Watching: Star Trek V with Rifftrax

Over the weekend we had some friends over for dinner and a movie. We had talked about watching a movie with a Rifftrax and decided on Star Trek V.

Rifftrax are downloadable commentary tracks by Mike from Mystery Science Theater 3000 and company. You download the audio track from the Rifftrax website and play it out of the speakers of your computer or stereo during the movie. And hilarity ensues.

We chose Star Trek V because it's famous for being a very bad movie. I had never seen it before but was not disappointed by the corniness. William Shatner directed it and it is, well, simply stunning. But the commentary track elevated the awfulness to a whole new level.

Here's a clip of the Star Trek V Rifftrax.

I would recommend trying Rifftrax, especially if you were a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000. It's $3.99 to download the commentary of feature-length films and they have a pretty good selection of recent and "classic" films including Ironman, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Dirty Dancing, Top Gun, etc... You can look through the catalog here.

With a lot of people trying to save money now days, downloading a Rifftrax for a movie you already own is a good way to watch it in a whole new (and funnier) way.

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