It’s Doctor Who‘s birthday. The TV show. You know how all you comic book fans with your Batman and your Deadpool and your Richie Rich…
Well, Doctor Who fans are just as bad. This is the anniversary of the first episode of the show, which aired November 23, 1963 in the UK. And most Doctor Who fans, particularly those in the US, didn’t watch it. But we don’t care. We’re fans. So, we want to wish The Doctor and Doctor Who a happy birthday.
A happy day. And it seems like only yesterday that we were mourning the loss of Clara.
Back in May, I saw Glenn McCoy’s cartoon and thought he absolutely nailed it. So, although there are many currently with the same message as this one, I feel that running this one again accomplishes two things:
- Makes the point that Obama is doing a stupid and dangerous thing
- Makes the point that he’s been doing the same stupid and dangerous things for a long time
We all know that Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be returning soon. And, if you’re like me, you’d just be happy with more of the same. That is, a guy in space being shown bad movies and him watching them with his two robot friends while making fun of the movie.
Simple. Well, sort of. Except for all of the shooting the janitor into space and him building robots and … okay, it’s not simple. But, it’s just a show, you should really just relax.
Remembering, though, that the show was canceled back in the day — twice, in fact — we want the show to stick around for a while. As long as it’s funny, at least.
But, you know kids these days. Things can’t be like they used to be. We have to update things to get the kids’ attention. And, TV is no different.
Which brings us to our MST3K Question of the Day: What changes to MST3K are needed to make it appealing to today’s TV viewer?
By now, you’re not only excited about the MST3K reboot, you’re actually sick of hearing about it. Well, think about what poor Joel and Mike had to go through. Now, you don’t feel so bad, do you?
And now that I’ve cleverly maneuvered you into being in a good mood, let’s put that to some good use.
We know there will be some changes in the reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000, but some things will remain pretty much the same. For example, there will have to be a bad movie to riff. Or, like they did from time to time, a TV show presented as a movie.
Which brings us to our MST3K Question of the Day: What should be the first movie/TV show riffed on the new MST3K?
You’re smart enough, you’re good enough, and doggone it, people like your answers. Share with us, won’t you?
With the reboot of MST3K coming soon, we are all so excited that we don’t know what to do. Well, I’m excited. You should be too. But, it’s okay if you’re not. I’m excited enough for all of us.
Anyway, there will be some changes in the show with the reboot. There will be a new host, for one. And, there will be a new villain.
We had Dr. Forrester and Dr. Erhardt, then Dr. Forrester and TV’s Frank, then Dr. Forrester and his mother Pearl, then Pearl with Professor Bobo and Observer. But, the new show will feature a new villain, but we don’t know who just yet. And that’s where you can help.
Today’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 Questions of the Day: Who should be the new villain for the show?
Give us your best suggestion. We don’t want guesses, we want ideas. And, where else but the twisted brains of the world’s largest supply of Moon Nukers than the comments section of IMAO. I turn it over to you now.
Have you heard the news? In the not too distant future, next Sunday A.D., Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be returning! But, of course, the whole story is complicated.
There will be new on-screen talent. Joel won’t be the host, there will be a new villain, and new actors will portray Crow and Servo. None of the RiffTrax crew (Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett, who played Mike, Servo, and Crow in the later years) will be involved.
Confused? Just be thankful I didn’t give you the whole story about all the cast changes and network changes over the years. I could, you know. I’m that obnoxious. But I spared you of that. I’m that nice. You’re welcome.
Anyway, MST3K is coming back! Yay!
Which brings up the Question of the Day. Who should be the new host?
If you want to be a killjoy and be serious about it, go ahead. Or, you could play comedian and come up with a really clever idea that will make everyone else just laugh and laugh. Go for that.
Again, who would be your choice for the new host for the reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000?
Note: Harvey will be doing the official IMAO Veterans Day posting a little later. So, standard poking fun at poke-funable right now.
On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress approved the resolution to establish two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. This date marks the official formation of the Continental Marines.”
Major Samuel Nicholas, 1st Commandant (1775-1783)
In the 240 years since the formation of the Marines, those Americans who wore the uniform and served our country have made us proud.
We are proud of the opportunity to offer our thanks and best wishes on this anniversary date. Civilians, soldiers, airmen, sailors, and indeed all Americans are proud of our Marines.
Now, if you’re not a fan of the show, you won’t care. If you’re a fan, but haven’t seen the episode that aired this past weekend, well, *SPOILERS*
If you saw the episode, you saw that The Doctor told Osgood that his first name was “Basil.”
(Oh, and shameless plug for Larynn’s review of the episode over at Doctor Who LaB.)
Now, who among you were actually surprised when The Doctor said his name was Basil? Did you really think he would say “Frank” or “Harvey” or “Sarah” or “Mr. Right” or “Spacemonkey” or “Lactose the Intolerant” or “Keln.” Not that those aren’t good names. They’re perfectly fine names. But, for The Doctor, does any name fit more than Basil? Okay, maybe Spacemonkey. But, really, when you think Doctor Who don’t you really think “Basil?”
Of course you do. And so does Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi and everyone else who works on the show or watches the show.
I’m unsure whether to say “thank you” or “you’re welcome.” Either will do.