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In the not too distant future… a Turkey Day surprise!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 28, 2015 by Christopher Pearce

My absolute favorite television show of all time is Mystery Science Theater 3000. I started watching it when I was in the 4th grade and it’s remained a pretty consistent part of my TV diet ever since. I continue watching MST3k despite the fact that no new episodes have been produced in over a decade – an old episode I’ve seen 30 times will often yield just as many laughs as anything made in the 201o’s.

That’s one of the reasons I was so excited to hear about the MST3k Kickstarter campaign. Joel Hodgson, creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the original host, is bringing the show back with crowd funded support. The hope is to make a full season of 12 episodes of the new MST3k and I’ll be honest – I’ve already pledged my money to make that a reality. So far it seems the Kickstarter is a success, to the tune of over $3 million dollars. I’m hopeful the fundraising will get up to the required $5.5 million for that full season.

At any rate, MST3k and the Thanksgiving holiday have a long-running association thanks to Turkey Day, a somewhat annual marathon of episodes of the show. In my estimation, it’s the perfect show to leave on during your holiday festivities. You can watch whole episodes or you can drop in and out on them, picking up a spare joke here and there. In recent years, the Turkey Day marathon has moved online with a streaming component that has been curated by Joel himself. This year, with the big push for the Kickstarter campaign, Joel asked MSTies to send in fan art they could share.

I sent this drawing in I did a few years ago. I’ve been using it as my Facebook avatar for November:

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Well, I woke up on Friday morning to find out Joel had posted my artwork up on Tumblr with some nice words about it!

You better believe that made my day… but I was also SUPER pleased to find that the folks in charge of the MST3k Kickstarter page used my artwork on the actual KS page!!!

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It’s great. I feel like I’m, in a very small way, helping out a show that’s made me who I am today. Corny but true.

Hey! You should pledge some cash toward the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000 too! It’s a great show! Click on over at the very least to see my fan art emblazoning the lower left corner of the “Fan Mail is Back” banner!

A happy Thanksgiving/Turkey Day to all!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 27, 2014 by Christopher Pearce

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Ah yes, it’s that time of year… the bird is slowly cooking in the oven, oversized balloons of popular cartoon characters are bouncing down 34th Street, and I’m preparing to gorge on an entire day of Mystery Science Theater 3000 in honor of that greatest of geek holidays – Turkey Day.

Turkey Day was a regular fixture of my Thanksgivings growing up. I was a tremendous fan of MST3K and the prospect of having a whole day of it at my fingertips was incredible. The Turkey Day festivities fell to the wayside when the show moved to The SciFi Channel, but that’s never stopped me from programming my own Turkey Day from old VHS cassettes and more recently, online streaming options (including the online revival at MST3KTurkeyDay.com).

So, if you’ll indulge me, behind the cut are my Turkey Day plans. Wishing everyone a very happy and enjoyable Thanksgiving today!

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