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Here is your discussion thread for spoiler-filled thoughts, discussions, and observations on H.G. Wells’ The Shape of Things to Come!
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Regardless of how much Jack Palance embarrasses himself in this one, let’s go!
I gave it a watch last night but wasn’t able to focus on it as much as I wanted (not the shows fault, just my stuff and nonsense) but I did get a big laugh out of Emily’s Netflix riff, that was clever.
As with the Rifftrax release, I was disappointed they didn’t do anything specific to Carol Lynley, but maybe that’s Frank Conniff’s area of expertise, and maybe if the Mads tackle it I’ll get a riff reference to her and her movies (like myself, they’re film buffs in their 60s). But yeah, along with that, nothing on Dori Doreau (Anna-Marie Martin), or Gunslinger’s John Ireland, or going back further, Space 1999s Barry Morris (riffed on in KTMA). But again, that’s kind of Frank’s thing.
Hope to give this another try soon, when I can give it my full attention.
I think they’ve done much better with pop-culture references in the reboot than they did in the original run after Frank left, but yeah, some things left on the table here. Overall, though, I was highly pleased with the riffing in this one.
It’s been my experience that Rifftrax only rarely refers to the actors or to anything that isn’t directly happening in the movie.