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TV's Frank: The MST3k Series Letterbox Hybrid

Hidden : 04/13/2010
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Geocache Description:

This cache is one of a 13 cache series celebrating my favorite television show, "Mystery Science Theater 3000." The first 12 in the series are stand alone letterbox hybrids that will contain a single number and letter combination that can be used to find the last, Bonus cache. You can do however many you'd like, but you'll need to do them all to get the lucky 13th. All caches are custom built and painted and contain a handmade stamp. I hope that you have as much fun finding them as I've had making them. As with all letterboxes, return the stamp to the container for all to use. Many of the containers could be a little fragile, so please take your time retrieving them.

"Mystery Science Theater 3000" or MST3k for short, aired from 1989-1999. It grew from a public access show on KTMA in Minnesota to a full production on both Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Channel. Created by Joel Hodgson, it was a derivative of the old Buggs Bunny cartoons with silhouettes in front of the screen making fun of really bad movies. The show had a huge cult following during its' airing that still exists today thanks to the internet. As was suggested during many of the commercials, "Join us!"

This cache features TV's Frank, played by Frank Coniff. Frank is a loveable lackey who would do anything to please his boss, Dr. Clayton Forrester. Frank replaced the first sidekick early on and was a mainstay for most of the series. Through all of the physical, mental and verbal abuse, Frank always kept a cheerful matter how evil the experiment. Although Dr. Forrester always kept a dominating public facade, he always had a soft spot for Frank...and then he'd kill him, or steal his money, or replace his organs, or sew another head on him...and on and on and on. None of this deterred Frank. He took all the abuse and was rewarded by becoming a "Soul Taker" when an ethereal being came to take Frank away.

This cache is located in Turkey Mountain Preserve in Westchester county. The movies displayed on MST3k were often called "turkeys" so this was fitting. The cache is on the BLUE trail near a summit. The hike to the cache is around a mile and has a significant elevation change. The cache is on the ground, but could be found in winter using the hint unless there is a lot of snow. The trails can be very slick when icy, so be careful, but do enjoy this area. There are several other caches along the loop.

MST3k Series caches:
Dr. Clayton Forrester (GC275BY)
TV’s Frank (GC2651)
Joel Robinson (GC26R5W)
Tom Servo (GC26R5B)
Crow T. Robot (GC26R55)
Gypsy (GC26R5H)
Satellite of Love (GC26R5N)
Deep 13 (GC275BQ)
Mike Nelson (GC275CE)
Pearl Forrester (GC26R4V)
Professor Bobo (GC275CR)
Brain Guy (GC275C8)

Bonus (GC275VV)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)