Here’s a great piece, Learning Empathy From Robots: How MST3K Explained My Parents, from Leah Schnelbach over at tor.com about why she’s thankful for the Robots on Mystery Science Theatre:
This week marks a milestone for all of humanity—Sunday was the 25th anniversary of the first broadcast of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The first ever episode, “The Green Slime” was shown on a small Minneapolis cable-access channel called KTMA on November 24, 1988…There are many things to say about MST3K, (and eventually I plan to say all of them) but since this is Thanksgiving week I wanted to thank the show’s writers for helping me with a very specific issue I had as a kid…
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