Joel Hodgson created a bizarre television series called Mystery Science Theater 3000 in 1988. It featured wacky characters in a science fiction setting, some loveable (though mentally defective) robots, and some of the worst movies ever made. It was the back talk of the characters watching the bad movies that was the real entertainment, and it was insanely popular. After its debut on Thanksgiving Day on a local television station in Minneapolis, the show lasted for 12 years and produced a whopping 197 episodes and two Emmy nominations before it was finally canceled a second time in 1999.
Now it looks like it’s coming back, thanks to a new Kickstarter kicked off by none other than the show’s original creator. With only three days used up of its 30 day campaign, it’s already got $1.6M of its $2M goal promised by eager fans.
The two million dollar initial goal lets them make three feature length episodes. Each additional $1.1M buys another three episodes.
If you’re reading this, we probably don’t need to explain why this is a good idea. The Kickstarter is here, and the campaign’s web site is BringBackMST3K.com.
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