Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Starship Campers: A Parody of "Starship Troopers"


Behold, Starship Campers: A Parody of Starship Troopers! This chapter is part of Yankee Doodle Storybook: Red, White and Blue All Over! Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Storybook Physical Editions Available on Lulu!


Today's big announcement: the physical edition home for the Mystery Science Storybook series has been moved from Blurb.com to Lulu.com. With this comes an increase in paper and color quality, which makes for an even more amazing visual experience for the Storybook series!

Mystery Science Storybook - Hardcover ($35) | Paperback ($25)
Night of the Living Storybook - Hardcover ($35) | Paperback ($25)
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook - Hardcover ($35) | Paperback ($25)


These are STANDARD EDITION paperback and hardcovers, NOT SPECIAL EDITIONS, so they will not be autographed and you will be able to buy them all year round. The holidays are all up on us, so you may want to consider them an affordable, unique present for the MST3K/RiffTrax fan in your life! Or you may just want to complete a collection of your own, or even start one. No matter the reason, the fact we are back at Lulu is good thing for everybody and there's never been a better time to get your physical editions of Mystery Science Storybook!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

After a Year, Mystery Science Storybook, Volume 1 RETURNS TO AMAZON!

Back on Amazon in its original form!


After a long year of fighting, often times extremely bitterly, I can finally announce that we have declared victory against a pathetic, untalented filmmaker and his war against Mystery Science Storybook. The book is not only back on Blurb and Gumroad, we have FINALLY gotten the book BACK ONTO AMAZON IN IT'S ORIGINAL FORM!

This is so very important not only because Amazon is the world's biggest and primary seller of books, but also because they were THE LAST HOLDOUTS to allow Mystery Science Storybook to be sold off their digital shelves once again. Admittedly, we had to resubmit for publication under an alternative title, it is still the original book in it's original and unaltered form. No chapters were removed, not one word, not one image was changed!

It took an entire year, and every single day of the past year has been a battle for legitimacy, a battle for authenticity, and a battle for the right of freedom of expression. So many times people suggested that I move on. So many times people suggested I just give in to the demands of this utterly despicable human being. These were things I simply could not do. This is my time, I've created something that could not possibly exist otherwise. I am taking back what is mine, and I will not allow anybody to take this away from me ever again. I will do everything it takes to win, and I have.

If you don't know what all this is about, check out what others have said about it...
"Mystery Science Storybook takes scenes from some of the cheesy films made famous by RiffTrax and Mystery Science Theater 3000 and reimagines them as bedtime stories. It's a graphic novel that puts a new spin on cult classics like ... "Manos" The Hands of Fate that's perfect for bad movie fans of all ages!" - RiffTrax.com 

“[Mystery Science Storybook is] almost certainly what eyes and the English language were invented for. Buy a copy for your friend! Buy a copy for your enemy, who will then read it, love it, and become your friend, too. I'm not saying this book is the key to world peace, but isn't that too big a chance not to take?” - Matthew J. Elliott, RiffTrax Presents

"Before you is a veritable MSTie's playground with hilarious merry-go-rounds that will hurl you right into funny town. This love letter to all things riffing is a gift to the movie mockery community at large!" - Rikk Wolf, Incognito Cinema Warriors XP 
This book contains parodies of Manos: The Hands of Fate, Harry Potter, Twilight, Time Chasers, The Final Sacrifice, The Guy From Harlem, Cool as Ice, Hobgoblins, The Pumaman, Spider-Man, Road House, This Island Earth, Casablanca, The Room and more!

Celebrate with me, why not? If you haven't picked it up before, it's only $3.99. If you already have, leave a kind review so we can start rebuilding the foundation on which this entire project rests. I could not have done any of this without the support of all the people who believed in me and told me not to give up on this. You know who you are, thank you so much, and I love you.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Welcome Back RiffTrax Live-ers for the 10th Time!

Greetings RiffTraxians and Doctor Who fans! If you're here tonight, it most likely means you indulged in the digital goodies section of RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who, The Five Doctors! If not, there's an encore performance on August 24.

