Turns out he was: Joel announced today that the movie to be riffed in the St. Louis show will be non other than “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,” riffed by Joel and the team in season 3! Sez Joel:
This edition has completely different riffs from our MST3K version and also features several bonus minutes of the original movie that weren’t featured in the MST version. We thought it would be a cool experiment to see what revisiting a movie after all these years would produce. Not to brag, but it’s likely to be the riff-jam of the year!
A DVD version of this new take on SCCTM will be released Thursday, Nov. 20. They’ll also be selling holiday e-cards.
Meanwhile, the Telegraph in Illinois previews the upcoming Cinematic Titanic show.