Five Things – 4.22.13

1.  Mystery Science Theater Hour – You’re probably familiar with Mystery Science Theater 3000, the cult show from the ’90s that featured a guy and his robots making fun of bad movies. I’ve posted about it several times, as I’m a pretty big fan.  Growing up with MST3k I was a little frustrated with the…

Five Things – 4.8.13

1.  Pryor’s Place – In 1984, the Kroffts teamed up with Richard Pryor to rip off Sesame Street.   The result was a bizarrely charming show called Pryor’s Place.  As you can see from the poster, it occupied part of CBS’ Saturday Morning lineup alongside Supercade and Get Along Gang.  Only 15 episodes were created (man,…

Five Things – 1.14.13

1.  Defend Space Law – Another one of my favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes, Space Mutiny features a thick man thwarting a rebellion led by thinner men on a spaceship that looks like a factory basement.  It’s pretty fantastic.  Check out this fan-poster done for the movie by SassyLazerMermaid: (EDIT 12/1/13: Actually done by…

Five Things – 1.7.13

1.  Original Total Recall Concept Art –  My love of the original Total Recall is well documented here.  As a sci-fi movie, it’s great. As an action movie, it’s pretty much perfect.  I even read the Piers Anthony novelization of the movie (several times) and prefer it to what ended up being the movie, even…

Five Things – 7.9.12

1.  Andy Griffith – As I’m sure you know, Andy Griffith passed away this week and there’s not much I can say that hasn’t already been said.  The Andy Griffith Show was a staple in my house growing up, and a lot of my love for old television, bluegrass music, and Don Knotts stems from…

Five Things – 6.18.12

1.  Joel Hodgson – As I’ve mentioned and posted about before, I’m a huge Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan.  I started watching the show on Comedy Central when I was 11 and followed it to the Sci-Fi network, watching religiously until the series ended in 1999.  The show heavily influenced my sense of humor and…

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Ornaments

Every year, we have a party right after Thanksgiving to trim our tree.  We invite our friends over for snacks and drinks, and everybody creates ornaments to decorate the tree.  We’ve done it enough years now that the entire tree is decorated with handmade ornaments! I’m a big fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and…