The most recent season of “MST3K” targeted movies like “Gamera vs Jiger,” “The Christmas Dragon,” “Robot Wars,” “Demon Squad,” and “Munchie.” And since there are infinitely more bad movies out there than good ones, you can be sure that Hodgson and the crew will have a superb new line-up to poke fun at this time.
In a press release announcing the new campaign, Hodgson had this to say:
“I’m thrilled that next year, ‘MST3K’ turns 35. Someone recently asked me if I ever imagined the show would be around for 35 years when I created it, and I had to pause and say, ‘No. I didn’t.’ Our status as a long-running comedy series with robot puppets riffing on B-movies was ridiculous when it started, and now, 35 years later, it borders on ludicrous. That being said, in all seriousness, the enduring success of the show is a tribute to the collaboration between our many talented writers, performers, and craftspeople, and our generous, loyal audience.”
As for who will star in “MST3K” season 14 besides Hodgson himself, that has yet to be confirmed. But Hodgson has said that all the major cast members from “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return,” “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet,” and “Mystery Science Theater 3000” season 13 will all be invited to come back in some capacity. So we’ll have to see who’s available and willing to return for more terrible movies.
It took only a year between the crowdfunding campaign announcement for new “MST3K” episodes and the official debut of season 13 on the Gizmoplex. So if this goes successfully, by this time next year, we could be enjoying some big laughs as the expense of awful, old movies.
If you want to help support “Mystery Science Theater 3000” season 14, just head over here to contribute and get more information.