I've always been a fan of MST3K and I've come up with a few of my own theories regarding the Mads.
I like to think that Dr. Forrester watches or had watched all these films beforehand, and as a result has gone mad. He wishes to spread the pain, and inflicts them upon the SOL crew. He works from the stand point that these films broke him, maybe they can break anyone, basically seeking to weaponize them. Forrester is abrasive and malicious, with no qualms about commiting violent acts. Mike/Joel's ability to take them in stride constantly irks him and I think drives him to continue his research in to worse and worse movies (and consequently propels him deeper into insanity).
Frank, on the other hand, has seen these movies and loves them. As a r…Read more >