On Tuesday, June 28th, three generations of Mystery Science Theater alumni will be coming together for a reunion show! Original cast members Joel Hodgson (who pretty much single-handedly created the show), Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo), Trace Beaulieu (the original Crow T. Robot & Dr. Clayton Forrester), and Frank Conniff (TV's Frank), will team with Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett (2nd gen Crow T. Robot), Mary Joe Pehl (Pearl Forrester), Bridget Nelson, and newcomer Jonah Ray for a once in a lifetime event! Tickets for the live event in Minneapolis are sold out at this point, but the show will be broadcast to hundreds of movie theaters across the country the same night!
I have no idea what is in store for us fans, but I wouldn't be shocked if there was some live-riffing on some shorts and maybe even a secret feature film. I guess we'll all find out eventually, as this show will be rebroadcast on July 12th, and eventually be available for purchase. Scope out the teaser trailer below and get excited fellow MSTies!
And speaking of movie riffing, Rifftrax just released a new commentary for the long-lost JAWS rip-off THE LAST SHARK (a.k.a. GREAT WHITE). Banned from U.S. theaters shortly after its brief theatrical run (thanks to Universal Pictures), THE LAST SHARK has never seen a legitimate wide release. But now it is available with an all new and (most likely) hilarious commentary featuring Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, and Michael J. Nelson! You can DOWNLOAD OR STREAM IT NOW for $9.99, but before you spend your money, WATCH THE PREVIEW!
It's a good time to be an MST3K / Rifftrax fan Vault Dwellers, so indulge yourselves! And while you wait for June 28th (or July 12th) to come around, and/or wait to download THE LAST SHARK, then give the MST3K-themed Vault-Cast a listen to help get you in the mood!