Newswire: MST3K breaks Kickstarter records, secures 14 new episodes

After a month of hype and puppets, the Bring Back Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter has successfully come to a close. The end result of all those tweets, campaign videos, and nostalgia-plucking MST3K reruns? A staggering $6.3 million, a number that includes hundreds of thousands in “add-on” donations, plus a record-breaking $5,764,229 on Kickstarter itself, the highest amount ever raised for a video project on the crowdfunding platform. (The new series just barely beat out the previous record holder, the Veronica Mars movie.)

As per a stretch goal introduced by creator and campaign mastermind Joel Hodgson in the final hours of the run, that means fans of the show will receive a full 14 episodes of the new series, including a holiday special sure to thrill the Patrick Swayze fanatics in the audience. The final push to meet that last goal apparently came in the final seconds …

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