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MST3K spin-off Rifftrax is coming to cable for a limited 3 episode series

Mar. 20, 2014by: Alex Maidy

If you are familiar with MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000, chances are you also have heard of RiffTrax. Featuring the same crew as the beloved MST3K, Rifftrax showcases stars Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett. Murphy and Corbett, better known as Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot, along with human star Nelson mock movies to hilarious effect. Now, they are returning to television for a limited three episode run that will air on National Geographic beginning in just a few weeks.

According to Zap2It, RIFFTRAX will be coming to the cable network but it is unknown to what capacity. While MST3K featured a loose plot that involved Nelson and his robot crow stuck on the Satellite of Love where they were forced to watch and mock B-movies from the 1950s and 1960s, RiffTrax has focused on more contemporary and mainstream movies as recent as THE AVENGERS. Will the television debut of RiffTrax be a spoof of a major movie? It seems unlikely as it will be airing on a channel best known for science and nature documentaries, but don't rule it out yet.

RiffTrax is set to debut on April 1st so stay tuned for details.

Source: Zap2It

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4:15PM on 03/20/2014
Never understood the appeal of riffing movies. It pretty much never works. Every time I tried watching MST3K, I found myself tinking "just shut up and let me watch the movie."
Never understood the appeal of riffing movies. It pretty much never works. Every time I tried watching MST3K, I found myself tinking "just shut up and let me watch the movie."
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7:51PM on 03/20/2014
They show the worst movies ever made and you want to watch the movie? Damn.
They show the worst movies ever made and you want to watch the movie? Damn.
4:39PM on 03/20/2014
To each his own, I guess. But oh man, sometimes making fun of the movie is the only way to make it through a viewing of those things. You mean to say you have a serious interest in watching crud like Manos: The Hands of Fate, or The Day The Earth Froze, or I Accuse My Parents?
To each his own, I guess. But oh man, sometimes making fun of the movie is the only way to make it through a viewing of those things. You mean to say you have a serious interest in watching crud like Manos: The Hands of Fate, or The Day The Earth Froze, or I Accuse My Parents?
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4:24PM on 03/20/2014

April Fools!

Sounds like an elaborate joke.
Sounds like an elaborate joke.
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5:28PM on 03/20/2014
Could be as simple as them just riffing to nature film footage like their periodic live shows where they do films like Manos, Night of The Living Dead and even Starship Troopers which was a huge success.
Add some comedy discussion like they've been doing and even some guest stars and it'll work.
Could be as simple as them just riffing to nature film footage like their periodic live shows where they do films like Manos, Night of The Living Dead and even Starship Troopers which was a huge success.
Add some comedy discussion like they've been doing and even some guest stars and it'll work.
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8:47PM on 03/20/2014
Love Rifftrax. One line that I really laughed at from the 300 one: when "The Hot Gates" are mentioned, Bill chimes in with "Melinda?"
Love Rifftrax. One line that I really laughed at from the 300 one: when "The Hot Gates" are mentioned, Bill chimes in with "Melinda?"
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9:17AM on 03/21/2014

It's an April Fools joke... Do your research before posting this crap.

They WILL be on NAtional Geographic channel making fun of nature videos for 3 hours. That's all.

It isn't a new series. It is just a one night thing for April Fools day.
They WILL be on NAtional Geographic channel making fun of nature videos for 3 hours. That's all.

It isn't a new series. It is just a one night thing for April Fools day.
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7:57PM on 03/21/2014
Regardless if its a one night thing it's still cool!
Regardless if its a one night thing it's still cool!
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