Joel Hodgson, the creator of MST3K, along with several other original cast members, have launched Cinematic Titanic, which brings back the classic riffing-on-B-movies schtick.
Mike Nelson and other cast members are doing audio riffs of newer films over at Rifftrax. Funny stuff, but, for me, it misses the point, which was the older B-movies. Watching a riff of an old, obscure and terrible B-movie means that I can take the film+the audio as a whole, and really grow to love it as its own thing. Using a newer movie that I’m already familiar with? It’s just the same snarking that I do with my friends.
Me, I was always more of a Joel guy, so it’s good to hear his voice (especially along with Trace Beaulieu, the original – and best- voice of Crow T. Robot) again.
They’ve got their first DVD available: The Oozing Skull, released a couple of weeks ago via their website.
Check the trailer: