RiffTrax invites Cinematic Titanic to riff

To spare you all another lengthy explanation about how mind-blowingly awesome Mystery Science Theater 3000 was, I'll simply say that it was the greatest television show there ever was or will ever be. You can always head over to Wikipedia if you are unaware of the premise (but then again, if you've never seen an episode of MST3k, you should probably either A) get your hands on an episode immediately or B) kill yourself).

In any case, since the show's untimely cancellation over ten years ago (holy crap, has it been that long?), the cast and crew have been busy. In this corner, we have RiffTrax, fronted by Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of the later seasons of the show. And in this corner, we have Cinematic Titanic, headed by the original cast: Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl, and J. Elvis Weinstein. Both outfits operate with the same intention: to riff on terrible movies. But until now, the entire cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000 has yet to reunite.

But Bill posted an entry on the RiffTrax blog a few days ago that has MSTies (fans of the show, duh) the world over crapping their pants with pure, unadulterated joy.
Dear Joel, Josh, Trace, Mary Jo, Frank, and Anson Williams:

This is an open invitation to come riff with us. Any, or all of you; whenever mutually convenient. There will be snacks.

So, again, for the unaware: This is a BIG deal. For you, for me, for MSTies everywhere, for the universe. If these geniuses of comedy and connoisseurs of film can come together again for the first time in over a decade, I will die of happiness. My life will be complete.

And so, I echo Bill's sentiments. Please, Cinematic Titanic. Cross the thin red line and make the lives of nerds everywhere worth something.


  1. EEK! *girlish squeal*

    That would indeed be the coolest thing to happen in... 10 years or so.


  2. Dearest Matt,
    Erik and I were watching MST3 when you were in diapers. No offense intended. Erik was quite excited about the prospect of a reunion. We will be checking it out. Thanks for keeping us on the cutting edge of nerdy. :-)

  3. Amy: I'm glad to hear that you guys are MST3k fans! You should totally check out RiffTrax and/or Cinematic Titanic.


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