The button’s been pushed and the experiments have been sent. There’s only one thing that can mean…
WE’VE GOT MOVIE SIGN!
We’re celebrating the launch of Shout! Factory TV’s official Twitch channel with a marathon of 38 classic episodes of the cult favorite TV show, Mystery Science Theater 3000. If you’re familiar, you’ll know MST3K’s hilarious movie commentaries are a perfect fit for the Twitch chat experience. If you’re not familiar, well, we could tell you more about Joel, Mike and the bots ‘riffing’ their way through the cheesiest movies ever made, but this video’s got it all covered.
Starting June 26th, you’ll be the subject of a six-day experiment to see how long it takes for the human spirit to break after suffering the type of DEEP HURTING that only the cheesiest movies on the planet can provide. Films like The Killer Shrews, Final Justice and The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies are part of an all star lineup of cinematic clunkers that The Mads sent us straight from Deep 13.
We’re even going to pile on the pain with an assortment of vintage educational shorts and other bonus content in between each episode.
If you somehow make it to the last day intact, The Mads have enlisted the help of some long time MSTies here at Twitch to help demolish you with a hand-picked selection of MST3K favorites that even The Master would approve. Of course, you’ll also have Twitch chat and some brand new MST3K emotes (for active channel subs) to help get you through, so you may survive by the skin of your teeth. Just don’t expect it to be as easy as falling over a handrail on a space station.
Finally, we’ve got a really cool MST3K-related co-streaming contest coming next week. The Satellite of Love crew are the original co-streamers, after all. Soon, the power of the ‘riff’ will belong to you. In the meantime, have a look at the marathon schedule and RSVP on Shout! Factory TV’s events page.
(Update: Co-streaming is now allowed for the duration of the marathon. Huzzah! If you do co-stream, please disable archiving. Any saved VODs will be subject to DMCA.)
For the official press release, go here.