In the not-too-distant past, 1988 A.D. There were a couple of guys from Minnesota, not too different from you or me. They created a show called Mystery Science Theater 3000, where an unlucky janitor is trapped inside a satellite and forced to watch terrible movies by the mad scientist who put him there. Thankfully, he has his robot friends to keep him company and riff these films.
In 1999, after 11 seasons, an entire cast change, and two channel switches,Mystery Science Theater 3000 seemed to finally meet its maker. While the myriad of people behind the show eventually started new riffing projects (Cinematic Titanic and Rifftrax), the show's cancellation still hurt and many of us within the fanbase dreamed that we would see the Satellite of Love return one day.
Thankfully, it looks like that day has finally come. Joel Hodgson, the creator and original host, has finally gained the rights back to MST3K and has started a kickstarter to fund new episodes with a new cast. They've already reached the $2 million goal to create three episodes, but still need to earn the $5 million to create a new season of 12 episodes. They have 17 days to go, so throw some money at these beautiful bastards so we can see a great show brought back from the dead.
It doesn't matter if you're a member of Team Joel or Team Mike. It doesn't matter if you think the SciFi Channel Era was worth a damn or not. The only thing that matters is MST3K has the chance to come back and we can help see that happen. Let's make sure we can get those 12 episodes and give this new cast a chance.