RETRO SHOCK - “We’ve got movie sign!” (1992):   In the not too recent present, last weekend in the 90s.   Two best-friend hosts of a podcast show were discussing MST … ahm ..three … thousand.  Okay, it doesn’t fit the rhyme scheme but, in honor of NETFLIX relaunching their favorite show of all time, Bob and Tim are discussing MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000.  So download the show where applicable and keep circulating the …ahm … links?

00:00:00 - PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - Liquid audio

00:00:33 - INTENDED ABBREVIATIONS - its a revival / “Science Fiction Double Feature”

00:01:52 - WIKI TWEAKS - nudity in the jungle and semi-recent oldies

00:09:58 - NEXT SUNDAY A.D. - a lazy segue-way into MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

00:14:27 - PAJAMA PARTY - Bob’s moment of improv

00:21:44 - A RIP-OFF RIFF-OFF - Life lessons from MST3K

00:29:03 - GOOD MEMORY/BAD MEMORY - countdown to the Satellite Of Love

00:30:20 - PRESENT DAY - Watching them watch “HERCULES AGAINST THE MOON MEN” / “THEME FROM MST3K (instrumental)”

00:32:22 - COMMERCIAL SIGN - audience endurance in long-form comedy

00:37:52 - POP I.D. - sooooooo many references

00:42:34 - A TONAL REBOOT -pacing the new show (and his name is Jonah Ray)

00:46:47 - STAR WARS REFERENCE - Tim doesn’t actually think Star Wars is clunky

00:47:30 - LATTER-DAY RIFFING - mocking what MST3K never got to

00:51:56 - A SORT OF CONTINUITY - creating a world of call-backs

0:58:00 - HOST SEGMENTS - Tom Servo as super-fan and a song about pants

01:04:51 - MARILYN MANSON 3000 - owning pop culture versus sharing pop culture

01:16:14 - TALKING THROUGH EVERY MOVIE - the darker side of riffing

01:19:21 - GOOD REALITY/BAD REALITY - does MST3K hold up? (and a far less notes)

01:26:00 - CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase / “Satellite Of Love”

Read an extensive oral history of the show as featured in WIRED magazine HERE .

Watch Joel and the ‘bots sing their “Tribute to Pants” from the discussed episode HERE .

Then hear them (eventually) sing some more on the topic with “Hike Up your Pants” from the episode “DADDY-O” HERE

Watch ten seasons of show intros, including their debut season on KTMA-TV, HERE

Watch show creator JOEL HODGSON discuss MST3K with Allan Havey on an early 90s NIGHT AFTER NIGHT HERE .

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Stream full length episodes of “MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000” on both NETFLIX and HULU and watch the new season of MST3K with host Jonah Ray debuting Friday April 14th on NETFLIX.  All sites unaffiliated with 20th Century Popcast and Calamity House Productions.  Rental and subscription rates may apply.

This episode of 20TH CENTURY POPCAST was recorded by ZENCASTR, a high fidelity podcast recording platform that records multiple guests from multiple zip-codes all as if they were in the same room.   Log on for studio quality recordings NOW! (exclamation point also provided by ZENCASTR)


“Science Fiction Double Feature” performed by its author Richard O'Brien from the original 1975 motion picture soundtrack to the ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.  

“Love theme from MST3K (instrumental)” as performed by Joel and the Joels for the original opening credits of the tv series MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000.

“Satellite Of Love” performed by Lou Reed off his 1972 singular robot album “TRANSFORMER.”

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20TH CENTURY POPCAST! will return next week with OEUVRE-COMPENSATING (I know we typed this same thing LAST week but THIS week was different so NEXT week will be what we promised LAST week).