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Aug 28 2012

Mock The Movie: In the Year 2889

Promotional poster for In The Year 2889

This Thursday at 9pm EST (UTC-5), we’ll be sneaking a peek into our distant future, where cannibal telepath supermutants harangue some atomic war survivors. Judging from the reviews on IMDB, it looks like the primary pass-times in the future are drinking moonshine, complaining, and being eaten. I mean, what else are you going to do when your neighbor not only knows your dirty little secrets, but is also trying to eat you?

This one’s by Larry Buchanan, whom I’ve never heard of. Reviews suggest this guy’s as good as Ed Wood, so I’m sure we’re in for a real treat.

As always, here’s how we do this thing.

- First, follow @MockTM on Twitter. Yes, you’ll need Twitter to participate.

- Grab a copy of the movie from Archive.org in advance, or simply stream it directly from the server if your computer/browser/network connection can handle it. Movies from Archive.org are public domain, so it’s free. We try to alternate between public domain / freely-available movies, and paid services or geo-locked services like Netflix and Hulu, as much as possible so everyone can participate.

- At 9pm EST, we’ll all press play at the same time. This might require a tiny bit of coordination in advance, since all of us love to shout “annnnnd NOW”.

- As the movie plays, we all snark at it. To avoid filling up your friends’ stream, we’ll prefix all our snarkery with @MockTM, so people won’t see those tweets unless they also follow @MockTM.

To watch other snarkers while you’re participating, either use the Twitter search function (remember to hit All!), or grab a Twitter client that allows making a stream column for a search. I use Seesmic presently, though Tweetdeck may or may not suit your needs.

Friday morning, I’ll try to have a transcript of everyone’s snarkery posted so you can see what you missed or relive the experience. CompulsoryAccount7746 will usually convert this into a subtitle file so you can overlay the snark if you watch the movie with VLC later, though I’ll probably forget (as always) to upload it and you’ll have to email me for it.

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  1. 1
    Romeo Vitelli

    I mentioned this somewhere before but the sad thing about In The Year 2889 is that it’s a remake of an already bad Roger Corman movie The Day the World Ended. And Buchanan made it worse. How could that be?

  2. 2
    CompulsoryAccount7746, Sky Captain

    CompulsoryAccount7748 will usually convert this into a subtitle file

    Ooh, I have an evil twin now.
    >:D

  3. 3
    Improbable Joe, bearer of the Official SpokesGuitar

    I’ll try to be as drunk tomorrow night as I was for the Two-Headed Shark thingy. Good times!

  4. 4
    Jason Thibeault

    Bah, numbers. Will correct momentarily.

  5. 5
    HP

    Larry Buchanan is much, much worse than Ed Wood. Ed Wood has the virtues of being quirky and personal. Larry Buchanan is simply boring. Horribly, stultifyingly dull. You will find little in this movie to mock.

    I’m a long-time fan of low-budget exploitation films, but a Larry Buchanan movie is essentially an exercise in endurance.

  6. 6
    Frankathon

    Aww maaan! What a great idea and I’ll be away from technology on the date in question. :(

    I’m looking forward to do this with you next time!

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