Greetings and salutations, to confirmed MSTies and the newly riff-curious alike! Welcome to mst3k.org, a new official web outing aimed at enabling us to connect with fans like you, and helping you all connect with each other! This is our soft launch, and there is so much more to come.
I’m Lesley Kinzel, and I’ve been a part of the MST3K revival going back to the original Kickstarter campaign. I’ve worked as a writer and associate producer on the show, and contributed to both the Netflix and live tour iterations. I also have over a decade of experience in web publishing and online community management, but for y’all, probably more important than my resume is the fact that I, too, am a MSTie from way back — like way back, discovering MST3K around 1990 when I was thirteen and extremely impressionable.
But before I say more, I’d like to throw it over to a guy you might recognize. That’s right, it’s the man who invented a little thing called Mystery Science Theater 3000, one of your top four favorite hosts ever — Joel Hodgson!
Thanks Lesley, so glad you’re going to be running the ship here at MST3K.org. Amazingly after 30 years, MST3K is a comedic artform that’s still going strong and has a really wonderful and unique fanbase too. I’m so looking forward to finding out what people want to see and how they want to participate with us in the not too distant future.
So, a few more things to note: This site will be a work in progress, and while we have some truly grand ideas for what we will be sharing here, we will also be seeking your feedback as we go, so don’t be shy about letting us know what you’d like to see. We’re lining up some very cool, very vintage materials to showcase, some of which have been stockpiled by hardcore fans for a long time. We’ve also got some equally exciting surprises in store as we build things out over the next few weeks and months.
So welcome! And thanks for being here at the beginning as we, in true MST3K fashion, construct this space from the ground up, and riff on and invent what mst3k.org will someday become.
Let the hat party begin!