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MST3K: The Movie 25th Anniversary

On April 19, 1996, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie was released into theaters riffing on the sci-fi classic “This Island Earth“. Unfortunately, it was only twenty six theaters on the opening weekend. I remember wanting to watch this movie the moment I heard the news about this special show. I don’t recall when it finally came to Utah, but I was there when it made it’s Beehive State premier at a Salt Lake City art theater. MST3K: The Movie was shown at The Tower Theater on 9th and 9th. It may have been one of the many cult midnight movies that this theater was known for showing. I went with a group of friends who were all excited to see the movie. In typical MST3K fashion, we riffed the movie in the theater. The one I remember the most was at the start when Michael Nelson was in the hamster wheel. While he was jogging, we all started singing the theme from Rocky. Da-da-daadaa Da Da da…. Gonna Fly NOW!!!!! We were constantly quoting lines from this movie at various opportunities. One of the more unique ones is when the crew sings “normal view. Normal View. Normal View! NORMAL VIEW!!!”. We were playing the Star Trek: Customizable Card Game where one of the cards was titled Mortal Q. You can guess what we sang.

mortal q. Mortal Q. Mortal Q! MORTAL Q!!!!

I remember getting excited when the movie was finally released on DVD. I called my bother (another MST3K fanatic) and let him know it was out since I didn’t know the stores had it at the time. After purchasing, watched this movie over and over again. I had only wished that the original MST3K: The Movie DVD had the original film as one of the extras. It wasn’t until Svengoolie had shown This Island Earth on The MeTV Network several years ago that I had a chance to watch the uncut version of the film. Svengoolie even mentioned the MST3K movie as one of the first introductions to this movie that a lot of people had experienced. There was 30 minutes cut from the original film for the MST3K. Because of how many times I’ve watched this movie, I’ve had some RPG homebrew ideas for the Metalutians. When I get the examples done, the Metalutians will be one of the demo aliens that I’ll be creating.

In honor of the 25th Anniversary today, I found the DVD I had watched a million times and put it into the DVD player. I took some notes while watching for this blog. I loved how the opening scene (after the Rocky run) was an escape attempt and explanation of why Mike and the bots are on the SoL. This gave movie viewers who hadn’t seen any MST3K episodes a quick guide into the setup of the show. I’ve always thought that the “bow down” scene was a little disturbing. Yea we want to show that Dr. Forrester is EEEEVVVVIIILLLL (and a bit of a dickweed) but that always seemed to bother me for some reason. The only reason I can think of is that he was never that nasty on the TV episodes. Yea he was evil, but not “kneel before Zod” evil. I wonder how many people watching the movie now will get the “John Sununu goes for a haircut” joke? I liked how they used the film breaking to give Mike and the Bots a chance to do a skit. Just breaking for a skit like they do in episodes may have confused audience members not familiar with the show. I don’t know why I never noticed that the switch activating the manipulator arms is marked “Manos” (as in Hands of Fate). Good job on that one. The names of the “invisible pilots” are Claude Rains (who played the invisible man) and Harvey the Rabbit (another invisible character). Another item that was different in the movie compared to the TV shows is the crew riffed the end credits to the movie. And I also counted, there were eight Star Trek references in the film.

Some of the lines that stood out in the film.

“Service engine soon” I wonder what that’s all about?

Science and Industry! See big men sticking screw drivers into things – turning them – AND ADJUSTING THEM!

Well believe me, Mike, I calculated the odds of this succeeding versus the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid… and I went ahead anyway.

Now place your hands above the rail [hands suddenly attach to the rail] … they’re magnetized. And if your hands were metal, that would mean something.

Increase the Flash Gordon noise and put more science stuff around!

Are you in Europe? Do you need an adapter?

Offer void in Utah.

It was great to watch this movie again. If you are a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000, they are currently running a Kickstarter to make more episodes. You can support them at

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: April 19-25

Why were there no other posts this past week? Life quite literally did this to me. (Surgery in my nose)

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of April 19th through the 25th.

