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RiffTrax and Original Mystery Science Theater 3000 Cast Come Together for Live Reunion Show

We're gonna need more silhouette seats.

It's a good year for making fun of bad movies, and not just because we've already gotten at least one movie that heartily deserves it. More Mystery Science Theater is officially on the way with a brand new cast, but the originals—whether you're a Joel fan, a Mike fan, or both—are getting back together for a reunion show.

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My Anaconda Don’t Want None Unless It’s Got RiffTrax Commentary, Son

"He can tell I ain't missin' no meals." - The anaconda

Back in May, RixxTrax ran a Kickstarter to fund their amazing send-up of he 1998 Godzilla—and they got so much cash that they were able to add a second screening. Now, we're to be the beneficiaries of that Kickstartery goodness, because RiffTrax is bringing their particular MST3K flair to Anaconda, live in theaters October 30th.

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RiffTrax Live 1998 Godzilla Kickstarter Reaches $100,000 Goal in Just Over 12 Hours

Internet math: love for RiffTrax + hate for 1998 Godzilla = $$$.

We're still busy being excited about RiffTrax taking on the task of tearing through Sharknado in their upcoming RiffTrax Live, but that didn't stop them from launching a Kickstarter last night for their next live event: 1998 Godzilla. Yes, they're going to take on another movie so bad that it almost mocks itself.

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RiffTrax Live Brings Riffing Home to MST3K’s Birthplace in Minneapolis for Sharknado, Tickets on Sale Soon

If Minneapolis doesn't like it, will it shoot them into space?

RiffTrax is bringing the riffing back to where it all began with the Sharknado edition of RiffTrax live. They're bringing the show to the State Theater in Minneapolis where Mystery Science Theater 3,000 was born 25 years ago. If you can't make it to the theater, you can still see it in theaters throughout the US and Canada.

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Viewer Completely Misses the Point of RiffTrax, Wants Me to Fire Them, Because That’s Totally How TV Works

Down in front!

So, we've had a lot of RiffTrax coverage lately—as in, seriously, a lot—and it seems I've led some of the Internet's more impressionable denizens to believe I am in charge of them. After last night's hilarious Total Riff Off, I got a complaint from a viewer who wished they'd just shut up and enjoy demon bats in silence.

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The Guys From RiffTrax and MST3K Just Did an AMA on Reddit, So Here’s What You Missed

In case you couldn't tell, we're pretty excited about RiffTrax lately.

Hey, did you know that RiffTrax, formerly the cast of Mystery Science Theater 3,000, is going to return to TV on National Geographic tonight? Because we've certainly been talking about it a lot. They've been talking about it, too, and they took to Reddit this afternoon to answer fan questions in an AMA, so we got some highlights together for you.

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We Got the Story on Tomorrow’s Total Riff Off on TV From RiffTrax and Mystery Science Theater Star Kevin Murphy

"You will see things come out of a koala that you never wanted to see."

"Making fun of weird animal stuff" pretty much describes a lot of what we do here on Geekosystem, but when we heard that RiffTrax was doing it on TV on National Geographic Channel, we were a bit surprised. So I talked to Kevin Murphy, former voice of Tom Servo and RiffTrax cast member to find out more.

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RiffTrax Just Announced a Live Sharknado Event!

This is the most excited we've ever been for something that involves Tara Reid.

Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy just announced their next RiffTrax Live! event and it's a big one: Sharknado! You'll be able to catch it simulcast live on screens across the country on Thursday July 10 and Tuesday July 15th. They also dropped some details of their upcoming Nat Geo takeover!

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Movie Sign! Stars of Mystery Science Theater Are Back to Make Fun of Animals

I don't think Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett can call themselves Mystery Science Theater guys anymore for legal reasons, but that's not stopping me. These days they tend to go by a their more recent and entirely laudable efforts as the Rifftrax guys. But if they're going to be riffing on nature videos for National Geographic, I hold out hope that there will be at least one huge slam on anteaters out of nowhere.

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Mystery Science Theater 3,000 Cast Riffs Nature When RiffTrax Comes to Television

Not even nature is safe from biting sarcasm.

Mystery Science Theater 3,000 was one of the greatest shows in television history, and the show's stars, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo), and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), are still making movies fun in RiffTrax. Now, RiffTrax is coming to television and adding comedy to nature on National Geographic Channel.

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We’re Not Getting A RiffTrax For Twilight, But Starship Troopers Is A Pretty Good Consolation Prize

Can't wait to see what the erstwhile MST3K crew does with one of the corniest sci-fi movies of the 90s? Yeah, neither can we.

First, the bad news: the MST3K alums at RiffTrax couldn't lock down the rights to make a RiffTrax version of Twilight. The good news, of course, is that you don't need to watch Twilight now or ever again. The even better news, though, is that the team will bring their trademark heckling to the sci-fi classic Starship Troopers.

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RiffTrax Wants to Make Fun of Twilight in Theaters, We Want That Too

In the not too distant future, somewhere in movie theaters, Mike Nelson and his RiffTrax pals could be making fun of Twilight live for your entertainment. That's right, the RiffTrax team wants to do another of their simulcast live events where they make fun of a movie, and they want that movie to be Twilight. To do that though, they have to acquire the rights to the film, which can be expensive. They've launched a Kickstarter campaign that is already over three times its goal, but that still might not be enough to make this happen -- and I really, really want this to happen.

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Things We Saw Today: One Cake to Rule Them All

Things We Saw Today

This is about when Sauron decided that he needed to find a hotter place to forge his ring than in his kitchen. (That's Nerdalicious!)

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Things We Saw Today: Dr. Horrible Coming to Television

Things We Saw Today

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog comes to real television, not just your computer screen, in a couple weeks. (Entertainment Weekly)

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Things We Saw Today: DC’s Newly Gay Character Looks Like Someone We’ve Met Before

Things We Saw Today

As part of DC Comics' New 52, one character was rumored to be rebooted as an openly gay character, but who was it going to be? Well, on the heels of Marvel's gay wedding, we now know that it will be the Green Lantern himself, Alan Scott, exiting the closet, and making the DC universe more diverse and inclusive! But, something reminds us of another gay comic book character, something about the garb... Hmmm... (via The Beat, image via anonymous tip))

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1950s Educational Film Explains: Slouching Is For Terrible People [Video]

Our Adorable Past

Ah, the vintage educational film. Enlightening, casually hyperbolic, ripe for MST3K commentary. Unfortunately, after a quick search, I couldn't find this 1953 short by the Centron Corporation, Your Health: Posture on RiffTrax, but consider this an opportunity to provide your own witty banter! Here is what you'll learn today, fellow computer users: slouching is the reason no one talks to you at parties, even if you're a perfectly attractive and friendly person, and the key to good posture is exercise, rest, and good shoes. Though we will tell you one thing: If your reflection in the mirror is mocking you because of your posture, you might have bigger problems than slouching. ( via Mother Board)

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RiffTrax Celebrates Five Years of Not Letting Any Movie Take Itself Seriously [Video]

We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

When three of the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000 realized five years ago that their presence was still required for the mockery of films of every genre, the world changed for the better because they created RiffTrax. Now, as non-robots, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett (as well as a slew of other guests that have included the likes of "Weird" Al Yankovic and Neil Patrick Harris) celebrate five successful years that have brought us delightful commentary for today's box office hits (and misses). Because someone had to give Twilight the MST3K treatment. (And The Room, for that matter.) We're so happy it's these guys. (RiffTrax on YouTube via BuzzFeed)

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