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    It was all just fan dreams, but I still would have loved to see it happen. I think Season 7 is grossly underrated - all six episodes make me laugh like a lunatic. "The Incredible Melting Man" in particular has to be a top five episode for me. ("There are yards of cable and fifteen operators required to run these people.")
    Season 7's all right, but I think it was really hurt by the absence of TV's Frank, and Pearl wasn't nearly as enjoyable as she was in the Sci-Fi episodes, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Daedalus View Post
    Season 7's all right, but I think it was really hurt by the absence of TV's Frank, and Pearl wasn't nearly as enjoyable as she was in the Sci-Fi episodes, IMO.
    Indeed, I missed Frank too, but I actually tend to like Pearl better in Season 7 than in the SciFi era, probably because Mary Jo and Trace made such a great comedy team. Once she took over the movie-watching experiment, though, she kinda became more one-dimensional and dull. Oh, she had her moments, but on the whole, I have a hard time buying her as a mad scientist. Plus, Mary Jo developed this odd habit of jutting her face into the camera and making goofy expressions, and it can get very distracting.
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    Sequel to this post: I ended up buying vol. 6, since my local used DVD store had it. Not a bad volume. Of course, it was worth buying just for Mr. B Natural, but my favorite full episode was "Gunslinger", with "Teenagers From Outer Space" a close second in terms of laughs (and ya gotta love the Hi-Q stock music used in "Outer Space"!). "Giant Leeches" started out OK, but for me the momentum went downhill after about the halfway mark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Classic Speedy
    ^ When you look at it strictly as the number of episodes per set, then yes, MST3K sets are "overpriced". But look at it from a different perspective: MST3K episodes are three times the length of a typical half hour show, so you're basically getting the equivalent of 12 episodes (15 in the case of the Gamera set) for $40-50. Another way to look at it: You're essentially buying four films. And to buy four films (at least, when they're new) would cost you around the same price in total.

    Besides, it's not just the episodes on these sets. Shout! has done a great job of creating new special material for these sets.
    Yes, but it is still only 4 episodes. It's no different than 4 episodes of a normal series, because you can only watch them so much, so they aren't anymore value.

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    The next set's episodes, according to MST3Kinfo:
    110- ROBOT HOLOCAUST with short: COMMANDO CODY PT 9 (partial)
    508- OPERATION KID BROTHER (aka OPERATION DOUBLE 007; they couldn’t get the rights under the other name)
    615- KITTEN WITH A WHIP and
    801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE
    That'll be a great set. I love "Kitten With a Whip" and "Revenge of the Creature", and "007" I remember not being too bad either. Never seen "Robot Holocaust".

    I'm just glad they're dipping into Sci-Fi era episodes again, and the very first one from that era, at that. AND it's a Universal film. It's kind of a milestone in that sense.

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    Woohoo! "Operation Double 007" is one of my all time favorites! And if Shout! got "Revenge of the Creature", that opens up the possibility for a huge chunk of Season 8 - including, hopefully, "The Deadly Mantis", another one of my favorites.

    Speedy, "Robot Holocaust" is widely regarded as one of the best of Season 1. And it's worth the price of admission just for the smokin' hot yet utterly incomprehensible Angelika Jager.

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    Looks like Shout Factory's deal with Universal (especially with the Scream Factory label) is paying off for us MiSTies, as we're getting some of the episodes featuring films released by Universal in the next set. Would love to see one of the later sets to feature either The Leech Woman (JEEEEEEEDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!), The Mole People (I'm sure the staff at the show were huge fans of the film and have wanted to riff that film for a long time), or Riding with Death (Turkey Volume Guessing Man).
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    All four of those films were listed as "Extremely Unlikely" because they're all owned by major studios (MGM, Warner and Universal, to be specific). This is intriguing news indeed.
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    It opens up a ton of episodes for potential release, ensuring that we have enough material for several more years of box sets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angilasman
    It opens up a ton of episodes for potential release, ensuring that we have enough material for several more years of box sets!
    ..Instead of just 5 years of season sets

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartoonscartoons View Post
    ..Instead of just 5 years of season sets
    As nice as that would be, I don't fancy paying upwards of $400 for a 24-disc box set, even if it is my favorite TV show ever. Season sets of MST3K are just not economically feasible.
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    Been working my way through the Vol. 24 set. The first Fugitive Alien episode was OK, but the second one is a lot funnier.

