedy writer they could have possibly hired for the job. And from the start, I thought Jonah was a great choice for the new host.

WOW, how had I not heard about this until just now?!

I absolutely love Eliott Kalan's humor. I was already excited for this but now I'm over the moon about it!
El Topo
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(04-13-2017, 08:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by kulapik

It's releasing in all English speaking Netflix countries (Canada, UK, AUNZ). Nothing for the rest, which I can understand, since some of the jokes are very hard to adapt. (Plus, rights)

I really hope the episodes will be available in some capacity other than their (really expensive) VHX store.
David H Wong
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(04-13-2017, 08:16 PM)

Originally Posted by Sanjuro

I've watched six episodes. While I never thought possible, it's arguably a more consistent product than the original series so far.

I'd agree with that, though (in my case) four episodes isn't much of a sample size.
BrokenFiction
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(04-13-2017, 08:17 PM)
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Did this get a second run yet?
Sanjuro
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(04-13-2017, 08:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by BrokenFiction

Did this get a second run yet?

Nope.
opoth
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(04-13-2017, 08:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by StopMakingSense

Huh, why's that? Because of the Daily Show

Yes, other bona fides aren't important. Some people hear the words Daily Show and lose it. Just picture GAF's theoretical reaction to like, Rifftrax announcing that Sean Hannity would be permanently joining as their 4th man on stage or whatever.
Whompa02
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(04-13-2017, 08:21 PM)
I heard from a friend who backed this on kickstarter that it was complete garbage.
Complistic
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(04-13-2017, 08:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by xsarien

How's the new Servo?

Kevin Murphy is such a damned high bar to clear. I'm nervous. :/

Different. Don't try and compare, just judge him on his own performance and you should be fine.
opoth
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(04-13-2017, 08:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Whompa02

I heard from a friend who backed this on kickstarter that it was complete garbage.

I read on the internet that everything you read on the internet is true.

In all seriousness though, it's better than I thought it would be, I backed it and hoped it would be good, not great. I was kind of envisioning this season as a dry run for these new guys to learn the ropes with the hope that the lessons learned would eventually lead to great things in potential future seasons. I found that so far, it has exceeded those best case scenario expectations I had.

Aesthetically it reminds me of the Joel era, the theater segments are like a more manic paced version of the SciFi era. That pace ebbs and flows but it's generally tending toward fast. Ultimately, there's always going to be some Joel people, some Mike people, some people who love it all, and others who found the show impenetrable up until now and maybe this new crew will be the ones that help some new people get it. It's certainly not garbage by any stretch of the imagination and it has its own voice but retains the old voice, just like the handover to Mike did.
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superdeluxe
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(04-13-2017, 08:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Jackdog

Any impressions from backers or early reviews?

HOnestly it feels like MST3K, and dare I say it's more consistently good than the original.

Kind of surprised honestly.
Blader
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(04-13-2017, 08:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by xsarien

How's the new Servo?

Kevin Murphy is such a damned high bar to clear. I'm nervous. :/

Only watched the first ep so far, but he sounds alright. Hard to distinguish between his and Jonah's voices during the movie but I think others have said it becomes easier to tell them apart in later episodes.
Sanjuro
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(04-13-2017, 08:59 PM)
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I would say it's safe to say Servo is the least distinct test subject in the episodes I've seen so far....that is until he breaks into song.
mclem
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(04-13-2017, 09:28 PM)

Originally Posted by Rockandrollclown

I'm sure I can get used to a new Crow voice,

Hampton is *excellent*. Absolutely nails it.
ElectricBlanketFire
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(04-13-2017, 10:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Whompa02

I heard from a friend who backed this on kickstarter that it was complete garbage.

That's the first I've seen anyone calling it "garbage" including GAF, Twitter, Facebook, etc...

It's gotten an overwhelmingly positive reception.
Rodney McKay
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(04-13-2017, 10:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Complistic

Different. Don't try and compare, just judge him on his own performance and you should be fine.

Is he better than the guy the had doing Servo's voice in season 1 of MST3K?

