A project in Los Angeles, CA by Joel Hodgson

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With your help, we can bring MST3K back to life for a new generation, with a new season of up to TWELVE feature-length episodes!
Backers: 48270
Average Pledge Per Backer: $119

Funded: $5,764,229 of $2,000,000
Dates: Nov 10th -> Dec 12th (32 days)
Project By: Joel Hodgson
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Latest News

'Mystery Science Theater 3000' announces Thanksgiving fundraiser marathon

November 9th - via:
Shout! Studios and Gizmonic Arts announced the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Thanksgiving marathon on Thursday. The marathon runs from Thanksgiving through Nov. 25. (Read More)

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Crowdfunding Season 14

October 24th - via:
The cult science-fiction comedy Mystery Science Theater 3000 broke records with its original fan-funded reboot. The series is making history again, now crowdfunding a Season 14 independent of Kickstarter. (Read More)

Netflix cancels its ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ revival

November 27th - via:
Netflix's "Mystery Science Theater 3000" revival is gone. The streaming service has announced it will not be making another season of the show, and the timing is especially sad for some viewers. (Read More)

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July 15th - via:
Celebrating Kickstarter's tenth birthday with some major Minnesota successes. (Read More)

Fans to the rescue: The Aquabats crowdfund a revival

August 31st - via:
In 2012, the Aquabats, a theatrical pop-punk-new-wave-ska-surf-what-have-you band that came out of Orange County in the 1990s, turned themselves into children (Read More)

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August 13th - via:
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'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Launches New Crowd-Funding Campaign For Season 12!

July 13th - via:
'Mystery Science Theater 3000' and their devoted fan base broke Kickstarter records to crowdfund an eleventh season of the show. Now, they're ready to do it again with for season 12 of the popular Netflix revival series. (Read More)

'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return' renewed for a second season on Netflix

November 24th - via:
Thecomedy series 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' found a new home on Netflix earlier this year and has since been renewed for a second season. (Read More)

Joel Hodgson Announces Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live Tour

Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson announced this morning that the show is going on the road. (Read More)

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Revival Crew Announces Livestream Preview Advance Screening & Releases Official Teaser (Video)

March 30th - via:
In a recent update, Hodgson shared that those who pledged for EXPERIMENT 25 or higher will be able to go to the livestream preview event. (Read More)


February 22nd - via:
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Kickstarter Funded "Mystery Science Theater 3000" Goes Into Production

September 27th - via:
The reboot of the beloved cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Read More)

Comic-Con: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Revival Set at Netflix With Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt

July 23rd - via:
Mary Jo Pehl, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy from the original cast will reprise their roles in the new series. (Read More)

Joel Hodgson Talks the Return of Cult-Classic "Mystery Science Theater 3000" Following Kickstarter Success

January 29th - via:
During a recent interview with Blastr, Hodgson discussed the possibility that the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter was going to fail (Read More)

The biggest crowdfunding campaigns of 2015

December 23rd - via:
People with big dreams are no longer relying on professional investors to fund their ideas. (Read More)

Jerry Seinfeld, Mark Hamill & Joel McHale Will Guest Star on Mystery Science

December 22nd - via:
In addition to the cameos, MST3K will get a full 12-episode order if the team completes its fundraising goal. (Read More)

Here Are the Biggest Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2015

December 22nd - via:
Here’s a look back at the five campaigns on each site that raised the most money this year, and where those campaigns are now. (Read More)

What the 'MST3K' Kickstarter Success Tells Us About Crowdfunding

December 18th - via:
Unlike many crowdfunding efforts, MST3K came back to the tune of over $6 million in pledges, making it the biggest crowdfunding project of all time. (Read More)

9 HOURS LEFT!!! Here's How You Can Help Us Reach $5.9MM and Unlock NEW EPISODE #13!

December 11th - via:
Alright MST3K Revival League,We've got just nine hours left, and we're closing in on our final goal. If you want to help us cross the finish line, here are three things you can do. 1. TELL PEOPLE WHAT'S CHANGED.A lot has happened this month, so... (Read More)

LESS THAN 12 HOURS TO GO: It all ends TONIGHT at 10 PM PST, and we're 95% FUNDED! Now it's time for Joel's FINAL CHALLENGE.

