After a number of community cancelations, cult-favorite comedy present Thriller Science Theater 3000 turned to Kickstarter in 2015 to fund a comeback. After elevating greater than $6 million, a feat that helped it break a number of of the platform’s data, Netflix picked up the series. Nonetheless, that triumph was short-lived, with the streaming large canceling the series in 2019.
All of that brings us to in the present day, with creator Joel Hodgson and firm launching yet another Kickstarter. However extra than simply elevating sufficient cash to movie further episodes, they wish to construct a “digital theater” as nicely. Dubbed the Gizmoplex, it will likely be a spot the place followers will have the ability to take part in watch events, soak up dwell occasions and extra. In making an attempt to create its personal distribution platform, Hodgson says MST3K needs to construct a “sustainable” enterprise mannequin that can permit followers to “resolve how lengthy we should always preserve going.”
To that finish, the preliminary objective is to lift $2 million. With that cash, the crew could have sufficient to movie three episodes and create the Gizmoplex. At $3.3 million, Hodgson says they will have the sources wanted to launch Gizmoplex apps for Android and iOS, in addition to Apple TV, Amazon Fireplace TV and Roku. The last word objective is to supply 12 episodes and 12 shorts with $5.5 million in funding. As of the writing of this text, roughly 3,470 folks have pledged greater than $757,000 to the undertaking. With 30 days earlier than the marketing campaign concludes, we expect it is secure to say Thriller Science Theater 3000 is coming again but once more.