New episodes of MST3K. With Joel.

Interesting.

As Mystery Science Theater 3000 returns for its 13th season, the Mads – Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day), loyal henchman Max (Patton Oswalt), and grandmother Pearl Forrester (Mary Jo Pehl) – introduce the show’s biggest, maddest experiment yet!

For the first time, not one, but three humans will be subjected to the bittersweet agony of watching the world’s cheesiest movies, as returning test subject Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) shares hosting duties with the newest kidnapped Gizmonic technician, Emily Connor (Emily Marsh) and original host Joel Robinson (show creator Joel Hodgson).

Although I’m still trying to decide if I want to spend the money I’d need to, just to watch this one thing.

The fairly redundant MST3K Kickstarter post.

Redundant in the sense that there’s almost no point in putting this post up: the new MST3K Kickstarter may actually fund before I finish typing it out. Two million in as many days is pretty impressive. Although they’re really trying for five or six, which would let them produce a full season. Crowdfunding is a fascinating development…

MST3K touring this year with Joel.

Well, dang.

After an incredible tour in 2017, Mystery Science Theater 3000 announces the MST3K Live 30th Anniversary Tour featuring, for the first time in 25 years, original host and MST3K creator Joel Hodgson back in the red jumpsuit as Joel Robinson. Alongside new MST3K host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray), Joel, Jonah and the Bots will bring new movies and all new riffs and sketches live to the stage across U.S. cities this fall. The MST3K Live 30th Anniversary Tour kicks off October 9 in Portland, ME and hits 29 cities to perform 42 shows across the U.S. Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday, June 8 via AXS.com and local venue box offices.

That’s something to think about, it is. I mean.  Joel.




Two of my three favorite MST3K episodes coming to Netflix tomorrow.

The two being The Giant Gila Monster and Teenagers from Outer Space.  The missing one is The Killer Shrews, alas.  That last one made me laugh so hard during the last ten minutes that I was on the ground and half-blacking out from lack of oxygen. I’m not even entirely sure why: it was just something about the ‘shrews’ and the dialog and the snark and the costumes at the end.  When MST3K was on, it was on.  So much so, that I worry that they won’t be able to bottle that lightning again.

Still: what a time to be alive!




Mike Nelson is my new guru.

(Via Feddie) This is the single most awesome attempt to prove a point ever.

RiffTrax boss Michael J. Nelson is about to prove forever the health benefits of cured pork products. Or, he should be preparing his will.

The former Mystery Science Theater 3000 writer and performer has pledged to eat only bacon throughout February.

It is so awesome, in fact, that I will forgive him replacing Joel on MST3K.  I do not often renounce kanly; Mike Nelson should be flattered.