I might have mentioned this before, but in case I didn’t, I love the movies. And, yes, I’m sorry, I like to talk through them when I’m with friends. This is why, when I saw Mystery Science Theater 3000 for the first time I thought it was brilliant! The premise of MST3K, for those unfamiliar:
… features a hapless man who is trapped by mad scientists on a satellite in space and forced to watch old B-movies of questionable worth. To keep sane, he built two robot sidekicks, and together they perform running commentary on the films, affectionately mocking their flaws with inspired wisecracks and acting as a demented movie theater peanut-gallery.
I mean a witty guy, two snarky robots and a movie that’s begging for bashing? What’s not to like?! So, I was pretty stoked to find out that Joel Hodgson (the series’ creator), Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo (his robot sidekicks) will all be at New York Comic Con this weekend.
The Shout! Factory will be hosting a signing and meet & greet with the MST3K gang at their booth (#843) on Saturday, October 13th at 3pm. They are also offering a limited edition NYCC exclusive poster featuring MST3K’s “Manos” The Hands of Fate with the purchase of any MST3K product. The show, which won a Peabody Award in 1993 and was nominated for writing Emmys in both 1994 and 1995 has 24 DVD collections released by Shout!, with Mystery Science Theater 3000 XXV slated for release on December 4th.
For fans who are anxiously awaiting the new volume’s release, here’s Shout! Factory’s description of what we’ll find inside:
This 4-DVD set is a must-have for fans of cult television shows and B-movies alike and features four episodes previously unreleased on DVD: Robot Holocaust, Operation Kid Brother, Kitten With A Whip and Revenge Of The Creature. Also included are all new bonus features, including introductions by Mike Nelson and Joel Hodgson, Life After MST3K: J. Elvis Weinstein, Jack Arnold at Universal, Life After MST3K: Bill Corbett and four exclusive Mini-Posters by artist Steve Vance.
With this news, whether you are making it to this year’s NYCC or not, there are some MST3K goodies in your future!