Jonah Ray Rodrigues (Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail) sits down with writers, directors, and actors to watch their films and talk about their careers, creative process, and behind-the-scenes dirt. It's part interview, part commentary track, and part riffing. Listen in or watch along at home!
Jonah ventures into the woods to watch 2009's Friday The 13th with actor Derek Mears!
Despite his imposing stature, Derek actually came up in improv comedy, but it was a theme park job that opened the door to his dual career in acting and stuntwork. His intense preparation and dependability have earned him a number of iconic roles, including Jason Voorhees.
Derek chats with Jonah about the responsibility of playing a beloved character, terrifying the crew with his strength, the extremes his co-stars were willing to go to, on-set injuries, and the dream projects he's now pursuing.
Thank you to Allie Goertz for our theme song and Perry Shall for our artwork.