It’s something movie commentaries have figured out long ago by putting funny spins on classic films, and something that has recently been quite the boon to movie studios at every corner of Hollywood. That something: Nostalgia. It is the key to our hearts and the crowbar to our pocket books.
Just look at all the movies being released lately: GhostBusters, TMNT, and Power Rangers – just to name a few. Whether they are surrounded in controversy, hotly anticipated, or approached with cautious optimism, digging into the nostalgic mind of the masses has proven a bountiful vein to tap.
Even cult classics like Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) have seen a rise in support and fans recently, and frankly things like Honest Trailers and Cinema Sins can trace their roots back to them. They ran a successful Kickstarter campaign earning over $5 million, enough for a new 12 episode season. Plus, there’s this killer Lego set in their “Ideas” section.
This resurgence of popularity has prompted a reunion of the cast of MST3K, many of whom have kept the vision alive with a little thing called RiffTrax. RiffTrax will be hosting a live event on June 28th, and while tickets to see the event in person at the Minneapolis State Theater are sold out, you can still see this once in a lifetime event in over 600 theaters across the country.
The line up is a MSTie’s (a fan of MST3K) wet dream; Mike Nelson (host), Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo), Joel Hodgson (O.G.), and everyone else involved in the show will be there. The hilarious cast will be Riffing and MST3K classic; Time Chasers.