If you liked the show and enjoyed the comics in the digital goodies, be sure to check out the Storybook series in it's entirety! You can read all chapters for free here on SugarRayDodge.com, or you can buy physical and digital copies using the links immediately to the right of this post!

You can also order 2017 autographed special editions of these books if that's your thing. Last day to order them is 8/31/17, to keep them special, you see. This is also the only chance you'll have to order hardcover editions, as they are not available during any other time. All special editions purchased in August ship in September, and don't worry if you placed a pre-order for August delivery, those will be in your hands very, very soon.


Editions


You may also want to consider become a Patreon subscriber so we can keep the series going. Art takes time and money to make, and even a $2 recurring donation will help out a bundle.

I want to thank everybody at RiffTrax once again for being so supportive of me, Storybook and the RiffWiki and allowing me to contribute to the Live Shows in this way. This is the 10th RiffTrax Live show I have contributed to, it means a lot and I am always very grateful. Thanks to everybody who went to the show tonight and I hope you'll stick around for more Storybook action, as Volume 4 has already begun development! Thanks again for visiting!

P.S. For all you n00bs, here's a short video all about the Storybook series...

Future Fried Chicken: A Parody of "Future Force"



Behold, Future Fried Chicken: A Parody of "Future Force!" This chapter is part of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook: Mystery Science Storybook Volume 3.

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!


Prince of Booth C-35: A Parody of "Prince of Space"


Behold, Prince of Booth C-35: A Parody of "Prince of Space!" This chapter is part of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook: Mystery Science Storybook Volume 3.

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Take a Stand Against Bullying and Censorship! Show Support for Rick Harper and #RoomFullofSpoons


Ladies and gentlemen, censorship via bullying is a very real problem these days. If somebody doesn't like what somebody else is saying or trying to say, all they have to do use bully tactics that are extremely difficult to combat and it's almost impossible to regain any momentum you had, and you are even afraid to speak out against the person who did it out of fear they will do it again.  My recent experience with Birdemic director James Nguyen proved to me that losing your rightful freedom of expression and, in turn, your emotional and financial well being, is something you absolutely do not want happening to you.



Rick Harper has created an amazing documentary called Room Full of Spoons about the making of the cult movie The Room, and the long guarded background of it's creator, Tommy Wiseau. Since the project's inception, it has been plagued with bully and legal tactics to keep him from making and releasing his movie, which he has absolutely every right to make. The latest chapter in all of this is a court injunction in Ontario which essentially cripples Harper's project from progressing. The movie is finished, but they cannot move on it until all this is settled. My purpose today is to express how very angry I am that things like this are allowed to happen.

This is a time when we need to stand up and say THIS IS CENSORSHIP! THIS IS BULLYING! AND THIS IS NOT OKAY! We need to stand up and declare these things loudly. We need to tell people who engage in these tactics that they are taking a sledgehammer to one of the corners of modern civilization; FREE SPEECH! 

I have personally seen this film, which is why I am asking everybody to please show support for this film and it's creator! Let him know that we believe in him and that we are DEMANDING that this documentary be released. Let those who are opposing him know that they cannot do these things and not suffer the consequences from consumers! PLEASE TAKE TO SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE HASHTAG #ROOMFULLOFSPOONS TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR RICK HARPER AND HIS DOCUMENTARY! Let him know we believe in him and his cause! The world deserves to hear what he has to say, and he has every right on this planet to say it!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

X-Guys: A Parody of "X-Men"

 

Behold, X-Guys: A Parody of "X-Men!" This chapter is part of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook: Mystery Science Storybook Volume 3.

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Check Out the RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party Digital Goodies Page for Guardiana's Guide to Summer Safety!


Welcome once again to the audience of RiffTrax Live! If you're here, you probably followed the link from the Digital Goodies page where you can download Guardiana's Guide to Summer Safety, but if you haven't we're still happy to have you, sort of. This is the 9th live show in a row RiffTrax has done me the honor of allowing me to contribute to the show in this way. It is truly always such a thrill to come back and share what I can with the audience.


