The nickname of the Mystery Science Theater 3000
Digital Archive Project. More information is available at www.dapcentral.org, and I'll provide some tidbits. A group of guys one day bought some encoder cards and some large harddrives and started encoding episodes of MST3K
. This is still a new and small group of people, and they have about 35 or so MST experiments online now. You can download the fruits of their labor from their IRC
channel (the website tells what server and all that jazz), or you can try to catch some of the Usenet postings on alt.binaries.multimedia.comedy. Currently you can fit one episode on a CD, and they've got more Sci-Fi era Mike Nelson
episodes encoded than they do Comedy Central
era Joel Robinson
The DAP has encoded all the MST3K episodes known to exist (excluding the pilot and the first three KTMA
episodes) that arn't sold by Rhino, and have an impressive collection of related shorts and oddities. They have some extremely harsh guidelines, but it's a wonderful (if intimidating) community.