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Kickstarter: Bring Back MST3K

It Looks like MST3K creator, Joel Hodgson, is running a Kickstarter to try and get MST3K back on the air.

Check it out:   Bring Back MST3K

IMG_1735I was fortunate enough to meet Joel a few years back when he joined us at work for a Flecks screening of Zardoz.
For those who don’t know, Flecks is a screening event I started back in 1999 that’s basically MST3K where all the audience participates.  We watch some truly horrible movies and riff on them as fast as we can.  It was quite a thrill to sit in the “Tom Servo” chair next to Joel during Zardoz.  He seemed to have a great time with everyone and went on to bring his latest venture, Cinematic Titanic, to ILM to do a live riffing of their first film.  Apparently the feedback from that live performance was so helpful – they went back and re-recorded the first video  they had produced for CT.  I’m pretty sure that changed the model of how they produced those shows by incorporating live performances before recording the DVD for each episode.