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    EDIT: The Sandy Frank interview is disappointing. He barely addressed MST3K at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartoonscartoons View Post
    ..Instead of just 5 years of season sets
    Even with Shout's breakthroughs, I think that we'll never see a complete run. I hazard to say a dozen or so episodes will remain un(commercially)released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. B. Warner

    As nice as that would be, I don't fancy paying upwards of $400 for a 24-disc box set, even if it is my favorite TV show ever. Season sets of MST3K are just not economically feasible.
    Why not $30 or 40$, like a normal TV show set?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartoonscartoons View Post
    Why not $30 or 40$, like a normal TV show set?
    Why it won't happen:

    -MST3K episodes are the length of an entire feature film and only one can fit on a disc. A season set would be between 13 and 24 discs, so much higher prices then a usual TV show set of 4 or 5 discs.

    -The people who own a particular movie featured may demand a higher license fee. A season rich in episodes from this company would require more money for licensing and require a higher price tag to make up for their investment. With the 4 disc sets they can mix episodes that cost more to acquire with ones that are far cheaper (that's why there are still plenty of public domain episodes; they're being reserved for strategic purposes).

    -They're are many episodes that still could never be acquired from the rights holders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angilasman

    Why it won't happen:

    -MST3K episodes are the length of an entire feature film and only one can fit on a disc. A season set would be between 13 and 24 discs, so much higher prices then a usual TV show set of 4 or 5 discs.
    Double sided discs would cut down the amount of discs, also 2 episodes could be fit on each side of the disc, making 4 episodes per disc.

    I just can't justify paying 40$ for four episodes of a TV show, which is the way the MST3K sets are being handled now. I love MST3K, but just like other series I love (Arrested Development, IASIP) I am not going to pay an outrageous price for only four episodes.

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    ^There's still the licensing fee. If Shout! released too many episodes (episodes they had to pay the rights for) in a cheap home video package they would loose money. All the licensing fees for, lets say, 12 episodes while selling such a set for $40? It wouldn't make a profit.

    I'd prefer season sets too, but the fact is that this is the release strategy that makes sense and I'm grateful that such a difficult show to do has found a reliable footing in the home video market.

    And if you don't want to invest in the sets you can always stream episodes from a variety of official means. If you're an amazon prime member it seems you can stream 'em all for free!

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    At this point, I think we have to agree to disagree on whether the Rhino and Shout! sets are overpriced or not. I think both sides have made up their minds on the issue and no amount of debate will influence that. At any rate, though, the sets began ten years ago, so clearly a good chunk of the fanbase doesn't mind the release strategy.

    Anyway, Vol. 24's best episode was either "The Sword and the Dragon" or "Star Force: Fugitive Alien II". As I said before, "Fugitive Alien" was so-so aside from the fact that it started the earworm "They TRIED to kill me with a forklift!" (and it's impossible not to hear the movie's theme music without hearing those lyrics!) And "Samson vs. The Vampire Women" was just dreary and dreadful, despite the riffs thrown at it. The wraparounds were the best part, due to Frank's departure.

    Speaking of Frank, it was interesting to hear what he's been doing since he left MST3K.

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    Samson vs. The Vampire Women is one of my favorites, but I'm kinda burned out on it from watching it so often!

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    So I re-watched Red Zone Cuba this week (having not watched it since I owned it on VHS back in high school!) and it was a better episode than I remember. In fact, I'd say it's the funniest of the Coleman Francis episodes (which admittedly isn't that hard). But man, the movie itself is still all kinds of awful.

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