Tuesday, January 22, 2013

In the not-too-distant future --

Robot Roll Call:
Tom Servo!

Well if you haven't figured it out by now, we got "shot into space" for an amazing night filled with Mystery Science Theater 3000 wonderment. Joel Hodgson, the creator and original host of MST3K came to the Texas Theater for "An Evening with Joel Hodgson". If you have no clue what any of this means, head over to YouTube and you can find out plenty. The night started of with a viewing of The Pod People from Season 3. I have seen plenty of episodes on TV, but nothing compares to the ability to see it on the big screen and having a theater full of fans around enjoying it as well.

I gotta learn to take off my sunglasses.
After the viewing of The Pod People, there was a meet and greet that took place for VIP ticket holders, which we were. Once the lights came up in the theater, you got a sense of the WIDE variety of fans of this show. There were young and old, men and women, gay and straight, slightly nerdy and excessively nerdy, independently mobile and not so independently mobile. The people watcher in me had a nerdgasm. It was an interesting cross section of humanity for sure. I could continue about all the people, but I can't be to mean to other fans of the show. Although if enough of you leave comments asking for it, who knows.

Autograph anyone?
The final part of the evening was a live performance of Riffing Myself, which was basically a historical journey thru Joel's life, his journey and the birth of the show. All the while riffing on himself instead of a B movie. It was a great sort of all access pass to all things Joel and MST3K. <Insert second nerdgasm here.> Once the live performance was over, we were all laughed out and I found myself inspired. Sometimes we find inspiration in the weirdest of places.

What inspires you? Leave your inspirations in the comments below. Don't forget to do all the wonderful social network magic button things you can do to this post. Thanks as always for reading and sharing.

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