A nice fellow made use of the “Pester Me” page you see over yonder and contacted me with something so cool I just had to immediately share it, both with Newscoma (who’ll appreciate it) and everyone else (who acted confused or laughed at me for being so excited). Still, you never can tell who’ll want to join me in this, so I’ll repost his email here with his contact information removed to spare him the indignity of extra spam mail.
Hey, I’m sending this out to anyone I can find that’s an MST3k/Rifftrax fan.
Basically, we have a group named Riff Raff Theater that does community written riffs, mp3’s that you play with DVD’s for an MST3k-esque experience. We did a riff of the first Harry Potter film, and Rifftrax got a hold of it.
A couple days later, this led to negotiations with Rifftrax, and we’ve worked out a project to get the fans involved with Rifftrax on a level not seen before.
Basically, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett will perform a riff of Batman & Robin — completely written by fans. We’re coordinating the effort to edit down the final script and hand it to the guys in January. We’ve also been told that Mike won’t be adding extra content — whatever we hand them, they’ll do. If that’s not an extreme amount of trust in a fanbase, I don’t know what is.
So, if you’ve always wanted “Writer for Mike Nelson” on your resume, now is your chance.
Details here — http://www.riffrafftheater.com
I’m a member of a MST3K forum that does weekly live riffs, so I think I’m up to this challenge. Even though it means I have to watch “Batman & Robin” again, I’m willing to take one for the team. Are you (wo)man enough?! ARE YOU?!