The MST3K alumni guys of RiffTrax are doing another live riffing streamed in theaters across the US and for the first time Canada. It will be this Thursday August 15 at 8pm. They will be riffing the modern campy sci-fi epic Starship Troopers.
This was original going to be Twilight, they held a Kickstarter to get the rights, but they were unable to obtain the rights to mock Twilight live. If you really want to hear them though you buy their MP3 commentary for it though. They were able to get Starship Troopers instead. Which is better if you think about, cause it means we are not giving more money to Twilight. The event will be a little over two hours since the movie is so long I feel that means we will not get to see the guys do any shorts before the movie, but who knows.
There is also a Trivia Sweepstakes for this event. It is a chance to test your Starship Troopers knowledge for one of three prize packs including a poster signed by “the guys” and a Starship Troopers Blu-ray. Answer nine questions about trivia from the movie to be automatically entered. Increase your chances of winning by sharing the sweepstake with others.
Tickets are $12.50 when I got mine and can be ordered online or at the theater. Locations in state include: Cinemark 10 in Bridgeport, Stadium 12 in Morgantown and Nitro, plus at the Huntington Mall in Barboursville. I will be at the Barboursville one. I will be the one wearing my “Doctor Horrible is My Master Now” shirt.
About Starship Troopers
This 1997 giant-bug-alien war flick is an adaptation of Robert Heinlein’s classic 1950s giant-bug-alien war novel of the same name, but with bigger, juicier bugs. Director Paul Verhoeven brings the same insane glee to the screen as he did for the classics RoboCop and the original Total Recall.