10/31/07

Rifftrax Guide

...and make fun of them.Welcome, won't you?

Michael J. Nelson was the host of Mystery Science Theater 3000 for the latter half of the show’s run, and head writer for several years before that. Several years after network management shifts and movie rights issues killed MST3K, Mike decided to take the show’s core concept for another spin with an online project called Rifftrax.

Rifftrax are podcasts, basically audio files that act as commentary tracks for existing DVDs. (To get around those pesky rights issues, the commentary tracks have to be sold separate from the movies themselves--except for public domain movies; more on that below.) You then play them in sync with the DVD, which, fortunately, is much easier than it sounds. These audio files can be downloaded from RiffTrax.com for a nominal fee, generally between $1.99 and $3.99, depending on the age of the commentary track, the length of the movie, and the number of guest riffers joining Mike. Also, for every public domain film to receive Rifftrax treatment, the film and the commentary have been combined into a Divx video file, available for rental or purchase through RiffTrax On Demand. Recently they have begun to add commentaries by non-Mike folks under the newly created brand of Rifftrax Presents.

For more information, please enjoy our lovely cast page.

And now, the Episode Guide:

Rifftrax 000.1 to 008
Rifftrax 009 to 018
Rifftrax 019 to 028
Rifftrax 029 to 038
Rifftrax 039 to 048
Rifftrax 049 to 058
Rifftrax 059 to 068
Rifftrax 069 to 077
Rifftrax 078 to 088
Rifftrax 089 to 098
Rifftrax 099 to 110
Rifftrax 111 to 120
Rifftrax Video On Demand 001 to 010

Rifftrax Video On Demand 011 to 020
Rifftrax Video On Demand 021 to 030
Rifftrax Video On Demand 031 to 040
Rifftrax Video On Demand 041 to 050
Rifftrax Video On Demand 051 to 060
Rifftrax Video On Demand 061 to 070
Rifftrax Video On Demand 071 to 080
Rifftrax Video On Demand 081 to 090
Rifftrax Video On Demand 091 to 100
Rifftrax Video On Demand 101 to 110
Rifftrax Video On Demand 111 to 120
Rifftrax Video On Demand 121 to 130
Rifftrax Video On Demand 131 to 140
Rifftrax Video On Demand 141 to date
Rifftrax Presents 001 to 010
Rifftrax Presents 011 to date