funding mannequin mst3k makes an attempt comeback reside,
Lengthy-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: Thriller Science Theatre 3000 might be coming again in 2022 with 13 new episodes, plus 12 extra shorts and 12 month-to-month reside occasions. “And this time, we’re doing it with out a community,” explains the online web page for his or her profitable comeback marketing campaign on Kickstarter. “Season 13 might be launched solely in MST3K’s new on-line digital theatre, THE GIZMOPLEX.” 36,581 backers pledged $6,519,019 to fund their very own devoted MST3K venue on-line, and most contributors to their 2021 Kickstarter marketing campaign obtained 2022 passes to the net theatre as a thank-you. Now via December, followers who need to purchase or reward a 2022 cross can get them discounted to $95. (Usually’ll they price $120.) Beginning on March 4, 2022, assorted MST3K zanies and their puppet robots might be watching (and heckling) 12 carefully-chosen bizarre films, together with one 1970 Gamera film that they haven’t gotten to but, a 1968 Italian film a few skilled wrestler referred to as The Batwoman, and Jack Palance’s 1979 movie, HG Wells’ The Form of Issues to Come. And sequence creator Joel Hodgson will return after they all watch the 2014 film The Christmas Dragon. The Den of Geek web site has all the main points on the 13 films (gleaned from final week’s conventional “Turkey Day marathon” of fan-favorite episodesthis yr broadcast on YouTube, Twitch, and varied net pages and streaming apps). However as well as there’s additionally a reside touring present that can take all of them throughout America. Subsequent week followers can catch reveals within the midwestern U.S.particularly Youngstown Ohio, Nashville Indiana, Madison Wisconsin, and Chicagobefore the crew strikes on to Salt Lake Metropolis, Reno, and Seattle. Then it’s on to CaliforniaSan Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diegoand then dozens of different main cities within the U.S. (Portland! Denver! Austin! Atlanta! Durham! Worcester! New York Metropolis!) “We all know that a lot of you might be understandably involved about COVID and the Delta variant. We’re too,” explains a particular announcement on the tour’s website, promising the tour “will adhere to the identical requirements as touring Broadway reveals in impact on the time of your efficiency… [E]very theater on the tour can have its personal insurance policies.” In 2008 the present’s creator Joel Hodgson answered questions from Slashdot readers.Learn extra of this story at Slashdot.