In the not-too-distant future


As you may, or may not, know, Robert and I have been big Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans for over a decade. It is, in fact, the entire reason we met. Since it went off the air in 1999, there has been a dearth of bad-movie-riffing of the type we craved. So, imagine our excitement when we heard that the best of the original cast has reassembled to riff, once again. The name of the new project is Cinematic Titanic.
I am on the CT email list and I received an email of great interest to us this morning. It appears the CT cast, plus Kevin Murphy (“Tom Servo”) will be attending the U.S. Film Festival in Dallas (a mere 2.5 hours away) at the end of April. They will present a panel discussion on “Mystery Science Theater 3000 at 20” (this year being MST’s 20th anniversary), followed by a LIVE Cinematic Titanic show!
Now, obviously, we can’t let this pass without at least trying to attend. Our optimum scenario would be for the entire family to make the trip to Dallas that weekend, accompanied by a family friend who could babysit the kids at the hotel while Robert and I attend the panel and live show. (I don’t feel like Eliza is old enough to leave at home for two days with someone she doesn’t know well, and the live show begins quite late so going down and coming back the same day isn’t an option.) However, we’re not sure if this will work out or not, in which case the kids have to stay home, as they just aren’t old enough to sit through an evening like this one. Robert has said, if this is the case, that I should go alone. While I would really hate to go without him, as I know he’d enjoy it as much as I would, I’d also hate to miss it. I think he truly expects me to go, though; I don’t think he’s just saying that and figuring I’ll decline. So I will certainly consider that option if it’s the only one feasible. It would be fabulous, though, if the babysitter would work out so that Robert and I could have a date night — and one as exciting as this one would be!
Here’s hoping that we’ll be aboard the Titanic in just three-and-a-half short weeks….


About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

3 responses »

  1. If I’m not mistaken, you’re referring to that cable TV show that was on with that guy and the two pieces of junk that would sit in the corner of the screen and talk back to the movie, making fun of it.
    Sounds like a good time! In fact, I ‘m going to go to Dallas and will attend the events, as well. Looking forward to it!

  2. In the not too distant future….hmmm I feel a song coming on!
    I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the babysitter works out. Robert doesn’t go to spa days with you and you wouldn’t go play golf with him. It would be too sad if he didn’t get to join you at an event you would both love.

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