Michael J. Nelson


Mystery Science Theater 3000, Ep. 821: Time Chasers

This was always one of my favorite Mike sketches…probably because it feels like a Joel sketch, y'know? I just love the idea of the hero and the villain just chillin’ and shootin’ the shit, sharing a mug of coffee in the infinite vacuum of space…

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Rifftrax: A Case of Spring Fever (1940/2014)

The cackling, nightmarish imp Coily the coil sprite will already be shudderingly familliar to fans of MST3K, who made their grudging acquaintance with him in the second-last episode of the series, Squirm (1999). Now you can refresh your unholy pact with the spring-demon by going to Rifftrax and downloading their latest short for $0.99, a sum so small as to drive mathematicians to insanity, cannibalism and Dianetics in their futile quest to unlock its mysteries.


Mystery Science Theater 3000, Ep. 1003: Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders

That feel when

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Cast Of ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Looks Back On 25 Years Of Riffing

The premise is the stuff that cathode ray tube dreams are made of: a hapless host, orbiting the Earth in a vessel known as the Satellite of Love, is forced by mad scientists to watch some of the worst movies ever made. His only relief? Mercilessly poking fun at the films, with the help of a pair of robot friends.

Over 10 seasons starting in 1988, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” aired on three different networks and cycled through its entire on-air cast, but thanks to that charming, timeless set-up, the Satellite of Love kept flying.

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Don’t know what MST3K is? Sucks to be you then.


Rifftrax: The City of the Dead (1960/2014)

“Visit the scenic City of the Dead! Just up the road from the Village of the Damned and a hop, skip and a jump away from the Municipality of the Mildly Bloated. This is vintage horror stuff. A sleepy northeastern town, still under the shadow of the witchcraft trials it once held, a town that’s now somehow completely forgotten by the world despite existing in the middle of New England in the 1960s. Get out your vintage horror bingo card and prepare to check off things like “elderly gas station attendant who warns people not to go up that road.” Yes, all your favorite cliches are here!

Speaking of vintage horror cliches: Christopher Lee! Before he was Saruman, before he was…*sigh*…Dooku, he was a professor of the occult with a penchant for sending pretty young female students off to dangerous, devil-worshipping towns. Might he turn out to be secretly evil? For your answer, we remind you again that this is Christopher Lee.

Join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for a road trip to the City of the Dead! Because hey, it’s still gotta be better than Fort Worth.”

Available from Rifftrax.com, where, once you’ve paid whatever footling amount they’re charging, you can stream the VOD or download it in a variety of digital formats. Also worth your attention are: 1. Every other Rifftrax commentary ever; and 2. the comments at the bottom of the City of the Dead page, where someone seems to be amusingly upset that the Rifftrax team have grown no fonder of the Star Wars prequels over the years.


Rifftrax: The Galaxy Invader (1985/2011)

“When a spaceship crash lands in a rural community, the locals flock to the scene. Well one local really, a kid who calls his former professor, who fields the call from his bed without a shirt on. Once he confirms that a UFO has actually been sighted on Earth, he springs into action, instructing his former student to sit by the side of the road for six hours, since it will take him a while to get there and he has some phone calls to make first. That’s when The Galaxy Invader really turns the thrills up to eleven!

The brainchild of visionary* director Don Dohler, The Galaxy Invader chronicles the struggle faced by the alien when he lands in a new world and discovers that the inhabitants are hostile and fearful of those who are different. Mainly because he kills the first two people he meets and shows no remorse as he repeatedly kills again. Fortunately he’s landed in a hideous backwoods town full of rednecks where hygiene has been outlawed and the mayor has recently been impeached and a can of Skoal elected in his stead, so the deaths are chalked up to the ill effects of that durn book learnin’.

Our hero is Joe Montague, a mean, unemployed drunk who threatens his family at gunpoint, slaps his children and enjoys compiling a list of differences between various translations of Dostoyevsky novels (one of those three things isn’t true.) Throughout the entire movie he also sports a costume sure to be the hottest Halloween costume this year: a filthy t-shirt with an enormous hole in the center of it. Our team of experts have yet to determine whether or not the actor portraying Joe even knew he was in a movie.

It’s intergalactic cheese at its very ripest and Mike, Kevin and Bill are here to ensure that no moment of the invasion goes unriffed. Join them for: The Galaxy Invader! (In about six hours, they have some phone calls to make.)

*possessing the capability to breathe”


Let Don Dohler invade your galaxy by going to Rifftrax, where you can download this peculiar shambles, or if you lack the ability to restrain your enthusiasm, you can instantly stream it, instantly, right away. Don Dohler is also the director of The Alien Factor, riffed by Cinematic Titanic, which looks like it was made by the same people, in the same location, on the same long bank holiday weekend as The Galaxy Invader,but supposedly they were made several (I can’t be bothered to look it up) years apart.