December 11th - via:
Good Morning, Team MST3K!It's me again – Joel Hodgson – back with another update. And actually, you know, this is probably the last update I'll get to write before "the end"... because our Kickstarter to #BringBackMST3K ends tonight at 10:00 pm... (Read More)

36 HOURS LEFT and We're At 87%!!! Find out who's offering to CAMEO on the next MST3K!

December 10th - via:
Up and at 'em, everyone!We've got just 38 HOURS LEFT in our Final Countdown, which makes today the last full day of our Kickstarter to #BringBackMST3K.  When we're this close to the end, every hour matters... so let's use 'em wisely! But I've gotta... (Read More)

48 HOURS LEFT: 84% and Climbing. More on MST3K's New Season: 11 New Artists! One Last Add-On Reward! PLUS: Telethon Meetups!

December 10th - via:
MST3K Revival Leaguers,It's me again: Joel. I'm back with more good news and a late-night update. With just under 48 hours to go, our combined total is now over $4.6MM, putting us at 84% of our final goal. Now, I know I'm burning the midnight oil... (Read More)

'MST3K' Update: Dan Harmon to Write for Reboot

December 10th - via:
Listen up, everyone! We’ve got an incoming transmission from the Satellite of Love. The wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to bring Mystery Science Theater 3000 back to the airwaves is entering its final hours, with nearly $4.3 million (and climbing) already in the bank. (Read More)

60 Hours Left: 81% FUNDED… And We Passed $4.4MM! We've Got NINE EPISODES, All-Star Guest Writers, New Rewards & More!

December 9th - via:
WE'VE HIT OUR THIRD GOAL and PASSED $4.4MM, so... - Now we can make at least NINE new episodes of MST3K! - We're in the Red Zone: ALL Bonus Rewards are unlocked!- LESS THAN 60 HOURS to reach our final goal: 12 NEW EPISODES! FOUR Types of Writers... (Read More)

3 DAYS LEFT. 77% Funded. Bonus Upgrades Unlocked, Challenge Extended, and rewards from MIMOBOT & RiffTrax!

December 8th - via:
THREE DAYS LEFT: We're 77% funded and picking up speed! Red Zone Challenge & Bonus Reward Update      • We've upgraded the POSTER and SIGNED POSTER rewards!      • The RED ZONE CHALLENGE is extended until tomorrow at 10am PST!    ... (Read More)

75% Funded. 4 Days Left. PLUS: join for our LIVE "FINAL COUNTDOWN" TELETHON, this Friday at 5pm PST.

December 7th - via:
JUST FOUR DAYS LEFT, and we're over 75% of the way to 12 episodes! T-SHIRT UPGRADE! Now you can pick from 2 designs and 2 styles!  TONIGHT @ 4/7pm PST: Our DOUBLE FEATURE WEEK Begins! FRIDAY @ 5pm PST: Join us as we livestream THE FINAL... (Read More)

We've got 5 DAYS LEFT, we're 74% FUNDED and Joel answers 3 BIG QUESTIONS about the new episodes. Plus: bonus reward unlocked!

December 6th - via:
We've got 5 DAYS LEFT before the end of our Kickstarter!  We're at 74% OF OUR FINAL GOAL: almost halfway to the Red Zone!  BONUS REWARD UNLOCKED: Songs in the Key of MST album download!  Plus: ANSWERS TO 3 BIG QUESTIONS about the new episodes:... (Read More)

70% FUNDED with ONE WEEK LEFT! Football Metaphors + A New Challenge. Plus: ADD-ON REWARDS!

December 4th - via:
JUST ONE WEEK LEFT! It's time to move into "the Red Zone."  We'll add FIVE BONUS REWARDS if we reach 80% before Tuesday at 8am.  Next week, we'll also have BIG UPDATES to share every single day.  Check out our ADD-ON SITE … including new... (Read More)

Why SIX is so much better than THREE... Why YOU'RE the future of MST3K... PLUS: sneak peek at T-SHIRTS & PATCHES!

December 2nd - via:
Up And At ‘Em, Revival League!It’s another glorious day here in the MST3K Revival League! You know, a day in the League is like a day on the farm: Every meal's a banquet! Every backer gets a reward! And every update, well, it’s like a... (Read More)

We've got SIX MOVIE SIGNS!!!

