RiffTrax Brings Plan 9 to Earth

31-Jul-09 3:22 PM by
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RiffTrax, the comedic commetaries provided by the geniuses behind Mystery Science Theater 3000, continues to expand its empire. In addition to the occasional live shows, they've lately taken to Internet streaming performances, though more often than not, the demand for these videos is great enough to crash their servers, resulting in refunds.

Undeterred, the team is combining the best of the online and live venues to offer a live performance streamed to 400 theaters around the country. On August 20th at 8 PM, Plan 9 From Outer Space will experience a nationwide crucifixion as Mike, Bill, and Kevin. Whether this is the same script used on their DVD edition of this movie is undetermined, but the fact that the downloadable (and more affordable) MP3 is "temporarily unavailable" is telling. However, "All event attendees will receive FREE exclusive digital goodies including a never before seen downloadable short, an autographed digital photo of the guys and a song by the RiffTones! A URL and code will be revealed on-screen at the end of the event." Maybe the digital version of the movie they just saw will be among the grab bag?

If you never saw This Island Earth, the only MST3K to have debuted in theaters, here's your chance to witness the best brains' glorious return to the silver screen!

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