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MSTieCast Interview

Josh at the MSTiecast podcast interviewed me. Before anybody says anything, I know “Women of the Prehistoric Planet” isn’t black and white, but the TV I first saw it on was!

Do not blame the MSTieCast guys on the sound quality. Blame my cheap Skype headset. Sorry…

14 Replies to “MSTieCast Interview”

  1. Tarantulas says:



  2. Imapotato says:

    Wow, the interviewers were a bit pretentious were they not? Or were they trying to be ‘funny’?


  3. Bombastic Biscuit Boy says:

    hey, the first time i saw Blade Runner was on a b&w screen…and it was pretty cool!


  4. What are you looking at, jerk? says:

    Hahaha, Imapotato, that’s the same impression I’ve gotten from listening to other episodes these dingbats have done. The vile coming from one of them in the episode where they discussed the show’s relations with Comedy Central and Sci-Fi was soooooo irritating. Sorry Sampo, but I can’t stomach listening to any more of this crap.


  5. Imapotato says:

    Ok #4 I thought I was imagining it, but they came right at Sampo with the producer jab and I sort of tuned out after that…I mean Sampo is a “Nostaglia Guru” if it were, of MST3K. He deserves MORE than a modicum of respect for his hard work…Brian and Steve as well


  6. Dan in WI says:

    Anybody know if this can be downloaded? I don’t have any kind of Quicktime pro.


  7. Toby says:

    @Dan in WI: You can download it by right-clicking the ‘Download’ link and choose ‘Save link as…’ or ‘Save target as…’

    @Imapotato & @WhatAreYouLookingAt: I’m sorry you feel that way about our show, but I’d appreciate that you not refer to us as ‘dingbats’. I would at least recommend looking at our interview with David Worth for a less-anger-filled episode. We realize not every episode is suited for everyone, but I think we usually do a pretty good job given our varying levels of experience doing podcasts of this nature.

    A bit curious as to how the ‘interviewers’ were pretentious, given that I was only heard in the intro and outro, and had nothing to do with the interview proper…


  8. mst3ktemple says:

    Nice interview Sampo. I love hearing real fans of MST reminice about the early days. You can hear in your voice your sincere joy when talking about the show. I’m jealous that I wasn’t there from 1990 on, but grateful that at least by 1993 I could watch the show on our own cable TV. Right at the start of season 5.

    I have no problems with the interviewers. They’re obviously fans and some of the bits were funny. Some weren’t. I wish my own “funny” hit rate was 100%. Then again, I’m sure my friends and family wish my attempts at humor were better too. Keep up the good work guys.


  9. Nick P says:

    Sampo, great to hear you carrying the MST name even further with this interview. I agree that it was not a perfect interview, but still a fun listen and as already said, this is not something people can be perfect at 100% of the time. It’s always refreshing to hear people who know what they are talking about chatting on that subject.

    @Toby: Perhaps people consider you part of this because the interview post at your own site reads- “Tonight on the MSTieCast, Toby and Joshua welcome a very special guest”. Plus, kind-of uncool to hang your partner on the show out to dry like this by saying “A bit curious as to how the ‘interviewers’ were pretentious, given that I was only heard in the intro and outro, and had nothing to do with the interview proper…” As if to say, you cannot blame me, blame the other guy. You took credit on the website, but then bail at the first hint of trouble here.

    Cannot say I respect that at all.

    Nick P


  10. Cubby says:

    I won’t blame them for Sampo’s sound quality. though the next time someone asks you if you have Sampo in a can, the answer is “yes!” I didn’t notice after a couple of minutes, I was too busy listening.

    As for pretension in the questions, I guess my PretensionMeter® is broken. Then again, I was working while I listened, so maybe I missed something.


  11. Dan in WI says:

    Anybody think that “Sampo in a can” sounds a lot like Kevin Murphy. Just coincidental I’m sure. Or is it?


  12. Toby says:

    @Nick P: That wasn’t my intention at all. I was simply curious as to why they said ‘interviewers’ when there was only one interviewer. And I was not trying to hang Josh out to dry in the slightest: he did, and always does, a fantastic job with interviews, asking questions I never would have thought of. If anything, I’m a bit jealous that he’s better at it than me : P

    Also, can’t say I hear how we were pretentious. Unfunny, possibly; that silly ending bit can pretty much be blamed on me, and humour is incredibly subjective.

    In any case, thanks for all the kind words that I have seen. Josh, Fred, and I really appreciate it.


  13. Jbagels says:

    Nice to put a voice to the name, Sampo, and a good interview. Anyone ever tell you that you have a little bit of a Kevin Murpjy quality to your speaking voice (for your sake hopefully your singing voice as well).

    On a side note, I went to see The Dark Knight Rises last night and before the movie they ran an ad for Rifftrax’s Manos. It was a nice moment even if nobody else in the theater knew what the hell it was.


  14. Jbagels says:

    Whoops, I need to learn to read previous comments.


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