station. KTMA-TV, channel 23, the last-rated station in the market. This stinker is most notable for being managed by Jim Mallon (of MST3K
fame). Jim worked at the station with a multi-talented jack-of-all-trades named Kevin Murphy (also of MST3K fame
, he is Tom
) . When their regular
duties at the station (including presenting a pro wrestling show) were completed, Mallon and Murphy were permitted to use the station's equipment
to produce home-grown comedy specials, which met with a modest amount of viewer success. One of these was a little gem
called Mystery Science Theater 3000
Mallon worked at a number of jobs, and even got a chance to make a movie. He directed a low-budget slash
er flick for Troma Studios. Called Blood Hook
, it's a charming little tale of a small Wisconsin
fishing village and the crazed murderer who is doing in the town
sfolk, one-by-one, using a giant hook.
points out that "KTMA
was sold and became a religious channel - WGPR (Where God's Power Reigns) - and then was sold again. It is a WB affiliate these days."