current song: Iron-Blooded Orphans opening theme
There have been rumblings over the past few months that Joel Hodgson was working on bringing back Mystery Science Theater 3000. As of today, we are now one step closer to that possibility.
The following episodes have been added to the Bechtel Test results.
The Giant Gila Monster
Teenagers from Outer Space
Attack of the Giant Leeches
The Killers Shrews
So last night I got to see the latest attempt at a Muppets TV show. But first some thoughts on why the previous attempts (in the form of The Jim Henson Hour and Muppets Tonight) failed. Those two shows attempted to mimic the variety show format of the original Muppet Show. The problem with doing that is because variety shows are a relic of the Seventies, and it doesn't transfer very well. That line of thought has been ditched here and what we have is a format similar to shows like The Office, where you have a documentary crew filming the goings-on at a workplace and interviewing the characters. So far it looks promising and I'll probably continue to follow it. Now if only they could have ditched Rizzo completely. At least he doesn't have the same prominence he had back in the Nineties.
Something else to note is that it appears as if Dave Goelz is the only original Muppet performer still involved with the franchise. I realize the originals are getting old or are dead, but it's still a touch depressing.
I've added Bechdel Test results for Earth Vs. the Spider and Agent for H.A.R.M.
Remember the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks from the Eighties? Apparently they've been getting reprints. But what I'm here to talk about are the Japanese editions. Apparently they redid the original artwork, and the author wasn't exactly thrilled. I must admit the differences can be rather jarring.
6 pork chops
1 tbsp. oil
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Heat oil in a skillet to medium-high. Cook pork chops 1-2 minutes per side and remove. Reduce heat and add remaining ingredients. Stir until smooth and bring to a low boil. Return pork chops and simmer covered for ten minutes.