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Title: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: A.J. Bauer on October 02, 2013, 01:59:10 PM
They did so many episodes I can't do a poll.

So far I'd say Monster A-Go-Go! was the most boring and difficult to watch.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: El Misfit on October 02, 2013, 03:03:34 PM
When Pearl came one, it went down hill. So I say Pearl til end.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: Jack on October 02, 2013, 04:04:32 PM
Hamlet.  I barely made it 10 minutes into that.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: A.J. Bauer on October 02, 2013, 05:03:30 PM
I'm sorry. I mean which movie sucked the most. Not the quality of the episodes.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: Flangepart on October 02, 2013, 05:20:04 PM
For me, most of the crime dramas. They had a nastiness that took a LOT of 'sugar'- (Jokes) to cover.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 02, 2013, 06:52:35 PM
THE STARFIGHTERS for sure. There may have been no monster in MONSTER A GO-GO, but there was no movie in STARFIGHTERS.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: retrorussell on October 02, 2013, 09:04:41 PM
The Creeping Terror is so painfully bad.  To me, it's a tie with Manos.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: Chainsawmidget on October 02, 2013, 09:31:01 PM
THE STARFIGHTERS for sure. There may have been no monster in MONSTER A GO-GO, but there was no movie in STARFIGHTERS.
What about Skydivers?  I think they sum it up well by saying, "So a stranger comes into town, touches nobody's life, and leaves." 

Red Zone Cuba is also a horrible piece of garbage.  ... It does have a nice theme song though.   :tongueout:


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 02, 2013, 09:47:08 PM
THE STARFIGHTERS for sure. There may have been no monster in MONSTER A GO-GO, but there was no movie in STARFIGHTERS.
What about Skydivers?  I think they sum it up well by saying, "So a stranger comes into town, touches nobody's life, and leaves." 

Red Zone Cuba is also a horrible piece of garbage.  ... It does have a nice theme song though.   :tongueout:

SKYDIVERS and CUBA both had plots... incoherent plots, but plots nonetheless. Nothing of import happened in STARFIGHTERS. There was some refueling, it was revealed that a pilot's date was once a corn detasseler, and they tried on poopy suits and got in the pool.

Did anyone else see STARFIGHTERS? I can't be alone here. Seriously, it was not a movie. It was an air force ad interrupted by stock footage.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: Flangepart on October 03, 2013, 08:05:04 AM

Did anyone else see STARFIGHTERS? I can't be alone here. Seriously, it was not a movie. It was an air force ad interrupted by stock footage.
Oh, Lord...I think it was an Infomercial for the Lockheed F-104. Talk about product placement!
The ep. of WINGS about the F-104 was only 45 min when you edit the commercials, and the narrator was a better 'actor' to boot!


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: lester1/2jr on October 03, 2013, 08:13:22 AM
I remember reading that the crew themselves felt Overdrawn at the Memory Bank was the most ridiculously slow and boring one they watched. having a good actor like Raul Julia involved made it worse.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: Flangepart on October 03, 2013, 08:14:43 AM
I remember reading that the crew themselves felt Overdrawn at the Memory Bank was the most ridiculously slow and boring one they watched. having a good actor like Raul Julia involved made it worse.
I know. You could tell they were embarrassed for him.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: Bushma on October 03, 2013, 09:30:05 AM
I think Manos.  That film was hard to watch on it's own and MST3K didn't help much.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: ChaosTheory on October 03, 2013, 10:35:11 AM
THE ROBOT VS THE AZTEC MUMMY and CASTLE OF FU MANCHU.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: JayJayM12 on October 03, 2013, 10:54:36 AM
Even though I own the non-MST3K dvd (and it's sequel), I'd probably have to say that Hobgoblins is right up there with the worst...


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: Chainsawmidget on October 03, 2013, 11:33:05 AM
Even though I own the non-MST3K dvd (and it's sequel), I'd probably have to say that Hobgoblins is right up there with the worst...
Really?  I thought Hobgoblins was one of those rare movies that they did where it could have been enjoyable even without the riffing. 


