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    Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter to bring the show back!

    I'm sure many of you already know that they're doing a Kickstarter to raise funds to bring back Mystery Science Theater 3000. I imagine there are quite a few fans of the show here at SirSteves. They've raised the money for 3 episodes, so it's definitely coming back, but they're trying to raise the money for 12 episodes. I hope if any of you loved the show you'll make a donation. You get free stuff depending on how much you donate. And they're doing another marathon of episodes this Thanksgiving. Hope to see new episodes of the show again "in the not too distant future!"

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    What's more interesting to me is that a day after Joel Hodgson started the Kickstarter campaign, Shout! Factory announced that they had purchased the MST3K brand - lock, stock, and barrel - from Best Brains Inc (aka Jim Mallon, the writer/producer who basically pushed Hodgson out). That announcement took the wind out of the campaign's sails, its trending went from $20 mil to $6 mil, and now it probably won't make the $5.5 mil needed to produce a whole season. But at the same time, it's Shout's first wholly-owned series which is very interesting as neither Shout nor Rhino produced that level of original content. So it's an interesting place to be.

    I would have preferred Hodgson to have more clearly spelled out ahead of time where the money was meant to go, I think that would have taken the edge off a lot of early money that didn't back the campaign.

    I also feel like having Jonah Ray as the new host, what looks to be Felicia Day as the new mad scientist, and new voices for the bots makes this feel more like a gimmicky charity show sketch for nerdboys rather than a true extension of MST3K.

    And not getting the Cinematic Titanic or Rifftrax gang as a part of this from the outset further cemented this as a "wait and see" situation for me. I'm a fan, but not ready to put my money where my mouth is with so many question marks on this project.
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