MST3K Lost Episode: David Lynch's DUNE?

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MST3K Lost Episode: David Lynch's DUNE?

Postby Jodorowsky's Acolyte » 26 Feb 2011 13:49

The source of this information is old and pretty much unconfirmed by the MST3K archives, but it goes like this. Years ago, a friend of mine claimed that Mystery Science Theater 3000 was making fun of David Lynch's DUNE. I think it was mainly a product of my friend's imagination at that time, but he nonetheless made the episode compelling. When the credits came up, he claimed that Crow or Tom Servo was yelling: "It's a rip-off from STAR WARS!" It's an unfair riff, I know, I remember telling him that the film was based off a book before. Anyway, he claimed that in the second host segment, Crow dressed up as Paul Atreides and Tom Servo as Obi-Won Kenobi. Another friend of mine claimed to have seen it on Sci-Fi listed as the Lost MST3K episode, and that the David Lynch or the other creators prevented it from being shown.

Both stories were probably made up during the youth of our years, but I was wondering: had MST3K considered making fun of David Lynch's DUNE at one point? I remember that one episode had a Baron Harkonnen action figure in it, but that's it. If the episode never existed, how would you create an MST3K episode centered around that particular film version of DUNE?
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Re: MST3K Lost Episode: David Lynch's DUNE?

Postby Kojiro » 26 Feb 2011 15:58

I think your friends were yanking your chain.
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Re: MST3K Lost Episode: David Lynch's DUNE?

Postby SandChigger » 26 Feb 2011 21:35

I have no information on this subject and therefore nothing to add. :)

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Re: MST3K Lost Episode: David Lynch's DUNE?

Postby Omphalos » 26 Feb 2011 23:14

SandChigger wrote:I have no information on this subject and therefore nothing to add. :)


Thanks for doing so anyway!

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Re: MST3K Lost Episode: David Lynch's DUNE?

Postby SandChigger » 27 Feb 2011 00:43

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Re: MST3K Lost Episode: David Lynch's DUNE?

Postby TheDukester » 27 Feb 2011 14:36

Jodorowsky's Acolyte wrote:Years ago, a friend of mine claimed that Mystery Science Theater 3000 was making fun of David Lynch's DUNE.

Your friend needs to get off the pipe.

MST3K/Dune never happened.
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