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Mystery Science Theater 3000: OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK  Season 8, Ep 22

"Caught in a future world, his only escape is back in time." Raul Julia is Aram Fingal, who lives in a future dystopia and gets in trouble by scrolling up Casablanca at his data entry job. So he's doppled into a baboon--thankfully, not an anteater--but an impish schoolkid loses his body, so he's then-doppled into the world-running computer for safe keeping. He pretends to be Rick from Casablanca, meets his dead mom of whom he asks, "My nuts?" and runs afoul of both computech Apollonia Jones and the CEO of Novicorp. Look, I've seen the movie several times and I'm just as lost as you are. This has gotta be the most nonsensical movie in MST3K's rich history of nonsense. Gloriously silly and yet seems not to even notice. Made for public television, it's another strong contender for Worst Movie They Riffed. It's filled with heaping helpings of made-up future jargon like a kind of sad Nadsat. Get ready everyone, it's Fingal time! In the host segments, Pearl decides to run her own pledge drive and rake in the dollars. This is the end of season eight of Mystery Science Theater 3000. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered November 22, 1997. 26 episodes left. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Oct 26, 2017 - 33 comments

Movie: Blade Runner 2049

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Oct 5, 2017 - 234 comments

Book: The Peripheral

William Gibson's 2014 novel is a noirish scifi thriller that, as usual for Gibson, raises many more questions than it answers. Set in two different-but-related post-apocalyptic worlds, it's something of a return to his early work, but by no means a rehash. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on Jan 16, 2017 - 7 comments

Movie: Nirvana

Jimi Dini is a video game designer finishing up his latest game, Nirvana, when a virus infection gives the game's main character, Solo, self-awareness. Upon realizing that he's living inside a video game, Solo begs Jimi to delete him which isn't so simple since a copy of the game is on the servers of the company for which Jimi works for and thus begins our adventure....
posted by I-baLL on Nov 16, 2015 - 2 comments

Cyberpunk Club: Existenz or Nirvana?

So, what should we, the Cyberpunk Club, watch next? Existenz has been proposed since it's on Netflix. I proposed Nirvana since it's also on Netflix plus it's my favorite cyberpunk movie. [more inside]
posted by I-baLL on Oct 5, 2015 - 8 comments

Movie: Hackers

A young boy is arrested by the U.S. Secret Service for writing a computer virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday. Years later, he and his new-found friends ... [more inside]
posted by I-baLL on Sep 15, 2015 - 19 comments

Cyberpunk Club: What movie should we watch first?

I'm thinking of what movie we should watch first for the cyberpunk club. I'm leaning towards Hackers since this year is the movie's 20th year anniversary and since it just came out on Bluray. [more inside]
posted by I-baLL on Aug 31, 2015 - 21 comments

Movie: Strange Days

CRFC2: At the turn of the millennium the economy is in the dumps, gas is over three dollars a gallon and the police have become a militarized gang. Scraping the bottom of the barrel is Lenny Nero, who deals in "playbacks", virtual reality recordings that transport their audience to the lived experience of another person. When a woman out of Lenny's past comes to him for help he finds himself drawn into a sprawling conspiracy. TW: graphic depictions of sexual violence. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Oct 27, 2014 - 10 comments

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