Tuesday, July 30, 2013

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Satellite News

NEPA Blogs will be presenting a "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Satellite News (http://www.mst3kinfo.com/).

Don't be misled by the title of this week's Blog of the Week. It's not a blog with news about satellites, or a blog that delivers news by satellite. No, it's just about one satellite in particular...the Satellite of Love, home of Joel (later Mike) and the 'bots!

If you have no idea what this is about you missed out on a fun part of the 1990's. From 1989 through 1999 viewers tuned in every week to Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K to fans) to watch as the hapless maintenance man Joel (later Mike) and his robot friends were forced to watch cheesy movies ("the worst we can find") by Joel(later Mike)'s sadistic Mad Scientist bosses. The movies were laughably bad, chosen from the 1950's all the way to the early 1980's, but what made the show great was the running commentary supplied by Joel (later Mike) and the 'bots.

NEPA resident Chris Cornell and Brian Henry have been running Satellite News in one form or another since at least September 2000. Their blog features episode reviews, news about what everyone's up to now, and historical tidbits about the people who starred in and made the movies that made up Mystery Science Theater 3000. For fans of MST3K, Satellite News is a smorgasbord of information, while for the uninitiated...well, it gives you something to come back to after your first exposure to the show. (Try the episodes featuring "Pod People" or "Torgo"!) MST3K is a show with a national and world-wide fanbase, and it's fantastic to know that the definitive blog for the show's fans is generated right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania!

If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

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