Mid-Month Viewing Party Anyone? >>> POD PEOPLE OPEN THREAD - 20 MAY 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Poll for where everyone is at so we can sort out times!

  • North/South America
  • Western Africa/Europe
  • India/China
  • Australia/NZ
  • I’m not close to any of these, more options please!

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Ah, but my friend - tiered watch times mean you get to watch 3 movies with friends! Triple the fun! :smiley:

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True. Could even expand to have each region choose their own movie, but if it suits other regions everyone can join? Multi movie mid may mania :grin:

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Let’s go bananas! We can’t expect our amazing hosts to give us something live EVERY weekend. … Can we? :thinking: Maybe if we were to lock them up in a moon base…

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One thing I would say based on the last fan organised watchalong , there was a bit of ‘well this movie always shows up’ , so I’d like to see more obscure episodes up for voting , as we are likely to see more popular episodes appearing as live event options anyway.

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If we wanted to use Turkey Day as a barometer of what episodes have been featured more than others, there’s a thread for that:

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Ooh, good call. I haven’t actually hosted any kind of viewing party and have no idea what I’m doing, I’m just really enjoying breaking up the pandemic monotony with a MST3K event once every few weeks (or more frequently if possible)! I hadn’t really thought about people getting fussy about it since the goal was just to have a little fun as a community. :sweat_smile:

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The fun part will be when the Screening Bunker upgrades are finished and everyone will be able to set up their own private watch parties inside the Gizmoplex.

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The impromptu gathering for City Limits went exceptionally well. I would totally be down for another!

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Ever so slightly less than impromptu since we’re talking about like 3 weeks out, but… Adult spontaneity ftw…? O_o

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Which vault pick are we watching together next week, MSTIES?

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I vote Pod People, only because I remember a few of us wondered about a tribute episode of its own in the live thread.

That, and there’s plenty of flying over trout with the wind in your eyes, while searching for a clown in the sky. I heard it stinks!

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I second this vote. All in favor say Aye!

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it stinks mystery science theater 3000 GIF

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Pod People is a legendary episode and a sentimental favorite. It was the very first one I watched, after all!

I would totally be in favor!

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Second one here, after Alien from L.A.!

And it was something of a chunk of time after that one. I caught Alien from L.A. on MTV’s Comedy Weekend promo event (purely by accident), and after everything I read about this series that I wanted to see, I FREAKED OUT.

I caught Pod People by accident, too, thanks to some late-night channel surfing and landing on a local Fox affiliate that happened to be playing the Mystery Science Theater Hour. Again, predictably, I FREAKED OUT.

Soft spot for both of them.

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I had a similar experience but I don’t know what the actual episode was because I came across it in the middle of it. It was airing on Wisconsin PBS and I tried so hard to find it or figure out if it would be back the following week but that was before we had THE INTERNET :scream:

I know I started watching it when it was still on Comedy Central and I was all in when it came to Sci-Fi, never missing an episode. I sat there every week and recorded it on VHS, which is such a quaint idea these days. So thankful for the livestreams and The Gizmoplex so I can finally fill in any episodes I may have missed over the years.

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Why not something less famous?

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My plan was to rolld a d6 and let random chance choose the vault pick to watch per the discussion earlier here.

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thanks for the link, i didn’t see that discussion before. honestly i’m up for anything (but i’m planning to rewatch Werewolf and Pod People by the end of the month).

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