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In the peanut gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000 : essays on film, fandom, technology, and the culture of riffing

Author: Robert G Weiner; Shelley E Barba
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
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"Mystery Science Theater 3000 featured a human host and a pair of robotic puppets who provided commentary on some of the worst films ever made. This is the first full-length scholarly analysis of Mystery Science Theater 3000 which blossomed from humble beginnings on Minnesota public-access television into a cultural phenomenon on major cable networks"--Provided by publisher.
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In the peanut gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011
(DLC) 2011000212
(OCoLC)692291476
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G Weiner; Shelley E Barba
ISBN: 9780786485727 0786485728
OCLC Number: 712059595
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 265 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part 1. Directors --
part 2. Specific films --
part 3. Fandom --
part 4. Media texts, audiences, and the culture of riffing --
part 5. Mental hygiene: the MST3K shorts --
part 6. Satire and gender --
part 7. Technology and episode collectiong --
part 8. History and pre-history.
Responsibility: edited by Robert G. Weiner and Shelley E. Barba ; forewords by Kevin Murphy and Robert Moses Peaslee ; afterword by Mary Jo Pehl.

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The award-winning television series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-1999) has been described as ""the smartest, funniest show in America,"" and forever changed the way we watch movies. These  Read more...

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