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Special Event: The Mads: Mutiny In Outer Space

The Mads are Trace Beaulieu, who played Dr. Clayton Forrester and was the original voice and performer for Crow on Mystery Science Theater 3000, and Frank "TV's Frank" Conniff. They partner with Dumb Industries to riff movies and shorts! We are doing some of their shows in our continuing exploration of the wider universe of riffing. Their most recent show was Mutiny In Outer Space. The Commander of Space Station X-7 has come down with a bad case of space raptures, and his crew has to mutiny to save their station from being destroyed.
posted by JHarris on Feb 22, 2024 - 3 comments

Movie: Akira

[TRAILER] In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after nuking the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles against anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo's supernatural power suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment's secrets. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 15, 2024 - 21 comments

Movie: Strawberry Mansion

In a future where the government records dreams and taxes them, a dream auditor gets caught up in the dreams of an aging eccentric.
posted by gauche on Feb 6, 2024 - 3 comments

Special Event: Mystery Fandom Theater 3000: ELIMINATORS

The fourth of five Mystery Fandom Theater 3000 fan-made episodes, this one riffing the movie Eliminators. A "Mandroid" fights against his(?) master, who has a time machine. It's got so much cheese it might as well be a pizza.
posted by JHarris on Jan 18, 2024 - 6 comments

Movie: The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

[TRAILER] Karel Zeman's 1962 Czechoslovak romantic adventure film, based on the tales about Baron Munchausen. The film combines live-action with various forms of animation and is highly stylized, often evoking the engravings of Gustave Doré. Original title: Baron Prášil. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 15, 2024 - 3 comments

Movie: The Mill

[TRAILER] A businessman (Lil Rel Howery) wakes up beside an ancient grist mill situated in the center of an open-air prison cell with no idea how he got there. Forced to work as a beast of burden to stay alive, he must find a way to escape before the birth of his child. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 11, 2024 - 1 comment

Movie: All Eyes

A disgraced podcast host (Jasper Hammer) interviews an eccentric farmer (Mel Hall) who claims to have a monster living in the woods near his house. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 5, 2024 - 5 comments

Special Event: Mystery Fandom Theater 3000: STARCRASH

What, again? Before the new MST show covered Starcrash, Mystery Fandom Theater 3000 did it, and that's what we're watching tonight!
posted by JHarris on Jan 4, 2024 - 2 comments

Special Event: Mystery Fandom Theater 3000: INVASION OF THE ANIMAL PEOPLE

Second of five fan-made episodes that seek to recreate a Comedy Central-era Mystery Science Theater 3000 experience. The movie is hard to explain... aliens in a round spaceship come to Earth and use a remote-controlled monster to kill reindeer and tear apart houses. There's also a lady they're harassing. Rifftrax covered this movie some 17 years later.
posted by JHarris on Dec 14, 2023 - 6 comments

Glitch: (2022, Kdrama)  Season 1, Ep 0

Glitch (2022) is a Korean scifi drama. Hong Ji-Hyo (Jeon Yeo-been) and Heo Bo-ra (Nana) are childhood friends who are obsessed with UFOs and alien abductions. Years later, they reunite to solve the mystery of Ji-hyo's mysteriously missing boyfriend, which leads to deeper and more sinister mysteries. It's on Netflix in the USA. [more inside]
posted by jabah on Dec 12, 2023 - 1 comment

I Was a Teenage Exocolonist

A narrative RPG with a card battling system and a queer-friendly science fiction vibe. Explore, grow up, and fall in love. The choices you make and skills you master over ten years will determine the course of your life and the survival of your colony. [more inside]
posted by one for the books on Nov 10, 2023 - 8 comments

Special Event: Film Crew: KILLERS FROM SPACE

We're in the final weeks of MST Club's ten-year mostly-weekly run, although we'll probably do other shows from time to time. Tonight's episode is the second Film Crew production (R.I.P. Mike Dodge), about a guy who's killed in a crash, kidnapped by aliens, then forced to aid them in their plans for world domination... which involves irradiated giant lizards. It's like the backstory to a kaiju movie.
posted by JHarris on Nov 9, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Ikarie XB 1

Awesome 1963 Czech scifi film directed by Jindrich Polák about a spaceship crew bound for Alpha Centauri, based on an early Stanislaw Lem novella. It's been called an influence on 2001 (we know Kubrick saw it) and Star Trek. It includes eerie encounters with alien spacecraft, fantastic sets and costumes, a wonderful experimental electro-acoustic score by Zdeněk Liška (who later scored Jan Svankmeyer shorts), and the 2nd best outer space dance scene ever, complete with casual drug-sniffing. Available in a beautiful 2016 restoration from Second Run DVD with neat extras, and currently up at YouTube. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Nov 5, 2023 - 13 comments

Scavengers Reign: The Signal  Season 1, Ep 1

After their deep-space freighter is damaged, the stranded crew of the Demeter must fight to survive on a beautiful yet dangerous planet. (series trailer)
posted by gwint on Nov 3, 2023 - 11 comments

