Joel Hodgson has officially announced his intention to bring back Mystery Science Theatre 3000. But? He needs our help. Today his kickstarter with a lofty goal of 2 million dollaras has launched. And just hours in? Over 3,000 people have stepped up to bring back one of the best shows ever. Want to show your support? Head over to the official Kickstarter or website BringbackMST3K.com and send your love, and money.
From the Kickstarter:
Once upon a time, a television series called MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 was born. We debuted on Minneapolis’ KTMA, local television, on Thanksgiving Day 1988, as the world was in the final throes of Teddy Ruxpin-mania. That was almost thirty years ago, but for some reason, people still seem to like the show – it’s a mitzvah!
Our show has had a long, strange run. Across a UHF channel, a cable network, cancellation, a feature film, then another cable network, the show lasted for 12 years, two generations of hosts and puppeteers, 2 Emmy nominations and a total of 197 episodes before we got canceled again “for good” in 1999. Sadly, it was just as Prince predicted.
But maybe that’s not where it all ends.
Starting today, we finally get a chance to bring back MST3K.
With your help, we can create a new season of MS3K, prove there’s still an audience, and maybe even convince a network to bring us back for more.