Super Mario Bros. (NES) - 0:05:00 - Andrew Gardikis

Sep 20, 2022

A look at how the original Super Mario Brother console game is beaten in just five minutes.

Your Roadmap to the Internet via the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Sep 18, 2022

A very 1990s look at the Internet courtesy the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Buster Keaton in Cops

Sep 6, 2022

The year was 1922. Buster Keaton was a major star of films like this.


Jul 18, 2022

In this short from right after World War II we learn about despotism.

Soviet Union: Changing Times

Jul 11, 2022

An academic/cultural film looking at the Soviet Union shortly before its collapse. Look and learn from this as we face treacherous times in the United States of America.

Spinning Levers

Jul 10, 2022

This short film by the Jam Handy Organization released during the Great Depression provides some educational material about levers, car transmissions, and how that all works for us.

Dead Right

Jun 26, 2022

The Prelinger Archives brings us an amazing film from the infamous director Sid Davis about traffic safety.

MacBreak 64: Apple TV

Jun 25, 2022

A glimpse into the past from 2007 looking at what the Apple TV was like when it was new.

War of the Robots

Jun 22, 2022

More spaghetti sci-fi from the director of Ator and War of the Planets


Jun 21, 2022

A training film about making training flms

Partial Operations Resumption

Jun 19, 2022

As the war drags on in Ukraine we bring a partial resumption of operations along with a new video. This is a training film from World War II about radio maintenance.

Reference Point: Amateur Radio in the 21st Century

Jun 19, 2022

From KMVT we get a Public Access Television interview about ham radio in the United States in the 21st Century.

Service Suspension

Mar 18, 2022

Due to the burdens of attempting to both mitigate the fallout of cyber operations from the Russia-Ukraine conflict as well as continue with updates to this service, we have chosen to suspend this service so that we can continue with handling security matters. Too many strange things have been happening online and we need to continue our efforts in hardening systems. The expected restoration of this service is post-conflict, we hope.

Let's Share With Others

Feb 28, 2022

A kid-centered pitch for fair play and thoughtfulness.

The Manster

Feb 11, 2022

This is a creature feature mentioned in passing during the pre-roll trailers in the most recent edition of The Mads Are Back.

More Dangerous Than Dynamite

Feb 10, 2022

This is the unriffed original of this film. RiffTrax and The Mads both did send-ups of it.

The Yesterday Machine

Feb 9, 2022

Lots and lots of exposition with a barely plausible time machine filmed out in 1960s Dallas.

Trail of the Rocket

Feb 8, 2022

General Motors made a short film to promote a car engine. What could go wrong?

The Mighty Columbia River

Feb 8, 2022

Coronet Films…takes a look at the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.


Feb 5, 2022

Adventuring bravely into the realm of economics, we take a look at how some 1940s high school students might explain capitalism.

Abbreviated Easter 2020 Service

Feb 4, 2022

How did we celebrate Easter during lockdown? Let us look back at how one religious type did that here in Ashtabula back in 2020.

The Selling Wizard

Feb 3, 2022

A quirky film short taking an obscure look at a narrow slice of industry.

A Case of Spring Fever

Feb 2, 2022

An evil old-timey demon torments a man

Last Clear Chance

Feb 1, 2022

This is a film about railroad safety in terms of automobile accidents.

Digital Computer Techniques & Principles

Jan 31, 2022

An unclassified Army/Navy training film from 1962 about computer technology. What could go wrong?

The Phantom Creeps

Jan 28, 2022

Bela Lugosi as Dr. Zorka. What could go wrong?

Episodes in the Life of a Gin Bottle

Jan 27, 2022

A silent film about drinking

On Guard! The Story of SAGE

Jan 26, 2022

Once upon a time computers filled entire floors of buildings. This film tells us about the big iron that helped us track inbound missile threats to the United States and Canada.

Science and Superstition

Jan 25, 2022

Coronet Films…wait, where did the title slate go? This instructional film starts a bit abruptly but talks about how to handle the intersection of science and superstition. This is a digitization of a print from the Prelinger Archive.

A Celebration Of Sound: Public Domain Day 2022

Jan 24, 2022

An event that took place in California at the Internet Archive. Sound recordings newly available in the public domain were celebrated in a public event with DJs and other attendees.

From Owning to Streaming: The Transition to Digital Media in Education

Jan 23, 2022

A discussion of media resources in education.

Blasting Cap: Danger

Jan 19, 2022

An unriffed look at this educational short. A riffed look at it, rated R, can be found on YouTube.

