OK, so not really the return of everyone’s favorite mock a movie program. But if, like me, you miss the comedy gold only a bad movie can bring, you’ll be happy to know that former MST3K cast members are working on several MST3K-like projects.
Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu and TV’s Frank, among others, are starting a movie riffing company called Cinematic Titanic! That is good news indeed. They are in the process of riffing on a bad movie right now, and will release it before Christmas. Now word on the title, but Joel says “it makes “Manos the Hands of Fate” look like “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” in a car wreck with “Eegah!””. Sounds horribly bad, but good.
This may be a good time to point out that Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy have their own website, RiffTrax, where they produce audio files meant to be played instead of your movie’s or TV show’s soundtrack, where they mercilessly lampoon the thing in MST3K style. And just look at all the SF goodness they make fun of: Spider Man, Heroes episodes 1 and 2, Revenge of the Sith and the Fantastic 4 among many, many others. Watch the previews to decide if you want to download, and if you do, each trax is only a few dollars. Bravo!
If you’d rather get your MST3K-type fix on a DVD, we can accommodate you there as well! Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy have also created 4 DVDs as The Film Crew Online, where they take really bad movies and, well, you know the rest. Killers From Space looks really, really bad.
As much as I liked Mike Nelson in control of the Satellite of Love, I’ll always have a soft spot for Joel. I’m glad to see him back in action, so to speak.