Now this is how you reboot a property. Proving yet again that Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s reboot knows their audience incredibly well, Joel Hodgson announced on Wednesday the names of several scribes slated to guest write on the new series after its Kickstarter funding. The list? Why it includes none other than the likes of Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Ready Player One author Ernest Cline, and more names sure to tickle your proverbial pickle (if said pickle was tickled by laughter and witty pop culture references).
Joining the already-announced likes of Jonah Ray, Patton Oswalt, Hampton Yount, Baron Vaughn, and Felicia Day, the Rick & Morty co-creators will be joined by their fellow Starburns-ian Rob Schrab (who also did The LEGO Movie Sequel), as well as Nell Scovell, Pat Rothfuss, musical act Paul & Storm, Dana Gould, and Robert Lopez (who co-created The Book of Mormon on Broadway in addition to being the prolific co-songwriter for Frozen). An impressive slate of highly talented folks if ever we’ve seen one.
Superfans of the long-standing cult classic shouldn’t fear that their show will be completely new and different, though: veteran MST3K staff folks — like composer Charlie Erickson, prop designer Beez McKeever, makeup artist Crist Ballas, and writer Paul Chaplin — are all returning for the fun. So basically, it’s the best of both worlds! (…Sorta like the awesomely bad movies the show goofs on anyway!)
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