Geek Of The Week: Joel Hodgson

Geek Of The Week:  Joel Hodgson

Joel Hodgson is an American writer, comedian and television actor. He is best known for creating Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) and starring in it as the character Joel Robinson. In 2007, MST3K was listed as “one of the top 100 television shows of all time” by Time.com. Between 2007-13, Hodgson was part of the “movie riffing” project Cinematic Titanic with several of his fellow MST3K alumni, performing live and producing content for DVDs and direct download. He also serves as Creative Lead for Media at Cannae, a Pennsylvania technology firm working on new drive technologies for satellites and other spacefaring vehicles. For the un-inititated MST3K is a show that is basically a character who is stuck on the “satellite of love” and is forced by his captors to watch terrible “B” movies. He has robot companions to share his pain, and they watch the movie and have a running comedy commentary…my personal favorite is “Werewolves.”

I am lucky enough to have been a “MSTie” since the beginning in 1988 on KTMA in Minnneapolis/St. Paul. I have been a fan ever since. I was also one of many MSTies who helped to fund the kickstarter to bring MST3K back for at least one more season. I would love it if you would go and check out both the old and new MST3K episodes that are available on Netflix. Joel Hodgson…this weeks Geek.

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avatar MIKE: A geek who currently works as a Biologist and has an extensive science background. He is an avid user of HPC systems used for scientific research in the Washington DC area. Mike's working knowledge of using computers to solve problems brings a unique viewpoint to the podcast.