MST3kdbx: Six Degrees of Peter Graves.
August 29, 2011 3:32 AM   Subscribe

MST3kdbx: Six Degrees of Peter Graves.
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Connectivity Database cross-indexes all 199 experiments (inclusive of the KTMA years and the movie) and their 3707 actors, sorted by strength of connectivity within the MST3k canon. At last, the common relational path from Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell to Lassie: The Painted Hills can be traced! Witness the inescapable Isle of Kaiju! Quake at the Old-Fashioned Nightmare Fuel of the Mexican Archipelago! Most of all, Keep Traversing the Nodes.
Role: programmer
posted by lx (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by The Whelk on August 29, 2011: In A Not Distant Database, Next Sunday AD...

NICE. for years i've play this game at home without the benefit of a graphical interface.

posted by fetamelter at 6:51 AM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

This is awesome.

Can you point the tool to any dataset from imdb?
posted by Theta States at 6:58 AM on August 29, 2011

now that is lovely... I love how people with knowledge of databases and the art of representing connections in a nice overview can build projects like this one! Congrats... now I have a tool to work myself through old the movies!
posted by TolkienLibrary at 8:20 AM on August 29, 2011

you've been reading my dream journal again
posted by The Whelk at 8:55 AM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

this is a labor of love. well done.
posted by schmod at 8:01 PM on August 29, 2011

Theta States - theoretically that could be done, but this particular dataset went through a number of one-time special-case filters that would have to be generalized (aka, short-cut hacks since this data set will never change :), and the algorithm is fairly tuned for this specific set in a few other ways.

I'll post another project if I ever get the time to revamp the code to be used in a more general-purpose way. Thanks for checking it out!
posted by lx at 10:54 PM on August 30, 2011

This is perfect. I've been working my way through the old MST3Ks on Netflix and now I can geek out even harder than before.
posted by sramsey at 2:08 PM on September 5, 2011

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