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Tom Servo: The MST3k Series Letterbox Hybrid

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MSTzilla: Tom has been destroyed for a second time. I believe it to be animals. This series has run its' course.

Hidden : 04/13/2010
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2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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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 Tom Servo, voiced by Kevin Murphy. Tom is a short fireplug of a robot who was built by Joel Robinson. At first glance, you can't help but notice he has a gumball machine for a head and arms that are just for show as they are all but useless. None of this stops Tom from being a torrent of wit and sarcasm as he rips the bad movies to pieces verbally. Tom tries to class up the "Satellite of Love" with words of wisdom and eloquence, but it usually goes down the crapper when Crow T. Robot starts messing with him. During the series, Tom gives voice to many original songs including serenading the "Creepy Girl" from a beach blanket bingo movie and a small turtle named Tibby. He never runs out of quips and obscure references.

This cache is located on the BLUE trail in the Pawling Nature Preserve. The trail has a slight elevation gain, but not bad. There is a trailhead with parking being along the road. There isn't much room here for many cars, but this part of Quaker Lake rd is still paved. Winter parking could be tougher. Be that as it may, you could probably still find Tom in snow until a foot or more. Pets are not allowed in the preserve and no bikes.

MST3k Series caches:
Dr. Clayton Forrester (GC275BY)
TV’s Frank (GC26R51)
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)