August 16th, 2012

nighthawks

Torgo shambles, accompanied by the haunting Torgo Theme!


Tonight, there's a live broadcast by RiffTrax (The former MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 guys) of MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE in theaters all across America. Details here. Interview with Michael J. Nelson on Boing Boing here.

MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE was a 1966 movie, generally considered one of the worst movies of all time. MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 did their version in 1993.

All this talk of MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE made me nostalgic for the old Mystery Science Theater 3000 Windows 3.1 After Dark screensaver, which featured Torgo from MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE shambling across the screen, accompanied by the haunting Torgo Theme. I discovered that an old Windows 3.1 .SCR file won't work in Windows 7 (Though it does work in Windows Vista). Horrors! This will not stand! So I made a Flash version. There's also a 2005 Mac version of a Torgo screensaver by Bobby Thompson that you can find on the Internet, if you're into that kind of thing.

But my Flash version is here. Turn up your speakers, and Turn Down Your Lights (Where Applicable)!