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: Gst0395 on October 03, 2013, 01:23:16 PM
I agree with Monster-a-Go-Go which was sadly also the first MST3K episode I watched. Just so painfully boring. The Creeping Terror would take the spot as well, but at least it's awfulness is entertaining.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: Flangepart on October 04, 2013, 07:52:41 AM
I agree with Monster-a-Go-Go which was sadly also the first MST3K episode I watched. Just so painfully boring. The Creeping Terror would take the spot as well, but at least it's awfulness is entertaining.
Which brings up a key part of the MST film selection process. A film that is fun to watch (Plan 9) in it's own right, yet the riffing only adds to the appreciation of the film, rather than detracting from it. Not so easy to do. 


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: bob on October 04, 2013, 09:41:40 AM
I'll join others in saying it's Monster-a-Go-Go. It's painfully boring, the ultimate "nothing happens" movie, an ending which makes no sense and it has the bulk of the cast getting replaced literally half way through. The riffing did nothing to make it more enjoyable.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: retrorussell on October 04, 2013, 05:36:05 PM
If not for the attractive women in the cast I'd think POD PEOPLE deserves mention.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: zombie no.one on October 06, 2013, 05:38:34 PM
this will sound like heresey to most, but I have to confess that I don't find a single episode of mst3k funny. don't get the concept of having those alien things sat down blocking some of the screen and cracking 'jokes' throughout the film while I'm trying to watch it. apparently works for most but not for me.  :thumbdown:

problem is there are some hilariously bad looking films out there which I want to see in their original form, and can only find the mst3k versions ('sst death flight' for one)


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: Flangepart on October 07, 2013, 08:53:29 AM
MST3K is a comedy 'concept' in a way. The movie is the 'straight man' and the riffers are the comics. If you can't 'shift conceptual gears' you can get lost.
 
Like in PRINCE OF SPACE...A running gag is the fact the aliens have noses that look like chicken beaks. Hence, all the clucking that gets sneaked into the riffs.
I have friend who can't follow the riffs because they don't belong with the story that film is telling. Yet for me, it's funny BECAUSE  they don't fit.
The clucking gag works for me, because I see the setup (Those noses) and that sets up other chicken related gags. Simple to explain, yet it just don't work for some people.
 
I mention 'conceptual gear shifts' for a reason. It's the best way I can think of to explain what goes on in a riffers mind.
The film is telling one story, and a riff, which enters a concept obviously not intended by the film makers (their noses look like beaks!) changes how you precieve the story. That's the gear shift. Now I see the film from a different angle, and for me, if the line is the right one, I find it funny.

Hope that makes sense, ya'll.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: A.J. Bauer on October 07, 2013, 01:16:09 PM
this will sound like heresey to most, but I have to confess that I don't find a single episode of mst3k funny. don't get the concept of having those alien things sat down blocking some of the screen and cracking 'jokes' throughout the film while I'm trying to watch it. apparently works for most but not for me.  :thumbdown:

problem is there are some hilariously bad looking films out there which I want to see in their original form, and can only find the mst3k versions ('sst death flight' for one)

If you dis MST3K again I will come over to your house and make snide comments while you watch movies.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: bob on October 07, 2013, 03:54:33 PM
Even though I own the non-MST3K dvd (and it's sequel), I'd probably have to say that Hobgoblins is right up there with the worst...
Really?  I thought Hobgoblins was one of those rare movies that they did where it could have been enjoyable even without the riffing. 

I can attest to this as I am the proud owner of the special 20th anniversary edition of Hobgoblins. It's loaded with extras.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: Flangepart on October 07, 2013, 05:41:36 PM
I can attest to this as I am the proud owner of the special 20th anniversary edition of Hobgoblins. It's loaded with extras.  :teddyr:
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Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: DrSpunkwater on October 14, 2013, 05:09:17 AM
MST3K is all right. It makes me laugh sometimes, but I don't get as much out of it as some people seem to. Most times I'd rather just watch the original film.


Title: Re: Worst MST3K Movie
Post by: Gst0395 on October 14, 2013, 06:05:54 AM
Even though I own the non-MST3K dvd (and it's sequel), I'd probably have to say that Hobgoblins is right up there with the worst...
Really?  I thought Hobgoblins was one of those rare movies that they did where it could have been enjoyable even without the riffing. 
Yeah, I think I could have sat through Hobgoblins without Mike and the Bots, because of it's absolute awfulness. I like how it's meant to be a comedy but it's overall attempts at humor are pathetic. The real laughs come from the film's abysmal quality.