Yay!

Mystery Science Theater 3000 has always been one of those shows…. you either really love it or just wish what ever satellite beaming it to Earth would blow up.  Me?  I always loved it 🙂

The first few seasons with Joel were definitely the best and now he’s coming back to the fold.  I have some very fond memories of watching him and his robots making fun of B movies every weekend during my college years.  No, intoxicants were not involved.  The show just clicked with my sense of humor, like Monty Python does.

I have to admit that they exposed me to movies I never would have seen and some I have even purchased over the years.  Two purchases that pop into my head are Plan 9 From Outer Space and Santa Clause Vs. the Martians.  I own both of them on VHS and DVD 🙂

I should put some of the MST3K DVD’s into my Netflix queue so I can expose my children to this true / pure form of nerdiness….. yeah, bet my wife will love that 🙂

The creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is returning to the movie-mocking business as captain of the Cinematic Titanic.

Joel Hodgson is reuniting with J. Elvis Weinstein (the original Tom Servo) and Trace Beaulieu (Crow T. Robot) to sink any B movies remaining afloat in the long-running cult TV show’s wake. The celluloid target of their inaugural Dec. 10 release: 1972 horror debacle Brain of Blood.

Hodgson and crew plan to mine the depths of the sci-fi and horror genres for movies that bear the special MST3K level of delightful god-awfulness. Rather than call the reunion a “show,” Hodgson described Cinematic Titanic as “a movie-riffing delivery system” that will keep loyal MST3K enthusiasts stocked with fresh laughs.

“History has been very kind to us,” Hodgson said. “We have a very loyal fan base, and every (MST3K) DVD set we release sells better than the previous one. Since the supply of those original episodes is finite, we wanted to give our fans something new that kept the spirit and the tone of the original show.”

The original MST3K started in 1988 on Minnesota television, then aired for a decade on various national cable channels. Created and initially hosted by Hodgson, the show endured a turnover of its entire cast before ending its run on the Sci Fi Channel in 1999. Earlier this year, the Sci Fi cast reunited to work on two separate MST3K-style satirical projects.

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