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Did MST3K’s Joel Robinson Create Artificial Intelligence for His Bots?

I know I’m not supposed to worry about how Joel eats and breathes, and other science facts (la la la), but I can’t help wondering: Did Joel create artificial intelligence for his Bots? Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of the Muppets

Anyone who has ever watched Sesame Street or enjoyed John Denver’s acting or been alive during the ‘70s, ‘80s, or ‘90s loves the Muppets. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, the Great Gonzo, and Rowlf the Dog have been … Continue reading

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5 TV Shows Named After Their Most Useless Character

Irony can be hilarious. Most TV show titles are pretty straightforward: Seinfeld is about a guy named Jerry Seinfeld. The Simpsons is about the Simpson family. Doctor Who is about a Time Lord from another planet who travels through time … Continue reading

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10 Obscure TV Shows I Loved as a Kid

This is going to be fun. I have compiled a list of 10 little-known TV shows I watched as a kid. Instead of spouting off dry facts about them, I have written about them based solely on my memories of … Continue reading

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Everything in Planet of the Apes (1968) Came from These 6 Twilight Zone Episodes

It’s no secret that Rod Serling co-wrote the screenplay to the original Planet of the Apes in 1968. That was four years after his signature TV series, The Twilight Zone, had left the air. I’ve heard people talk about the … Continue reading

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A Rested Development: The Evolution of Cancelled-TV-Show Comebacks

Arrested Development is getting a second chance at life after the show was cancelled back in 2006. Its fourth season will debut on Netflix later this month. Thank goodness because it really is a hilarious and original sitcom. Over the … Continue reading

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Joke of the Week: The Flintstones

Why was Betty from The Flintstones so depressed? The answer is…

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Pleasant Surprises: Star Trek (2009)

I didn’t expect to like Star Trek (2009) at all. I originally thought it sounded like a cheap gimmick to cash in on a popular franchise. The filmmakers had clearly run out of ideas for continuing the story, so why … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Star Trek: The Motion Picture vs. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Since my first attempt at talking about 2001: A Space Odyssey was such a resounding success (Stanley Kubrick fans lined up to hurl insults at me), I thought I might as well finish what I started and try to set … Continue reading

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How MST3K Inspired the Internet Generation

The first generation of Internet users has been heavily influenced by many things. It might seem silly to try to pin down one aspect that had the biggest influence, but that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’d like to … Continue reading

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