I was rewatching the series a few years ago and I couldn't watch many episodes of that season just because I couldn't stand his voice.
ElectricBlanketFire
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(04-13-2017, 10:15 PM)
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We've been accustomed to basically one guy being Servo for 27 years.

It'll take more than one episode to get used to it.
faceless007
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(04-13-2017, 10:15 PM)
Not that I mind at all, but is there a story reason why a new victim kidnapped by a new set of Mads and trapped in a new location would have the same robot friends?

I know, I should really just relax.
Not
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(04-13-2017, 10:17 PM)
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If it's all episodes at once, there goes my free time.
Ginger Hail
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(04-13-2017, 10:19 PM)
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Been enjoying it a lot so far. Hope the rest of y'all enjoy it tomorrow!

Originally Posted by Not

If it's all episodes at once, there goes my free time.

It's Netflix, so that's a given.
-ImaginaryInsider
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(04-13-2017, 10:28 PM)

Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

We've been accustomed to basically one guy being Servo for 27 years.

It'll take more than one episode to get used to it.

Exactly.

Also they had a really tight shooting schedule, and it takes time to find the character. The cast is going to get better and more distinct the longer they do it.
DrForester
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(04-13-2017, 10:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

We've been accustomed to basically one guy being Servo for 27 years.

It'll take more than one episode to get used to it.

I am already a fan of the new Servo and Crow voices about 6 episodes in.
ElectricBlanketFire
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(04-13-2017, 10:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrForester

I am already a fan of the new Servo and Crow voices about 6 episodes in.

Same. I can't believe how seamlessly this has gone for me as a huge fan.
GotchaForce
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(04-13-2017, 10:47 PM)
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Can't wait. Huge MST3K fan, huge Kalan fan. What a great week!
xxracerxx
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(04-13-2017, 10:49 PM)
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I am dying to learn the episode list.
DontBeThatGuy
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(04-13-2017, 10:50 PM)
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I'm really curious about the film lineup, and excited it's gonna focus up on more "recent" stuff.
mclem
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(04-13-2017, 11:45 PM)

Originally Posted by DontBeThatGuy

I'm really curious about the film lineup, and excited it's gonna focus up on more "recent" stuff.

One of the things that's struck me in particular - as someone who's been going through the very early years recently - is how *good* the films in this new series are in terms of film stock quality. While there's occasional graininess still, of course, it's *so* much easier to watch just by virtue of being much better prints than early MST3k.
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Sanjuro
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(04-14-2017, 12:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by DontBeThatGuy

I'm really curious about the film lineup, and excited it's gonna focus up on more "recent" stuff.

Nope. It's reminiscent of the Sci-Fi era selection. No shorts though.

I hope the shorts do return. With this medium though, it honestly is something they could produce in between seasons as well.
Sanjuro
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(04-14-2017, 12:35 AM)
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Mother of God...the end of experiment 1108 is amazing.
forgeforsaken
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(04-14-2017, 12:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by mclem

One of the things that's struck me in particular - as someone who's been going through the very early years recently - is how *good* the films in this new series are in terms of film stock quality. While there's occasional graininess still, of course, it's *so* much easier to watch just by virtue of being much better prints than early MST3k.

I believe the quality of the prints had some bearing on the films they chose, I think Joel talked about that in one of the interviews or Q&As.
Mattamus-Prime
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(04-14-2017, 12:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Jackdog

Any impressions from backers or early reviews?

It's absolutely fashinating....

Seriously though, it's fantastic. I watched the first two episodes twice now (my wife wanted to watch with me) and I'm in tears at how good it is and that MST3K is back. First episode takes an adjustment, but then 2nd is almost top 10.
Skiptastic
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(04-14-2017, 01:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by faceless007

Not that I mind at all, but is there a story reason why a new victim kidnapped by a new set of Mads and trapped in a new location would have the same robot friends?

I know, I should really just relax.

So part of that question is false but to answer it anyway, not really from what I remember. But I watched the first episode on a TV distracted unlike the rest of the season which I've watched on a monitor with headphones.