The Yesterday Machine

Jan 18, 2022

Nazis and time travel: what could go wrong? This is another Z-grade film.

Making Books

Jan 16, 2022

A look from 1947 at how books are made.

How Do You Know It's Love?

Jan 15, 2022

A heavy-handed look from the 1950s at interpreting young love.

How To Judge Facts

Jan 14, 2022

A look from the late 1940s in black and white at how to avoid sensationalism.

Step Lightly

Jan 13, 2022

A public health film about being seen.

It Must Be The Neighbors

Jan 12, 2022

A public health film that shows public health in a better light than we have seen it lately.

What Is Money?

Jan 11, 2022

Well before the age of cryptocurrency we have this short educational film talking about what money happens to be…

Banks and Credit

Jan 10, 2022

A late 1940s at banks and credit. The concept of Too Big To Fail most definitely did not exist then.

Are You Popular?

Jan 9, 2022

A look from an inter-war period about how to be popular.

Cooking: Terms and What They Mean

Jan 6, 2022

“A product of its time, this film from Centron/Young America Films tries to teach us about the terms used in cooking.”

Invaders From Space

Jan 5, 2022

This is the final film of the Star Man quartet.

REPEAT: Evil Brain From Outer Space

Jan 5, 2022

This is another installment of the Star Man quartet of films.

REPEAT: Attack From Space

Jan 5, 2022

This is a film already riffed by the guys at RiffTrax a few years ago. Via the magic of the Internet Archive we have the unriffed version.

Atomic Rulers of the World

Jan 5, 2022

This is the another film of the Star Man quartet.

Le voyage dans la lune

Jan 4, 2022

Here we find a French silent film from 1902 about travel to the moon. It is very emblematic of the sensibilities of when it was made. Is it goofy? You better believe it…

Reefer Madness

Jan 3, 2022

The classic shlock scare film. Before there was Sid Davis, we had Reefer Madness.

REPEAT: Nancy Drew...Reporter

Jan 3, 2022

This is a repeat from October 2021.

The Goat

Jan 2, 2022

Buster Keaton versus a goat. Yes, this is another silent film.

Lessons Learned from a Ransomware Attack

Jan 1, 2022

Even though it was news recently with the Ashtabula County Medical Center and the City of Geneva it stands to reason that we can learn from how others handle ransomware attacks and learn from what lessons they learned. This event from the Seattle GNU/Linux Conference in 2021 provides some background for us in that area.

Kicking Off 2022

Jan 1, 2022

Recorded in an undisclosed location, Mike Kellat of the production staff at Erie Looking Productions introduces the ELP TV video podcast channel to the world. Further local productions are expected to come in 2022.

Starting 2022

Jan 1, 2022

Recorded in an undisclosed location, Mike Kellat of the production staff at Erie Looking Productions introduces the ELP TV video podcast channel to the world.

Suit Up: 50 Years Of Spacewalks

Dec 20, 2021

A documentary discussing a half-century of space walks.

I'll Be Seeing You

Dec 20, 2021

A monochromatic Christmas romance from World War II.

Phantom of the Opera

Dec 18, 2021

A silent film version.

Santa and the Fairy Snow Queen

Dec 15, 2021

Before today’s cookie cutter holiday films from a certain television network named for a greeting card company it seems filmmakers of the past liked to indulge in making what can best be described as nightmare fuel. This short comes from producer Sid Davis who is more well known for quite heavy-handed productions in the educational films realm. This is not the version available riffed by the guys at RiffTrax as their print cuts a whole ten minutes or so.

Rural Holidays

Dec 10, 2021

A classic USDA film providing a look at rural life.

Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Dec 9, 2021

Directed by Max Fleischer for the Jam Handy Organization, we hear a rendering of the story of Rudolph. What could go wrong?

Son of the Navy

Dec 8, 2021

We’re going to continue with our Christmas theme. Although not overtly a Christmas film, this feature film gives us an orphan and a sailor building bonds on a cross-country road trip. Is the kid actually the sailor’s son? Is something else going on? Watch and see.

Santa Claus (Silent Movie From 1925)

Dec 7, 2021

A monochromatic silent film from 1925 that proudly proclaims that it was filmed in Alaska. What could possibly go wrong?


Dec 4, 2021

Coronet Films…gives us a look at what capitalism meant back in the monochromatic days of the 1950s.

