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Michael J. Nelson.

Michael John Nelson (born October 11, 1964 in St. Charles, Illinois) is an American comedian and writer, most famous for his work on the cult television series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K). Nelson was the head writer of the series for most of the show's 11-year run, and spent half of that time playing the on-air host, also named Mike Nelson. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... St. ... Cult television, like cult figures, cult film and cult radio, attracts a band of aficionados or appreciators, known as a cult following, devoted to a specific television series or fictional universe. ... Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. ... Mike Nelson and the bots. ...

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Nelson is known for his goofy charm and classic "Midwestern hunk" appearance (being tall, broad-shouldered and blond)as well as his habit for playing both male and female roles. He is married to fellow MST3K writer Bridget Jones (Internet Movie Database), and the pair have two sons. Bridget Jones is a vivacious writer and performer for Mystery Science Theater 3000. ...


Nelson is a self-described Protestant [1] and refers to his political leanings as center-right [2].


They moved from the Minneapolis, Minnesota area to San Diego, California in mid-2006.[1] This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


MST3K

He was working as a waiter at T.G.I. Friday's and doing occasional stand-up comedy when he was offered a job on Mystery Science Theater 3000 doing typing in the writing room. The writers told him to feel free to make some comments on the movies they were watching, and he so impressed them with his wit and comedic timing that they made him a staff writer (and, later, head writer). T.G.I. Fridays (often referred to as just Fridays) is a popular American restaurant chain focusing on casual dining, with over 500 restaurants across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and the UK, as well as many other countries around the world. ...


When series creator and host Joel Hodgson decided to leave the show halfway through the fifth season, he chose Nelson as his replacement — reportedly because he thought Nelson was a natural leader, a gifted comedian as well as a gifted musician, and also that Nelson simply looked good standing next to the show's puppets.[1] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Work since MST3K

Since the series ended, Nelson has worked steadily as a writer, publishing several books (as of March 2006): Mike Nelson's Movie Megacheese, Mike Nelson's Mind over Matters and Mike Nelson's Death Rat!, the last being his first novel. His other literary works include a series of pop culture humor books, Happy Kitty Bunny Pony, Goth-Icky, and Love Sick. He also wrote for the shortlived game show Let's Bowl, which gained a cult following of its own. He has provided humorous and informative commentary tracks for DVD releases of several films, including Reefer Madness, House on Haunted Hill, Plan 9 from Outer Space, and Night of the Living Dead. With his MST3K co-stars Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, he is part of a comedy team called "The Film Crew" which has created comedy segments for NPR. The first Film Crew DVD, Hollywood After Dark, is set for release July 10, 2007, with three others soon to follow. Mike Nelsons Movie Megacheese was the first book by Michael J. Nelson, published in 2000 by HarperEntertainment, an imprint of HarperCollins publishers. ... Mike Nelsons Death Rat! (first published April 1, 2003) is the first full length novel by American author Michael J. Nelson. ... This article is about the literary concept. ... “Quiz show” redirects here. ... The Lets Bowl Cast (L-R): Lisa Bartholomew, Rich Kronfeld, Steve Sedahl, Drew Jansen, & Amanda Brewer. ... Reefer Madness is a 1936 drama film revolving around the tragic events that follow when high school students are lured by pushers to try marihuana: a hit and run accident, manslaughter, suicide, rape, and descent into madness all ensue. ... House on Haunted Hill is a 1959 horror film. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 black-and-white independent horror film directed by George A. Romero. ... Mystery Science Theater 3000s Michael J. Nelson (left) and Kevin Murphy at an Exoticon 1 convention panel in Metairie, Louisiana, November 1998. ... (Left to right) Bill Corbett as Observer (aka Brain Guy), Mary Jo Pehl as Pearl Forrester, and Kevin Murphy as Professor Bobo. ... The Film Crew are a comedic team similar to Mystery Science Theater 3000, comprising MST3K cast members Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy. ... Walk the Angry Beach, also known as Hollywood After Dark and The Unholy Choice, was a 1968 film starring Rue McClanahan as a young actress who attempts to start a movie career, but ends up being exploited by the industry and becomes a stripper. ...

Mystery Science Theater 3000's Mike Nelson (left) and Kevin Murphy at "Exoticon 1" convention panel in Metairie, Louisiana, November 1998. They are contemplating New Orleans Mardi Gras beads.

In 2006, Nelson was appointed Chief Content Producer for Legend Films. He will be responsible for building and leading the company's creative content, providing on-going commentaries and developing other premium web-based programming. "I'm very excited. Legend Films is such a great fit for me—talented people who consistently put out a great product. Plus there are Flaming Hot Cheetos in the lunch room vending machine. That made it an easy choice to join the team," enthused Nelson.[2] Mystery Science Theater 3000s Michael J. Nelson (left) and Kevin Murphy, at Exoticon 1 convention panel in Metairie, Louisiana, November, 1998. ... Mystery Science Theater 3000s Michael J. Nelson (left) and Kevin Murphy, at Exoticon 1 convention panel in Metairie, Louisiana, November, 1998. ... Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. ... Mystery Science Theater 3000s Michael J. Nelson (left) and Kevin Murphy at an Exoticon 1 convention panel in Metairie, Louisiana, November 1998. ... , Metairie (local pronunciations , ) is a suburb of New Orleans. ... Revelers, Frenchmen Street, Faubourg Marigny. ... Legend Films, a San Diego-based company, was founded in August 2001. ... Crunchy Cheetos Cheetos are a crunchy, cheese-flavored snack made from extruded cornmeal. ...


One of the projects put together by Nelson and Legend Films was RiffTrax, a website offering the purchase of downloadable audio commentaries. The first commentary made available through the service was for Road House. According to a September 2006 podcast interview, Nelson feels Rifftrax may be the closest thing to a reunion of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang.[3] RiffTrax main page, March 1, 2007. ... Road House is a 1989 film directed by Rowdy Herrington and starring Patrick Swayze as a top bouncer at a seedy roadside bar. ...


See also

Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. ... Timmy Big Hands Timmy Big Hands was a humor webzine. ... RiffTrax main page, March 1, 2007. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Biography for Joel Hodgson. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-03-18.
  2. ^ Legend Films, Inc. (July 10, 2006). "Michael J. Nelson Named Producer at Legend Films". PR Newswire. Retrieved on 2007-01-03.
  3. ^ The Flux.tv (September 28, 2006). "Mike Nelson of MST3K Fame Stops In". TheFlux.tv. Retrieved on 2007-01-03.

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