April 19
“You Federation types are all alike. You talk about tolerance and understanding but you only practice it towards people who remind you of yourselves.” Quark- The Jem’Hadar, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

April 20
Happy Birthday to George Takei. @GeorgeTakei #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

“You’ll find that more happens on the bridge of a starship than just carrying out orders and observing regulations. There is a sense of loyalty to the men and women you serve with, a sense of family.” Sulu- Flashback, Stardate: 50126.4 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

April 21
“You might as well ask a Vulcan to forgo logic or a Klingon to be nonviolent. I cannot change, and I don’t want to…” Kamala- The Perfect Mate, Stardate: 45761.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

April 22
“You did the right thing.” Tucker “It seems the longer we’re out here, the more I have to keep saying that to myself.” Archer- Damage, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

April 23
“I wonder how Humanity managed to survive.” Spock “We overcame our instinct for violence.” Kirk- Spectre of the Gun, Stardate: 4385.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

April 24
Happy Birthday to Jack Quaid. @JackQuaid92 #StarTrek #StarTrekLowerDecks #WeAreStarfleet

“We all joined Starfleet to dive headfirst into the unknown. We’re explorers; of course we don’t always know what’s going on.” Boimler- Veritas, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekLowerDecks #WeAreStarfleet

April 25
“You’ve done well. A great starship – on the far reaches of the galaxy. It’s everything you’d hoped.” Jenice Manheim “Nothing works just as you hoped.” Picard- We’ll Always Have Paris, Stardate: 41697.9 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: April 12-18

Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of April 12th through the 18th.

April 12
“We cannot regain honor by acting dishonorably.” Worf- Redemption, Stardate: 44995.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

April 13
“All this talk of gods strikes me as nothing more than superstitious nonsense!” Weyoun “You believe that the Founders are gods, don’t you?” Damar “That’s different.” Weyoun “In what way?” Damar “The Founders are gods.” Weyoun- Tears of the Prophets #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

April 14
“I won’t ask the crew to risk their lives because of my obligation.” Janeway “‘My obligation.’ That’s where you’re wrong. Voyager may be alone out here, but you’re not. Let us help you.” Chakotay- The Omega Directive, Stardate: 51781.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

April 15
Michael Ansara born on this date in 1922. #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #StarTrekDS9 #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

“Only a fool fights in a burning house.” Kang- Day of the Dove, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

April 16
“How can a chemical substance provide an escape?” Wesley Crusher “It doesn’t. But it makes you think it does.” Yar- Symbiosis, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

April 17
“I command here. My followers are strong and faithful and obedient. That’s why we take what is ours wherever we go.” Gorgon “You take from those who do not know you.” Spock “And we know you.” Kirk- And The Children Shall Lead, Stardate: 5029.5 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

April 18
“Transporter technology is very new. I’m sure Humans were equally frightened when the automobile was introduced… or the airplane.” Dr. Phlox- Vanishing Point, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: April 5-11

Tuvok points
All right, all right. I’ll stick with Star Trek GIFs.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of April 5th through the 11th.

April 5
“People are no longer obsessed with the accumulation of things. We have eliminated hunger, want, the need for possessions. We’ve grown out of our infancy.” Picard- The Neutral Zone, Stardate: 41986.0 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

April 6
“It would be illogical to assume that all conditions remain stable.” Spock- The Enterprise Incident, Stardate: 5027.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

April 7
“Root beer? This is the end of Ferengi civilization.” Quark- Facets, Stardate: 48876.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

April 8
“In the old days astronauts rode rockets with millions of liters of hydrogen burning under their seats.” Tucker- Silent Enemy, Date: September 1, 2151 #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

April 9
“I come from a time when men achieve power and wealth by standing on the backs of the poor where prejudice and intolerance are commonplace and power is an end unto itself.” Samuel Clemens- Time’s Arrow, Part II, Stardate: 46001.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

April 10
“So it seemed to me, I had a choice to either come up here and say, “I told you so” or to do something constructive to help out in my own humble manner.” Neelix- The Cloud, Stardate: 48546.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

April 11
“I am not programmed to respond in that area.” Norman- I Mudd, Stardate: 4513.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: March 29-April 4

Obi Wan Good Job
OK, got to make sure I get the right image for this week’s Star Trek quotes. Oh smeg, wrong universe.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of March 29th through April 4th.

March 29th
Happy Birthday to Marina Sirtis. @Marina_Sirtis #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #StarTrekVOY #StarTrekENT #StarTrekPicard #StarTrekLowerDecks #WeAreStarfleet

“Feelings aren’t positive and negative. They simply exist. It’s what we do with those feelings that becomes good or bad.” Troi- Descent, Stardate: 46982.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

March 30th
“Straight and steady, Mr. Mayweather. Let’s see what’s in there.” Archer- The Expanse, Date: April 24th, 2153 #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

March 31st
“We have an old expression, Kurros. ‘Don’t call us; we’ll call you.'” Janeway- Think Tank, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

April 1st
Grace Lee Whitney born on this date in 1930. #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

“You have to live with people, Charlie. You’re not alone anymore.” Rand- Charlie X, Stardate: 1533.6 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

April 2nd
“I hate cats.” Riker “I love cats. You know, you just gotta know how to handle them.” Dr. Crusher- Timescape, Stardate: 46944.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

April 3rd
“Sometimes pain can drive a man harder than pleasure.” Kirk- The Alternative Factor, Stardate: 3087.6 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

April 4th
Happy Birthday to Casey Biggs. #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

“I wouldn’t trust a Cardassian that didn’t enjoy a glass of kanar every once in a while.” Damar- Shadows and Symbols, Stardate: 52152.6 #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

Posted in: Quotes, Star Trek

Daily Star Trek Quotes: March 22-28

Scotty suprized
Scotty didn’t like the aquarium.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of March 22nd through the 28th.