If you like what you saw in GG2SS, you can pre-order a copy of the book it will be collected with, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook, the third volume of the Mystery Science Storybook series. You can also pre-order special editions of volumes 1 & 2 if you do not already have them, ALL BOOKS WILL SHIP IN AUGUST 2017!


Editions


You can also help out the cause by becoming a recurring Patreon contributor, details here. [/shill] If you missed tonight's show, there is an encore presentation next week. Thanks for coming!

Midnight's Haunted Mystery Egg: Based on Midnight's Haunted Drive In


Behold, Midnight's Haunted Mystery Egg, based on Midnight's Haunted Drive In.  This chapter is part of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook: Mystery Science Storybook Volume 3.

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

8-Bit Trish by Al Creed!


Something absolutely amazing has happened for my good friend Al Creed and his 8-bit creations.

WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus has featured his work on her website. This is an insanely big deal and I'm very excited and proud that my friend's work has received this kind of recognition from somebody who is extremely important in the history of professional wrestling.

Click here to see Al Creed's 8-Bit Creations of WWE Hall of Famer, Trish Stratus on Trish Stratus.com!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"Room Full of Spoons" Review

Pre-Order at RoomFullofSpoons.com
"Room Full of Spoons is not just a documentary, it is a journey. It is a brilliant recounting of the emotional roller coaster ride one man went on with a mysterious stranger named Tommy Wiseau."

For more than a decade, cult film enthusiasts have had a complicated love affair with what many consider to be the worst movie ever made, Tommy Wiseau's The Room. So much fun has been had at public screenings that traditions have been established during viewings that surpass those of even the legendary Rocky Horror Picture Show. RiffTrax has even dedicated two separate MP3 commentaries for the film, as well as featured it during one of their 2015 live events. And while it is an experience unlike anything else you'll have in a movie theater, the mystique of it's creator, the one and only Tommy Wiseau, rivals and almost surpasses the reputation of the film itself.

So what makes Wiseau such a compelling figure? There have been so many mysteries surrounding the man, and when pressed for answers, Wiseau always deflects. One would think that simply asking “where are you from” ought to be responded to with a simple answer. The film purportedly cost six million dollars to produce, where did that money come from?

In 2013, Tommy's best friend and co-star, Greg Sestero, wrote and published his account of the making of The Room, entitled The Disaster Artist. This book went a long way to answer many questions about what it was like to be on the set during the creation of the film, but it left the questions regarding Wiseau ambiguous and unanswered. This is where the documentary Room Full of Spoons takes over. Directed by a long-time fan and one-time friend of Wiseau, RFoS goes on an extensive journalistic investigations to finally answer the two biggest mysteries.

As the documentary's narrative follows the quest for answers, it also gives us a much deeper insight to the experiences of most of the cast during production. One of the things you recognize instantly, and is one of the documentary's biggest strengths, is how absolutely wonderful these men and women are. Despite the absurdity of everything going on around them, the cast remain dedicated to putting on the best performance they can. They were every bit as dedicated to making the film a success as Wiseau was. All these years later, the movie is still a huge part of their lives. One would expect them to be bitter, and understandably so, but they aren't. They have embraced their status of being a part of something that has brought many people so much happiness, which has only made the fans love them even more.

It also addresses questions regarding specific quirks and themes of the film. What is up with those highly uncomfortable and lengthy love scenes with Juliette Daniel? Does Claudette really have breast cancer? Why does Mark literally attempt to murder Peter, and then seconds later everything is okay? What's the deal with Denny's perving on Johnny and Lisa? What was the extent of his relationship with the drug dealing thug, Chris R? Why are they playing football in tuxedos? Many of these questions are answered as well as can be expected, but ultimately we will probably never know all the answers, if for no other reason than such answers simply do not exist.

