Discussion:
Cheesy Movies, and Where to Find Them
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Doug Elrod
2016-01-06 21:36:25 UTC
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With the demise of the small UHF stations (like KTMA), the cheap (and sometimes out-of-copyright) movies they used to show might be harder to find. But it appears that SUBCHANNELS in the new broadcast digital system are CHOCK-FULL of them!

If you have a "digital cable" system, you can occasionally find these channels hidden away at the high numbers (say, 1500 (!)). If you happen to have a "TV Antenna", you can attach it to your digital TV (and make sure to tell the TV that you wish to tune to antenna-based channels), and then find these channels (at locations such as "4-3" or "12-2").

It appears that many of the old original "Mystery Science Theater 3000" movies are still being aired this way, along with many others which look EMINENTLY MSTable!

-Doug Elrod (***@cornell.edu)
submitted for your approval, in case anyone out there has *need* of such movies! ;-)
Freezer
2016-01-06 21:55:35 UTC
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If I don't reply to this Doug Elrod post, the terroists win.
Post by Doug Elrod
With the demise of the small UHF stations (like KTMA), the
cheap (and sometimes out-of-copyright) movies they used to
show might be harder to find. But it appears that SUBCHANNELS
in the new broadcast digital system are CHOCK-FULL of them!
If you have a "digital cable" system, you can occasionally
find these channels hidden away at the high numbers (say, 1500
(!)). If you happen to have a "TV Antenna", you can attach it
to your digital TV (and make sure to tell the TV that you wish
to tune to antenna-based channels), and then find these
channels (at locations such as "4-3" or "12-2").
It appears that many of the old original "Mystery Science
Theater 3000" movies are still being aired this way, along
with many others which look EMINENTLY MSTable!
submitted for your approval, in case anyone out there has
*need* of such movies! ;-)
Archive.org. That is all.
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My name is Freezer and my anti-drug is porn.
http://mst3kfreezer.livejournal.com/
@allhailfreezer
weary flake
2016-01-07 02:40:03 UTC
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Post by Freezer
If I don't reply to this Doug Elrod post, the terroists win.
The terrorists already control the TV networks, so
they've already won that battle. But there's still DVDs
of MST3K, an excellent source of cheesy movies, with
running commentary too. And for non-msted movies in
hi-def, there's blu-rays out there of movies like Manos:

http://www.amazon.com/Manos-Hands-Blu-ray-Tom-Neyman/dp/B012BD3RNU/
Post by Freezer
Post by Doug Elrod
With the demise of the small UHF stations (like KTMA), the
cheap (and sometimes out-of-copyright) movies they used to
show might be harder to find. But it appears that SUBCHANNELS
in the new broadcast digital system are CHOCK-FULL of them!
If you have a "digital cable" system, you can occasionally
find these channels hidden away at the high numbers (say, 1500
(!)). If you happen to have a "TV Antenna", you can attach it
to your digital TV (and make sure to tell the TV that you wish
to tune to antenna-based channels), and then find these
channels (at locations such as "4-3" or "12-2").
It appears that many of the old original "Mystery Science
Theater 3000" movies are still being aired this way, along
with many others which look EMINENTLY MSTable!
submitted for your approval, in case anyone out there has
*need* of such movies! ;-)
Archive.org. That is all.
A list of movies you'ved watched from archive.org might help.
We need to watch as much cheesy movies as possible to defeat
terrorism.

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