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Rifftrax crew will not be a part of MST3K reboot

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Mike Nelson and Bill Corbett recently took to Facebook and Twitter, respectively, to let fans know that they will not be participating in Joel Hodgson’s upcoming MST3K reboot. Basically, it sounds like they’re committed to Rifftrax, a project that is more their own than MST3K ever was, both financially and creatively; something which this exchange seems to further confirm. Which, you know, fair enough. Still, I can’t help but feel disappointed that they’ve already written off the possibility so quickly.

Kevin Murphy has yet to comment on the reboot,┬ábut one can assume he’s probably abstaining for similar reasons.

Happy Old Year: The Top Posts of 2007

Well, folks, 2007 is drawing to a close. We survived. (Well, if you’re reading this, you probably did. I don’t recall the numbers for my zombie demographic.) It was certainly a good year to be a MSTie, but I’ll talk about that later. And while it was a rough year for me personally, it was a decidedly triumphant year for this little project known as “Deep Ape”. The blog’s one-year anniversary is a couple of months off, so we’ll save the hardcore reminiscing – which, of course, I’ll be the only one interested in.

As is common for blogs like this, there’s usually a “most popular posts of the year” recap right around this time. Being the narcissist that I am, this is it. Now, I was almost reluctant to go through with this post, namely because some of the top individual posts are damn unimpressive. Effectively, they’re posts that Google led people to while they were desperately searching for naked pictures of Jessica Alba. But hey, let’s display our pathetic embarrassment for all to see (after the cut)!

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Deep Ape Updates (Apedates?)

Hey, everybody. Can I just tell you how doggone pleased I am with this blog, and all of you who read it? This blog just reached 20,000 hits. That’s huge. Every week, the number of visitors gets bigger. December has been the best month of all time by a lot, and all this comes after I nearly let this place die, back in September. I really appreciate your support, whether intentional or not. So, enough with the Hallmark crap. There’s changes a-happenin’, so let’s get to ’em.

Reviews

I’ve been heavily slacking off on the reviews portion of this blog. I’m sure it probably hasn’t been sorely missed, but it’s important to me, at least. And so, it’s finally coming back. You’ll notice that the Reviews link is back at the top of the page. I’m currently going back and polishing up my old reviews, and I’ll be adding them to that page once they’re done. Feel free to take a look at the new, under construction format and complain about the graphics.

Video Archive

Okay, so, the Video page is one of the most-visited parts of this blog. Those of you who frequent it, you probably noticed that most of the links stopped working a while ago. Well, I overhauled the full-length episode links, and I’ll be adding more soon enough. I still need to fix the non-episode links, as most of those are down. Basically, I’m just asking you to be patient. It will get done.

Deep Ape on YouTube

Yeah, I made a YouTube channel. Big whoop. I’m sure that there’s very little MST3K footage out there that has yet to be uploaded to YouTube, or any of its copycat sites. Still, hopefully I can dig up some decent stuff. If you go there now, you’ll find Rifftrax’s Signal 30 short and some piddly little playlists. More to come. I hope.

Fan Riffs / Interweb Theater

The FanVids page has been renamed Fan Riffs. For now, it just contains links to my own series, Interweb Theater. I’ve been meaning to branch out and list other fan-riffers, so that might happen in the future. As for my Interweb Theater series, it’s on hiatus. I do, however, have a couple of targets in my sights, so once I get a new microphone, you’ll probably see some new content turn up.

If you read all that, there’s something wrong with you. Bye-bye.