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.
W h e n we first started doing the show they gave myself and Colin these cameras and I just kind of picked it up and started talking nonsense and y’know filming. And it turned up that sort of things would happen and I thought “ oh, I could actually film that, that might be relatively interesting to watch if someone’s interested in the show ”. And I find myself kind of going through s p e l l s now where I go “ oh, that’ll make an interesting little piece, let’s film Colin doing something stupid or the p a i r of u s singing ‘ You’re The Voice ’ by John Farnhamor something ridiculous. ”