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We haven't put out a new episode in a few months, so time for the random occasional…

We haven't put out a new episode in a few months, so time for the random occasional shilling of our concept.  

If you are a fan of MST3K or Rifftrax, and also of do-it-yourselfer plucky underdogs, then may I heartily recommend +Cinematic For The People?  We are an out-of-our-own-pockets self-produced television show that we publish on the internet for free.  We've done two seasons of 13 episodes each so far, as well as various specials and shorts, all of which (as I said) is available for free on our channel.

We just started Series 3, which is looking to be our most ambitious yet.  We've folded the ideas from our short-lived "VS" project, which aimed to make a much more MST3K-live version of CFTP – into the regular production, leading to more scripting, higher quality host segments, and generally a better show all around.

So… if you've got some time, give us a try, won't you?

#MST3K   #RiffTrax   #DoItYourself   #Riffing   #Free  

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Just a reminder

this happened.  CFTP DOUBLE FEATURE!!!  It's a Larry Buchananfest!  And it's free (for you) because… we can.

#halloween   #riffing   #mst3k   #larrybuchanan   #drivein  

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CFTP Drive-In Double Monster Movie Halloween Special | Cinematic For The People
The CFTP team returns for a last blast before Series 3 starts with a Larry Buchanan-inspired set of movies… first, “The Naked Witch”, featuring one of the least naked witches in the history of nude

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Winning Hearts and Minds

I get the feeling that a lot of MST3K fans do not actually like CFTP – or any of the other fan riffing projects – very much.  I always try to be respectful when I promote my own show, do it in the appropriate sections of forums or subreddits, not just be a post-and-go sort of ass… but there's so much hate, biting insulting hate… I just don't get it.

While MST3K was on the air, there was a lot of fascination with fan projects, I remember having to go through a complex set of trades to get a copy of the Alaskan guys who made an episode of MST3K doing Star Trek V.  So the fact that now, post-MST3K, there seems to be a lot of stand-off-ishness and general prick-itude from people, I am having a hard time understanding it.

For a while, I thought that maybe it was that MST3K is a sacred cow of sorts, but with the rise of Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic, the people of MST3K have more-or-less bisected the sacred cow and carried away the bits that they'd want, and the fans still seem to generally like them, so…  that's not it.

There seems to be more acceptance of the ones done through the mechanism of iRiff, but it's also really insular – aside from Quiptracks and Team FourStar, I've not really seen much promotion of iRiffs outside of the rifftrax forums, so I don't know if they just don't try or they've run into the same vitriol and simply given up on trying to promote outside their own community.

I know CFTP is no MST3K.  We're not as talented, or as funny, and we all have full-time jobs on the side so we can't give the show the dedication that people working exclusively on a tv show could give.  But I know, back in 1999, when MST3K got the axe, I would've been elated to see someone – ANYONE – trying to pick up the gauntlet and keep the idea alive, and I got the feeling from the forums and IRCs of the day that I was not alone.

So… what changed?

I would love to hear the thoughts, opinions, or ideas of everyone on this – even if you've never seen CFTP, if you were an fan of MST3K, please chime in.  I really want to know.

#MST3K, #rifftrax, #riffing, #CFTP, #CinematicTitanic

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We made this live back on Thanksgiving, but I just wanted to toss this out there…

We made this live back on Thanksgiving, but I just wanted to toss this out there in case anybody missed it… this is +Cinematic For The People Series 1 Episode 2, The Impossible Kid.  Now featuring the riffing talents of +Elizabeth Barnes and +Marsha Barnes, as well as the glorious return of +Mark S. 

Ideally, we're looking to get back into the one-a-month release groove we had with Season 0, so please stay tuned.

#mst3k   #mst3kturkeyday   #riffing   #fullmovie   #ohgodwhy

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