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Mystery Science Theater 3000: LAST OF THE WILD HORSES  Season 6, Ep 11

"RIDIN' HIGH... WILD... and DARING!" "A Big Action Outdoor Spectacle" A flimsy, coincidence-driven plot drives what amounts to a cowboy clearing his name for murder. The last of the Robert L. Lippert-produced movies MST would do! Also, the last MST film with music by Albert Glasser! But both of these endings are overshadowed by the riffing and sketches in this episode, which parody the Star Trek alternate universe "Mirror, Mirror" episode, with two of everyone runnin' around, evil shenanigans afoot, and, for the first host segment at least, Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank are riffing the movie! YouTube (1h32m) Premiered October 15, 1994. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jan 5, 2017 - 5 comments

Deadwood: Here Was a Man  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

Swearengen directs Farnum to buy back the Garret claim. Garret's wife, Alma, prevails on Calamity Jane and Wild Bill for help with the claim issue. Hickok's respect for Bullock grows and, as a result, he commissions Bullock to do a review of the Garret claim. An ailing colleague, Andy Cramed, rejoins the Bella Union, and Wild Bill's run of luck at poker ends abruptly.
posted by porpoise on Jan 2, 2017 - 8 comments

Deadwood: Reconnoitering the Rim  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3

Competition arrives for Swearengen in the form of the Bella Union, a new gambling outfit from Chicago operated by savvy Cy Tolliver, Madame Joanie Stubbs and gambling guru Eddie Sawyer. Hickok puts up precious collateral in a poker game with McCall, and a threat from Brom Garret regarding his gold claim invites harsh consequences. The relationship between Bullock and Swearengen continues to worsen over the latter's suspicions of Bullock's and Hickok's intentions.
posted by torisaur on Dec 20, 2016 - 11 comments

Deadwood: Deep Water  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 2

As suspicions arise that "road agents" may have been the true perpetrators of the massacre as opposed to Sioux scouts, Swearengen takes a special interest in the health of its sole survivor, a young girl ministered to by the unlikely team of Doc Cochran and Calamity Jane. Brom Garret suspects his newly acquired gold claim may not be all it was advertised.
posted by torisaur on Dec 12, 2016 - 14 comments

Deadwood: Deadwood  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 1

In year 1876, after executing a last act of justice as a Montana marshal, Seth Bullock relocates to a gold mining camp known as Deadwood, where he and partner Sol Star look to start a hardware business. Saloon owner Al Swearengen contends with a bungled robbery turned mass murder that threatens to incite mob violence throughout the camp. Wild Bill Hickok and his companions arrive in Deadwood.
posted by torisaur on Dec 5, 2016 - 25 comments

Westworld: The Bicameral Mind  Season 1, Ep 10

In the Season 1 finale, an ambitious new narrative is revealed by Ford; Dolores embraces her identity; and Maeve’s plan begins to take shape.
posted by litera scripta manet on Dec 4, 2016 - 360 comments

Deadwood?

Would anyone be interested in a Deadwood rewatch? [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Nov 29, 2016 - 18 comments

Movie: In a Valley of Violence

Horror director Ti West (The Innkeepers, House of the Devil) tries his hand at a Western. A mysterious stranger and a random act of violence drag a town of misfits and nitwits into the bloody crosshairs of revenge.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 11, 2016 - 2 comments

Westworld: The Adversary  Season 1, Ep 6

Elsie discovers a possible source of sabotage, while Bernard searches for clues to anomalies in a sector thought to be abandoned. Theresa questions Ford's leadership while Lee encounters a new arrival at Westworld. The Man in Black and Teddy run afoul of a Union garrison in their attempt to cross a border.
posted by litera scripta manet on Nov 6, 2016 - 132 comments

Westworld: Contrapasso  Season 1, Ep 5

Dolores, Logan, and William reach Pariah and are recruited for a dangerous mission; the Man in Black meets an unlikely ally in his quest to unlock the maze.
posted by litera scripta manet on Oct 30, 2016 - 194 comments

Westworld: Dissonance Theory  Season 1, Ep 4

Dolores joins William and Logan on a bounty hunt; The Man in Black finds a critical clue in his search to unlock the maze; Dr. Ford and Theresa discuss the park's future; Maeve is troubled by a recurring vision.
posted by poffin boffin on Oct 23, 2016 - 105 comments