Movie: Viking

A sly, deadpan Canadian comedy about a team of non-astronauts sent into isolation in a desert on Earth because their personalities match the members of an actual ongoing Mars mission that's having interpersonal conflicts. The earthbound team is tasked with mirroring the real astronauts' behavior and coming up with solutions to the Martian team's psychological problems. 100% on RT with 9 reviews, free on Tubi and other options, mostly in French with English subtitles.
posted by mediareport on Oct 24, 2023 - 2 comments

Special Event: Cinematic Titanic: THE ALIEN FACTOR

MST Club's quick jaunt through Cinematic Titanic continues. The movie's about aliens landing and attacking the residents of a small town. In the world of cinema, this appears to be a statistically significant problem.
posted by JHarris on Oct 5, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Crater

After the death of his father, a boy growing up on a lunar mining colony takes a trip to explore a legendary crater, along with his four best friends, prior to being permanently relocated to another planet. [more inside]
posted by 2N2222 on Sep 18, 2023 - 4 comments

Foundation: Creation Myths  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 10

Season finale. Gaal, Salvor, and Hari chart a new path forward on Ignis. Demerzel heads to Trantor, taking actions that will change Empire forever.
posted by Kyol on Sep 16, 2023 - 29 comments

Foundation: Long Ago, Not Far Away  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 9

Dusk and Enjoiner Rue learn Demerzel's origin and true purpose. Tellem's plans for Gaal take a dark turn. On Terminus, Day confronts Dr. Seldon. [more inside]
posted by jjderooy on Sep 7, 2023 - 23 comments

Book: Wool (Silo, Book One) by Hugh Howey

Thousands of them have lived underground. They've lived there so long, there are only legends about people living anywhere else. Such a life requires rules. Strict rules. There are things that must not be discussed. Like going outside. Never mention you might like going outside. Wool is book one in the Silo series, a TV adaptation of which on Apple TV just completed its first season.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 5, 2023 - 4 comments

Foundation: The Last Empress  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 8

Enjoiner Rue confides in Dusk about her distrust of Demerzel. Hober Mallow pulls a daring move. Day sets course for Terminus and the Foundation.< [more inside]
posted by jjderooy on Aug 31, 2023 - 14 comments

Foundation: A Necessary Death  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 7

Salvor begins to question the Mentalics' motives. Hober Mallow's proposal to the Spacers meets resistance. Brothers Constant and Poly stand trial.
posted by Kyol on Aug 25, 2023 - 14 comments

Movie: Fresh Kill

[TRAILER] Shareen and Claire, a lesbian couple living on Staten Island, find themselves ensnared in a vast conspiracy involving a ghost ship of nuclear refuse, ominous television commercials, and deadly cat food. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 0 comments

Foundation: Why the Gods Made Wine  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 6

Day and Queen Sareth make an announcement. Tellem sows seeds of distrust between Gaal and Hari. Hober Mallow reaches his destination.
posted by Kyol on Aug 19, 2023 - 12 comments

Foundation: The Sighted and the Seen  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 5

Gaal, Salvor and Hari arrive on Ignis and meet the source of a strange signal they've been tracking. Dawn and Dusk are suspicious of Day.
posted by Kyol on Aug 13, 2023 - 10 comments

Foundation: Where the Stars Are Scattered Thinly  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 4

Queen Sareth and Dawn share a moment as she tries to learn more about Day. Brothers Constant and Poly bring Hober Mallow to Terminus.
posted by Kyol on Aug 5, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Lola

In 1941, orphaned sisters Thomasina and Martha create the world’s first and only chronovisor, LOLA, to discover music from the future and place bets, before realising it will best be used to help fight the Nazis. But when the sisters clash, the consequences are catastrophic. A found footage style film shot on vintage Bolex cameras. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 13 comments

Movie: +1

[TRAILER] Three college friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a chaos that challenges their friendships - and whether they can stay alive. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Haunter

[TRAILER] Lisa (Abigail Breslin) is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: ARQ

[TRAILER] The oil supply has run dry, and corporations fight against nations for the world's remaining energy supplies. Trapped in a house and surrounded by a gang of mysterious masked intruders, an engineer (Robbie Amell) must protect a technology that could deliver unlimited energy and end the wars that have consumed the world. The only problem is that the technology has created a time loop that condemns him and his friends to relive the same day over and over. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Before I Fall

[TRAILER] Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Blood Punch

[TRAILER] Milton, a college dropout, was only supposed to cook meth for one day. Broken out of rehab by a brash young woman and her trigger-happy ("ex") boyfriend and driven to a remote cabin the woods, Milton finds himself drawn into a dangerous love triangle gone haywire. The couple's deadpan half-truths spin around Milton like a song on repeat. They seem to read him like an open book, until a mysterious message opens his eyes to his cursed existence. With unlimited ammunition, any hunting tool they could desire, and an ever-growing body count, for what did Milton really sign up? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: The Incredible Shrinking Wknd

