Okay, most people know that Mike Nelson, with the help of Bill Corbett (Crow v.2) and Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo v.2) have been doing downloadable humourous movie commentaries under the Rifftrax
And they have also done The Film Crew
. DVDs where they riff on old B-movies and put on little skits (like MST3K, but without the puppets). All of the four Film Crew DVDs are available at your local retailers so go out and get them now because they're just plain awesome.
...but that's only 3 people. What are the other MST3K guys doing?
Well, it's funny you should ask, because Joel Hodgson has decided to get back into the race. With the help of Trace (Crow v.1), Frank (TV's Frank), Mary Jo (Pearl) and Josh (Tom Servo v.1) he's started Cinematic Titanic
. They've secured the rights to 12 B-movies to be riffed on, with silhouettes (on the sides of the screen on rafters insetead of at the bottom in seats). You'll be able to download episodes of this new series off the websitehttp://www.cinematictitanic.com/
...hmmm, they'll be doing a live show for the folks at ILM and Lucasfilm? Must be some MST3K fans there!
Well that's pretty big news and I don't expect that there would be any more, BUT WAIT!
Jim Mallon (Producer, voice of Gypsy) will be staring an official MST3K website
with "material from the original series" (downloadable episodes?), as well as behind the scenes info, other material from the MST vault, and a new online store.
Plus, Mallon and Paul Chapman (MST3K writer) will be making a brand new web-toon
series featuring Gypsy, Crow, and Tom Servo to go on the website. Paul will be doing the voice of Crow and Mallon will reprise the role of Gypsy, no word yet on Tom.
You can read all about this cool stuff on the offical MST3K website (soon to be christned the official "fan site").http://www.mst3kinfo.com/
Well that's it. I don't suppose any other news would be of interest to lifelong fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000... oh wait, actually:
Today is the relase of The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection Volume 12
DVD set from Rhino Home Video. Featuring:
episode 419- THE REBEL SET (with short: JOHNNY AT THE FAIR)
episode 504- SECRET AGENT SUPER DRAGON
episode 612- THE STARFIGHTERS
episode 811- PARTS: THE CLONUS HORROR
Original Theatrical Trailers
MST3K Video Jukebox, Vol. 3
Interview with The Rebel Set star Don Sullivan
MST Hour "Jack Perkins" Wraps for The Rebel Set
Interview with Parts: The Clonus Horror director Robert Fiveson
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