HTP Episode 019 – Chris “Sampo” Cornell


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Chris Cornell, known to the internet as “Sampo,” has been one of the key webmasters for MST3k since websites were still new and different. In this episode, Sampo and I share stories of how fandom has grown since the birth of the modren internet, and how passion for a show can lead you to being involved in the show itself.


Here’s where you can check out Sampo’s legacy:

Twitter, Satellite News



Geek Resource: Satellite News – The site we’ve been talking about all through the episode!


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HTP Episode 018 – Ian Ferguson


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Ian Ferguson is one of the hosts of the Completely Unnecessary Podcast, where he and his co-host Pat Contri analyze retro games, modern games, pop culture trends, and shaving with ranch dressing. More recently, Ian has started working with another team on a project called Yokoi Kids, celebrating the legacy of the Nintendo Game Boy. In addition to that, his new podcast Extra Napkins explores food and food culture. Our talk about all these projects was a lot of fun and I wish we’d had more time.


Here’s where you can check out Ian’s many projects:



Geek Resource: AtariAge – AtariAge is basically the living, breathing embodiment of the classic era of video games. Also, not a bad place to go to talk about modern games.


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HTP Episode 017 – Rebecca Hanson


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Rebecca Hanson is an actor and writer on Mystery Science Theater 3000. She portrays the character Synthia as well as being the voice of Gypsy. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, we discuss what it’s like to be a fan of a show and then have the chance to work on it, as well as different comedy styles and creative processes. Lots of good stories about her other MST3K cast-mates!


Here’s where you can check out Rebecca’s work:

Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Official Site



Geek Resource: The Annotated MST – line-by-line explanation of MST3k jokes, sorted by episode.


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HTP Episode 016 – Laurie Ulster


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Laurie Ulster was the Supervising producer for After Trek, and in addition, is a witty commentator and writer of many blogs and articles. In this episode, we discuss her experiences getting to step into fandom and appreciate genuinely good people working in Hollywood. During the episode, she misses the name of the host of The Math of Khan, which was James Grime.


Here’s where you can check out Laurie’s work:

Hello Movies Podcast, Pressfolios, Twitter, Trekmovie,


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HTP Episode 015 – Rob Flanagan

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Rob Flanagan is a veteran podcaster, with shows such as Popping the Cherrywood and Shitty Movie Night under his belt. The two of us spend a lot of time discussing the philosophy of podcasting, the fun of toy collecting as adults, and reviving old properties such as He-Man, G.I. Joe, and Transformers. Rob was recently named the Fusion “Fan of the Month“, and is really passionate about the growth of e-sports.


Here’s where you can check out Rob’s work:

Popping the Cherrywood Official Site, Twitter


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HTP Episode 014 – D.J. Fielding

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D. J. Fielding is best known for his role as Zordon from the Power Rangers franchise. More recently, he has become a published author. The two of us spend a lot of time discussing literature, civility, and finding life-lessons in kid’s TV shows.


Here’s where you can check out D.J.’s work:

Official Site, Strange Happenings, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram


Geek Resources:



Our New Instagram page! – More social media space for Hungry Trilobyte!



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HTP Episode 013 – Dr. Erin Macdonald

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Dr. Erin Macdonald is an astrophysicist, and aerospace engineer, and the host of the YouTube series Dr. Erin Explains the Universe. This was a great discussion about how to balance science fact with the needs of fiction, as well as how writing for science has changed as we’ve advanced our scientific knowledge.


Here’s where you can check out Erin’s work:

Official Site, Dr. Erin Explains the Universe, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram


Geek Resources:



Memory Alpha – The prime resource for all Star Trek worldbuilding.



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