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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume 5 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 March 2004
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume 5
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On this DVD set, there are four feature films and a 30-minute interview with Nelson and Kevin Murphy, a writer who also does the voice of Tom Servo. At the beginning of each of the four episodes, Nelson gives us a little insight into what the writers thought the funniest parts of the movies were. For example, in “Boggy Creek II,” we learn that this actually the third in the “Boggy Creek” series, but for some strange reason, the second movie was lost and the makers of the third one called it “Boggy Creek II.” On “Time Chasers,” Nelson talks about how the robot Crow insisted that the big-chinned, mullet-wearing star of the movie can’t be the actual lead. “I will not accept this guy as the star of the movie,” Crow mutters for the first five minutes of the movie. It’s hilarious as the geeky star goes into his home and Crow says, “He must be going in to meet the REAL star of the movie…” Of course, Crow doesn’t get his wish and they are forced to see Mr. Hockey Hair carry this dreadfully bad but hilarious 1991 science fiction story about a man who made a small three-seat airplane into a time machine.

I’ve tried to explain how funny MST3K is to people for years and a select few friends of mine were open-minded enough to give this goofy but ultimately very intelligent and hilarious show a chance. Watching bad horror and sci-fi movies has been taken to a new level by the writers of MST3K and it has achieved cult status. The fact that so many of the episodes are being put out on DVD is a great opportunity to relive these classic turkeys without having to endure the commercial breaks. As the discs are derived from a TV show that shows bad movies, the sound and picture aren’t anything special. However, the DVD packaging is very well done, with a handsome four-fold case and slick cardboard dust sleeve. I can’t wait to add the rest of the series next to season five on my DVD case shelf.

more details
sound format: Digital Stereo 2.0
aspect ratio: 1:33.1 (full-screen)
special features: 30-Minute Documentary/Interview with Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy (voice of Tom Servo); Trailer Featuring “The Touch of Satan”; Episode Introductions by Mike Nelson
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receiver: Kenwood VR-407
main speakers: Paradigm Atom
center speaker: Paradigm CC-170
rear speakers: Paradigm ADP-70
subwoofer: Paradigm PDR-10
monitor: 36-inch Sony XBR

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