by Joel Hodgson
Once upon a time, a television series called MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 was born. We debuted on Minneapolis' KTMA, local television, on Thanksgiving Day 1988, as the world was in the final throes of Teddy Ruxpin-mania. That was almost thirty years ago, but for some reason, people still seem to like the show – it’s a mitzvah!
Our show has had a long, strange run. Across a UHF channel, a cable network, cancellation, a feature film, then another cable network, the show lasted for 12 years, two generations of hosts and puppeteers, 2 Emmy nominations and a total of 197 episodes before we got canceled again for good in 1999. Sadly, it was just as Prince predicted.
But maybe that's not where it all ends.
It's not Ultraman or Mirror Man or Zone Fighter or ...
NEW DAIKAIJU!!!! Minoru Kawasaki's "OUTER MAN"!!!!
Minoru is back with another daikaiju film but this time it's an incredibly cool looking UltraMan spoof! The hero's head lights up blue, red, yellow, and the other kaiju is pretty cool too! - Avery Guerra
The Oxygen Destroyer is real !
At the climax of the original Godzilla, Dr Serizawa activated the "Oxygen Destroyer", killing the beast, and then himself ensuring that his terrible weapon could never be re-created.
It's just science fiction right? Surely there isn't a glimmer of a scientific basis in a film about a giant atomic monster wrecking Tokyo ?
Scientists claim to have made a substance that so potently absorbs oxygen that one spoonful of it can remove 99% of the oxygen from a room. That oxygen destroyer doesn't seem quite so fictional now, does it ?
Gojira (Godzilla King of the Monsters) 3D Shadowbox Collage - One of a Kind Original Artwork
This is an original 3D Shadowbox Collage created with images from the 1954 Japanese monster classic "Gojira" or "Godzilla King of the Monsters" as it is know in America.
An Amazing Five Layers Of City Smashing Action!!!
The piece measures 12 x 12 inches. The frame is black plastic with a fiber board backing and glass front. It is ready to be either hung on the wall or displayed on a shelf.
Put your knowledge of late-night horror television to the test with this image of the top horror hosts from across the country. Included are Mr. Lobo, Svengoolie, Penny Dreadful and our MIN Friday Girl Ivonna Cadaver. Mr. Lobo of Cinema Insomnia once told me that the late Bay Area horror hosting icon Bob Wilkens told him that most sure-fire way to get good ratings was to show a Japanese monster movie, so I guess it's only fitting that the family in the picture is watching a Godzilla movie.
See how many you can name?