Post by Mighty Jack on Sept 22, 2019 3:55:11 GMT -5
Personally, I loved it. I know it wasn't exactly MST3K, but the riffing had that old-school vibe - I loved the cast, their personalities and voices, I liked it even more when they went live. I know not everyone agrees with me, but it was the next best thing to MST3K - I liked it better than the last 2 seasons of MST and while Rifftrax has their classics, overall CT was a better fit for me.
Yes, well worth checking out
"I'm not a man who approves of definitions. Labels belong on luggage as far as I'm concerned; they don't mean anything in art" - Fellini
Post by Aaron Bossig on Feb 19, 2021 11:19:29 GMT -5
I know it's an old thread, but CT meant a lot to me in the dark times between the end of the show and the beginning of RiffTrax (to say nothing of finally getting Season 11).
CT by itself is fantastic. A familiar but slightly tweaked format compared to MST3k... also the freedom to be a bit more risque in the jokes, and even a bit political now and then. You could call it the "slightly less family-friendly" MST3k. But that's only part of it. It was also DESTINATION MST3k, because the DVDs were just a by-product of the live shows that Cinematic Titanic lived by. CT fans mostly didn't just watch the show, they got together for events in theaters... almost like mini-conventions. We got to meet the cast and commiserate with each other over the loss of our favorite show, and rejoice that it still survived in SOME form.
I knew I'd found my people when I could say to a complete stranger "Watch out for snakes!" and they'd take it as a friendly greeting.
It's worth watching just because it's a darn good project, but it plays a vital role in our fandom's history.
I like CT much better now than when it came out. When it came out I was really hoping for MST3K 2.0. Instead, there was no premise at all and some sketchy skits. The riffing was also a little downbeat although mostly funny. Flash forward to now with RiffTrax and now NuMST3K. I like the group that did CT. I have always liked Josh. And Frank and Mary Jo are great additions to the theater and have since gone on to do their own riffing, MJ with Bridget on RiffTrax and Frank with the newer The Mads. It's kind of weird, but I can watch a CT now and have almost as much nostalgia as the original MST3K.
I've come to not mind the live too much, although I would prefer them not live. Sometimes the audience is distracting. The lack of skits would be sad, except that CT never got the hang of the skits and so they're not really missed.