The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter is nearing its end, and while it’s reached its initial goal of $2 million, it’s still a little ways away from the $5 million it needs for a full 12 episodes. So what can they do for that final stretch they need? How about a telethon?
Bring Back MST3K will be running a telethon on December 11, starting at 5 PM ET, and running for eight hours until the Kickstarter ends on December 12. The cast will be on-hand, of course, and along with Jonah Ray and Felicia Day is the newly-announced minion, Patton Oswalt. Oswalt will be playing the role of TV’s Son of TV’s Frank, successor to the original henchman.
In addition to them, various guests will be joining in, including Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, and Pendleton Ward.
Speaking of Harmon and Roiland, the creators of Community and Rick And Morty will be working on the revival show as writers. Additionally, Rob Schrab and Dana Gould will be writing some riffs for the new host and ‘bots. They’re referred to as “guest writers,” but will be backed up by a dedicated writing team.
The original MST3K had a fair amount of catchy songs, mostly written by Mike Nelson, but now Robert Lopez, who helped write Frozen’s “Let It Go,” will be contributing songs to the new series. Charlie Erickson, who composed the original theme song, will also be returning to the show.
If you haven’t yet contributed to the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter, you have a few days left to do so. Check out the telethon on December 11th, and keep an eye on G33k-HQ for any new MST3K news.