There is something so very special about a bad movie. But every bad movie can always be improved by one thing: Mystery Science Theater 3000. And while the show called it a day back in 1999, it’s carried on in reiterations like RiffTrax, who will be celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2016.
To celebrate RiffTrax’s birthday, Kevin, Mike and Bill have a few events planned, but none are as big as the one planned for June this year: a Mystery Science Theater 3000 reunion show.
The usual trio will be joined by several familiar faces to MST3K fans. Bridget Nelson (Nuveena), Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl), Trace Beaulieu (Dr Clayton Forrester) and Frank Conniff (TV’s Frank) will all be joining in to riff sci-fi film Time Chasers. Bridget and Mary Jo will be familiar names to RiffTrax fans as well for their hilarious riffs on shorts like Prom: It’s a Pleasure. As a bonus finale for the show, the entire cast will be joining in on something they are calling the “SUPER RIFF-A-PALOOZA.” And paloozas are always run, right?
Like with the previous RiffTrax, this reunion show will be riffed live for audiences across America on June 28th. There will also be a selection of educational short films also being riffed for viewing pleasure. But no matter what the cast decide to do, this is a show that promises to be great.
And yes, that reboot is still happening. But the more MST3K fun the merrier, right? I share love for all MST3K members, but as a great lover of RiffTrax, this reunion show is particularly something I’m excited about. Unfortunately, the shows are still not extending into UK. But one day. One day…
Until then, for those unable to attend – the team are offering a digital version of the show for a reward for backers as well as a digital download of their show Time Chasers.
You can donate on the kickstarter page until Saturday April 9.