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"HAMLET" on MST3K?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0377  Friday, 5 March 1999.

[1]     From:   Richard Nathan <
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        Date:   Thursday, 4 Mar 1999 15:38:39 +0000
        Subj:   "HAMLET" on MST3K?

[2]     From:   Richard Nathan <
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        Date:   Friday, 5 Mar 1999 04:12:38 +0000
        Subj:   "HAMLET" on MST3K?


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From:           Richard Nathan <
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Date:           Thursday, 4 Mar 1999 15:38:39 +0000
Subject:        "HAMLET" on MST3K?

I don't know how many of your are familiar with "MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER
3000."  It's a cable program shown in the U.S. where one human being and
two robots watch bad movies and make comments about them during the
films.  Over they years, they've made quite a number of references to
Shakespeare.

When the program was on Comedy Central, the bad movies they showed
included lots of genres, but since the show switched to the Sci-Fi
Channel, they've stuck to science fiction and fantasy.

I saw a story in the news recently that said the new season, starting in
April, would be the last season.  The story also said that one of the
films they would be doing was a German version of "HAMLET," - shot in
the 1960's.

Is anyone out there familiar with a sixties, German version of "HAMLET"?

Does it involve fantasy or sceience fiction?

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From:           Richard Nathan <
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Date:           Friday, 5 Mar 1999 04:12:38 +0000
Subject:        "HAMLET" on MST3K?

I feel like such an idiot.

I couldn't figure out why they would be showing a German version of
"HAMLET" on MST3K, because one of the rules seems to be that they only
show science fction / fantasy films on the series since it went to the
Sci-Fi Channel.

Several people on the alt.tv.mst3k newsgroup have pointed out to me that
there's a ghost in "HAMLET" - so it qualifies as a fantasy film.
 

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