December 1st - via:
Dear MST3K Revival League,Big news! Yesterday at 5:02pm EST – ten hours sooner than I predicted – we reached another important moment in Mystery Science History: We've passed our second goal of $3.3M. And you know what that means... Thanks to... (Read More)

Patton Oswalt Officially Joins the MST3k Reboot

December 1st - via:
In a huge announcement, Patton Oswalt has joined the "MST3k" reboot campaign, playing the son of TV's Frank. (Read More)

Can we reach 6 EPISODES by midnight? 4 Updates from the Future. Plus… meet our next NEXT new Mad!

November 30th - via:
Dear Friends of MST3K,Happy Cyber Monday!  You know, I've always liked that name. It's kind of like, for this one day each year, we're all living… in the future.  So, to celebrate Cyber Monday, I'm going to share some updates about the future!... (Read More)

STILL GOING! Turkey Day Challenge and Deals EXTENDED THROUGH CYBER MONDAY! Plus: MST3K reruns all weekend.

November 28th - via:
Hello MST3K Family & Friends!I hope you had a wonderful Turkey Day. Did you get enough to eat? I hope so. And then, if you’re like me, you ate just a little bit more, to send a message to your body that it was, indeed, Thanksgiving. Anyway,... (Read More)

[Campaign Review] MST3K Reboot

November 28th - via:
What makes the show entertaining really isn’t the movies themselves. It’s the commentary, and endless riffs, by the characters who are forced to watch them. (Read More)

HUGE Turkey Day Challenge & Reward Updates. Plus: Where to Watch Turkey Day!

November 25th - via:
Dear MST3K Revival Leaguers,Happy Night Before Turkey Day! I hope you're somewhere comfortable as you read this, sipping a nice glass of wine, a mug of hot cider, or whatever sort of festive beverage you like best.  If you're in an airport or train... (Read More)

Meet The Next Mad, Crow & Servo of MST3K. Plus, a 72-HOUR CHALLENGE!

November 23rd - via:
Hello Again, MST3K Revival Leaguers!I know – it's been a few days since the last update. Things just keep getting busier around here!  I've been hard at work preparing the dishes for this year's MST3K TURKEY DAY MARATHON, so I hope you're... (Read More)

Your Formal Invitation to... THE MST3K TURKEY DAY '15 MARATHON

November 19th - via:
Dear MST3K Friends & Family,If you've been watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 for a while, maybe you already know about a little holiday tradition that we like to call the MST3K Turkey Day Marathon. Every year on Thanksgiving, we get together... (Read More)

Reaching Our First Goal! Why We Have To Keep Going! Plus: a sneak peek at the Official Poster!

November 18th - via:
Dear MST3K Revival Leaguers,This update has been a lot harder to write than I imagined it would be. It's also turning out to be a lot longer than I imagined it would be, so if you don't wanna read the whole thing, here are the most important bits:... (Read More)

Before The Full Update...

November 17th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

The Next Host of MST3K. Plus: a 24-Hour CHALLENGE!

November 16th - via:
Good morning, MST3K Revival Leaguers.How was your weekend? I hope it was less hectic than mine. I'm doing my best to keep up with all of this, but my life is usually a bit more, I don’t know… serene? But we gotta "make hay while the sun... (Read More)

'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Hits Kickstarter Goal, Announces New Host

November 16th - via:
“Mystery Science Theater 3000″ hit a milestone goal today as its Kickstarter fundraiser crossed the $2 million dollar mark. (Read More)

Backer Mailbag #1. Plus, 5 Easy Ways You Can Help #BringBackMST3K!

November 14th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Kickstarter launched for 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' reboot

November 14th - via:
Hodgson says that if he can raise $2 million, he could make three feature-length episodes. (Read More)

5 BURNING Questions About #BringBackMST3K

November 12th - via:
People of Kickstarter: It’s been 48 hours in Kickstarter Land for #BringBackMST3K, and we're almost 75% of the way to our first goal of $2MM and 3 episodes! If you've already joined in: thank you for giving us such a fantastic start. Today’s... (Read More)

Hello! Thank You! Big News!

November 11th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Kickstarter users really, really want another season of Mystery Science Theater 3000

November 11th - via:
Hours after Joel Hodgson launched a $2 million fundraising campaign to fund a new season of the let's-make-fun-of-movies TV show, he was halfway there. (Read More)

Joel Hodgson Launches Kickstarter to Bring Mystery Science Theater 3000 Back to TV!

November 10th - via:
Good news for fans of snarky remarks and witty watch-a-longs, because a reboot of the cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) is making a comeback. (Read More)

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