Subject:

Mystery Science Theater 3000

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    The Ten Best Geek Events in Denver in November

    Give thanks for being a geek. Even though October's bounty of geek goodness is behind us, November brings a cornucopia of its own, stuffed with much more than just turkey and Mystery Science Theater 3000 reruns. Here, in chronological order, are Denver's ten best geek events in November. See also: ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Remembering Mork: Robin Williams Created the Character I Aspire to Be

    Robin Williams will always be Mork to me. Not because it was his best role -- not by a long shot, considering his lengthy and illustrious career. It's not because I still consider Mork & Mindy one of my favorite shows, either, since even its good seasons really haven't aged all that well. No, it's f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    The ten best geek events in Denver in August

    If you're ready to get out of this unseasonal rain and have some good, clean (and dry) geek fun indoors, August will make you a very happy nerd. Two cons, one weird county fair and more movies than you can shake are just some of the highlights of a month packed full of great geek fun. Here are Augus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Anti-Dungeons & Dragons hysteria gets a modern-day facelift with Dark Dungeons film

    If you were born after, say, 1980 and/or you didn't grow up as a huge geek, you probably have no idea that, for a brief time, RPG hysteria was a very real thing. That's right, for five or six years in the early to mid-'80s (and probably to this day among the hardcore lunatic fringe), fantasy role-pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    The worst movie ever? Plan 9 from Outer Space doesn't live up to its billing

    Forget its reputation: There is no way that Plan 9 from Outer Space is the worst movie ever made. I know this for a fact, because I have seen dozens, maybe as many as a hundred, movies that are much, much worse. It's not even the worse movie in its genre (it's a hybrid zombie/alien invasion movie). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Top five friendly robots in pop culture, from Wall-E to R2-D2

    From HAL to the Terminator, robots in fiction play the part of the bad guy more often than not. Here in the real world, though, robots do some good work, and very little evil. You can get a taste of some of that good work this Sunday, April 13 at Robotics at the Hangar at Wings Over the Rockies Air ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Geek resolutions for 2014

    The clock is ticking on 2013. In less than a week, we'll be closing the door on yet another trip around the sun, and embracing the greatest of all arbitrary calendar events, the new year. That means it's time for that greatest of arbitrary life events: resolutions! No new year is complete without a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2013
  • Calendar

    December 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    A geek's guide to the holidays: Gremlins, "Christmas at Ground Zero" and other goodies

    Christmas -- or whatever you celebrate this time of year -- is not a geek holiday. Sure, the togetherness and gift-giving and eggnog drunks are great no matter if you're a geek or not, but it still seems like the holiday should throw us some kind of bone. It doesn't, though. There are just no sweet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    The top ten geek events in Denver in December

    Baby, it's cold outside, which is all the more reason to stay inside and concentrate on cool, geeky activities all month. Once Christmas gets here, you'll probably be too busy playing with your shiny new Xbox One or Playstation 4 to get out of the house much, but until then, you're going to need som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Give thanks to be a geek this Thanskgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving, fellow geeks. Yes, it's a day early, but you'd rather read this while you wait for work to end today than tomorrow while you could be eating, watching football or MST3K, or whatever it is you do on Thanksgiving. Still, day early or not, I'm going to do my best to get you in the h ... More >>

  • Film

    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    A geek's guide to the Starz Denver Film Festival

    Do you like movies? Of course you do. What geek doesn't? The good news is that for the next ten days the Starz Denver Film Fest, one of Denver's premiere cultural events, is going to be bringing a lot of movies to town for you to watch. The less good news is that this year, for the first time in a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    The five greatest shows of Nickelodeon's golden age

    For those who grew up in the decade between 1985 and 1995, there was no cooler destination in TV Land than Nickelodeon. Free of the artificial constraints of edutainment, the network delivered just what kids wanted: crass, silly shows bathed in torrents of slime. Unlike the safe, sanitized territory ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Womenswear Wednesdays: Hostess Morgan Johnson on her modern-retro fashion

    Sometimes style and research can go hand in hand. The more you learn about the looks of the past, the more you can create a new visual for the future. This practice is exemplified by local sushi bar hostess Morgon Johnson, who tweaks the styles of the 1940s and '50s to create her own updated fashion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    The ten best geek events in September in Denver

    September is here and school is back in session. Okay, now that you're all bummed out, here's the good news: September is also chock full of great geek events. As summer fades into autumn, Denver's geeks get to enjoy two great cons, lots of fantastic genre film and even a little geek-themed improv. ... More >>

  • Film

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    The Room: Three theories to explain this movie

    Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. There is nothing quite like The Room. It's one of a handful of movies considered "the worst movie ever" that has somehow managed to find an enduring audience. For those who haven't seen it, the film ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    The ten best geek events in Denver in August

    The dog days of summer are upon us. Luckily, we geeks have nothing to worry about, because August is full of opportunities to beat the heat and have some nerd-friendly fun at the same time. From gaming conventions and classic geek films to the world's nerdiest county fair, August offers a multitude ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Science-fiction film: Are we on the cusp of a golden age?

    Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. Pacific Rim, a movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters, is about to open in hundreds of theaters nationwide, released by a major studio and accompanied by a gigantic ad campaign. It's at lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Everything I know about patriotism I learned from Captain America

    Captain America made me the patriot I am today. I'm sure there were some other influences. Probably a little Red Dawn, a splash of GI Joe and perhaps even some stuff that didn't come from comic books, movies or after-school cartoons. But it was Captain America, specifically a two-year story arc tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Mystery Science Theater 3000's legacy of hilarity

    Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. We geeks watch a lot of bad movies. It's not like we have a choice, really. We like the kind of movies that we like, and the sad truth is a lot of genre stuff is pretty shitty. Take space operas, fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Comedian Dave Attell on Insomniac, Marc Maron and vintage porn nerds

    Best known for his hit Comedy Central show Insomniac, Dave Attell is an all-around beloved character in standup comedy. While often edgy and at times arrogantly confrontational, his razor-sharp wit gives him an everyman-at-the-bar diplomacy. During nearly three decades in the business, Attell has s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The Big Lebowski's ten most quotable moments

    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton will host its first-ever Quote-Along tonight, and it's chosen one of the most quotable films of all time to kick things off: The Big Lebowski. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a Quote-Along encourages the audience to recite the best lines of the film as it's s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Roger Ebert, R.I.P.: My encounter with the Boulder-loving film critic

    When he died of cancer yesterday, Roger Ebert was the best-known practitioner of a dying art: newspaper film criticism. Few papers can afford to have a movie reviewer of their own these days, choosing instead to run syndicated pieces by folks like Ebert, who became the unlikeliest of TV personalitie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Ten most fantastic film worlds of Dennis Quaid

    Dennis Quaid gets around. Since the late '70s, he's appeared in more than seventy films and television shows, playing everything from a deep-space fighter pilot to an dragon-slaying warrior, and always with a certain swaggering charm. This Friday and Saturday at the Sie FilmCenter, Mile High Sci-Fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Bad or Not Bad podcast gives a pass-fail grade to everything

    Sometimes the simplest concepts are the best -- and you don't get much simpler than the concept of the new podcast Bad or Not Bad. The name says it all, really -- things are discussed and a verdict rendered: bad, or not bad? "That's the short version, and what I hope will bring people into the sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    The Evolution of Comedy tackles funny beliefs

    Beliefs are funny things. From aliens to talking snakes, people believe in some pretty ludicrous stuff, and the rationalist comedians of The Evolution of Comedy tour are here to have fun with that. This Sunday, November 11, Ian Harris, Jason Resler and Maurice Northup will be at Comedy Works to riff ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    RiffTrax's Kevin Murphy on Birdemic and Mystery Science Theater 3000's legacy

    As the voice of wise-cracking robot Tom Servo and one of the original brains behind the cult sensation Mystery Science Theater 3000 -- known affectionately to fans as MTS3K -- Kevin Murphy helped elevate the act of jeering at shitty movies to an art form, leaving an indelible mark on pop culture in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Kevin O'Brien on the These Things Matter podcast and Mile High Sci Fi

    Pop culture is important. We spend our time and money on it, litter our speech with quotes from it, and our lives are shaped by it. That's the premise of These Things Matter, a new podcast created by local comedian Kevin O'Brien and Taylor Gonda. Of course, for all the importance of pop culture, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Get your B-movie fix free at Scared Stiff, hosted by snarky queen Alexus Vain

    When Scared Stiff premiered last week night at The Bar, a small crowd of bizarro movie buffs gathered to see cult classic Plan 9 From Outer Space. But it wasn't just the campy Ed Wood-directed flick that brought folks in -- it was drag queen Alexus Vain's commentary, which runs parallel to each wee ... More >>

Loading...