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Thursday 20August 2009

On 20 August 2009 the RiffTrax crew of Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett -- formerly of Mystery Science Theater 3000 -- performed a live riffing on one of the worst movies ever made. Broadcasting out of the Belcourt Theater in Nashville, Tennessee, their riffs against Ed Wood's infamous 1959 disaster, Plan 9 From Outer Space, were beamed live into hundreds of participating theaters across the nation.

Charles, Carla, Felicity, Dan, Paul, and I attended the showing at the Canton Cinema in Canton, Michigan. The night was everything we could have ever hoped for. The riffs were terrific, the movie terrible, and the technology that made it possible all quite admirable.


The advertisement for RiffTrax's live broadcast of Plan 9.

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The happiest Dan can ever be is when he is on a car ride.

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You can tell when we get into Michigan because of the dense foliage lining the highway.

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Sometimes Felicity has a problem with her internal gravity, causing her to crumple like a tin can under Earth's atmosphere.

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Sandwiched between Daniel and Felicity is perhaps not the best place to find yourself.

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Deep down we really do hate one another.

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Charles does his best to drive with me being a nag.

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Carla was navigator. She was the Sulu to our humble Enterprise.

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There are few things that Dan loves more in life than trees. He just goes crazy about them.

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At last we arrived! Our pilgrimage has brought us to the site of our modern-day Mecca: the Canton Cinema.

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PLAN 9 FROM ...

Where?

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... OUTER SPACE

Oh, right.

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And so we enjoyed the live riffing and exited, highly pleased by the experience. Plan 9 is a train-wreck of a film made significantly more bearable by Messrs. Nelson, Murphy, and Corbett.

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Dinner was sought at the closest Big Boy, which was adorned by a creepy, rosier version of their mascot than we have in Toledo.

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Felicity loses herself whilst trying to figure out what to order. Visions of unicorn burgers being grilled on burning rainbows fills her mind.

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Paul faces the tremendous weight of the decisions that lay before him. What he orders tonight may affect the course of his entire life from here on out.

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Felicity thinks that Paul is taking this life-or-death decision too dang seriously. Sometimes a burger is just a burger.

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So I was supposed to get a photo of their pinky-swear, whatever it was that they were pinky-swearing over.

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Dan takes a phone call. Charles attempts to listen to the phone by way of the ear canal running through Dan's head.

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There was a moustache dispenser at this Big Boy. That is amazing. We all got ourselves some fine 'staches.

Charles channels his inner Tim Conway.

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Felicity believes that everything we do should have a commemorative group photo. I heartily agree.

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Mine was the grandest moustache of them all!

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The ride home became a moustache photoshoot, celebrating the dignity that such displays of upper-lip integument bring to a person.

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I swear, sometimes I don't know her.

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This is exactly what the start of World War I looked like.

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Moustaches and the MST3K crew. This has been the best day in almost a week!

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Engaged 23 August 2009 | Updated 23 August 2009