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Epic epic epic! Something very nerdy, ridiculous and fun is happening on Sunday night. The Sunday Night Movie Tweetalong!
Co-founded by Los Angeles based Matt Bilinsky and Mike McGuiness, the #SMT crew has grown into a witty, fun and dedicated gang of and friends and strangers who all have two things in common: A love of ridiculousness. And movies.
Bad ass image courtesy of @romeapple
Here’s how #SMT works: Matt and Mike select a movie. Everyone who wants to participate rents the DVD or downloads it from Netflix/itunes. Then on Sunday night, we all simultaneously press play, watch it together and live Tweet the shit outta the movie from our own separate locations. Sarcastic commentary is welcome.
It’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 for 2012.
The best part is you can participate in #SMT from anywhere in the world. This week we had people tweeting from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, NY, all over the Midwest and even the UK. #SMT has gone international. Woo hoo.
This Sunday we selected Karate Kid and guess who joined in? Mr. William Zabka! He’s the actor who plays Johnny, the mean preppy young villain. SWEEP THE LEG!
@WilliamZabka on Twitter. Follow him please!
You’re welcome. We love you!
To add the epicness, actual @MrBelding and other real Karate Kid cast members joined in the madness too.
Ted Stryker from also KROQ joined in the fun and had some really great tweets.|
Karate Kid is not available on Netflix, so @JeninaPeraza was awesome enough to pick up a copy at Amoeba Records so we could tweet along together from her living room.
Me and @JeninaPeraza grabbed some wine and a few snacks and created our own #SMT headquarters for the night.
Wine? Check! A glass of red wine, iced-green tea, orange chicken, chips and salsa and I am movie ready.
So at 6:30 PM everyone collectively pressed play and here’s what happened. An #SMT Twitter EXPLOSION!
What movie should we do next? Suggestions so far have been Top Gun, Goonies and Bjork’s Dancer in the Dark. Either way #SMT club is HAM and going strong. Join us next week and follow the hashtag
#SMT for the next feature selection.
Place #SMT in the search bar in Twitter to see the full results, but it was insane. Awesome Tweets from Zabka, Belding, the SMT founders and all our new SMT friends. Take a look at all the people using the #hashtag! (Below)
Special thanks to @mattbilinsky for letting me in his club.