Joel Robinson: The MST3k Series Letterbox Hybrid
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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 Joel Robinson (played by creator, Joel Hodgson). Joel was launched into space by the evil, Dr. Clayton Forrester to become the center of his experiments. Trapped on the "Satellite of Love," Joel builds robots to keep him company. The ‘bots and Joel make the best of it by making fun of the really bad movies that are forced upon them by Dr. F. The show was usually started with an invention exchange of bizarre creations and ended with the hope that the terrible films wouldn't turn Joel's mind into mush.
This cache is hidden along the RED trail in Clarence Fahnstock State Park. Parking is along the roadside on Rte. 301 at the coordinates listed below. The trail is fairly easy with small elevation changes and a couple of small stream crossings, none of which should be too much trouble. Round trip will be close to 2 miles. Dogs are allowed on leashes but bikes are not permitted on this trail. With any hike in this area, be sure to protect all in your group from ticks. Please be careful when at your car and be sure to keep children and pets close as this road can be busy.
MST3k Series caches:
Dr. Clayton Forrester (GC275BY)
TV’s Frank (GC26R51)
Joel Robinson (GC26R5W)
Tom Servo (GC26R5B)
Crow T. Robot (GC26R55)
Satellite of Love (GC26R5N)
Deep 13 (GC275BQ)
Mike Nelson (GC275CE)
Pearl Forrester (GC26R4V)
Professor Bobo (GC275CR)
Brain Guy (GC275C8)
This cache was placed with permission and granted a New York State Geocaching permit # 10-1 for Clarence Fahnstock State Park.
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