MST3K 30th Anniversary Tour Brings Back Joel Robinson

Mystery Science Theater 3000 celebrates its 30th anniversary with a two-month tour this fall and Joel will be back in the theater!

If you’re a Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan, there’s some good news, some bad news, and some good news again. The good news is that Jonah and the rest are currently filming episodes for the twelfth season. The bad news? They’re only doing six episodes per season for the sake of getting each season out quicker. The second good news is that new episodes aren’t the only big thing on the horizon.

This coming October and November, the crew hits the road once again for the MST3K Live 30th Anniversary Tour! Not only will Jonah, Tom Servo, and Crow be watching cheesy films The Brain and Deathstalker, but they’ll be joined by Joel himself. When they did last year’s Watch Out for Snakes Tour, they had Joel Hodgson simply host the shindig, but this time he’s getting back into his red jumpsuit to join the new fish in the theater as his basically-the-same-guy-alter-ego Joel Robinson.

Pretty sweet. Even though Joel Robinson hasn’t shown up since the tenth season of MST3K, where even then he didn’t do any riffing, Joel Hodgson has been keeping it going during the in-between with Cinematic Titanic and his showing at RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion. It was there that he broke in Jonah and had him make his riffing debut.

For any of the folks who helped out with the Kickstarter to bring MST3K back in the first place, they get first crack at the tickets. On Wednesday at 10am, they have twelve hours to snatch them up. Here’s the schedule:

  •     OCT 9 – Portland, ME (The Brain @ 7:30pm)
  •     OCT 10 – Boston, MA (The Brain @ 7:30pm)
  •     OCT 11 – Boston, MA (Deathstalker @ 7:30pm)
  •     OCT 12 – Washington, DC (The Brain @ 7:00pm / Deathstalker @ 10:00pm)
  •     OCT 13 – New Haven, CT (The Brain @ 7:00pm)
  •     OCT 14 – New York, NY (The Brain @ 3:00pm / Deathstalker @ 7:00pm)
  •     OCT 16 – Norfolk, VA (The Brain @ 7:30pm)
  •     OCT 17 – Durham, NC (Deathstalker @ 7:30pm)
  •     OCT 19 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL (The Brain @ 7:00pm)
  •     OCT 20 – Orlando, FL (The Brain @ 4:00pm / Deathstalker @ 8:00pm)
  •     OCT 21 – Atlanta, GA (The Brain @ 3:00pm / Deathstalker @ 8:00pm)
  •     OCT 24 – Cincinnati, OH (The Brain @ 7:30pm)
  •     OCT 25 – Cleveland, OH (Deathstalker @ 7:30pm)
  •     OCT 26 – Glenside, PA (The Brain @ 7:00pm / Deathstalker @ 10:00pm)
  •     OCT 27 – Wilkes Barre, PA (The Brain @ 5:00pm)
  •     OCT 28 – Royal Oak, MI (The Brain @ 3:00pm / Deathstalker @ 7:00pm)
  •     OCT 30 – St. Louis, MO (The Brain @ 7:30pm)
  •     OCT 31 – Nashville, TN (The Brain @ 7:30pm)
  •     NOV 2 – Dallas, TX (The Brain @ 7:00pm / Deathstalker @ 10:00pm)
  •     NOV 3 – Houston, TX (The Brain @ 7:00pm)
  •     NOV 4 – Austin, TX (The Brain @ 3:00pm / Deathstalker @ 7:00pm)
  •     NOV 6 – Los Angeles, CA (The Brain @ 7:00pm)
  •     NOV 7 – San Francisco, CA (The Brain @ 8:00pm)
  •     NOV 8 – San Jose, CA (Deathstalker @ 7:30pm)
  •     NOV 9 – Portland, OR (The Brain @ 7:00pm / Deathstalker @ 10:00pm)
  •     NOV 11 – Seattle, WA (The Brain @ 3:00pm / Deathstalker @ 7:00pm)
  •     NOV 13 – Boulder, CO (The Brain @ 7:30pm)
  •     NOV 15 – Milwaukee, WI (The Brain    @ 7:30pm)
  •     NOV 16 – Chicago, IL (The Brain @ 7:00pm / Deathstalker @10:00pm)
  •     NOV 17 – Minneapolis, MN (The Brain @ 7:00pm / Deathstalker @10:00pm)

As someone who went to the Watch Out for Snakes Tour, I highly recommend seeing these shows. The addition of Joel is the icing on the cake.

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In the meantime, make sure to check out RiffTrax Live: Space Mutiny at a Fathom Events-showing theater near you on Thursday June 14.

Gavin Jasper has never Metaluna he didn’t like. Follow him on Twitter!