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Sunday, September 05, 2021

it's just a show
Did my ears deceive me? Did a high-class movie channel like FLIX just run a promo for schlock classic Attack of the Puppet People, and cite director Bert I. Gordon’s record number of appearances on “Mystery Science Theater 3000″?

I have a feeling they were scraping the bottom of the barrel for something to say about Gordon, and this dubious distinction was the best they could find.

Still, it’s been dead and gone for five years now, but MST3k continues to crop up in unexpected places. It might even be due for a revival, with a new DVD collection just released. It features a couple of gems: The infamous Manos, the Hands of Fate, and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.

Thinking about it, maybe a movie channel would be the ideal home for reruns of MST3K. Securing the rights for most of the movies they used would be a neat trick, and realistically, probably too cost-prohibitive to pull off. But I’d love to see the show inserted into the rotation of FLIX, Turner Classic Movies, or even American Movie Classics. AMC might be the best fit, actually, since they already run commercials. I never watch AMC because of that, but if they did snag MST3K, I’d tune in.

- Costa Tsiokos, Sun 09/05/2021 10:46:01 PM
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