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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2017, 04:40:37 PM »

Complaint of the week: the theater is getting too busy with the silhouettes. Gypsy dropping in twice an episode is OK, but she hasn't gotten a funny line yet. Tom flying hasn't added anything, and now they've got Crow standing up, and several times the bots get up and start walking to the exits. It's all distracting. Sit still and watch the movie!

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By the way, I agree, Rev. I have to keep reminding myself that they are now catering to a different demographic than the original shows. Still annoys the s**t out of me.  TeddyR
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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2017, 05:07:26 PM »

Complaint of the week: the theater is getting too busy with the silhouettes. Gypsy dropping in twice an episode is OK, but she hasn't gotten a funny line yet. Tom flying hasn't added anything, and now they've got Crow standing up, and several times the bots get up and start walking to the exits. It's all distracting. Sit still and watch the movie!

Welcome to Generation ADHD!! If you don't have it, we'll condition your brain to mimic it!

By the way, I agree, Rev. I have to keep reminding myself that they are now catering to a different demographic than the original shows. Still annoys the s**t out of me.  TeddyR

So am I officially a cranky old man now? "Hey you kids, stop playing with those bots on my lawn!"
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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2017, 09:08:19 PM »

Tom flying around had a couple moments of laughter from me in some later films this season, same with them hitting the exits.  Is it my age? I'm 33, so probably a tad younger than some here (no offense.)  However I grew up with the original show and see where everyone's coming from.  But I think they're trying to write for both old and new fans, so.  Anything to get new seasons, guys. Wink

I dug the new season overall.  Hearing it's a definite for season 12, so.
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« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2017, 02:09:33 PM »

So am I officially a cranky old man now?

I'm afraid so. Next thing you know, you'll be complaining about them talking over the movie. TongueOut And truth be told, it's not much different from the original. Particularly during Joel's time as host, they would sometimes mime interacting with whatever was on the screen. It's just that now they can do stuff that wasn't possible for a cowtown puppet show back in the Nineties.
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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2017, 01:55:17 PM »

THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT: Refugees from a torpedoed ship commandeer a German U-boat and sail it to a continent where dinosaurs and cavemen live side by side. Another mediocre (not bad) monster movie, which is bad news for the riffing possibilities. (They try to go after Doug McClure, but he's too bland to effectively mock). They try hard with the host segments: the "dinosaur BBQ" sketch almost works, yet I didn't actually laugh. This ranks as my second least-favorite episode of the new season, only ahead of BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN.
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« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2017, 12:06:19 PM »

THE LOVES OF HERCULES: Bad guys kill Herc's wife, but Jayne Mansfield catches him on the rebound. The movie features the worst Hercules in Mickey Hartigay (aside from Lou Ferrigno) and the worst monster I've ever seen in any peplum: a three-headed hydra that looks like a bad parade float. I liked the movie! Wish they'd made more jokes about Jayne's, em, endowments. Mr. Waverly appears for the first time: huh. Surprised that so many people seem to dislike this one, I'd rank it in the middle of the season 12 pack.
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« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2017, 03:44:32 PM »

YONGARY: A monster stomps Seoul. Routine kaiju action, with the only twists being a itchy ray and the monster's long, painful-looking death scene (that goes on forever). Still, the riffing was some of the best of the season, though the best parts are loaded towards the beginning of the episode ("CAPSULE"?) Host segments are short and unspectacular, although the song at the end almost works. Probably ends up in the lower third of the season. A more interesting movie would have helped a lot.
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« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2017, 01:03:50 PM »

WIZARDS OF THE LOST KINGDOM: A miscast wino hero (Bo Svenson) helps a weenie wizard kid and his wooly Wookie pet get his kingdom back from an evil usurper. On Moon 13, Max declares his love for Kinga (to his diary) and discovers some sort of beast that may (or may not) do his bidding later in the series. This 80s D&D/STAR WARS kiddie hybrid is my brand of cheese, so I naturally enjoyed this one. An upper middle episode in the new series' run. And there's a sequel next week, let's hope that's even worse!
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« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2017, 06:18:27 PM »

WIZARDS OF THE LOST KINGDOM: A miscast wino hero (Bo Svenson) helps a weenie wizard kid and his wooly Wookie pet get his kingdom back from an evil usurper. On Moon 13, Max declares his love for Kinga (to his diary) and discovers some sort of beast that may (or may not) do his bidding later in the series. This 80s D&D/STAR WARS kiddie hybrid is my brand of cheese, so I naturally enjoyed this one. An upper middle episode in the new series' run. And there's a sequel next week, let's hope that's even worse!

The movie itself is. The riffing is about the same level.
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