March 22nd
Happy Birthday to William Shatner. @WilliamShatner #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

“Risk is part of the game if you want to sit in that chair.” Kirk- Star Trek Generations, Stardate: 48650.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

March 23rd
“My love is a fever, longing still for that which longer nurseth the disease, in faith I do not love thee with mine eyes for they in thee a thousand errors see; but ’tis my heart.” Picard- Menage a Troi, Stardate: 43930.7 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

March 24th
Happy Birthday to Tig Notaro. @TigNotaro #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #WeAreStarfleet

“Helpless is a shitty feeling, but it is not forever, and it doesn’t make you any less capable.” Reno- Far From Home, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #WeAreStarfleet

March 25th
Happy Birthday to Robert O’Reilly. #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #StarTrekDS9 #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

“Do you tremble and quake with fear at the approach of combat hoping to talk your way out of a fight, like a human?” Gowron- Redemption, Stardate: 44995.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

March 26th
Leonard Nimoy born on this date in 1931. #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

“Without followers, evil cannot spread.” Spock- And The Children Shall Lead, Stardate: 5029.5 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

March 27th
“Whatever happened to the survival of the fittest? Whatever happened to the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? Whatever happened to pure, unadultered greed?” Quark- The Dogs of War, Stardate: 52861.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

March 28th
“Joe?” Paris “I decided I couldn’t get married without a name.” The Doctor “It took you thirty-three years to come up with Joe?!” Paris- Endgame, Stardate: 54973.4 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: March 15-21

Talking to the voices in my head about this week’s post.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of March 15th through the 21st.

March 15th
“Do you know why you’re not afraid to die, Spock? You’re more afraid of living. Each day you stay alive is just one more day you might slip and let your Human half peek out.” Dr. McCoy- Bread and Circuses, Stardate: 4040.7 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

March 16th
“That is the exploration that awaits you; not mapping stars and studying nebulae, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.” Q- All Good Things…, Stardate: 47988.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

March 17th
“Then it’s time to invoke the unwritten rule.” Arridor “The unwritten rule?” Kol “When no appropriate rule applies… make one up.” Arridor- False Profits, Stardate: 50074.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

March 18th
Happy Birthday to J.G. Hertzler. @JGHertzler #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #StarTrekVOY #StarTrekENT #StarTrekLowerDecks #WeAreStarfleet

“There is no greater enemy than one’s own fears.” Martok- By Inferno’s Light, Stardate: 50564.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

March 19th
Happy Birthday to Connor Trinneer. @ConnorTrinneer #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

“And my underwear is flame retardant. That doesn’t mean that I’m going to light myself on fire to prove it!” Tucker- Cease Fire, Date: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

March 20th
“Sometimes, even when a victim has dealt with his assault there are residual effects of the event that linger.” Troi- I, Borg, Stardate: 45854.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

March 21st
Happy Birthday to Sonequa Martin-Green. @SonequaMG #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #WeAreStarfleet

“I learned that the real world doesn’t always adhere to logic. Sometimes, down is up. Sometimes, up is down. Sometimes when you’re lost, you’re found.” Burnham- Context is for Kings, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #WeAreStarfleet

Posted in: Humor, MST3K, My Creations, No One Lives Forever, Quotes, The Orville, Video Game

Making Memes

So I’m not the best at making memes, but here are some that I have created in the past. Eventually I’ll have them all uploaded to the humor section of my website. But until then I’ll post some every once in a while as a blog post.

Crazy Meme

I don’t recall where I found the picture of the man in the frog suit. But I knew it had to be used in a meme. This is the image I get of some people when they go off on conspiracy theories.

Kidnapped cereal

I made this in response to all of those “The last TV show you watched is who is rescuing you” memes. They got old after a while so I wanted to parody it.

MXC Right You Are Ken

I’ve always been a fan of Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (MXC) since it first came out. It reminded me of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and my own dark humor sometimes. I noticed there was never a “Right You Are Ken!” meme out there so I made one of my own.

NOLF2 Facepalm Meme

While I was working on entries for the No One Lives Forever fan wiki, I saw this scene and knew that I had to make a facepalm meme for it.

