This Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter campaign has become an embarrassment of riches since it hit the halfway mark. With less than 36 hours to go to reach the $5.5 million needed to make a full season of 12 new episodes, creator Joel Hodgson is pulling out all the stops in terms of stretch goals and announcements to ensure a full season is funded. This week, he’s already announced guest writers like Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, and Ernie Cline, and now he’s back to announce the line-up of celebrities who’d want to cameo if/when it comes back (it’s definitely happening, just not sure how many eps yet).
Hodgson was quick to point out in his latest Kickstarter update that all of these celebrity cameos are dependent on scheduling and nothing is set in stone, but all have expressed interest in appearing in some fashion on the new show, likely in host segment sketches I’d imagine.
If even one of these huge stars appeared on the show, that’d be a major coup, but if all of them did? Holy cow. Pretty stellar for a show that started with Minneapolis comedians sitting in a room next to robot puppets. Adam Savage, by the way, is also joining the show to do some practical effects.
Joel finishes his update by musing how great it would be if new mad scientist Felicia Day and guest star NPH could sing a duet written by celebrity guest writer Robert Lopez. We agree, Mr. Hodgson. We agree.
The MST3K Kickstarter campaign will end Friday night and, as of this writing, has raised $4.4 million, with a further $375,000 raised outside of Kickstarter. If you’d like to help make this amazing comedic prospect happen, you can visit their page right here.
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Kyle Anderson is the Weekend Editor and a film and TV critic for Nerdist.com. He’s also a longtime MSTie who’s pleased as punch. Follow him on Twitter!