We’ve got movie sign, MSTies: Joel Hodgson, a.k.a. “Joel,” has officially launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring back Mystery Science Theater 3000 after 16 years. (It was canceled in 1999.) The campaign quietly appeared on the MST3K official website earlier this morning, confirming suspicions raised by vague promises of “big news coming soon” on the Rifftrax and MST3K social-media channels. The campaign has the rather lofty goal of $2 million, which Hodgson says will enable him to make three full-length episodes of MST3K. With three additional episodes per $1.1 million raised over the original goal, that’s $5.5 million for a full 12-episode season. But if Zach Braff can do it, so can Joel and the bots.
So there I was, minding my own business as I brushed up on my queer film theory, when all of a sudden this book I’m reading (Harry M. Benshoff’s Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film) goes into a lengthy section about MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000.
There you have it folks: according to legitimate film scholars, MST3K is quality queer entertainment.