I'll say that if they don't answer it in the first part of episode 1101, then they don't really answer it the rest of the season.

Originally Posted by Sanjuro

Mother of God...the end of experiment 1108 is amazing.

LOL yes! It was very classic MST3K.
Last edited by Skiptastic; 04-14-2017 at 01:27 AM.
firebricks3
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(04-14-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Oh my god I just realized in ep10 The bad guy is Troxartis!!!
Polioliolio
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(04-14-2017, 02:17 AM)
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Can someone tell me where I've seen the Peterson guy from the first episode?

This guy:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0664850/?ref_=tt_cl_t6


I see nothing in his discography that looks familiar, but I know I've seen his face! Maybe in another MST3K movie?
BlastProcessing
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(04-14-2017, 02:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Polioliolio

Can someone tell me where I've seen the Peterson guy from the first episode?

This guy:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0664850/?ref_=tt_cl_t6


I see nothing in his discography that looks familiar, but I know I've seen his face! Maybe in another MST3K movie?

There is a relatively popular gif from Reptilicus that has been bouncing around the internet for years.

B.K.
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(04-14-2017, 03:29 AM)

Originally Posted by faceless007

Not that I mind at all, but is there a story reason why a new victim kidnapped by a new set of Mads and trapped in a new location would have the same robot friends?

I know, I should really just relax.

Kinga had 10 seasons of MST3k to watch. She could have built new versions of Crow, Gypsy, and Htom Sirveaux and programmed them to be like they were in the episodes she watched.
Machine
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(04-14-2017, 03:31 AM)
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I have been watching the new episodes in order and just watched 1104. I haven't been following the updates very closely so imagine my surprise when I found out that we now have celebrity cameos. This season keeps getting better.
B.K.
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(04-14-2017, 03:32 AM)
I don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but the backer versions on VHX are downloadable now.
superdeluxe
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(04-14-2017, 04:09 AM)
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So what are people's plans at midnight? Watch one? Watch 3-4?
Shard
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(04-14-2017, 04:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe

So what are people's plans at midnight? Watch one? Watch 3-4?

Probably will watch at least one episode.
androvsky
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(04-14-2017, 04:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by B.K.

I don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but the backer versions on VHX are downloadable now.

Yeah, if only I could access those pages on something other than my phone. Argh
DrForester
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(04-14-2017, 04:15 AM)
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Rifftrax did a little shoutout to the show's return during tonight's Rifftrax Live event.
bndadm
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(04-14-2017, 04:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe

So what are people's plans at midnight? Watch one? Watch 3-4?

I will start the first but probably wont finish. I just need to experience it and live for a moment in this new era.
JSoup
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(04-14-2017, 04:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by DrForester

Rifftrax did a little shoutout to the show's return during tonight's Rifftrax Live event.

Please share.
Walker_Boh
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(04-14-2017, 04:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by JSoup

Please share.

It was just the trailer again. I wonder if the new cast is going to show up for their Summer Shorts live show.
DrForester
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(04-14-2017, 04:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by JSoup

Please share.

They mention it's coming out tomorrow (at midnight), then show the trailer.
Venture
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(04-14-2017, 05:02 AM)
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Just restarted my Netflix membership, so I'm all set. I was going to do it eventually anyway but did it today to show a little support for Joel and MST3K. Honestly I'm not getting my hopes up but Ill certainly give it a chance. The preview was promising anyway.
Seraphis Cain
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(04-14-2017, 06:09 AM)
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Less than two hours...I'm so ready for this.
OricWindstar
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(04-14-2017, 06:11 AM)
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This and a new Last Jedi trailer tomorrow. Gonna be a good geek day.
RetroMG
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(04-14-2017, 06:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by DrForester

Rifftrax did a little shoutout to the show's return during tonight's Rifftrax Live event.

Also worth mentioning that the live show was HILARIOUS. Worth picking up whenever it comes out. I don't think I've said, "What the hell?" So many times in a single movie since I saw The Room.

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