Friday, June 18, 2010

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 vs Marvel Comics?! Sorta...



Didja know that the guys (from both behind and in front of the camera) of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 now create a fabulously funny bit of nonsense called RIFFTRAX? Yep! They provide humorous voice-overs, spoofing old and new Hollywood films and shorts, including many made-for-schools instructional films such as "Beginning Responsibility." Why is THAT silly short so interesting? Take a look at the stills below.

That's right, the producers of this celluloid gem peppered the set of the kid's room with Marvel Comics posters, straight from an ad running in the comics from that time (1975)! Download this short (link here), and you'll see the Hulk, Captain America, Dracula Lives, and Conan posters, in living color! You'll also be subjected to a horrific spectacle of bad acting, poor special effects, and stop-action photography that will haunt you for the rest of your life, but...BONUS! The actual ad appears below, you lucky devil! And, no, I do not know who "Butch Hiatt" is. Or was.