Female Fandom and Figures in Mystery Science Theater 3000

[A really cool article from poplurker about MST3k][link], which is an all-time favorite of mine, and the women behind the jokes, the fandom, and more.

[link]: “Women of the Not Too Distant Future”


‘GLOW’ Is the Past and the Future of Women’s Wrestling

[An excellent review and historical contextualizing][link] of Netflix’s new Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling show, by Mairead Small Staid for the Ringer.

[link]: “‘GLOW’ Is the Past and the Future of Women’s Wrestling”


Jay Leno uses indie YouTube video; NBC gets it taken down

Obviously The System Works:

>[NBC/Universal used a YouTube video by an indie comedy duo (without permission) on The Jay Leno Show – then had the video taken down with a copyright claim.][link]

NBC’s position seems to be that they own any content played on any of their programs? I guess it’s nice to see their position put so bluntly.

[link]: “Jay Leno uses indie YouTube video; NBC gets it taken down | ZDNet”


Community Returns With Wins Over American Idol

Community is my favorite show on TV right now not titled “Archer” or “The Venture Bros.” and despite how little I care about ratings, [it’s good to see the hard (and great) work of the cast & crew rewarded][link] in the ratings.

[link]: “Ratings — Community Returns With Wins Over American Idol”



A “[Hard Science Fiction Miniseries for the Web][link]” which [raised $10k on Kickstarter][kick]. I wish them luck.

via [Warren Ellis][warren].

[link]: “L5 – Hard Science Fiction Miniseries for the Web”
[kick]: “L5 on Kickstarter”
[warren]: “Warren Ellis”


“Archer” Season 2 Beings January 27th

[My favorite new show of last season comes back, and I am happy][link]. The [DVD of Season 1][dvd] would be a great thing to add to your post-Christmas list, as it releases December 28th.

[link]: “FANBOLT.COM – ‘Archer’ Season 2 Gets A Premiere Date”
[dvd]: “Archer Season 1”


Alex Anderson, Secret Creator of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Dies

[Rocky and Bullwinkle is one of the finest television programs ever made, and Alex deserves any credit he can get.][link]

[link]:,8599,2027264,00.html “Rocky and Bullwinkle Creator Alex Anderson Dies – TIME”


Shawn Medero on Climate Change, Nowcasting, and Objectivity

>… [most syndicated print or TV journalists seemingly don’t have the education or tools to present any subject objectively nor do they take the initiative to gather all the facts.][link]

TV and print presenters/journalists tend to avoid, as [Bunk Moreland][bunk] would say, “Giving a fuck when it ain’t their turn to give a fuck.”

[link]: “Climate Change”
[bunk]: “Bunk Moreland”


The A.V. Club’s Interview With Bob Odenkirk

[Terradalou, The Bob.][link] Mr. Show is the true way. According to the interview, Bob’s character Saul Goodman is in 10 episodes of Breaking Bad this season.

[link]:,39237/ “Bob Odenkirk | TV | Interview | The A.V. Club”


4chan On Jeopardy

[The singularity approaches.][link] Via [Andy Baio][andy].

[link]: “Yfrog – b29 – Uploaded by toymachinesh”
[andy]: “Waxy dot org”


Conan O’Brien Says He Won’t Host ‘Tonight Show’ At 12:05

[It’s good to see that Conan can still write like this][link]. He says, among other things, that moving the Tonight Show to 12:05 will result in what “[He] honestly believe is its destruction. ”

[link]: “Conan O’Brien Says He Won’t Host ‘Tonight Show’ Following Leno – Media Decoder Blog –”


Tales from the Darkside – Seasons of Belief

[A little late Christmas horror story][link] ([part two here][two]) for you, courtesy of 1980s anthology television.

[link]: “YouTube – Tales from the Darkside – Seasons of Belief (part 1)”
[two]: “YouTube – Tales from the Darkside – Seasons of Belief (part 2)”


The Venture Brothers Season 4 Opener Post-game

Premiered last night at midnight. I grabbed my copy from iTunes (for some strange reason, there are no torrents), but you can watch it the legal way on That is an order. Things of note based upon my first viewing:

## Spoilers follow

* No Monarch in the season opener. Feels weird.
* I have a feeling the [CGC][cgc]-grader-as-timestamp was someone’s [4am miracle][miracle].
* Possibly the longest [post-credits sequence][post] in the show’s history?
* I’m expecting for a fan remix that puts the story in chronological order. I guess you’d need a torrent for that, though, and the show is MIA on the main trackers.
* Here’s the [real cover to Marvel Comics #1][cover], faithfully reproduced in the episode. [ says][says] this issue is worth $360,000 for a CGC-graded 9.6 copy.

[says]: “Marvel #1 on Comics Price Guide”
[cover]: “Marvel Comics #1 on Wikimedia commons”
[post]: “Post-credits scene on Wikipedia”
[miracle]: “4am Miracle”
[cgc]: “CGC”

Overall, though, bravo. This is Jackson and Doc’s growth spurt as storytellers, and we’re all being made witness to it. I can’t wait for more.



[This had better be for real][link]. My emotions cannot take much more of this.

[link]:–_futurama_is_saved.php “Topless Robot – GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE — FUTURAMA IS SAVED”


William Shatner Performs Sarah Palin’s Speech as Poetry

[A truly Shatnerian performance][link]. There is music and everything. Glorious. Thank you, Conan.

[link]: “William Shatner Makes Palin’s Speech Into Poetry (VIDEO)”


Sweet Juniper! on Andrew W.K.’s New Show “Destroy Build Destroy”

[It’s a kids show, and it’s totally real and not a joke][link]. The show [starts this summer on Cartoon Network][show], and it looks like the most fun children are legally allowed to have on TV.

[He does what he likes and he likes what he does].

[link]: “Sweet Juniper!”
: “Party Hard”
[show]: “Destroy Build Destroy”


24 Hour Transformers Marathon & Me

I’m going to be covering the rest of the 24 Hour Transformers Marathon on TELETOON on [this Tumblr][tumb] and [this Live-blog][link]. You can join in, if you like. Watch my slow descent into madness.

[link]: “24 Hour Transformers Marathon | Liveblog live blogging”
[tumb]: “Tumblr”