Newswire: Joel Hodgson plots live telethon to close out #BringBackMST3K

We’ve got telethon sign; with just four days left in his campaign to get Mystery Science Theater 3000 back on the (internet) air, creator and former satellite captive Joel Hodgson has announced a live broadcast to help push #BringBackMST3K over its $5.5 million fundraising goal. Featuring appearances from the show’s new cast (including host Jonah Ray and evil scientists Patton Oswalt and Felicia Day), and a bunch of other nerd-friendly celebrities and bands, the five-hour telethon will kick off at 8 p.m. Eastern on Friday, December 11, the final night of the revival project’s Kickstarter campaign.

Currently clocking in at a little more than $4 million, Hodgson’s Kickstarter has already surpassed its initial goal to bring the show back in a limited, three-episode form. (In fact, it’s currently up to six new episodes of adorably wisecracking robots tearing their way through the …

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