There are a number of things that I miss about the 1990s: The X-Files…  The 5-Year-Gap Legion Of Super-Heroes…  Being in my 20s…  But if I could bring back one thing from that decade, it would unequivocally be Mystery Science Theatre 3000.  From a simple premise and cheap film rights was born a truly original viewing experience, full of talented, funny folks trying only to make one another laugh, and there are a few movies that can only be enjoyed with the MST3K treatment.  (It also spurred a lot of people to yell at real movie screens, which you should not do, because you’re not as funny as them.  Also, it’s rude.  But mostly the first thing.)  I’m not even particular about which version of the crew I’d bring back, as I don’t think that there’s a bad configuration of that group, which leads us to today’s not too distant query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wouldn’t mind seeing a riffed take on ‘Apocalypse Now’ so that I could love something about that film (other than some of the performances), asking: If you could send any movie to the Satellite of Love for the MST3K treatment, which film would you choose? 

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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. I’ve always wanted them to do “Battle Beyond the Stars.” In fact, I’m surprised they never did. (Or did they and I missed it?)

    Also, a bonus, out-of-the-box idea: Ang Lee’s Hulk movie is probably a good candidate.

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