I know, this blog is usually about spitballing politicians, Xristian Xrazies and ill-fated and ill-conceived policy, and often enough about our failed media that enables them, but rejoice! We have some great news:
Wired has an oral history of Mystery Science Theater 3000 that is a must-read for all Scissorheads in good standing.
But the exciting part is near the very end: Joel Hodgson is hoping to start a new online incarnation of the show, one that will feature a fresh (and as-yet-unannounced) host and cameos from many MST3K alumni.
As many people have noted, Twitter is like the riffing that Joel and the ‘bots used to do on the show, and I think that this idea has some real potential.
Into every generation, a Slayer is born…
Fans of the late lamented teevee show Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be all a-Twitter with the news that BTVS is going to be sort-of Podcast by We Nerd Hard. Here’s the announcement:
couple of months ago we announced an upcoming podcast called #RememberThatBuffy which was intended to simply be a podcast going through the history of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. We have since decided to take a page out of the @BlackGirlNerds playbook (#JemLiveTweets) and expand the project beyond that. So starting Sunday March 30th, 2014 at 6pm ET SHARP we will be livetweeting every episode of Buffy while streaming it from Netflix.
Immediately after we will do a live broadcast (which will be available for download) with our phone lines open to continue nerding out. We will also be releasing a new podcast called “Black People Watching TV” where you can listen to the @WeNerdHard crew give live commentary while watching the show. Think Mystery Science Theatre 3000 but with Negroes nerding HARD. So the process goes as follows:
- A few minutes before 6pm cue up Buffy the Vampire slayer on Netflix (or on DVD if you own it). Pause it AS SOON AS IT STARTS.
- 6pm ET: PRESS PLAY
- Follow the #RememberThatBuffy hashtag on Twitter and join the livetweeting magic.
- Immediately after tune in to @WeNerdHard broadcast LIVE. Phone Lines: 718-404-9320
MAGIC SHALL ENSUE.
I think my Sunday afternoons on the west coast are now booked.