: is..."Return to Eden Prairie (Pt.
This one is part of an extensive documentary from the 25th Anniversary DVD set. It features Beez, Patrick and Jef Maynard talking about their jobs on the show. It's very interesting; for example, they talk about how they were able to do so much on such a small set and with such limited resources. Viewed in conjunction with other such segments from other DVD sets, it presents a pretty amazing picture of how this cow town puppet show was made.
: and for the Original Stuff
: selection, I'm going outside the rotation
: again. Since I just finished the most
: recent episode, I'm going back
: to..."Invaders from the Deep"
: (Show K-01).
I got a copy of this long-thought-lost episode as a reward for backing the Relaunch. I'd put off watching it until I was done with the new stuff. It took a bit of doing to access it, along with the other eps I got, but I eventually got to see it.
The "movie" is four episodes of the Supermarionation series "Stingray" stitched together, with really cheap title graphics added in. Of course, it's aimed at a juvenile audience who didn't care about visible wires and such. That said, it wasn't too bad. There are some nice VFX and cool explosions. It's not as good as "Thunderbirds", but it's OK.
As for the episode, it was interesting to see MST in such an embryonic stage. There's little riffing, it's all ad-libbed, and only Crow (played by Josh!) is in the theater with Joel. Still, they do manage some funny lines. And the host segments, as Joel deals with some mysterious foamy illness on the S.O.L., were OK, in general. It's clear they still had a ways to go, but it's a start.
Over to you...
Watch out for snakes.