Westworld: The Stray  Season 1, Ep 3

Elsie and Stubbs head into the hills in pursuit of a missing host. Teddy gets a new backstory, which sets him off in pursuit of a new villain, leaving Dolores alone in Sweetwater. Bernard investigates the origins of madness and hallucinations within the hosts. William finds an attraction he'd like to pursue and drags Logan along for the ride.
posted by litera scripta manet on Oct 16, 2016 - 94 comments

Westworld: The Original  Season 1, Ep 1

As another day of fantasy plays out in Westworld - a vast, remote park where guests pay top dollar to share wild-west adventures with android "hosts" - top programmer Bernard Lowe alerts park founder Dr. Robert Ford about incidents of aberrant behavior cropping up in some recently re-coded hosts. Meanwhile, in the Westworld town of Sweetwater, a rancher's daughter named Dolores encounters a gunslinger named Teddy in the street - but their predictable narrative is upended by the appearance of a ruthless Man in Black and, later, by a supporting host's unscripted encounter with an artifact of the outside world. [more inside]
posted by gladly on Oct 3, 2016 - 77 comments

Movie: Jane Got a Gun

A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Sep 3, 2016 - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: GUNSLINGER  Season 5, Ep 11

"Hired to kill the woman he loved!" A woman's husband is shot and, through line of succession, she is hired as the new sheriff. When she tells a local whorehouse to close at night, its proprietor hires a gunman to kill her. But he falls in love with her! How will this wacky situation end? In blood, natch. Corman alert! He uses one of his main actresses, Beverly Garland, who we saw in 503 SWAMP DIAMONDS, to lead this one. Daddy-O tells us this was his last Western. A couple of weird continuity issues are the subject of much mockery from Joel and the bots, especially in one of the later host segments. Speaking of whom, we approach the end of the Joel Hodgson era--the next episode is his last. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered October 9, 1993. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 22, 2016 - 7 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE PAINTED HILLS  Season 5, Ep 10

"Packed with thrills!" Prospector Jonathan is murdered by his partner in an attempt to jump his claim, but the scoundrel didn't count on the valor of Jon's faithful collie, who is driven by VENGENCE! Vengence, and SNAUSAGES! With short Body Care and Grooming: A narrator reminds college students of the shame of not adjusting your appearance to social norms. Another good short, and the first Western MST did -- and the second is the very next episode. (No, I'm not counting the "space western" MOON ZERO TWO.) Furthermore, this is actually a Lassie movie; they took the famous meta-collie's name off the movie for some releases, which is just as well as the dog's name in the movie is actually Shep. Daddy-O informs us that Paul Kelly, the actor who played Jonathan, the victim in the movie, spent two years in prison for manslaughter! This episode contains the last short Joel riffed for MST3K, and there are only two other Joel episodes left.... YouTube (1h31m Premiered September 26, 1993. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jun 15, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Once Upon a Time in the West

Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 20, 2016 - 8 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: Silverado

A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 20, 2016 - 4 comments

Dark Tower Reread/Discussion?

Individual posts for each book with spoilers allowed for the whole series, punching bags passed out for everything past Wizard and Glass? [more inside]
posted by Dormant Gorilla on Mar 2, 2016 - 88 comments

Movie: The Hateful Eight

In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive? [more inside]
posted by naju on Dec 26, 2015 - 90 comments

Movie: Bone Tomahawk

Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Oct 23, 2015 - 10 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Zuko Alone  Season 2, Ep 7

Zuko arrives in a dusty small Earth Kingdom town where he encounters Earth Kingdom soldiers who behave more like bandits than soldiers, and a small boy with an older brother off to war. In the course of interacting with both, Zuko's childhood is revealed in flashbacks, which include how his father rose to the throne of Fire Lord and an introduction to one of the greatest mysteries of Avatar: The Last Airbender. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Jun 8, 2015 - 26 comments

Strange Empire: The Hunting Party  Season 1, Ep 1

A group of women heading for the Canadian border find themselves bereft of their menfolk and installed in Janestown, a prostitute settlement.  [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Oct 19, 2014 - 4 comments

Strange Empire: Calling All Canadians

Any interest in Strange Empire from the CBC? [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Oct 8, 2014 - 8 comments

Hell on Wheels: The Elusive Eden  Season 4, Ep 1

Cullen awaits the birth of his baby, laboring under The Swede's thumb at Fort Smith. Durant deals with the fallout from a railroad accident. [more inside]
posted by The Underpants Monster on Aug 4, 2014 - 1 comment

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