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Old 11-10-15, 10:24 AM
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KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

For anyone who is a fan:


With your help, we can bring MST3K back to life for a new generation, with a new season of up to TWELVE feature-length episodes!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...bringbackmst3k

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Old 11-10-15, 10:42 AM
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Very cool. I'm in, but worried that their funding goal is too ambitious ($2 million).
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

I guess the timing does make sense, what with the strange purging of MST3K merchandise a few months back, and now Rifftrax hosting "MST3K Mondays"... I guess the rights have transferred to Joel, and maybe Mike and the rest of the crew.

I'm curious who will be involved with this. Joel is the only name I saw. Judging by the text, it seems there will be a new host. Wonder who they are eyeing.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

I was one of the first 100 backers. I went in at the $200 level, my highest Kickstarter pledge to date.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

im down for that. loved the show!
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

How do I pledge to have Mike replace Joel?
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
I was one of the first 100 backers. I went in at the $200 level, my highest Kickstarter pledge to date.
That level makes sense... I'd give that much just to have the Blu-Ray set when they wrap.
Old 11-10-15, 11:19 AM
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

A little more info here:
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/11/10...er-3000-reboot

Those who he hopes to get involved include past cast members and writers, as well as a brand new cast that includes a fresh host as well as a new mad scientist and new voices for famous wise-cracking robots Tom Servo and Crow. “Basically, I’m trying to blend the old with the new,” says Hodgson. “Mystery Science Theater has already refreshed itself once with a completely new cast, so I think it deserves to do that again. The original cast is going to be invited back to write, produce, and do cameos as their mad science characters, and then there’s a new cast with new talent.”
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Is Trace Beaulieu involved? Because without him, there is no MST3K. At least no GOOD MST3K.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

http://deadline.com/2015/11/mystery-...ry-1201617524/

Shout! Factory just picked this up. Not sure what type of platform this will be on. Probably online/digital/app based if I had to guess.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Those who already contributed should ask for their $$$ back.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
Is Trace Beaulieu involved? Because without him, there is no MST3K. At least no GOOD MST3K.
Damn! I hope you don't have a voodoo doll of Bill Corbett with pins in it. (I agree that Trace is a better Crow, but Bill is pretty awesome too.)

But I do recommend following Trace on The Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/trace.beaulieu ) because he very clearly likes talking directly to his fans and responses to their questions on his "wall" there.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Pass.

I loved MST3k, even made two overnight trips to see Cinematic Titanic.

You can't go home again.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
How do I pledge to have Mike replace Joel?
This.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

New talent can make their own new show. If it's MST3K, I want the old cast.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
How do I pledge to have Mike replace Joel?
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This.
One, you're both crazy. Two, neither will be the lead. As much as I love Joel and Mike, I'm ready for something new. Between MST, RT, FC, and CT, we have like 300 episodes of Mike and Joel already.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

I think they should have both Joel and Mike as hosts.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Officially in for $200. One day in, and Joel is approaching one million dollars! This will get two million easy, and likely to get the funds for a full 12 episode season.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
http://deadline.com/2015/11/mystery-...ry-1201617524/

Shout! Factory just picked this up. Not sure what type of platform this will be on. Probably online/digital/app based if I had to guess.
When you say Shout! just picked this up, it makes it sound like they just picked up distribution for the new series. It goes WAY further than that. According to the article, Shout! has purchased "the show," as in they are now the owners of the MST3K brand and all that encompasses that brand. Best Brains is no more.
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Aren't the licensing issues for the older episodes beyond complicated? That's probably a pretty big issue with the whole thing.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

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Aren't the licensing issues for the older episodes beyond complicated? That's probably a pretty big issue with the whole thing.
I guess, but what does that have to do with anything?
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Yeah, they're already dealing with that and have put out 20 some DVD sets, so they know what they're doing. Presumably the contracts for the new series will include DVD/streaming rights built in, so there won't be any complications.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

And just because I've already read endless bitching online about how 3 episodes of a cheap puppet show should not cost $2 million, here is the pie chart Joel posted in his AMA yesterday...

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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

In today's update Joel mentions that he wants Jonah Ray to host.
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Re: KICKSTARTER: Bring Back MST3K - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

Joel has collected 1.84 million in just under a week. In today's update, the new MST3K host is revealed to be...
Jonah Ray. I can't say that I'm familiar with his career. Looks like I have some YouTubing to do.


EDIT... darnit... beaten by a monkey.

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