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MST3K Lineup 1 by jbwarner86 MST3K Lineup 1 by jbwarner86
In all the MST3K fan art I've done so far, I usually limit it to Joel/Mike and the bots. I figured I need to make up for lost time, so here's my take on some additional cast members. It can also serve as an introduction to the human cast for those who've never seen the show before (admit it, that's some of you). Left to right:

- Joel Robinson (Joel Hodgson): The first captive aboard the Satellite of Love from 1989 to 1993. Built the robots out of found objects around the ship. Required by the mad scientists to present a new invention every week with the invention exchange. Made it back to Earth in an escape pod found in a box of hamdingers. Former roadie for Man Or Astro-Man; currently owns a hot fish shop in Osseo.
- Mike Nelson (Michael J. Nelson): The second captive aboard the Satellite of Love from 1993 to 1999. A bit more dopey than Joel, and constantly devising escape plans that never worked. Accomplished in the theater and musical arts, and doesn't look half bad in a sailor suit. Currently lives in a Minnesota apartment with Crow and Servo.
- Dr. Clayton Forrester (Trace Beaulieu): Mad scientist in charge of the movie-watching experiment from 1989 to 1996. Esoteric yet domineering. Got the white streak in his hair after being struck by lightning, apparently. Eventually became a star child a la "2001".
- TV's Frank (Frank Conniff): Forrester's hapless sidekick from 1990 to 1995. Cheerful and goofy, he formerly worked as a fry cook at Arby's. Forrester killed him a lot. Assumed into Second Banana Heaven by the white angel Torgo; currently collecting the souls of the departed as a Soultaker.
- Dr. Laurence Erhardt (Josh Elvis Weinstein): Forrester's assistant from 1989 to 1990. Just as mad as Forrester, if not a little more demented. Had a really annoying voice. Disappeared under mysterious circumstances; believed to be eaten by the titular character in Bert I. Gordon's "Earth vs. the Spider".
- Pearl Forrester (Mary Jo Pehl): Came to oversee her son's experiment from 1995 to 1996; took over experiment from 1997 to 1999. Ended up turning the tables on Clay, making him the tortured sidekick. Vowed to do things right the second time after Clay became a star child; ended up smothering him to death. Cryogenically frozen, then thawed out in 2525 and declared Lawgiver in a world where apes evolved from men. Currently dictator-for-life of Qatar.

More to come, of course...
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Lizlovestoons12 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hmm, nice caricatures!
DrFuturism Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Writer
Joel was always a quiet one with jokes.
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
And then every so often, he'd blow the roof off, which just made it even funnier 'cause he's the last guy in the theater you'd ever expect to scream at the top of his lungs. "DO SOMETHING! GOD!"
DrFuturism Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Writer
Isn't that Crow that does that?
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
No, but Crow has that great line at the end, "'Crew'? They had a crew?! I do not believe they had a crew." (To which Joel responds "Okay, everybody pick out someone you wanna punch.") :D
DrFuturism Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Writer
Roger64 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Aww no Bobo and Brain Guy?
trumpsize Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Dr. Erhardt reminds me of that guy Tiny from the game show "Fun House". Except with a creepy ponytail.
AnimatEd Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Student Filmographer
So THAT'S what happened to Joel? I've been watching the series through random episodes on Youtube, so I figured they just retconned the story and replaced him with Mike. I also wasn't aware that they eventually escaped! THIS IS GOOD NEWS. Thank you for educating me and for gracing my eyes with your art! Dr. Clayton Forrester is my favorite here.
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
If you're looking for Joel's escape episode, it's 512 "Mitchell". It's available on DVD from Rhino, too!
AnimatEd Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Student Filmographer
Oooh, awesome! Thank you very much! =D
viciousSHADi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
Say...! I really dig this portrayal of the cast--particularly Joel's sleepy-eyed look. Nice to see Dr. Erhardt in there (even though I'm more of a TV's Frank fan...)--alas, poor Larry, we hardly knew ye.
StorytellerSJK Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
God I love those guys more than is probably healthy for a grown man. Wonderful pic that really captures the character of the individuals depicted.
noc38mustang Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
SportaServo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Awesome. But where's Brain Guy & Bobo?
Johnny-London Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
Reminds me a lot of Randy Milholland's stuff.
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
I don't think I've ever heard of him. Might you be able to direct me to a sample of his stuff?
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
I guess I can see a resemblance. My stuff is a bit more rounded, though, and I don't use such heavy outlines. Still, his work is pretty cool.
Silver-Falcon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007   Digital Artist
"I crap bigger than this film!"

"Crow, I know where you're going with this--and just stop."

I reeeeeally wish they'd release "Outlaw" and "Alien from LA" to DVD. I had them downloaded on my old computer, but lost the files, so it's actually something I'd be willing to pay legitimately for.
MEKofTheMEKkingdom Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
TV's Frank! Yay!
Awesome artwork man!
And info too for that matter.
TheMysteriousDrX Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
I like your take on Pearl! I should scan and post my MST3K characterizations...
charleskusiak Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
Looks quite nice. And I always wondered whatever happened to Josh Weinstein, since he simply dropped out of sight after the show's first season, and even the MST3K Info Club's episode guide (which looks as if it hadn't been updated since 2000) had no explanation as to what happened which prompted his replacement by Frank Conniff as TV's Frank, who was admittedly NOT my favourite co-henchman to Dr. Clayton Forrester. I'll always like Dr. Laurel Earhardt better than TV's Frank. It's just like how I always hated Prof. Bobo in Season 8, but don't really mind the Observer (up until they dumbed down the character)
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
I like to believe the theory that Dr. F somehow transported Dr. E directly into "Earth vs. the Spider". That way, the guy who got eaten didn't just look like him - it probably was him ("No, Dr. Erhardt, no!...So that's what happened to him!")

As for J. Elvis Weinstein himself, he's off living it up in Hollywood - he created the short-lived series "Freaks and Geeks", and he currently writes for "America's Funniest Home Videos" along with his former MST3K costar Trace Beaulieu.
stormsonweathers Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
I like your style and a great picture of the human cast! It's always great to see another Mistie! :)
You may already know this that Nelson, Murphy, and Corbett went on to do this: [link]

It's still good to see these guys!
Drayon84 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the charactor commentary! Fav+
Captain-Chaotica Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, awesome! You got everybody's expressions right...(shouldn't Mike be a bit taller than Joel, though?) I also love how you did Larry's ponytail, heh. I think the two of us are like the _only_ two MST3K fans (that I know of) who would consider drawing that character...

Anyway, it's really cute. Everybody is totally in character, it's interesting to see Pearl in her _first_ look instead of the "Lawgiver" one, and Frank is just...Frank, what can I say. One _teensy_ quibble..I think Mike should be taller than Joel. But that's it. In general, I love it! :)

jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
I never noticed much of a height discrepancy between Joel and Mike (and I don't have a fan copy of "Soultaker" handy to check, unfortunately), so I'll just take your word for it. Thanks for suggesting that I post these, by the way.
Trinity-Destler Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Mike is 6'1" and Joel is 5'10".
Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, even Erhardt's there! You ARE a die-hard fan!
WillFactorMedia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Student Photographer
I really like your style of cartooning... I miss Maxwell's Silver Hammer... that comic was pure gold =D
AronDraws Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I was always a huge fan of TV's Frank. I think it was because he reminded me of my Jr. High art teacher all the way down to the Converse.

I LOVE this!
rabidgundam Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
Har har har... Awesome. I haven't seen enough to know this stuff. Yay for TV's Frank.
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