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Outer Range: The End Of Innocence  Season 2, Ep 7

Time is a motherf**cker. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on May 18, 2024 - 0 comments

Outer Range: Do-Si-Do  Season 2, Ep 6

Autumn's erratic behavior reaches a fever pitch. Royal and Cecilia take matters into their own hands.
posted by EmpressCallipygos on May 18, 2024 - 0 comments

Outer Range: All The World's A Stage  Season 2, Ep 5

Royal rediscovers an unlikely ally; Cecilia grapples with the possibility of Autumn's identity as Autumn becomes increasingly unhinged.
posted by EmpressCallipygos on May 18, 2024 - 0 comments

Outer Range: Ode to Joy  Season 2, Ep 4

Royal and Cecelia become desperate in their attempt to save their ranch. The Tillerson's are dealt with a startling turn of events.
posted by EmpressCallipygos on May 18, 2024 - 0 comments

Outer Range: Everybody Hurts  Season 2, Ep 3

In which we check in on Sheriff Joy and Autumn continues to baffle. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on May 18, 2024 - 0 comments

Outer Range: Traces To Somewhere  Season 2, Ep 2

Perry seeks help from an unexpected family member. The Tillersons promise revenge against the Abbotts, while Royal contends with a new threat to the West Pasture.
posted by EmpressCallipygos on May 18, 2024 - 0 comments

Outer Range: One Night In Wabang  Season 2, Ep 1

In the aftermath of the bison stampede, the Abbott family is more fractured than ever. Royal and Cecilia confront some difficult truths as they fight to keep their family together. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on May 18, 2024 - 2 comments

Movie: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

[TRAILER] Many years after the reign of Caesar, a young ape goes on a journey that will lead him to question everything he's been taught about the past and make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 10, 2024 - 15 comments

Special Event: Mining Accident Theater: WAR OF THE ROBOTS

MST Club presents.... Okay, this one requires some explanation. MST Club has lately been doing "expanded universe" riffs, like Rifftrax and The Mads Are Back, but has also been presenting fan-made riffing productions, like this one. Many old fanriffs are lost to the ages, sadly, but this one is quite recent, like two-weeks-ago recent! Mining Accident Theater is the story of Bogdan Smithee, a person trapped in an abandoned mine, with nothing but coworker Tom MacDonald and stranded rescuer Katherine Sprakehunter, and a bunch of old filmreels, to keep them company. There's no "Shadowrama" effect, their comments are just voiceovers. Up to this point MAT has only riffed shorts. This is their first attempt at riffing a full movie, and it's a doozy. It doozes. It's Alfonso Bresca's WAR OF THE ROBOTS, a movie where the robot army is composed of bodybuilders with Prince Valiant haircuts, the ultimate evil lady leader is named "Lois," and... well, you should see it for youself. On Youtube. Here. (1 hour 42 minutes) It was released April 2024. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 9, 2024 - 0 comments

Movie: Doomsday

[TRAILER] When the first outbreak of the Reaper virus hit Scotland, Eden Sinclair was one of the last to escape containment and had to leave her mother behind. Twenty-five years later, Maj. Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) leads a team back into the hot zone to find a counteragent to the virus, which has re-emerged in London. She and her comrades wage a desperate battle for survival against feral survivors, as they try to prevent it from ushering in a new dark age. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 6, 2024 - 9 comments

Movie: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

[TRAILER] Captain William "Buck" Rogers (Gil Gerard) is a jovial space cowboy who is accidentally time-warped from 1987 to 2491. Earth is engaged in interplanetary war following a global holocaust, and Buck's piloting skills make him an ideal starfighter recruit for the Earth Defense Directorate, where his closest colleagues are Dr. Huer (Tim O'Connor), squadron leader Col. Wilma Deering (Erin Gray), the wisecracking robot Twiki (voiced by cartoon legend Mel Blanc), and a portable computer-brain named Dr. Theopolis. Produced as a television pilot, but released theatrically in advance of the TV show. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 1, 2024 - 29 comments

Movie: X-Men: First Class

[TRAILER] In the early 1960s, during the height of the Cold War, a mutant named Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) meets a fellow mutant named Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender). Despite their vastly different backgrounds -- Charles grew up with a wealthy family, while Erik lost his parents at Auschwitz -- the two become close friends. As the world teeters on the brink of a nuclear war, Charles and Erik join forces with other mutants to save humanity. However, a situation soon tears the friends apart. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 30, 2024 - 14 comments

Movie: The Wolverine

[TRAILER] Lured to a Japan he hasn't seen since World War II, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) finds himself in a shadowy realm of yakuza and samurai. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 30, 2024 - 4 comments

Movie: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

[TRAILER] After seeking to live a normal life, Logan (Hugh Jackman) sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 29, 2024 - 7 comments

Movie: X-Men: The Last Stand

[TRAILER] When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men—led by Professor Charles Xavier—and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organised under Xavier’s former ally, Magneto. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 29, 2024 - 10 comments