More Dangerous Than Dynamite

Dec 2, 2021

It was 1941. It was over the top. Yes, it is an educational short talking about the dangers of the misuse of gasoline. This is an unriffed version.

Why Study Industrial Arts?

Dec 1, 2021

Welcome to December! This is one of the classic shorts riffed by the crew of the Satellite of Love on Mystery Science Theater 3000. It was specifically riffed as part of Experiment 609 – The Skydivers. This rendition is not riffed, though.

Safety in Offices

Nov 30, 2021

Wrapping up November brings us an unclassified wartime film about safety in offices. Yes, it is monochromatic. It dates back to World War II. It is a product of the time and culture from when it was produced. Keep that in mind when you watch it.

Newspaper: Behind the Scenes

Nov 29, 2021

This installment from the Cultural and Academic Films collection in the Internet Archive shows us how a newspaper was made in the 1970s.

A Day of Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2021

Centron provides a look from the 1950s at Thanksgiving.

Make Mine Freedom

Nov 19, 2021

This is a piece of anti-communist propaganda from what was then known as Harding College out in Searcy, Arkansas.

Teenagers From Outer Space

Nov 18, 2021

The Internet Archive states: ‘A young alien (David Love) falls for a pretty teenage Earth girl (Dawn Anderson) and they team up to try to stop the plans of his invading cohorts.’

The Power To Serve

Nov 17, 2021

A look at CEI from the Jam Handy Organization. Known as the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company at the time, the film extols the company’s virtues. The old coal plant along Ashtabula’s lakeshore is shown in the film.

Immunization (Second edition)

Nov 16, 2021

Dating to 1955, this film from Encyclopaedia Britannica talks about the miracles of vaccines and immunization. Before we had mRNA technology this was how the magic happened.

Trailer: Radar Men From The Moon

Nov 15, 2021

This is the trailer to the multi-part serial that aired as part of the first season of Mystery Science Theater 3000. We’ll start with this before deciding upon showing the whole thing or not.

Phantom From Space

Nov 14, 2021

A monster crashes from space in the Los Angeles area and a ragtag crew has to neutralize the threat.

Invasion of the Neptune Men

Nov 13, 2021

A jaunt into the realm of monochrome monsters invading Japan.

Making Films That Teach

Nov 12, 2021

This is an educational film that is literally about making educational films. Most people in the developed world can post video online at will. Creating good video to post is not as easy as it seems.

This Island Called Wallops

Nov 10, 2021

“NASA history file film about its Wallops Island launch facility.”

First Spaceship on Venus

Nov 7, 2021

A film from the wrong side of the Iron Curtain painting quite a view of space exploration. This is not the riffed version.

Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women

Nov 6, 2021

A reworking of the Soviet film Planeta Bur.

Using the Bank

Nov 5, 2021

This short provides a look at relatively antique banking practices from the middle of the 20th century. It may look a little strange in the Age of COVID.

Shake Hands With Danger

Nov 4, 2021

This one is marked EXPLICIT in the feed due to simulated construction site and workplace accidents as well as simulated gore. This is a 1970s training film produced for Caterpillar Tractor Company with quite the guitar track showing what not to do on a job site.


Nov 3, 2021

In a monochromatic short from the 1950s we learn about Communism from the folks at Coronet Films.

The Responsibilities of American Citizenship

Nov 2, 2021

We sample Cold War propaganda by hearing about the responsibilities of American Citizenship.


Nov 1, 2021

To start November we begin by learning about despotism from the Prelinger Archive.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Oct 31, 2021

For Halloween we have a silent film. Yes, we turn to an early film by Universal that does a send-up of a Jules Verne story. The story originally came out towards the end of the Second Empire in France and the launch of the Third Republic.

Nancy Drew...Reporter

Oct 30, 2021

This is a 1930s era film featuring Bonita Granville as Nancy Drew. No, it is nothing like what is seen on the CW today. Please bear in mind that it is also very much a product of the time when it was produced and may seem quite offensive at points today.

Astronauts: United States Project Mercury, ca. 1960

Oct 29, 2021

This film is part of NASA’s history files. In it we learn about the astronauts of the Mercury project. NASA made many, many films to document itself to share with the public.

Dedicating the Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility for An American Hero

Oct 28, 2021

NASA Image Exchange states:

Radio Broadcasting Today

Oct 26, 2021

This is a film out of the Academic Film Archive of North America. They work to snag films heading for destruction so that they can be preserved. These aren’t necessarily the same as the Coronet and Centron films that the folks at RiffTrax work with.

