Recap: MST3K is an American comedy sequence that dates again to the late 80s. The present initially starred a janitor (Hodgson) that was pressured to watch low-budget movies and riff on them. It’s gone via a number of begins and stops over the years, with Netflix selecting it up for a few seasons in 2017 following its first Kickstarter run.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) is staging a comeback. Again.
Series creator Joel Hodgson is returning to the nicely that’s Kickstarter in an try to fund the creation of extra episodes, however Hodgson isn’t stopping there. In quick, his thought is to put the neighborhood in charge of the future of MST3K:
- If sufficient of you need extra MST3K, perhaps we do not want anybody to renew us.
- From now on, we would like you to determine how lengthy MST3K retains going.
- We do not want a community to “let us” make extra MST3K. We could make it for you.
- When we do, try to be the first ones to see it.
Rather than having to depend on a distribution companion to enable them to hold going, he needs to create a web-based theater referred to as the Gizmoplex to host dwell screenings, premieres and particular occasions.
The thought of distributing the present independently isn’t as “out there” because it might need been only a decade in the past, and there’s already numerous help for the challenge. As of this writing, almost 9,800 backers have pledged greater than $1.eight million of the $2 million preliminary aim and there’s nonetheless 29 days to go.
Stretch objectives will enable for the creation of extra episodes and shorts, platform-specific Gizmoplex apps and dwell occasions.