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As well versed in pop culture as I'd like to think I am, every time I
watch Mystery Science Theatre 3000 I find myself unable to pick up on
the flurry of references to actors that died before my grandparents
were born. In this day and age of Google and smartphones, looking
things up at will
is hardly a feat (hell, I'm at a bar right now), but it still
poses a challenge when every third reference deals with a topic that is
only understood by 7 historians on the planet.
My idea is to have a dvd (or possibly virtual format) that allows you
access to a quick-lookup guide whenever an obscure reference
surfaces. That's pretty much it, if only because typing on a phone is
grating after a while.
||Maybe there needs to be a second commentary on
the show that explains the references in the first
||When you get through making this, could you do one for
_The Simpsons_ ? This will be equivalent to a complete
encyclopedia of all human culture up through the late 20th
centure, since, so I've read, *everything* is referenced
somewhere in that show.
||they used to air music videos with added "Did You Know?" popup trivia balloons.
||Nifty but [ ]: DVD's usually contain the "director's overlay": a voiceover which usually explains at least some of the references.