DADDY-O'S DRIVE-IN DIRT
SCI FI ARCHIVES
THE INFO CLUB HITS 100,000
"These people looked deep within my soul, and assigned me a number based on the order in which I joined."-Homer Simpson.
The MST3K Information Club has been enumerating its members for more than 13 years, and as Info Club numbers got into the ninety-thousands a year or two ago, we began getting emails from fans asking if the memberships had gone over the 100,000 mark yet.
Well, we're happy to report that the momentous day arrived on April 24th of this year, and Info Club member number 100,000 can now be revealed!
She's 27-year-old Rachel Taylor of Portsmouth, Ohio, who describes herself as "an amateur, improvisational, life experienced humorist, as well as a seriously underpaid super star--fancy words for housewife."
Rachel has been watching MST3K for about three years, and though she admits that there are plenty of episodes she hasn't seen yet, she says her favorite episode so far is episode 910- THE FINAL SACRIFICE.
"The whole Rowsdower thing cracks me up!" she says "Although 'Manos' caused me to laugh so hard I cried! I'd love to see Zap and Torgo in the ring!"
A lot of MSTies have a list of movies in their head that they wish MST3K had gotten around to riffing on, and so does Rachel. "A real cheesy B-movie called 'The Coroner.' This movie was funnier then a lot of comedies out there. Also 'Granny''--really really bad in a big way! These movies I knew would be horrid, but one that I was surprised by was ''The Ninth Gate.' I had higher expectations from that one! I think Mike and the bots would have had fun with any of those flicks!"
We asked Rachel if this was the most exciting thing that's ever happened to her. She was honest with us. "Ummm, I'd be a total loser if I said yes.....Yes! This and my beautiful wedding day!"
We at Satellite News like to be ready for every eventuality, so we were required to ask Rachel this question: "In the event that you cannot fulfill your duties as Miss 100,000, what celebrity should take over in your place?"
Rachel, aware of the importance of her position, had apparently considered this. "Not fulfill my duties?!" she asked, apparently aghast at the notion. "I'd have to be abducted and whisked away to the planet of Metaluna before that would happen! But if this does happen, I guess I'd leave my duties to Madonna. After all, she knows all there is to know about bad movies!"
To conclude our interview, we asked Rachel the question we, in our James Lipton-y way, have asked so many of our interviewees: "Where do you wanna be in two years?"
"I'd like to be a professional, improvisational, life experienced humorist and a seriously overpaid super star...with my husband and my house," Rachel replied.