Cult Favorite TV Show Eyed for Reboot Wired
The creator of a beloved TV show that aired for 11 seasons says he's working on bringing back the cult favorite. The show is “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” and Wired reports that the show’s creator, writer and producer Joel Hodgson would like to see it rebooted.
In an interview, Hodgson, who also hosted the series from 1988 to 1993, says he’s hoping to start a new online version of the show. It would feature a new host and cameos from previous stars.
“I’ve talked to a bunch of fans about their lives and what ‘MST3K’ means to them. I’m overwhelmed by how people took to that show. It really affected them. I thought, if enough people still love it, maybe we can bring it back,” Hodgson said.
He added, “Even avid viewers sometimes don’t realize that every major role in the show had been swapped out over time. So in my mind, the show is built to be refreshed with new people and new ideas.”
The team reunited earlier this month for a special on National Geographic Channel called “Total Riff Off,” which overdubbed nature shows such as “Honey Badgers.” The original “Mystery Science Theater” featured Hodgson and his robots watching cheesy movies and making wisecracks.
The show ran from 1988-1999, including runs on Comedy Central and Sci Fi Channel (now Syfy).