Question: I am a huge fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and miss it terribly. My understanding is that they only licensed the rights to the movies they used for a short time, and now that those deals have expired, they can't be commercially sold. What's up with that? Is my only recourse to buy potentially poor copies on eBay? — Terrie

Televisionary: What are you implying, Terrie, that the people who would tape the show off the air and then profit by selling it to you (making you both parties to copyright infringement) might not be entirely trustworthy? Don't answer that question — you don't have to.

A selection of the best episodes, including my personal favorites Manos: Hands of Fate and Pod People, are available from Rhino Home Video. But I firmly believe your viewing will be more enjoyable if you read my MST3K column before you make your rentals or purchases.