The “Mystery” of The Crossover Co Written by Gus Webb & Chris Lee Moore
Jack Perkins: Hello, I’m Jack Perkins and I would like to introduce you to this fabulous review of the movie “Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie” as done by Gus Webb “The Nostalgia Kid”, Chris Lee Moore “The Rowdy Reviewer” Grrr the guy is crazy (Jack chuckles) and finally….
TLOTA (Audio only): Bar’s fully stocked
Jack Perkins: Oh Goodie! Goodie! I think I’ll make my usual five o’clock cocktail. (Camera turns to James)
TLOTA: Some people…. I’m James Faraci The Last Of The Americans and the views that I’m about to express are that of my own and some of yours. As you can tell, I’m having a little celebration. Rowdy’s on his way, everyone else is back from sabbatical and I have certain family members whose birthday is around the corner and as an added bonus I’m celebrating the return of The Satellite Of Love as Mystery Science Theater 3000 returns to the airwaves. As a matter of fact, I asked everyone to come with a bad movie they all like to riff on for fun as a party game. (The Nostalgia Kid and Rowdy pop in from out of nowhere via Jeannie blink)
The Nostalgia Kid: I brought The 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie for us to riff.
Rowdy: And I brought The godawful insult to the 80s that is the Jem & the Holograms movie. (turns to camera) Which just might be the subject of a three-way crossover review with Writrzblok and Cartoon Hero coming this Labor Day and viewed at rowdyc.com…
TLOTA: This isn’t a DX promo dude, cut it out! Anyway, sure those are good choices. But it’s not a bad movie riffing party without “Fishtales” (Rowdy groans as The Nostalgia Kid goes ooh!)
Rowdy: Not that movie again!
The Nostalgia Kid: Well I have yet to see it, this might be a fun one to riff on.
ORAC (Audio only): ALERT! A signal is trying to make contact to us.
TLOTA: Patch it through! (Static breaks to see Professor Hiram Stupidiot laughing maniacally before cutting to the three looking)
Rowdy & TLOTA (In Unison): STUPIDIOT!
Nostalgia Kid: Who?
TLOTA: A Continual pain in the tuchus for Rowdy. (Cut to Stupidiot.)
Professor Stupidiot: That is right James Faraci The Last Of The Americans and Rowdy and friend! (Cut to James, Rowdy & Nostalgia Kid)
The Nostalgia Kid: Actually I’m The Nostalgia Kid. (Cut to Stupidiot)
Professor Hiram Stupidiot: Well whoever you are you are about to join them in here this satellite that’ll stay in Geosynchronistic orbit for the next fifty years or when I take over the entire Tri County Metroplex and you’ll have nothing but bad movies and TV Shows to watch while you stay up there. (Professor Stupidiot laughs maniacally until a voice off screen yells at Stupidiot to shut up when Dr. Plotsz played by Paulo Fonseca appears from Stage Left)
Dr. Plostz: Ach Du Lieber! I AM TRYING TO VORK HERE! (Cut to James, Rowdy & The Nostalgia Kid)
TLOTA: DR. PLOTSZ?! What are you doing there? (Cut to Stupidiot & Plotsz)
Dr. Plotsz: Vell Herr Faraci, I vas given quite a bit of money to build Ze Satellite and I developed quite a few movies and TV show ideas.
Stupidiot: I loved the one in which there was a scientist who sent a low level employee into outer space who made robots to keep him sane as he watches bad movies that once repeated over & over again which will reduce the mind to the consistency of rotten vegetables so the Mad Scientist can take over the WORLD! (Cut to James, Rowdy & The Nostalgia Kid)
TLOTA: Do you two want to join me or…? (Rowdy & The Nostalgia Kid nod yes.)
TLOTA, Nostalgia Kid & Rowdy (In unison): THAT’S MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000! (Cut to Stupidiot & Plotsz)
Stupidiot: Well speak of the devil and he will appear because before I launch the three of you into space, I’ve got something for the three of you to watch. (Stupidiot cackles as he pulls out the Mystery Science Theater 3000 the Movie DVD before cutting to James, Rowdy & The Nostalgia Kid)
Nostalgia Kid: Wait a second? (Cut to Stupidiot’s hand holding the case for Mystery Science Theater 3000 the movie)
Nostalgia Kid (Audio only): Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie?! (Cut to James, Rowdy & The Nostalgia Kid physically)
Nostalgia Kid: HOLY CRAP! Let’s do this!
Three friends coming together to watch a MST3K movie, Will they like it or will it be as bad a turkey as “Castle Of Fu Manchu”? Find out here
2 thoughts on “The “Mystery” of The Crossover Co Written by Gus Webb & Chris Lee Moore”
Interesting idea, picking MST3K: The Movie as a review subject. But yes, it’s pretty much an episode of the series done for the big screen, and proceeds mostly how the usual episodes proceed. For MST3K fans, it’s pretty satisfying.
One thing I don’t think the discussion in this review mentioned is that another reason ‘This Island Earth’ was picked (aside from it being easy to get the rights to) was that it was a film that wasn’t TOO bad. MST3K: The Movie was seen as a potential introduction for some people to MST3K, and as such they probably didn’t want to put viewers into the deep end by giving them something as bad as ‘Manos’ or ‘Castle of Fu Manchu’. By comparison with those films ‘This Island Earth’ is cheesy, but not horrible. Still good for plenty of riffs and snark, though.
Well. some of the Credit has to go to Gus Webb AKA The Nostalgia Kid and of course Rowdy for being so good at what he does and he is awesome