Atomic Rulers of the World

Oct 25, 2021

This is another installment from the Starman quartet. The Starman films are very, very goofy. In their monochrome glory they show quite a view of Japan way back when.

BBS: The Documentary -- Episode 8

Oct 24, 2021

The eighth episode about a part of our early computer culture.

BBS: The Documentary -- Episode 7

Oct 24, 2021

The seventh episode about a part of our early computer culture.

BBS: The Documentary -- Episode 6

Oct 24, 2021

The sixth episode about a part of our early computer culture.

BBS: The Documentary -- Episode 5

Oct 24, 2021

The fifth episode about a part of our early computer culture.

BBS: The Documentary -- Episode 4

Oct 24, 2021

The fourth episode about a part of our early computer culture.

BBS: The Documentary -- Episode 3

Oct 24, 2021

The third episode about a part of our early computer culture.

BBS: The Documentary -- Episode 2

Oct 24, 2021

The second episode about a part of our early computer culture.

BBS: The Documentary -- Episode 1

Oct 24, 2021

The first episode about a part of our early computer culture.

Teenagers From Outer Space

Oct 23, 2021

Classic science fiction madness.

Propaganda Techniques

Oct 22, 2021

In this particular instance Coronet looks at “Propaganda Techniques” and how to counteract them.

Coronet Films: Communism

Oct 21, 2021

In this installment from Coronet Films we take a look circa 1952 at Marxist-Leninist Communism. This film was found in the Prelinger Collection.


Oct 20, 2021

This is a Korean take on the monster movie concept.

Exercise and Health

Oct 20, 2021

The folks at RiffTrax are legendary for their takes on films by Coronet Films. This film is another item from the Coronet pantheon. It is meant as light-hearted fare.

The Phantom Creeps

Oct 19, 2021

Mystery Science Theater approached this film. This is not that version.

Evil Brain From Outer Space

Oct 19, 2021

This is another installment of the Star Man quartet of films.

Puerto Rico: A Colony The American Way

Oct 18, 2021

Puerto Rico circa 1970. Things were different half a century ago.

Big Buck Bunny

Oct 12, 2021

This cartoon was made as a technical demonstration of an animation program known as Blender.

Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory

Oct 11, 2021

This is the unriffed version of a B-movie monster flick that RiffTrax had its British squad cover.

Connecting To BBS's In 2017 With The WiFi232 Modem

Oct 10, 2021

This is a semi-nostalgic look at the world of the BBS. Yes, it is possible to return to that which was. It isn’t the same, though.

McCulloch v. Maryland

Oct 10, 2021

A dramatization of proceedings around McCulloch v. Maryland.

Gibbons v. Ogden

Oct 10, 2021

A dramatization of proceedings around Gibbons v. Ogden.

United States v. Aaron Burr

Oct 10, 2021

A dramatization of proceedings around United States v. Aaron Burr.

Attack From Space

Oct 9, 2021

This is a film already riffed by the guys at RiffTrax a few years ago. Via the magic of the Internet Archive we have the unriffed version.

Dora's Dunking Donuts

Oct 9, 2021

A Shirley Temple comedy short.

Beach Girls and the Monster

Oct 8, 2021

The Mads Are Back…and they riffed this.

The Bottle and the Throttle

Oct 7, 2021

Another classic 1960s Sid Davis film intended to scare the tar out of people.

Getting Ready Physically

Oct 7, 2021

Coronet Films gets spoofed quite a bit by RiffTrax. This is an unriffed look at one of their films caught up in the Prelinger Archive.

Warning From Space

Oct 6, 2021

An unriffed monster movie from Japan.

Cosmos: War of the Planets

Oct 5, 2021

A “Spaghetti Space Opera”. Don’t get drunk…

Marbury v. Madison

Oct 4, 2021

A dramatization of proceedings around Marbury v. Madison.

Rocky Jones, Space Ranger -- Crash of the Moons

Oct 3, 2021

Switching gears with this pick, we wind up turning to Rocky Jones. This is a glimpse at a future that never was. The concept of a Secretary of Space is kinda nice and perhaps we may end up adopting that some day in our own timeline. This is a 1950s retro romp through the galaxy so prepare for blast off!

Killers From Space

Oct 2, 2021

The film Killers From Space is supposedly considered psychotronic. With Peter Graves and Coleman Francis it can only be considered a wee bit crazy.


Oct 1, 2021

Eventually we have to get to Manos: The Hands of Fate. This is the unriffed version.