Movie: X-Men

[TRAILER] Two mutants, Rogue (Anna Paquin) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 26, 2024 - 17 comments

Movie: Dead End Drive-In

[TRAILER] In the future, a health nut and his tag-along girlfriend become trapped in a drive-in theater that has become a concentration camp for outcast youths. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 19, 2024 - 3 comments

Movie: Arcadian

[TRAILER] In a near future, life on Earth has been decimated. Paul (Nicolas Cage) and his twin teenage sons (Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins) find tranquility by day but terror by night when ferocious creatures awaken and consume all living souls in their path. Faced with an impossible situation, the boys come up with a desperate plan for survival, using everything their father taught them to keep him alive. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 14, 2024 - 1 comment

Special Event: The Mads: Battle Of The Worlds

MST Club presents this 2022 riff of a 1961 movie. It's referred to as Season 3, episode 1 of The Mads Are Back. A mysterious rogue planet called The Outsider is approaching the Earth, and everything but Professor Benson thinks it'll hit! Prof Benson is right, but that's only the beginning of Earth's problems. At the end, a little dog is sad.
posted by JHarris on Apr 11, 2024 - 1 comment

Pantheon: Season 1 (all episodes)  Season 1, Ep 0

Bullied teen Maddie begins receiving messages from a mysterious stranger that claims to be her recently deceased father, David; his consciousness has been uploaded to the cloud after an experimental brain scan, and it turns out he's not the only one. [more inside]
posted by rikschell on Apr 11, 2024 - 1 comment

Resident Alien: Homecoming   Season 3, Ep 8

Harry and Asta team up with an unlikely ally to save Earth. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Apr 9, 2024 - 3 comments

Movie: Invention for Destruction

[TRAILER] Also known as The Fabulous World of Jules Verne. An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano. Karel Zeman's legendary Czechoslovak black-and-white science fiction adventure film, based on several works by Jules Verne. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 7, 2024 - 1 comment

Resident Alien: Here Comes My Baby  Season 3, Ep 7

Harry learns about love and happiness. Ben learns that Joe may not be what he seems after following Liv and Mike. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Apr 2, 2024 - 4 comments

Movie: Bride of Re-Animator

[TRAILER] Unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Dr. West (Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life... starting with the heart of his young protégé Dan's dearly deceased Meg Halsey. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 2, 2024 - 7 comments

Resident Alien: Avian Flu  Season 3, Ep 4

While Harry falls in love for the first time, Asta takes Jay to a party at the rez to meet her family.
posted by miss-lapin on Mar 23, 2024 - 2 comments

The Andromeda Strain: Full Series, 2 episodes (2008)  Season 1, Ep 1

[Trailer] A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped. [more inside]
posted by Marky on Mar 21, 2024 - 1 comment

Movie: The Andromeda Strain

[TRAILER] Virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite. A group of eminent scientists led by Dr. Jeremy Stone scramble to a secure laboratory and try to first isolate the life form while determining why two people from Piedmont - an old alcoholic and a six-month-old baby - survived. The scientists methodically study the alien life form unaware that it has already mutated and presents a far greater danger in the lab, which is equipped with a nuclear self-destruct device designed to prevent the escape of dangerous biological agents. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 18, 2024 - 18 comments

Resident Alien: 141 Seconds   Season 3, Ep 3

Harry tags along on Ben, Kate and Max's family trip, hoping the mayor will lead him to answers. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Mar 16, 2024 - 3 comments

Resident Alien: The Upper Hand  Season 3, Ep 2

D'arcy inserts herself into Harry's mission, while Kate grows more uncomfortable in her own home. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Mar 16, 2024 - 0 comments

Special Event: Rifftrax: Prisoners of the Lost Universe

MST Club presents! We're going back and forth between The Mads and Rifftrax in this phase of our riff watching project. This week Rifftrax is up, with the movie Prisoners of the Lost Universe. You may have seen a bit of it before: when Film Ventures International repurposed Ator the Fighting Eagle into Cave Dwellers, they gave it a generic fantasy scene behind the opening credits: that, it turns out, was from Prisoners of the Lost Universe. IMDB says: "Three people are transported into a parallel reality, where they find they must use modern technology, but medieval weapons, in order to save the citizenry from a murderous warlord." Selective technology, got it. For more on Rifftrax, see inside. This riff was released in 2012. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 7, 2024 - 2 comments

Movie: Battlefield Earth

[TRAILER] In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl (John Travolta), the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of humanity as slaves. What is left of the human race has descended into a near primitive state. After being captured, it is up to Tyler (Barry Pepper) to save mankind. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 6, 2024 - 24 comments

Movie: Her

[TRAILER] In the not so distant future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer, purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every need. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system (Scarlett Johansson). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 29, 2024 - 5 comments

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 - 22 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 - 5 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

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