The film also chronicles the journey the director went through from first being introduced to The Room, to the setting up of a special screening where he actually meets the man he has idolized for more than a year, their growing friendship and promises of future collaborations, including the very documentary in which this is taking place. But things don't go as planned, and it's discovered that Tommy's behavior is erratic and his friendships one-sided. In his quest to achieve higher levels of creative success, Wiseau leaves behind him a trail of betrayed, one-time friends once he feels their usefulness to him has run out. He becomes elusive and somewhat psychotic, many times even going as far as launching smear campaigns against them, a fate which befell the director of Room Full of Spoons.

Now for the big questions. How was the film financed? Who would possibly sink six million dollars into a project that nobody would even think would become as successful as it was? Through following a breadcrumb trail through legal documents and social media, the definitive answer to this question has never ever been so close to being uncovered, but you will have to watch the documentary to find out just how far this trail led them.

And THE biggest question of all, who is Tommy Wiseau? Any time he is pressed on this topic, Tommy always answered that he is an American. It is obvious that he has a deep love for this country and believes it is the place where people can come to make their dreams come true and you can't really blame him for that because it is true. I accept his self-identification as an American because I, too, am a proud and patriotic American. However, it is clear Tommy is not from around here. So many absurd theories have been bandied about in an attempt to fill in the missing pieces. But this is where Room Full of Spoons sets itself apart from everything else. It doesn't theorize, it provides the answers. Not just any answer, but the answers. This film definitively answers the question of who is Tommy Wiseau. The answer is, surprisingly, a very simple one, but again, to know this answer you must watch the film.


Room Full of Spoons is not just a documentary, it is a journey. It is a brilliant recounting of the emotional roller coaster ride one man went on with a mysterious stranger named Tommy Wiseau. It is, by far, the best told story through the art of documentary film in the past decade. If you are a Room fan, this is absolutely essential to fully comprehend and appreciate what really happened in California in 2002 and 2003 when this truly historic film was created. You will not be disappointed, rather you will walk away feeling inspired to go make your own dreams come true.

SRD's Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

Pre-Orderthe DVD at RoomFullofSpoons.com

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The RiffWiki.net Podcast Preview Episode: Michael J. Nelson, Conor Lastowka & Sean Thomason

Welcome to the pilot episode of the RiffWiki.net Podcast! As a way of introducing what this podcast is going to be, we have compiled two interviews from 2015 conducted for RiffWiki.net on YouTube, and combined them to bring you this episode. The first interview is with the RiffMaster himself, Michael J. Nelson, and the second is with Conor Lastowka and Sean Thomason, senior RiffTrax writers. You can see all their awesome riffs at RiffTrax.com!

Listen to the other shows on the is.media network at http://is.media

Monday, May 8, 2017

ICWXP 205 is out!

 

The new episode of ICWXP is out today! There's lots of cool extras on the new DVD, including a of my own contribution brought to life by Rikk and company and a interview between Rikk and myself about the show and other topics. Check it out today!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

SRD's Movie Night #8: Cobra



SRD brings in the best female riffer on YouTube, Edgey Berzerker, for SRD’s Movie Night #8: Cobra! What do you get when you combine these two crazy individuals, Sylvester Stallone and Golan/Globus Productions? Absolute beautiful insanity and the most fun you will ever have while watching a movie!

Riffed by: Dave Chadwick and Edgey Berzerker

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Once Again, Welcome Fellow RiffHeads!

Welcome patrons of RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop! What an amazing show, amiright? Thanks for checking out the digital goodies and downloading your exclusive comic for the event!

I'd like to thank RiffTrax for, yet again, letting me contribute to the show this way. This marks the third year and seventh show in a row we have met like this, it means a lot to me as an artist and a fan to be a part of the show and I'm grateful every single time.

If you like what you saw in the free comic, you can check out the entire Mystery Science Storybook project right here on SugarRayDodge.com! The entire first two volumes are complete and available to be read in their entirety, as well as the first seven chapters of the third volume! If digital isn't your thing, you can pick up physical copies of the books using the links in the sidebar just to the right. There are also 2017 Special Editions for sale that will be shipped before July 2017.

