Date: 2007-09-19 12:08 am (UTC)
I happened to find a copy of "The Golden Turkey Awards" at a library book sale a little while back, although in finding it I did remember seeing a bit of criticism of the Medved's books, more or less seeming to boil down to "they're mean-spirited and laugh at the misfortune of others," and most of it seeming to come from fans of 1950s SF B-movies... An article in Time magazine on Mystery Science Theater 3000 once specifically stated it "went beyond the Golden Turkeys," in a good way of course. However, I've also managed to see a few criticisms of the show along the same lines, most of it seeming to date from the early years of the show. (One of those articles was a target of one of the first MSTings (, although to me it perhaps wasn't as funny as it could have been.)

Just as another note, Mystery Science Theater did indeed mention ( Pia's Golden Globe in the "riffing" of "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians..."
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