That’s the only episode I never watched again after the first time it aired.
Nice. I’ve got Duck Tails coming shortly, but right now I’m waking up with some YouTube, and found a mention of MST3K that I wanted to share…
Chuck Jones was a genius.
This isn’t one of the stronger episodes (though the villain is fun and there is some clever stuff) but considering I’m in season 10, well, the Conspirators is far and away better than the complete experimental misfire of No Time to Die.
I’m not loving it, but as it’s the “last episode” (I realize they started up again later) and I haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth the watch.
The last scene is a pretty sweet moment.
After that it’s big big misses and some occasional hits. They try experimenting but like Last Salute to the Commadore, it’s interesting ideas marred by terrible executions.
The Conspirators is a tough one for me to enjoy. Columbo is like a cozy mystery where we aren’t supposed to take it too seriously, and bringing the Irish conflict into it makes it a little too real for me. I do get a kick out of Michael Horton’s Irish accent, though.
Saturday night is Svengoolie night.
The show tonight is Mr. Sardonicus. I’ve never seen it.
Pulled up the MST3K channel on Pluto and it’s airing The Flim Crew and The Giant Of Marathon. I was aware of The Film Crew, but had never checked it out. I’m not a huge fan of the tunic films, but I’m enjoying this as much as the Hercules flicks done on MST3K.
I need to seek out more of this era…which is only a handful of episodes?
Yep, 4 episodes.
- Giant Of Marathon
- Wild Women Of Wongo
- Hollywood After Dark
- Killers From Space
Speaking of Wild Women of Wongo
MUBI sent me an email - they are showing a bunch of Almodovar films… great, except my subscription is ending tonight, so I’m in a mad dash to watch the two I’ve never seen before, Kika and Dark Habits… which is the oldest movie from the director I’ve watched to date. And man is it wild… it so offended Cannes they refused to show it. It outraged a lot of folks, who you’d think, after Bunuel, would have been used to this by now.
It’s rough around the edges (he’s 5 years from his breakout, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and he’s not quite there as an artist or as a polished director… despite that, and that it might make Catholics squirm in their seats, damn is it funny.
A slow starter but once it gets going… holy crap. This reminds me of what I loved about comics, why I use to look forward to Superflicks and it shows how they can still be viable. It does that thing I hate (leads you to a part 2… 3?), but it’s such a well told story, intense, with drama and heart. Great character arcs (man, do I love Gwen).
And the art… amazing, just gorgeous.
Watched with the kid who was curious after we watched a few Michel Gondry music videos. I think she was a little on the confused side, but seemed to enjoy it. It’s one of my favorites.
It’s the first movie that I saw that told me that Jim Carey could actually act.
For me it was Man on the Moon.
Keith Mars vs. ball dipping Louie!
10 years and 30 albums later, we disbanded.
I blame @FlyingSquid