Unpredictable circumstances have trapped you in your home, isolated from the people you love and many of your outside worldly comforts, and now you’re stuck binge-watching whatever mindless entertainment you can find to keep yourself sane.
Sound familiar? It should! It’s the premise of Mystery Science Theater 3000, one of the longest-running cult TV comedy series ever!
And if you haven’t seen it for yourself, now might just be the perfect time to discover what makes it so beloved and to team up with series creator Joel Hodgson and the cast, to help bring the show back for another season… and a whole new generation!
Not up to speed?
Mystery Science Theater 3000 – or MST3K to its friends – stars an unfortunate human “test subject” who has been trapped in space by evil scientists and forced to undergo the worst torture imaginable: watching some of the worst movies ever made, and cracking jokes about them with the help of two wisecracking robot companions named Tom Servo and Crow.
Even if you’ve never watched it, you’ll probably know it when you see it:
Anyway, let’s get to the point:
In 2015, more than 15 years after being canceled and banished to the dark recesses of Blockbuster and YouTube, Mystery Science Theater 3000 returned with a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. Since then, MST3K has riffed its way through 20 new episodes, 2 critically acclaimed seasons on Netflix, and 3 sold-out live national tours!
But now, it’s time to try something new.
Free of network constraints, Mystery Science Theater 3000 has just launched a new Kickstarter to keep the show going without a network, and to show the world once and for all who really controls the entertainment industry. (We mean fans, obviously. Fans control the entertainment industry. Kind, intelligent, handsome folks like you!)
Just like we did in 2015, Shout! Factory has partnered with Mystery Science Theater 3000 to chart a new course, and to prove that fan-favorite shows can thrive without the support of big networks, studios or streamers.
All we need is a little help from our friends… and from you!
If you want to be part of something big, this is where you come in.
Right now, we’re inviting you to check out the #MakeMoreMST3K Kickstarter, and be part of our next adventure. We don’t know exactly what will happen, but we do know it’ll involve some of the cheesiest movies ever made, slightly unhinged robot puppets, a killer cast of comedians, and – since this is a Kickstarter – a ton of exclusive rewards that you won’t want to miss.
We only have until May 7 to help MST3K raise what they’ll need to make a full season of 12 new episodes, launch their virtual theater, and keep us all laughing.
Even $1 gets you in the door… and you won’t believe what’s waiting on the other side.