Ankle Biters, a movie about midget vampires which could have been awesome except that the “filmmakers” didn’t play up the camp aspect and did it as a “serious” movie.
Anything to with their show. I hate to betray my demographic but I don’t like it. Never did.
[ETA- I relent slightly to say that I enjoyed Jennifer Anniston in Office Space , even if she didn’t have that much to do.]
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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. Though I guess that’s more of one Rifftrax would do than MST3K.
Forbidden Planet might actually be too good for MST3K… although any opportunity to watch it again is a welcome one, and I imagine the writers could go to town on the Shakespeare connections.
I’m guessing heavy-duty Z-movie classics like Plan 9 from Outer Space, The Room, and Troll 2 have been avoided thus far because they’re obvious choices, but I’d be down for any of them to appear on MST3K. As for more obscure picks, there’s always The Skateboard Kid, featuring the voice of Dom DeLuise as a sentient, flying robotic skateboard:
We’ve survived Merlin’s Shop and Mac And Me and A Talking Cat?!
We could get through this together, too.
Wow, that movie is giving off a real strong Mac & Me vibe…
What if Robin Hood but heavily borrowed from Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy?
Quick thought (and apologies if it was mentioned earlier and I just missed it in this thread): has there been any consideration to them doing the movies that Film Ventures used in the credits for Pod People and Cave Dwellers (Galaxy invader and Taur, The Mighty respectively)?
Don’t suppose we’d be lucky enough to get The Stranger And The Gunfighter , starring Lo Lieh and our own Lee Van Cleef. I bet at least a quarter of the riffs would just be callbacks to It Conquered The World and Master Ninja , and I totally support that.
File this under “never going to happen” (Larry), but I’d love to see MST3k riff Highlander (I know Rifftrax have done it, but they can’t decapitate any of their cast during the host segments!)
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Honestly, I feel like any movie that’s a parody of other movies is basically one giant riff already; no need to riff on the parody. Go to the original source material though, and now we’re talking.
I was reminded of this yesterday watching that old clip of Norm MacDonald and Courtney Thorne-Smith on Late Night With Conan O’Brien that’s been going around the Internet–Chairman of the Board, that infamous Carrot Top flop that didn’t even gross $200k on a $10 million budget. Norm was spot-on in calling it “Box Office Poison”.
I’ve mercifully forgotten its name. But about ten years ago someone tried to do a Memento-esque cop show in which the bootheel-faced, boring “hero” is living two parallel lives at once after almost dying in a car wreck. In one reality, his wife perished, but in the other, his son did. He doesn’t know which reality is the “correct” one. It was a super-ambitious idea (apart from being yet another cop show with an unlikable bootheel-faced White guy as star) and it was bad, bad, bad. Anyone remember the name? I feel like MST3K could have a ball with it.
I think you’re thinking of NBC’s Awake with Jason Isaacs.
I’m sure his Mom and his pets love him a lot, as a person. But the whole time I was sitting through it, all I could think of was, “Sorry. I’m really unappealing” and “How can you not love a skull like this?!”
Yeah, I thought the premise was innovative, but the execution left something to be desired.
I would’ve much rather seen each reality’s shrink run into each other on the astral plane and have an hour-long debate over which one of them was real, and which one of them had the bigger jerk for a patient. Like The Good Place but before it actually existed. Anything but… another damn cop show. [sigh]