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A Way to Fill the "Mystery Science Theater" Void

A Way to Fill the "Mystery Science Theater" Void

I spent an awful lot of nights in high school in my best friend's basement with a bowl of popcorn in my lap and the snarky commentary of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" on TV. I've missed the show ever since it went off the air in 1999, so I was thrilled to learn that Mike Nelson, the show's second host, has started RiffTrax, where he's recording commentaries for a slew of new and vintage movies — Daredevil and the original Willy Wonka among them. Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (Crow) have joined him in the venture, along with various other funny folks including Neil Patrick Harris.

Here's how it works: Download the commentary track for $2.99, rent the DVD in question, sync them up and let the funny begin. Sure, it's not as good as when "MST3K" was free and on my TV every weekend, but I might pay $3 to hear the guys riff on Glitter or the pilot episode of "Lost."

Even if you don't buy a thing, it's worth going to the RiffTrax site just to see the photoshopped movie posters and read the descriptions of the films. I mean, Neil Patrick Harris as Willy Wonka? Glitter described as "a nut-covered cheese log from heaven"? Simply genius. Maybe now my dream of hearing Mike, Crow and Tom Servo take on Gigli will be fulfilled.


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Princess101 Princess101 10 years
i might wanna see it..
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
Yeah, I've been wanting to do this for a few months now. I really want to watch Willy WOnka, because I love it, NPH and MST3K.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
SWEET! I miss MST3K!
Phil Phil 10 years
!!! When I get home, I'm totally downloading this "RiffTrax!" Do they even have a cheeseball of an opening song like MST3K did?
Beauty Beauty 10 years
This is a great idea. I would totally buy RiffTrax, especially since they've brought back some of the old MST3000 characters.
cams cams 10 years
OMG I LOVED MST3K!!!! I have my favorites on tape...(Jack Frost [#1 of all time], Hobgoblins, The Final Sacrifice) This is so exciting! I am definitely going to check it out!
Ashlyn-Rose Ashlyn-Rose 10 years
I watched Daredevil with the RiffTrax. Although the movie's pretty hilarious on it's own, it was worth the $2 to hear the commentary. Pretty funny stuff!
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 10 years
i really like this idea because i loved mystery science theatre!!!!!! i'll be checking it out.
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