We’ll be releasing our RiffTrax of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room on Thursday, but it has been a favorite around the office for the past two months or so. (For an introduction to The Room see our beginner’s guide here.) We’ve watched it so many times that we started to have questions about it that couldn’t [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Interviews'
June 12th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 20 Comments
February 24th, 2008 by torgosPizza · 8 Comments
Richard Elfman (editor-in-chief and brother of Danny) recently interviewed Mike.
February 20th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 114 Comments
In fact, let’s make it twenty-five.
In our continuing efforts to provide you with fresh silliness delivered promptly, I will be delighted to answer the first twenty-five questions submitted in the handy “Comments” below. I’ll only edit out questions that have been answered several times before here and elsewhere, so I encourage you to come [...]
December 28th, 2007 by torgosPizza · 12 Comments
(via Associated Content – Nov 7)
It takes a special kind of talent to make a career out of riffing on bad movies, a certain snarkiness that’s not inherent to most of mankind.
Michael J. Nelson has that certain Midas touch of heckling, a sense of humor that he displayed for five seasons as the head writer [...]
December 21st, 2007 by torgosPizza · 11 Comments
by U.J. Lessing
The question that has bugged Star Wars aficionados for many years is why George Lucas followed up the quintessential science-fiction film, Star Wars, with such an infamous disaster. Before The Empire Strikes Back, Lucas spearheaded the 1978 catastrophe, “The Star Wars Holiday Special.” This two-hour primetime show follows Chewbacca and his family [...]
November 14th, 2007 by torgosPizza · 2 Comments
Our very own RiffTrax RoundTable member, LadyKenobi, had this recent interview with Mike. She’s a contributing writer for MSNBC.
Some of Michael J. Nelson’s former coworkers are now his competition, and he has an idea.
“I’ve tried to encourage a rivalry like the World Wrestling Federation,” Nelson says, “where we taunt each other in public and [...]
September 20th, 2007 by torgosPizza · No Comments
As a reminder, today is the last day for you to create a RiffTrax DIY contest entry and submit it for voting! Any entries received after today will not be counted.
Mike was interviewed by Toyfare magazine a while back. Here’s an excerpt:
Do you find that you have a lot more freedom with RiffTrax?
Well you certainly [...]
August 30th, 2007 by torgosPizza · 1 Comment
Eight years after the series ended, comedy writer Michael J. Nelson is still best known as one of three silhouettes at the bottom of the screen during the second-half of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K). He was the sole human, alongside two robots (voiced by Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett), dispensing a constant stream [...]
August 30th, 2007 by torgosPizza · 2 Comments
This is an event that happened last Friday, and for the sake of completeness (and because it’s a fun Q&A session, where fans could interact with Mike semi-directly) we’re reposting it here.
(viaWashington Post Online)
Mike Nelson of “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ fame was online Friday, Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. ET to discuss mocking the movies [...]
August 15th, 2007 by torgosPizza · No Comments
(via Freeze Dried Movies)
Ever since I first watched Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie, when it came to VHS (remember those? Me either), I had a sneaking suspicion that Michael J. Nelson, head writer and star of the film, as well as the show it was based on, was possibly the funniest man alive. Further [...]
July 16th, 2007 by torgosPizza · 1 Comment
(via RelishNow / Winston-Salem Journal)
Eight years after Mike Nelson left the Satellite of Love, he’s back making fun of movies.
“For better or worse, that’s my talent,” Nelson explained.
Nelson was the head writer and one of the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000, a popular TV series that made fun of cheesy movies.
MST3K, as fans call [...]
June 28th, 2007 by torgosPizza · 1 Comment
(via Bad Ass Birds)
When cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 left the air in 1999, it had won a Peabody and an army of fans. Since then, host and head writer Mike Nelson has forged a successful career writing several hilarious books, and has worked in many other media.
Today he talks to us about stand [...]
June 22nd, 2007 by torgosPizza · 1 Comment
When not plying his skills as an acclaimed playwright, Bill Corbett has been known to manipulate a gold robot and walk around, pasty-faced, with his brain in a glass dish.
Okay, so the pasty-facedness of the previous statement actually applies to the character of The Observer that Bill played for 3 seasons during Mystery Science Theater [...]
May 23rd, 2007 by torgosPizza · 1 Comment
All those folks who are still complaining about the cancellation of “Mystery Science Theater 3000″–and by “all those folks,” we mean us–wake up! The MST3K guys are still at it–they just aren’t trapped in space any more. In fact, Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy will be in San Francisco this weekend skewering a [...]
May 18th, 2007 by torgosPizza · No Comments
Michael J. Nelson co-starred with two wisecracking puppet robots for many seasons on the cult tv series “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” The puppets may have been retired but Nelson and his pals are still wisecracking and taking pot shots at movies. And now they don’t need anybody’s permission to take on some of Hollywood’s biggest [...]