Following the cancellation of several networks, the cult-favorite comedy show Mystery Science Theater 3000 Returned to Kickstarter in 2015. After raising more than $ 6 million, an achievement that helped it break several stage records, Netflix picked up the series. However, the win was short-lived with the streaming giant canceling the series in 2019.
This brings us to today’s era, with producer Joel Hodgson and company to launch another Kickstarter. But more than raising enough money to film additional episodes, they also want to build a “virtual theater”. Dubbed the Gizmoplex, it will be a place where fans will be able to attend watch parties, live events and more. In trying to create its own distribution platform, Hodgson says that MST3K wants to create a “sustainable” business model that will allow fans to “decide how long we should keep going.”
To that end, the initial goal is to raise $ 2 million. With that money, the team will have enough to film three episodes and make Gizmoplex. At $ 3.3 million, Hodgson says he will have the necessary resources to release the Gizmoplex app for Android and iOS, as well as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. The ultimate goal is to produce 12 episodes and 12 shorts with $ 5.5 million in funding. As of the writing of this article, approximately 3,470 people have pledged more than $ 757,000 to the project. 30 days before the campaign ends, we think it’s safe to say Mystery Science Theater 3000 Coming back again.