Joel Hodgson recently did an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit, largely as promotion for the resurrection of MST3K. Though I would, of course, recommend reading the AMA for yourself, I thought I’d sift through it and highlight some of the most interesting parts.
- All the new films will be in widescreen. (“better-looking bad movies”)
- The new cast has already been chosen. In fact, the new host can be seen in the Kickstarter video. It’s unclear whether Crow and Servo’s new voices were in the video. Either way, we’ll meet the new cast soon.
- The reboot will probably be shot in Los Angeles.
- Joel broke down how the Kickstarter’s $2 million would be used. He used this handy dandy infographic to illustrate.
- He wants the new MST3K to last another 30 years.
- The reboot isn’t about an MST3K reunion, it’s about new episodes.
- The new Mad will be the “offspring” of Clayton Forrester.
All in all, a fairly informative session focusing more on the new than the old. Though, at one point, a Reddit user asked for an episode recommendation and Joel fired back with season nine’s The Final Sacrifice, which I thought was interesting.