Coming to NYC: A Square One TV/Mathnet 30th Anniversary Tribute Show!

Hey, Square One TV/Mathnet fans! 2017 marks 30 years since Square One Television first debuted on PBS! My, how time flies, eh? There’s so much that’s been going on within the fandom over the years that I need to take some time to point out all the amazing projects and social media posts I’ve found, although today, let’s just focus on this upcoming event.

The PIT’s Square One TV/Mathnet¬†30th Anniversary Tribute Show!¬†Happening in NYC at the People’s Improv Theatre on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 – call ahead to reserve yours!

Square One TV 30th Anniversary Tribute Event

This is totally a dream fan project of sorts, so grab your 80s fashions and travel back in time, mathematics-style! One of the performers is an old Mathnet fandom friend of mine (hi, Heather!), so please do go and support all the hard work and talent behind this special event!

But Who’s Going?

Will I be there? I wish! Although if anyone attends and grabs video, pictures, etc., feel free to post here and/or share online! Go! Make me jealous! Maybe if it goes over well, they’ll do future performances…you never know!?!?! (PSST! Rumor has it some former cast members, writers and crew may also be in attendance.) I have been fortunate enough to keep in touch with many of the actors and behind-the-scenes crew over the years, so if anyone has a chance to meet any of them in person, tell them hello and shake their hands for me!

Connect With Fellow Fans!

The fan base has sort of migrated throughout social media over the years, starting on Usenet back in the late 90s, but for the time being, Facebook is the place to find many fans. Here are a few Square One TV-related groups/pages where you can post memories, pictures, stories, etc., at that:

Square One TV Page on Facebook (Like the page; it seems to be a semi-official one.)

MathNet – “To Cogitate and to Solve” (Public group)

Square One TV Math Fans (Closed group – request to join!)

Should any video and pictures materialize from the event, I’ll update this post to reflect it!

Enjoy! And until next time, “May the Math Be With You!

  6 comments for “Coming to NYC: A Square One TV/Mathnet 30th Anniversary Tribute Show!

  1. Joe
    January 23, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Hi Jill! Thanks for giving this event some publicity. The odds are very much again my being able to attend, but, I will also never say never. I was at the 20th gathering with Brian, Tony, and Henry in New York-and I was in NYC on the 25th Anniversary (which was also a Thursday.) Life since took me elsewhere. But I would welcome another gathering of SQTV/Mathnet fans-perhaps we should still do one in NYC? Take Care. May The Math Be With You.

    • January 23, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Joe! Hey! No time no hear! So glad to see you’re still out there!

      There are several actors who still live in/around LA who wish they could make it but can’t, but a couple shared their well-wishes just the same. Joe Howard, for one, said if he were in the area he’d come. I only wish I could be there, because it’d be great to celebrate with fellow fans and maybe a few people who worked on the show. Maybe someday…

      I’ll be sure to post any messages I get from them later on; here’s hoping the event goes over well enough that they’ll do future tribute performances! Heck, maybe other groups will pull something off yet!

      • Joe
        January 31, 2017 at 7:48 pm

        Hi Jill-Just wondered if you heard anything from this event! Testimonials, videos, anything, everything. Speaking of which:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIHi85PH_3g

        • February 6, 2017 at 8:24 pm

          So far as I know, there aren’t any videos of the performance, but lots of pictures were taken. I’ll see if Heather has a public photo album I can link to (there’s a large collection of pictures over on Facebook).

          And hey, cool video there with Anton! He and Brian attended the show and had a great time, from what I hear!

  2. Joe
    June 16, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Hi Jill. Since there’s no SQTV Forum anymore, I wasn’t sure where else to post this. Do you know that Clarence Clemons apparently once recorded something for Square One TV and never got paid for it? Perhaps you can find out more.

  3. June 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Wow, I didn’t know that – had to do a quick search to learn more about his work and see he played the sax and was with the E Street Band – cool. I wonder how many of the songs he might have worked on…? They did use a lot of sax-infused recordings in Mathnet episodes – I wonder if he did any of those.

    Not sure where we might be able to uncover that info, although I could ask a couple of folks who wrote music for the show (I follow a couple of them on Facebook, so I can possibly get them to point me in the right direction). If I find out anything, I’ll let you know! I know you don’t do the Facebook thing these days, Joe, but we do have a small group of fans on Facebook if you’re ever interested in keeping up!

    Also, in regards to a second Square One tribute show, there may be another one happening later this summer, although I’ll need to find out more there from Heather.

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