Joel Hodgson Is Kickstarting the Return of MST3K


Joel Hodgson, creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and its finest host (come at me, Mike fans!), launched a Kickstarter today to resurrect the beloved cult show. Having started on Minneapolis's local cable-access channel KTMA, MST3K was finally canceled in 1999 after a 12-year run that included stints on Comedy Central and Syfy. The campaign is asking for $2 million to create three new full-length episodes, with an ultimate goal of $5.5 million to shoot 12. Presumably, those numbers also include extensive structural repairs to the Satellite of Love, because I cannot imagine it's in good shape after all this time.