Mystery Science Theater 3000
We saw this one too late to include it in our roundup of C2E2 cosplay, but damn it is amazing. She and Princess Batman need to hang out. (The Apex Fan, via Fashionably Geek)
Things We Saw Today
I don't know why I've never considered this before, but I think Jawas and Black Mages must be close cousins. Artwork by Björn Hurri. (via Geek Art)
This year, A.D.!
Wired sure knows how to bury the lead. Deep within an interview with Myster Science Theater 3,000 series creator Joel Hodgson, there was a brief discussion of an upcoming reboot of the show. Sure, that topic comes up all the time, but it looks like it might finally happen for real, and the timeframe is as soon as this spring.
In case you couldn't tell, we're pretty excited about RiffTrax lately.
Hey, did you know that RiffTrax, formerly the cast of Mystery Science Theater 3,000, is going to return to TV on National Geographic tonight? Because we've certainly been talking about it a lot. They've been talking about it, too, and they took to Reddit this afternoon to answer fan questions in an AMA, so we got some highlights together for you.
We Got the Story on Tomorrow’s Total Riff Off on TV From RiffTrax and Mystery Science Theater Star Kevin Murphy
"You will see things come out of a koala that you never wanted to see."
"Making fun of weird animal stuff" pretty much describes a lot of what we do here on Geekosystem, but when we heard that RiffTrax was doing it on TV on National Geographic Channel, we were a bit surprised. So I talked to Kevin Murphy, former voice of Tom Servo and RiffTrax cast member to find out more.
I don't think Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett can call themselves Mystery Science Theater guys anymore for legal reasons, but that's not stopping me. These days they tend to go by a their more recent and entirely laudable efforts as the Rifftrax guys. But if they're going to be riffing on nature videos for National Geographic, I hold out hope that there will be at least one huge slam on anteaters out of nowhere.
Just What You've Always Wanted
And because it is physically impossible to listen to "A Patrick Swayze Christmas," aka the only Christmas carol that matters, too many times, the original is behind the jump. You're welcome.
In the not-too-distant future, 12PM EST. There was a guy named Joel, not too different from you or me.
We've got the Mystery Science Theater 3,000 Thanksgiving web marathon right here at 12PM EST! Tweet the MST3K episodes you'd like to see @JoelGHodgson, and then sit back, enjoy your turkey coma, and watch a comedy marathon presented live by Joel Hodgson with your best robot pals. (Or family. Whatever.)
Highlights from Mystery Science Theater 3,000 Creator Joel Hodgson’s Reddit AMA Ahead of Thanksgiving Marathon
Did anyone ask him how he eats and breathes and other science facts?
Joel Hodgson, creator of the show Mystery Science Theather 3,000, held an AMA on Reddit to give fans the answers to all of their burning questions as he prepares for the show's Thanksgiving day web marathon. Take a look at some of the best answers and advice he gave, and attempt to keep your sanity with the help of your Reddit friends.
Good News Everyone!I know what you're doing on Thanksgiving. It's what I'll be doing on Thanksgiving. Watching hours and hours of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on MST3KTurkeyDay.com. The episodes will be hosted by Joel Hodgson himself, and chosen by you. Well, by what Hodgson percieves to be fan favorites by what gets tweeted at him, so everybody get on there and start telling him to run Space Mutiny and The Final Sacrifice. Thanksgiving marathons of MST3K used to be a yearly feature of Comedy Central, but have been absent on the airwaves since 1997. Shout!Factory, the folks in charge of the MST3K DVDs are holding the online streaming marathon in honor of the show's 25th anniversary.