Nearly two decades after the lights went out on the Satellite of Love, a new bejumpsuited buffoon and pair of robot friends are set to power it back up for a revived Mystery Science Theater 3000. After an amazingly successful Kickstarter campaign ($5,764,229 from 48,270 backers making it the largest one for film or video… suck it, Veronica Mars movie!) show creator and original host Joel Hodgson‘s beloved cult favorite film riffing TV show is set to return in the not to distant future. April 14th to be exact.
Ready for your first look? EW just released the exclusive trailer for the shows Netflix debut: (more…)
If you’re completely unaware of what Mystery Science Theater 3000 is, well, shame on you. The show was created by Joel Hodgson in 1988, premiering on local Minneapolis UHF station, WUCW (then known as KTMA). MST3K’s entire focus was showing low budget, B-grade films in their entirety while three characters (Joel and two robots known as Tom Servo and Crow) mocked the movies relentlessly, their silhouettes taking up the bottom fourth of the screen. It wasn’t until the show moved to Comedy Central, however, that it became a cult success, running for six seasons until 1997. After that it went onto SyFy (well, The Sci-Fi Channel back then), running for three more seasons until 1999. After that second cancellation, he powers-that-be in the show’s creative went on with their lives, many of them moving on to form RiffTrax. Then, in 2015, creator Joel Hodgson started a Kickstarter campaign to revive the show a third time. Needless to say, it was extremely successful. Now, finally, we’re finally getting more details of the revival at Comic-con. (more…)
I think it is safe to say that the Kickstarter started way down in Deep Thirteen is proving that there is a desire for more Mystery Science Theater 3000. With just over two days and one million dollars left in the fundraiser, it is at least confirmed that we will be getting 6 new episodes of riffing goodness and with each subsequent announcement of new cast members the excitement just continues to grow. We now know who will be the new Mads and their hapless victim, but little has been said about the writing staff, that is until now, and show creator Joel Hodgeson just dished up a juicy plate of fan favorites. (more…)
With 12 days left on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter campaign, a new cast member has been revealed! Consumate character actor Patton Oswalt has been announced as the next evil henchman, TV’s Son of TV’s Frank. For those who are not avid fans of the B movie-riffing television show that ran from 1988 until its cancellation in 1999, TV’s Frank was the henchman to Mad Scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester. It seems family ties are strong in this reboot/continuation, since it has already been announced that Felicia Day is to play Dr. Forrester’s daughter, Kinga Forrester. (more…)
Thanks to a combination of initiative by original host Joel Hodgson, the wonderful world wide web, and generous contributions from viewers like you, we could soon be seeing brand new episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000! The Kickstarter goal is pretty steep, with $2,000,000 for three feature-length episodes and over $5,000,000 for a full twelve episode season, but with how fast these numbers have been climbing, the possibility doesn’t seem too out of reach! For those of you that are unfamilliar with MST3K, here’s a little background info. The show is a cult classic, originally airing in the late 1980’s on Minnesota public access before getting picked up by Comedy Central and Syfy. This show tore into B-movies with a masterful mix of obscure pop culture references and just the right amount of snarky comments. (more…)
My favorite times of Mystery Science Theater starred the days of that broke-ass David Duchovny lookalike with the deadpan delivery. When the other guy came in, I was fine with it, but I’m entitled to my favorites in life. As some of you may have noticed, MTS3K is no longer on Netflix. But, because life is actually a lot harder than an $8 a month subscription, fans will have to deal with seeing the show elsewhere. (more…)
This time on The BastardCast: In Conversation, Jeremy and Jason are joined by writer and performer Bill Corbett famously from RiffTrax and Mystery Science Theater 3000. Bill regails the guys with tails of riffing and adventure (adventure being the upcoming RiffTrax Live event, details here.) (more…)
This time on The BastardCast, Brian’s dead y’all, and we don’t know how to use spoiler alerts! Also, Jeremy and Jason welcome Matthew Jackson back to talk about whether the ghost of Patrick Swayze will team up with the ghost of Kelly Lynch’s career to guide the Roadhouse remake to box office figures that are so large that even Jeff Healey can see them. (more…)
Way back in the days before Netflix and free internet streams, Comedy Central would hold a marathon on Thanksgiving Day of episode after episode, bad movie after bad movie, of Mystery Science Theater 3000. It made for a glorious afternoon. Then they committed sacrilege in 1997 when they canceled the annual holiday event, but this year MST3K creator, Joel Hodgson is bringing it back. (more…)
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