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The Worst We Can Find (La-La-La)

To commemorate the Netflix revival of the groundbreaking comedy series and showcase of the world’s most famous horror hosts, Mystery Science Theater 3000 (*twang*), let’s take a look back at a 1996 segment that aired before WWF WrestleMania XII that was the wrestling promotion’s strange answer to the MST3K phenomenon, featuring the riffing stylings of Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler. Here’s the culmination of their goofy Billionaire Ted parody skits: the Huckster vs. the Nacho Man!

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A Cursory Antiquity of Temporal Lengths

Today is the 75th anniversary of the famed English physicist Stephen Hawking! Best known for his groundbreaking cosmology book, A Brief History of Time, as well as his numerous appearances in pop cultural institutions like Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Simpsons, perhaps the strangest homage to the scientist came in the form of A Brief History of Rhyme, a 2004 album produced by web developer and nerdcore hip hop artist Ken Lawrence under the alias of MC Hawking. Here’s a music video for my favorite track from the album, “What We Need More of is Science”.

Star Claus: A Yule Hope

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Let’s celebrate the release of the latest Star Wars film, Rogue One, during this 2016 holiday season in the most synergistic way possible. Have a listen to the B-side of Bobby Helms’ hit single and modern Yuletide standard “Jingle Bell Rock”, a cosmic Christmas carol entitled “Captain Santa Claus (and His Reindeer Space Patrol)”.

Steam Factor One

50 years ago, a strange, unique science fiction adventure show kicked off its 3 season run on NBC with the tale of a simple country doctor falling in love with a shape-shifting salt vampire. Ever since these humble origins, the Star Trek franchise has been going strong, with various additions and re-imaginings of the mythos created by both fans and professionals alike. One of the most popular Star Trek fan films is a loving, well-crafted tribute to both Trek and silent films by the name of Steam Trek: The Moving Picture. Directed and co-written by British animator Dennis Sisterson, this hilarious 1994 film details a typical mission aboard the USS Isambard gone awry, thanks to the interference of derby-donning Klingons. With a suitably whimsical score, faithful imagery and inspired characterizations (especially the Harold Lloyd-esque Spock), this short remains one of the top examples of a standout fan production!

Hope you enjoy it and…well, you know.

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One of the things I love about the Star Wars fandom is the high level of creativity that they display when it comes to showing their love of the franchise. Case in point: the wealth and variety of fan films and shorts. From straight-forward, action packed lightsaber duels to clever parodies, the Star Wars universe has been a vital inspiration to many independent filmmakers.

Speaking of parodies, here is one of the first videos I’ve seen on one of the top Star Wars fansites, TheForce.net. Here’s the 2000 short, PA Wars, featuring Scott Hahn, Dennis Stay, Tadd Callies and a Taco Bell Yoda cup.

Hope you enjoy it!

How Sharper Than A Xenomorph’s Tooth

Today’s date marks two significant occasions! First is the baptism of the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare. If you need a quick primer on his 37 plays, let this music video from the Kids’ WB show, Histeria, bring you up to speed.

The second occasion is Alien Day, a celebration of the Alien film franchise! To commemorate it, check out this amazing 2003 fan film by Sandy Collora, Batman: Dead End, featuring a Xenomorph engaged in mortal combat with both the Caped Crusader and a Predator!

Hope you enjoy them!

Dave’s Not Here

Why am I posting a list of my top 5 favorite stoner comedies today, of all days? I don’t know. You tell me.

  1. Friday (1995) 
  2. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) 
  3. Up in Smoke (1978) 
  4. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) 
  5. The Big Lebowski (1998) 

Check them out if you haven’t and if you’ve got your own top 5, feel free to share! Don’t forget to have a happy April 20th!

The Most Unkindest Cut of All

To the ancient Romans, March 15th, 44 BC was just another day but thanks to the death of a certain emperor and a fortune teller in a certain play, the date is said to associated with dangerous omens and misfortune. Of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun with it! From the short-lived Kids’ WB cartoon, Histeria, here’s “You Stabbed Me In the Back”, featuring the assassination of Caesar set to a swing number sung by the late Fred Travalena. Enjoy!

 

 

Stuff I Dig: Halloween Special

Hello boils and ghouls! Halloween is just around the coronerso here’s a creepily comical piece of animation from the short-lived 1998 Fox Kids cartoon, Toonsylvania! Featuring the vocal talents of David Gore-ner and Killy West, it’s a twisted tale about a monster played by Brad Scare-ett who gets a birthday present he’ll never forget from Frankenstein’s assistant, Igor (Wayne Fright). Here’s Darla Doily – Demon Doll!

Biff’s Question Song

In honor of the day Marty McFly, Doc Brown and Jennifer Parker arrive in the future from 1985 to prevent Marty’s future son from being framed for a bank robbery committed by Griff Tannen, the cybernetically enhanced and brutally insane grandson of former high school bully Biff Tannen (I’m really, really into these movies), here’s one of my favorite stand-up bits from actor and comedian Thomas F. Wilson. Wilson portrayed Biff and his many ancestors and descendants in both the Back to the Future movie trilogy and the short-lived BTTF animated series. This is his ode to the goofy and repetitive Biff-related questions he’d occasionally receive on the street from BTTF fans. Hope you enjoy it and have a happy Back to the Future Day!