Harry Potter and Mystery Science Theater 3000 both have massive and devoted fan followings. What happens when the two come together? Finding out — and passing the hilarity on to you — is part of Mike Nelson’s goal.
Mike Nelson, best known for his role as writer and host of the MST3K series, is also the creator of RiffTrax, where he and others create downloadable audio tracks in the style of MST3K to accompany more contemporary movies. (These are in the form of audio tracks you download and play synced with the movie.)
His latest project is a Kickstarter that will fund four live shows: The Room, Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny, Sharknado 2, and Miami Connection.
The Kickstarter has already met the $75,000 goal, allowing Nelson to obtain the rights to riff these movies, and as of Monday afternoon, has reached a total of $179,673, with five days to go. However, Nelson has added some additional goals.
This is where Harry Potter comes in.
If the Kickstarter reaches $200,000, RiffTrax will also create a downloadable track in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000 to accompany Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2.
This track will be given to every backer for the Kickstarter campaign, so there’s no need to worry that it’s at a backing level out of your reach. There are, of course, various additional rewards available at certain funding levels.
If you want an idea of what you can expect, click here, and skip the video to the 16 second mark to watch seven seconds of MST3K style riffing on Harry’s interaction with Buckbeak the hippogriff, and Hermione and Ron’s reactions. (Yes, they’ve already done all the Harry Potter movies up through Deathly Hallows Part 1.)
The Kickstarter reached its $75,000 goal in less than 8 hours, so making up another $20,000 in five days isn’t out of the question.
TELL US: Would you watch the Mystery Science Theater 3000 crew riff Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows?