Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I have always been fascinated by robots. They are clean and efficient.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 is returning.

Well, sort of.

It's actually just Tom, Crow, and Gypsy. No Joel or Mike. And no bad movies. And they'll be animated, not puppets. And they'll be voiced by new people. And only two of the original writers - Jim Mallon and Paul Chaplin - will be returning.

So it really resembles the original about as much as "Jim Henson's Muppet Babies" resembles "The Muppet Show." Which is ironic, because the Joel years of MST3K were full of jokes at the expense of the Muppet Babies for being a soulless cash-in on a successful franchise.

Why don't we enjoy some entertaining robot-related material instead? Here's "Look Around You" creator Peter Serafinowicz as Michael-6.

And here's a visit to a robot maker in rural China.

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