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Mystery Science Theater 3000: MERLIN'S SHOP OF MYSTICAL WONDERS  Rewatch   Season 10, Ep 3

Rewatch! Like some mirror universe version of The Princess Bride, a grandfather tells stories to his grandson, but THIS grandfather is Ernest Borgnine, and THESE stories are horrible tales of soul-draining magic and deadly cursed monkeys, and THIS kid isn't getting any sleep tonight. A highlight of the Sci-Fi Channel run, we're closing in on the most popular episodes now.... Previously.
posted by JHarris on Aug 21, 2019 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: MERLIN'S SHOP OF MYSTICAL WONDERS  Season 10, Ep 3

"In a world where magic truly exists, anything can happen." What if... someone made a movie like The Princess Bride, except instead of Peter Falk he could only get Ernest Borgnine, and instead of a charming and witty tale he had two mediocre made-for-TV fantasy-horror movies, and the kid instead of going to sleep with dreams of high adventure and romance was instead left with nightmares of demonic familiars and cursed deadly toy monkeys? In a world where schlock truly exists anything can happen. I love this one, it's all so bizarre and inexplicable. It's easy to make fun of Ernest Borgnine (hell, I do it too) but he had a long career and seemed like a good guy. In subplot land Pearl performs an experiment on Mike and co. for the Mad Science accreditation board. Taste the rainbow of fruit pain! Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders is available on YouTube. Premiered September 12, 1999. By the way: this was the last new episode of MST3K to appear on the Sci-Fi channel, actually showing after the series conclusion. Ten episodes left. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 28, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Convoy

Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall. [more inside]
posted by valkane on Jun 3, 2016 - 11 comments

Movie: Bad Day at Black Rock

A one-handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 3, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: The Wild Bunch

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 18, 2016 - 0 comments

Movie: The Flight of the Phoenix

After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 14, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Escape from New York

In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 10, 2016 - 14 comments

Murder, She Wrote: Death Takes a Dive  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 16

After receiving a call from Harry McGraw asking for help, Jessica rushes to Boston, only to discovers that he wants her to put up some money to sponsor a prize fighter, Blaster Boyle, in an upcoming fight. When the promoter of Blaster's opponent is found dead and Harry is the prime suspect, Jessica has her hands full trying to prove Harry's innocence while training Blaster for his upcoming fight. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 12, 2015 - 1 comment

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