Post by davidbeegah on Jul 9, 2016 11:54:19 GMT -5
Comet TV is an over the air broadcast station. Owned and operated by MGM. So any film in the MGM library can air there. I have gotten this station since earlier this year. I have the habit of just turning my station to Comet TV on Saturday and Sunday. They have broadcast MST3K and Rifftrax movies in the past. Not the riffed versions of course. This month they are advertising The Incredible Melting Man, Gor and its sequel Outlaw of Gor (all unriffed). It will be interesting to see if Comet TV will broadcast only the MGM titles. As of right now all they are is broadcasting MGM TV series like The Outer Limits (60's and 90's reboot) and Stargate SG-1 and MGM movies. They had a Ross Hagen movie last weekend.. Ouch
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you oughtta go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid." -- Q
The first episode they're showing is Manos, Sept 4 at 8pm.
Followed by Teenagers from Outer Space at 10:30 p.m. Looks like they are fitting the eps into 2 1/2 hr slots so the shows don't have to be cut to accommodate the modern increase in commercial break times. Unlike Retro, I can actually pull Comet in over antenna, so this will be fun seeing FREE MST3K for, really, the first time on air. I also agree that the guide is for reference sake only, not signaling that the entire library is available for airing.Save
Last Edit: Aug 26, 2016 11:37:14 GMT -5 by posturepal
It's great that they're fitting them into 2.5 hour slots. They got quite a bit of complaints when they cut the final act of Terminator to fit it into 2 hours with commercials (while having 10 minutes of promo filler between movies).
Now I just wonder if they'll move the large Comet logo to the left side of the screen.
I do wish there was some way of knowing which episodes they can show. Their episode guide has dates for Manos and Teenagers but I haven't seen dates on any others yet. The next weeks' schedule won't be up til next Monday.
I sent them a message asking if the guide was a list of what they are going to air or just a reference to the show. Their reply wasn't very clear as they told me to just check the schedule to see what the episodes are and as of today the guide is no longer on the site.....
I told them they would probably get a million questions about it..
I just started receiving Comet earlier this year. This is exciting news. Thanks for the heads up. Can't wait till Sunday.
Sorry. Too late. Shep's dead.You will play ME3 as a volus with a limp. Her name will be Q. T. McSmallpants and she will have a fear of firearms, biotics, aliens, strong language and minigames.Oh, and she'll be celibate.
I watched Manos and half of Teenagers last night. I'm used to watching these on DVD, so long commercial breaks adding a extra hour to the show drives my patience.
There were a few problems. Expectantly, Comet left their logo on the right side of the screen, so it does block Crow some. More annoying is that the episodes were cut. From what I could notice with Manos, they cut out the bit towards the end of the movie where the two women are driving towards the lodge and Tom is babbling on for a whole minute. The worse was during the final host segment, where it cuts half-way through the doorway sequence and right to "what do you think, sirs?". I don't see why they made the cuts, considering it ended with 20 minutes left til the next episode starts.
Otherwise, I enjoyed seeing MST on TV. I look forward to having a regular Sunday night thing now.