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The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Amazing Colossal Episode Guide by Trace Beaulieu
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Jan 04, 2010

it was amazing

Very comprehensive guide to the beloved cult TV show. Each episode is broken down into segments. You'll get a plot summary of the film, summary of what happens in the Satellite of Love segments, and if applicable what was revealed in the invention exchange and the stinger- that quick clip of the film's oddest moment that came to reward viewers who stayed after the show's credits. Sometimes the film's monster would be humorously broken down like a scientific study, or TV's Frank puts in his two cents in a sidebar. Even the mythical first season is included- the season few fans have seen. It is forbidden from rerunning because the film rights were never secured beforehand. Lots of great photos abound.[return][return]Great trivia is revealed, like how not fully previewing "Sidehackers" led to an unexpected rape scene (and the strict rule that all films must be previewed in their entirety before selection), and which crew member had a crush on Mr. B Natural. You'll learn what made Joel so sleepy-eyed, and which film brings a sentimental tear to the eye of TV's Frank.[return][return]Other rewards are: a look into the making of the MST3K full-length film; a glossary of obscure references made by Joel, Mike, and the bots; a hilarious list of the crew's favorite lines; a list of the grossest scenes in the films (Mitchell and baby oil...blegh!); a helpful guide to "Your Area and You," and nice little tributes to the more respected actors of bad B-movie filmdom: Miles O'Keefe and Beverly Garland.[return] [return]Though a bit outdated since it ends partway in the beginning of the Sci-Fi Channel years, the writers made up for it by writing about the later shows online - just Google "MST3K" and you'll find it. The book remains a nostalgic form of entertainment for dedicated fans of the show.
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Susan Jane McLeod I didn't know they wrote more online. Thank you for sharing that fantastic news!!

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