Last week saw the release of RiffTrax Live: Sharknado. I was honored when Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett agreed to answer a few questions. These guys have been my idols since Mystery Science Theater 3000 and have been a source of laughter for over twenty years.
Without further ado, I present RiffTrax’s Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy!
1. I believe that BBC (Blood, Boobs, and Carnage) is the benchmark for cinematic greatness. What drew you to the greatness that is Sharknado?
BILL: Like you, the British Broadcasting Corporation.
KEVIN: The Three I’s: Inconceivability, Incoherence, and Ian.
2. RiffTrax is so freaking awesome and you riff such a variety of films, both good and bad. Are there any movies you feel are untouchable?
KEVIN: I’d say Schindler’s List is one we’ll never do.
3. Do you derive any perverse pleasure from watching your cast mates screw up their lines at a live show?
KEVIN: I derive even more pleasure in the artful ways that they recover and make the show even funnier for it.
BILL: I am too busy watching myself screw up lines.
4. What’s the strangest cosplay outfit you’ve seen at one of your live shows?
BILL: Someone actually pulled off a strange-but-wonderful version of the sharknado itself at our Sharknado live show. Big funnel cloud with sharks in it. A+!
5. Besides Sharknado, are there any other ‘Nados’ you’d like to see the SyFy Channel ruin? Squidnado? Cownado? Scissorsnado?
KEVIN: Ralph Nado. UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED.
Thanks, Bill and Kevin! Special thanks to Jeff at RiffTrax who made it happen.
What Are the Kargrandes?
New clue today at What Are the Kargrandes? This is clue number seven – new clues every Monday until the release of Dragon of the Stars on April 7.
Sample Tweets for this week:
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And big thanks to Bob at Beauty in Ruins for his review of Dragon this week - It's still as fun and exciting as his first forays into space opera, but the darker themes and deeper level of introspection absolutely elevate the novel to a new level.
I’m at the A to Z Blog today, talking about the advantages of a theme during the Challenge.
Ella is a very talented artist and writer. She just had two of her hearts published in The Stampers' Sampler.
Julie Dao landed an agent - Tamar Rydzinski of the Laura Dail Literary Agency!
New Releases –
Apocalypse Weird - Immunity by EE Giorgi
When greed, mayhem, and a deadly virus collide on the high deserts of New Mexico, it's Outbreak meets World War Z in the deserts of the Apocalypse Weird. One of five books launching today from Wonderment Media.
Find it on Amazon
Finding love is hard, even when you aren’t a mutant.
Find it on Amazon. Barnes and Noble, and Kobo
Find it on Amazon
Stephen Hayes has TWO stories in On SEX: 69 Hilarious Stories About Everything SEX.
You can read one of them HERE
Online ColorIQ Challenge
JE O’Neil posted about the Online ColorIQ Challenge. This was my score:
What did you get?
Movie Trivia Answers
Sorry, forgot to post them last week!
1 – Who played Erik in Erik the Viking? (1989) Tim Robbins
2 – What comedian voiced Reepicheep the mouse in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian? (2008) Eddie Izzard
3 – Who voiced Hiccup’s father, Stoick, in How to Train Your Dragon? (2010) Gerard Butler
4 – Who played Gimli In LOTR: Return of the King? (2003) John Rhys-Davies
5 – Who voiced Draco the dragon in Dragonheart? (1996) Sean Connery
Whoa!!!! Are you a fan of RiffTrax or MST3K? Did you pick up their version of Sharknado? (It’s 8.5 stars on the IMDB – the original version is only 3.3.) Planned your Challenge Theme yet? How’d you do with the Color Challenge? How about the trivia? And have you figured out the Kargrandes yet…?
Be sure to visit the A to Z Blog.