What's this?! Two posts in one night from the seemingly absent TV Geek?! Yup! That's what happens when you have coffee ice cream AND a coke and then finish reading an incredible book. Anyway, the real reason I'm awake at this ungodly hour is because I'm excited. Why, you may ask. Because one of my favorite cult TV shows is coming back to the airwaves, albeit briefly. That's right, folks! The wacky kids who brought you Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Rifftrax are returning to the small screen.
MST3K was cancelled by SyFy (or Sci-Fi, as it was back in the day) in 1999. Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett took their show to the internets and created Rifftrax. It's the same basic idea as MST3K, but set to modern feature films; meant to be played along as you watch.
I'm ecstatic to hear that Rifftrax will be returning to TV, even if it is only for three episodes. It's scheduled to air April 1 (pleasepleaseplease don't be some cruel April Fools Joke. I might cry.) on the National Geographic Channel. Yes, you read that right. I'm as perplexed about it as you are. There aren't any specifics on the episodes yet, though Mike, Crow and Tom Servo are said to be riffing on some sort of TV programming. Not hard to do these days, but I expect nothing but the best from these specialists of snark.