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You people have been holding out on me

You know i love Mystery Science Theater. Why didn't you tell me about this?

In recent years MST3K head writer and longtime performer Michael J. Nelson has resurrected the show's comedic sensibility through RiffTrax (http://www.rifftrax.com/). These are MP3 commentary tracks, written and performed by Nelson and often some of his former MST3K cohorts, mocking various movies. For an inexpensive fee, you can download a RiffTrax MP3 from the site, and then play it on your computer or iPod or whatever while watching a DVD of the film that is RiffTrax's chosen victim. When the MP3 and the DVD are properly synchronized, the comments by Nelson and his colleagues will pop up in between lines of dialogue in the film that is under attack.

Since this format doesn't require obtaining the rights to the film being skewered, Nelson and company have been able to move upward to a better, bigger budget class of bad movies to heckle.

Found on one of Peter Sanderson's weekly columns. He also gives a great review of Lee & Kirby's original Galactus trilogy and compares it to the FF sequel (It doesn't hold up).

By fnord12 | July 23, 2007, 4:21 PM | Comics & Movies


it's good to be vindicated.