Yesterday brought a flood of MST3K news as guest writers were announced, and while we danced about in excited glee for Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, we were struck by a slightly more left-field writer: Patrick Rothfuss? That Patrick Rothfuss, with the Name and the Wind and whatnot? Yes, that one! Hodgson announced that Rothfuss “has offered to have a ‘story breakfast’ with me and go over ‘story beats’ for the next series” and what’s more, a few backers might get the chance to join in said breakfast. Hodgson has also added Nell Scovell, who has written for everything from Spy magazine to The Simpsons to Charmed, Ready Player One author Ernest Cline, future-LEGO-sequel-director Rob Schrab, and longtime Simpsons writer Dana Gould. This is shaping up to be an incredible pool of talent, and we can’t wait to see what everyone brings to the new show!
Veteran MSTies will also be filled with joy to hear that composer Charlie Erickson will be back to write some music (but this time he’ll be joined by “Let It Go” and Book of Mormon co-writer Robert Lopez, and Paul & Storm!), plus we’ll see the return of Prop Diva Beez McKeever, makeup artist Crist Ballas, and the demon Pitch himself, writer Paul Chaplin! We currently have movie sign for nine more episodes of MST3K, but the campaign doesn’t end until tomorrow, so, if you’ve been waiting until the last minute, in the immortal words of Stanley Spadowski: THIS IS THE LAST MINUTE! Joel Hodgson will host a live telethon for the last five hours of the Kickstarter campaign, to cap this experiment off in the best possible retro TV style, so there’s your Friday night sorted.