A recent conversation about a sub-par comic book (which shall remain nameless, as it’s not even bad enough to circle back around into good) prompted co-worker Chris to remark that he expected Torgo to show up and threaten us with the presence of The Master.  The discussion led me to wonder what Joel and The Bots might have to say about comics today, which cycled back into a general ennui and a sadness that Mystery Science Theatre 3000 was cancelled in the first place.

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is just a regular guy in a red jumpsuit, asking:
What comic, movie or television show do you think most deserves the MST3K treatment?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Arbor Day
    July 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm — Reply

    The Walking Dead. Their comical asides contrasting the stark realism of the show/comic would be hilarious. Also that B movie like story is MST3K’s wheelhouse.

  2. July 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm — Reply

    The last two movies in the previous Batman series immediately pop to my mind, as well as the “unreleased” comic movies from the 90’s that were still widely circulated by bootleg (Fantastic Four and JLA mostly).

  3. Slappy
    July 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm — Reply

    I would love to see them try to make Tails of Head starring the Monklees.
    Twilight is a must for them. The whole series is screaming for the MST3K treatment.

    • Slappy
      July 29, 2012 at 5:27 pm — Reply

      Sorry for the Typo it should be Monkees.

  4. Raistlin Majere
    July 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm — Reply

    Don’t know if anyone knows about this but I found out about it recently. They make mp3’s that you can sync to the movies. Head over to http://www.rifftrax.com/ They even have Twilight ;P

    • July 29, 2012 at 8:48 pm — Reply

      I’ve only heard a few of them (which is difficult for a technically deaf girl), but I did enjoy them. Even the ones for movies I enjoyed just made it that much better.

  5. tidge
    July 29, 2012 at 7:36 pm — Reply

    JMS deserves major kudos, because he actually *brought* video of a second-season Babylon 5 to the Chicago Comicon for two friends and I to give the “Mystery Science Babylon 5-thousand” treatment.

    …and it was one of *his* episodes ‘All Alone in the Night”. The man can take a joke.

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