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Sunday, September 12, 1999

THE GOOD TV GRAVEYARD PT 1

Well, you might think that ten years is long enough to do a series, but Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a television show with an ENDLESS supply of fodder for new and fresh episodes. What is the premise of this show you ask? Read on!

Here's how the show works: An average white guy is trapped on a satellite and is forced to watch really bad movies with two smart-talking robots. Together, the three of them rip apart the worst films to come out of Hollywood. THIS IS A SHOW THAT DESERVES TO LIVE FOREVER!

I mean, like what - has Hollywood stopped making bad films? I DON'T THINK SO!

So WHY did the show get canned? Who knows? Maybe it was the execs over at the SciFool network who didn't understand the humor - or maybe it's the fact that there are too many morons watching TV and most of them just don't get MST3K. Either way, the smartest television show (and the longest running comedy series) now exists only in our memories and in the video collections of intelligent geeks across the planet. Rest In Peace Mystery Science Theater 3000! We hope to see something new from your creators soon. We wish them luck and hope to see all of your episodes on video shelves soon.

As for the SciFi Channel? I now have no reason to watch your channel ever again.

On September 12, 1999, the final new episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 ran on the SciFi Channel. MOVIE SIGN was gotten for one last time and the quips from the boys on the Satellite of Love went silent. But in the wake of bad ratings, little support from the SciFi Channel and even less support from scifi geeks who think just because THEY have been quipping to movies for years they have no need to watch, the quipping will be continued by those of us who watched each new episode every week. While MST3K will not go on, We, the MiSTies, will forever quip. MST3K is dead. Long live MST3K. I read your book, you magnificent bastard. Hikeeba. You die joe. They just didn't care. Why doesn't Johnny care? Why don't they look? Rock Climbing. Sand Storm. Deep Hurting. I can't come back! I don't know how it works! Good bye folks!
Mystery Science Theater 3000
1989-1999

1 comment:

  1. Hey, to anyone who loves MST3K, check out RiffTrax.com if you haven't already! It's from Mike Nelson and it's the next best thing to new MST3k!!

    Check it out, won't we?!?

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