Okay, just ignore the last paragraph of my previous post. It’s happening. Satellite News brings word that the entire cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be getting together at the San Diego Comic-Con for a discussion panel. And when I say “the entire cast,” I mean it.
On Friday, July 25th, at 7:15PM, all the planets will align as Michael J. Nelson, Joel Hodgson, Kevin Murphy, Josh Weinstein, Trace Beaulieu, Bill Corbett, Mary Jo Pehl, Bridget Jones-Nelson, Frank Conniff, Paul Chaplin and, yes, even Jim Mallon gather together to, presumably, be asked incredibly awkward and inappropriate questions by throngs of confused and sweaty adoring fans. The panel will be moderated by Patton Oswalt, a comedian who’s actually kind of funny.
It’s all happening. My mind is so blown right now. Sadly, this doesn’t change my ability, or inability, to attend the conference. But hear me now, all attendees: Take pictures. Videotape this. Do so, or face the consequences. I can’t wait to see how it all goes down, especially with Jim and Paul — the two odd-men-out in the group, for various reasons — in attendance.
Can you imagine it? Joel and Mike, together for the first time since Soultaker! Trace and Bill together in public (behind the scenes, Bill and Trace briefly worked together, on the show) for the first time ever! On a related note, the end of the world will be occurring promptly, five minutes after the panel’s close. Thank you, and goodnight.