Wired caught up with the good folks behind the cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 to produce The Definitive Oral History Of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Of course, the show’s creator and original star Joel Hodgson was included in the piece which hints at a possible revival. As many iTricks readers undoubtedly know, Hodgson started out as a magician (he was even featured in a Genii cover story in the ’90s after leaving MST3K).
The high tech retooling of the Maher Ventriloquist Studio’s correspondence course was featured in a Carroll County Times article which was picked up by AP. Magician and ventriloquist Tom Crowl is at the center of the new version of the course which was originally offered about eight decades ago. You can learn more at the Maher Studios website.
The stage version of Hedwig And The Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris, is a hit. The New York Post took a look at what, besides seven fab wigs, it takes to transform NPH into “one sexy lady.” The story features stylist Arianne Phillips, the artist behind the transformation, who has plenty of praise for Harris saying “But Neil has amazing circus skills, and he’s a bona fide magician. He’s super strong, and he’s really brave.”
Finally, Paul Romhany was concerned that iTricks gave the impression that his Vanish Magazine was only available as a PDF in last week’s piece on MAGIC Magazine’s new digital offerings. He would like everyone to know that Vanish, which gets about 120,000 downloads an issue, is available as a downloadable PDF, via their Revizzit iPad app and online in a unique virtual format (featuring a two page layout that can be “flipped through” like a paper magazine) which can be accessed here.