12/31/07

Dramatis Personae: Cinematic Titanic Edition

Joel Hodson: The mastermind behind Cinematic Titanic hosted the first half of Mystery Science Theater 3000’s ten year run as Joel Robinson, the original janitor-marooned-in-space. He appears in the middle of the left silhouette platform.

J. Elvis Weinstein: The artist formerly known as “Josh” handles the Cinematic Titanic project’s musical requirements. In the distant past he appeared as gumball machine robot Tom Servo and the dumb-as-rocks mad scientist Dr. Larry Erhardt in the KTMA era of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and reprised those roles for the first season of the national series. He appears at the top of the left silhouette platform.

Mary Jo Pehl: Ms. Pehl provides the Cinematic Titanic commentary’s sole female voice, and is the only performer involved to have appeared both with Cinematic Titanic and its sister project Rifftrax. Back in the day, she appeared intermittently on Mystery Science Theater as the bodiless head Jan in the Pan and archvillain Pearl Forrester, finally settling into the latter role as the main antagonist for the last four seasons of the show. She appears at the bottom of the left silhouette platform.

Frank Conniff: Mr. Conniff proudly supplies the running commentary of Cinematic Titanic with its most obscure references. In his Mystery Science Theater 3000 days he played evil but loveable TV’s Frank from seasons two to six. He appears at the bottom of the right silhouette platform.

Trace Beaulieu: Mr. Beaulieu is responsible for the props used by the Cinematic Titanic Crew. In his Mystery Science Theater 3000 days he played sporting equipment robot Crow and main antagonist Dr. Clayton Forrester for the first seven seasons of the show. He appears at the top of the right silhouette platform.

And now, the handy seating chart: