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I was just watching MST3000. They were making fun of this movie "The Deadly Bees". There was one scene where the heroine was being attacked by the bees, and there was a closeup of her face showing a bee walking across her cheek. One of the robots, I believe it was Servo, said "Hey, she's Aeon Flux!" Pretty neat, huh?
-- Frostbite (SlipperyMermaid@bar.com), December 12, 1998
Servo has always been the coolest one and those writers know a lot on the media subject, they have seen and read everything and that is pretty cool how they say that. Im positive it would of been Servo cause he always makes the jokes involving other movies or shows.
-- Commander Blood (ComdrBlood@aol.com), December 12, 1998.
Yes I watched it again last night and here is the exact phrase: Tom Servo "Aeon Flux" has the camera shows a close up of a bee on her head. VERY easy to miss, I turned up my tv really loud to make sure I would get the exact phrase. But that was a funny episode any way.
-- Commander Blood (ComdrBlood@aol.com), December 13, 1998.
Actually he pronounces it Ay-on Flux. I assume they've only seen the shorts.
-- Frostbite (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 1998.
a BIG UP to Mystery Science Theatre 3000. that show is asscracking funny. too bad it left comedy central. now youve gotta pay extra $$ to see it on Sci-Fi. I remember going over to my friends house after school every day to watch it.
BTW, has anyone seen the movie? is it good?
-- Owen Black (Ob200bpm@aol.com), December 17, 1998.
Yes, i've seen the movie. It's about the same as the show, except the segments have better special effects. Plus the movie they use, "This Island Earth", isn't bad. It's just old. (and it has small bouts of stupidity) One of my favorite jokes is when the three scientists escape the mansion, huddled together, looking nervous and being silent, and then they get in this huge, loud car to make their getaway. Mike goes "So, they're escaping under cover of afternoon in the biggest car in the county?"
-- Frostbite (email@example.com), December 18, 1998.
Actually, Frostbite, that is pretty funny. I don`t remember the movie too well, but I`m sure This Island Earth deserved a good kicking, otherwise why would they bother with it? Just because it`s critically acclaimed doesn`t mean it`s above ridicule, look at Titanic or The Matrix. And speaking of ridicule (weak seque alert), I used to love Mr. Show too, before it disappeared into the same limbo as MST3K. Those were the 2 best (well certainly funniest) programs on television, and they died so very, very young, remind you of something? Check it out sometime (HBO still runs it occasionally on late late nights), you`d love it. It`s weird, nasty, viscous & surreal, a lot like you-know-what.
-- Paul D. Gilbreath (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 17, 2000.
Er... viscous and surreal? I must have been smoking something when I wrote that... What I meant to say was that the sketches in Mr. Show have more bite than anything else I`ve seen. And sure, they`re topical, but there`s a timeless quality to them. The surrealism comes from the way episodes are constructed, with the sketches twisting and turning in on themselves, themes overlapping like a fully realized Monty Python. "Camp Dalai Lama" is a good example... long tangent, I know, but God how I love that program!
-- Paul D. Gilbreath (email@example.com), February 29, 2000.
Tom servo works at dollar general. He looks miserable, as though he drinks too much. What a shame.
-- Davin Lingren (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 14, 2004.