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October 4, 2015


MST3K goes bite size with Rifftrax Shorts DVDs

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 23rd 2009 10:02AM
Rifftrax Shorts DVD take pot shots at horrible education films of eras passed.Somehow, those little bite-sized Snickers and Milky Ways you got as Halloween Trick or Treat candy always seemed to taste better than the bigger ones you can snag in any store.

That's kind of the effect you get from watching a new pair of laugh-out-loud Shorts DVDs from Rifftrax -- Wide World of Shorts and Shorts-Tacular Shorts-Stravaganza.

The commentary of Mystery Science Theater 3000 alums Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy can usually make any movie funny. But, the riffs you buy off their website for major feature films can sometimes come with a cost.

For example, the problem with buying the riffs for Twilight or Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is you then have to sit there and watch Twilight or Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. That's a razor's edge trade-off for a few laughs.

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MST3k's Michael J. Nelson named Chief Content Producer of Legend Films - VIDEO

by Adam Finley, posted Jul 12th 2006 1:02PM
mike nelsonYou can take the man out of the Satellite of Love, but you can't take the Satellite of Love out of the man. Writer and actor Michael J. Nelson, who took over as host of the sorely-missed Mystery Science Theater 3000 after original host Joel Hodgson split, continued to riff bad movies even after the show was canceled, providing funny commentaries for classic B movies put out by Legend Films on DVD. Now my fellow Minneapolitan has been chosen as Chief Content Producer for the company and will be "leading the company's creative content, providing on-going commentaries and developing other premium web-based programming," according to Satellite News, the official MST3k fan site. If you want a real insiders look at Mike's first day at his new gig, check out the video after the jump.

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