If you'd like to become a supporter of the series and help us reach our ongoing funding goals, be sure to check out our Patreon profile! Comics, if you can believe it, costs quite a bit of money to produce and if the series is to continue as we would like it to, we need a steady stream of income to cover our expenses. Even $1 a month helps and we have lots of cool perks for each and every one of our backers. So give it a looksee, whynot? [/panhandling]

Again, thanks for going to the show AND for downloading your free exclusive comic. If you missed the show, there is an encore broadcast next week! Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wrestlegirls: How the WWE Women's Division is Destroying Old Stereotypes


Things have changed significantly for women in the industry of professional wrestling since 2014. That’s thanks to a deep roster of committed, athletic women who refuse to be bound by the old stereotypes made popular by the ’90s Attitude Era and that lingered on decades past their welcome. From about 1999 until all-too-recently, the typical woman’s match would involve the words “cat fight” and/or “bra and panties.”

What made America’s sports entertainment titan WWE change its approach to women’s wrestling? In 2014, a revolution of sorts began to stir down in NXT, WWE’s developmental promotion. Triple H, a veteran of the Attitude Era and son-in-law of WWE CEO Vince McMahon, guided NXT to recruit some of the best female wrestlers he could find and groomed them to change the way the world looks at women in the industry. The most famous of these women are the self-styled “Four Horsewomen,” Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Becky Lynch, but it goes beyond just them in the new era of many women becoming full-fledged superstars. Let’s take a look at all of the key players in this brave new world of non-sexualized female wrestling.

Read the whole article on Fandom!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SRD's Movie Night #7: Starcrash


SRD’s Movie Night is BACK BACK BACK! And boy do we have an entry for the ages! It’s the 1978 cult classic STARCRASH! This will be the first time Vinny and Chris have seen this disaster piece, while Dave has seen it once before. We won’t spoil any of it for you because it must be seen to be believed!


Sunday, March 12, 2017

"Room Full of Spoons" is a MUST SEE for all fans of The Room!



Okay, so this will be a quick post about something I feel is important to say, because this thing has completely taken over my immediate world, but I won't say too much because I'm going to be writing about it in a more in-depth and comprehensive way on a website with far more reach than my personal blog. Consider this a preamble for what is to come soon...

A few hours ago, I watched what is probably the best new documentary I have personally seen in at least five years. It's called Room Full of Spoons, directed by debut filmmaker Rick Harper. It documents and explores the making of the cult phenomenon The Room, starring and written by the legendary Tommy Wiseau.

Now, there have been so many projects parodying and examining The Room phenomenon since it's release in 2003, but there have always been a lot of unanswered questions, a lot of mysteries surrounding it. Many of these mysteries were put to bed with Greg Sestero's amazing book, The Disaster Artist, but most of the big ones remained. Where is Tommy from? What's his life story? How did he get six million dollars to bring The Room into existence?  These are questions most of us had long ago concluded would remain mysteries.

However, Rick Harper, a very dedicated fan, decided that he would be the one to not only make the single most comprehensive and definitive exploration into the world of The Room, but also to answer all the lingering mysteries of surrounding Wiseau himself. And he succeeds in spectacular fashion. Most projects like this simply acknowledge the mysteries and offer no answers, but this is where Room Full of Spoons sets itself apart. This. Film. Has. Answers!

Not only that, Room Full of Spoons is easily the most compelling and engaging documentary of this decade, and that is not hyperbole. All fans of The Room need to see this, support it and spread the word. It's up for pre-order now, and believe me when I say it is absolutely worth it. It will not disappoint you, rather it will surpass any expectations you have.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

RiffWiki.net 2016 Year in Review


Well, another great year at RiffTrax has come and gone. Before we launch headlong into the future, let's take a look back at what can arguably be the best year in RiffTrax history, and hand out the awards for the Third Annual RiffWiki.net Riff of the Year, Live Show of the Year and RiffTrax Presents of the Year. Read the full article on RiffWiki.net!