The Orville Dr. Finn quote meme

Not all memes are visual jokes. This quote from Dr. Claire Finn from the third episode of The Orville is what sold me on watching this series on a weekly basis. I’m looking forward to a third season when it is finally released.

So this is my first batch that I’ve decided to release. As I mentioned above I’ll be posting more as the mood strikes and eventually they will have their own section on the site. I hope these brought a smile to your face.

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: March 8-14

This is what it feels like going into a Monday

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of March 8th through the 14th.

Monday March 8th
“Vulcans do not lack emotion. It is only that ours is controlled. Logic offers a serenity Humans seldom experience in full. We have emotions, but we deal with them… and do not let them control us.” Spock- Yesteryear, Stardate: 5373.4 #StarTrek #StarTrekTAS #WeAreStarfleet

Tuesday March 9th
“Friendship must dare to risk or it’s not friendship.” Picard- Conspiracy, Stardate: 41780.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

Wednesday March 10th
“They say doctors make the worst patients.” Archer- Regeneration, Date: March 1, 2153 #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

Thursday March 11th
Anton Yelchin born on this date in 1989. #StarTrek #WeAreStarfleet

“Russian whiz kid, what’s your name? Chenko, Chirpoff?” Pike “Ensign Chekov, Pavel Andreievich, sir.” Chekov- Star Trek (2009) #StarTrek #WeAreStarfleet

Friday March 12th
“One of the things you learn as you move up the ranks and get a little older is that… you wish you had more time in your youth to really… absorb all the things that happen to you.” Janeway- Emanations, Stardate: 48623.5 #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

Saturday March 13th
“We are smart. You thing we’re stupid, but we’re smart.” Grebnedlog- Samaritan Snare, Stardate: 42779.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

Sunday March 14th
Happy Birthday to Penny Johnson. @PennyJJerald #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

“Do you think I’d give up a great opportunity just because you got cold feet?” Yates- Indiscretion, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

Happy Birthday to James Frain. @britjfrain #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #WeAreStarfleet

“What I cannot abide is a waste of resources. You’re gifted. You are brave. You must do better. Because I know you can.” Sarek- Battle at the Binary Stars, Stardate: 1207.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #WeAreStarfleet

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Daily Star Trek Quotes: March 1-7

Someone just won a bet.

Here are the Daily Star Trek Quotes that will appear on the @STrekQuotes twitter account for the week of March 1st through the 7th.

Monday March 1st
“Procreation does not require changing how you smell or writing bad poetry, or sacrificing various plants to serve as tokens of affection.” Odo- The Forsaken, Stardate: 46925.1 #StarTrek #StarTrekDS9 #WeAreStarfleet

Tuesday March 2nd
Happy Birthday to Gates McFadden. @gates_mcfadden #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

“If there’s nothing wrong with me… maybe there’s something wrong with the universe…” Dr. Crusher- Remember Me, Stardate: 44161.2 #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

Happy Birthday to Ethan Peck. @ethangpeck #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #StarTrekShortTreks #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds #WeAreStarfleet

“What we do now, here, in this moment, has the power to determine the future.” Spock- Perpetual Infinity, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery #WeAreStarfleet

Wednesday March 3rd
Jimmy Doohan born on this date in 1920. #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #StarTrekTNG #WeAreStarfleet

“The more they over think the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.” Scotty- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Stardate: 8210.3 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

Thursday March 4th
“You are superior to no one! Never underestimate your prey or disrespect its abilities. If you do…you will become the hunted.” Karr- The Killing Game, Stardate: Unknown #StarTrek #StarTrekVOY #WeAreStarfleet

Friday March 5th
Happy Birthday to Jolene Blalock @JoleneBlalock #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

“Life is change.” T’Pol- Terra Prime, Date: January 22, 2155 #StarTrek #StarTrekENT #WeAreStarfleet

Saturday March 6th
“When you were a student of his, Christine, you must have often heard Dr. Korby remark how freedom of movement and choice produced the Human spirit.” Dr. Brown- What Are Little Girls Made Of?, Stardate: 2712.4 #StarTrek #StarTrekTOS #WeAreStarfleet

Sunday March 7th
Happy Birthday to Jonathan Del Arco @JonathanDelArco #StarTrek #StarTrekTNG #StarTrekPicard #WeAreStarfleet

There is no more despised people in the galaxy than the xBs. People either see us as property to be exploited, or as a hazard to be warehoused. Our hosts, the Romulans, have a far more expansive vision. They see us as both. Hugh- The End is the Beginning #StarTrek #StarTrekPicard

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