[TRAILER] It's not a loop, it's a countdown: Alba is trapped in her weekend, forced to relive it over and over again, but each repetition gets a bit shorter. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Infinite Man

[TRAILER] A man's attempt to construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfires when his quest for perfection traps his lover in an infinite loop. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Game Over

[TRAILER] Swapna, a nyctophobic game designer on a turbulent road to recovery from an incident that scarred her deeply, has to fight her inner demons to stay alive in the game called life. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Repeat Performance

Broadway star, Sheila Page (Joan Leslie), shoots Barney (Louis Hayward), her murderous husband on New Year's Eve. She flees her apartment and goes to her producer, John Friday (Tom Conway). When she arrives, it is New Year's day, a year earlier. She has been given the chance to live life over and correct the errors of the past only to find that the end will be the same although the path will be different. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: 41

[TRAILER] A young man discovers a hole in the floor of a local motel that leads to yesterday. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Jagged Mind

[TRAILER] When Billie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) finds herself reliving different versions of the same first date, she must break out of a series of loops created by her manipulative ex-girlfriend (Shannon Woodward). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea

[TRAILER] Former Nazi Klaus Abard survives to the 1990s by taking anti-ageing pills. He plans to use a time travel trip to return to Germany in 1944 and present Hitler with a hydrogen bomb, so that he can win the war. Unfortunately the pilot, woman-chasing Karel Bures, dies on the morning of the trip and his earnest twin brother Jan impersonates him, without knowing about the plot. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Future Cops

[TRAILER] In the year 2043, an evil crime lord is trying to take over the world. Only one government official stands in his way, and plans to send him to prison, so The General and his minions Kent, Thai King, and Toyota travel to the year 1993 to kill the official before he has a chance to get into office. During a battle with The General's minions, the Future Cops Lung, Broom Man Ti Man, and Ah-Sing hear of their evil plan and devise a plan of their own to travel back in time to protect the official. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Conceiving Ada

[TRAILER] Emmy Coer (Francesca Faridany), a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace (Tilda Swinton), founder of the idea of a computer language and proponent of the possibilities of the “difference engine.” Ada’s ideas were stifled and unfulfilled because of the reality of life as a woman in the nineteenth century. Emmy has a plan to defeat death and the past using her own DNA as a communicative agent to the past, bringing Ada to the present. But what are the possible ramifications? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Summer Time Machine Blues

[TRAILER] The members of a sci-fi club accidentally spill Coke on the remote controller of an air-conditioner during summer and suddenly a time machine appears in their sweating bath-like clubroom. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Happy Accidents

[TRAILER] Just as Ruby (Marisa Tomei) is beginning to relish her first-ever healthy relationship, Sam (Vincent D'Onofrio) begins muttering about being a time traveler from the year 2470. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: Waxwork II: Lost in Time

[TRAILER] Lovers (Zach Galligan, Monika Schnarre) flee through centuries on a time-trip of terror in a showdown with a demon lord (Alexander Godunov). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: The Final Countdown

[TRAILER] A time warp takes the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and its captain (Kirk Douglas) back to Pearl Harbor, Dec. 6, 1941. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 9 comments

Movie: Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession

An ordinary Soviet building manager, living in the 20th century, looks like Tsar of All Rus' - Ivan IV the Terrible (1530 - 1584). He'd never known this, until his neighbor created a time machine. AKA Ivan Vasilyevich: Back to the Future. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

[TRAILER] While drinking at their local pub, three social outcasts (Chris O'Dowd, Dean Lennox Kelly, Marc Wootton) attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum. Also starring Anna Faris. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Trancers

[TRAILER] Angel City trooper Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) is sent back in time from 2247 to 1985 L.A. to inhabit the body of his ancestor. Deth's assignment is to find his archenemy, Whistler (Michael Stefani), who turns people into zombies, before the fiend is able to kill all the ancestors of the future's governing council. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Il Mare

[TRAILER] In the year 1999, a young woman leaves her quaint seaside house and returns to the city, leaving in the mailbox a card for the next owner, with instructions to forward any mail of hers to the new address. In the year 1997, a jaded young architect moves into the same house--and finds the letter. His reply, which he slips into the mailbox, finds its way to her, beginning a parallel-time love story separated by a span of two years. If this sounds like The Lake House, it's because that film was a remake of this one. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: The Jacket

[TRAILER] Amnesiac Gulf War veteran Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) can't explain why he's been found at the scene of a murder. Ordered to a mental hospital, Jack is subjected to Dr. Thomas Becker's (Kris Kristofferson) unusual treatment plan, which involves mysterious injections, sensory deprivation and confinement in a straitjacket. Locked away on his own, Jack discovers he can travel to the future, where he's compelled to help a onetime acquaintance (Keira Knightley) and investigate his own odd fate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 3 comments

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