NewsWire: New Spin on Mystery Science Theater - The Associate Press
Former writers and performers of the cult cable-television favorite are re-teaming for "The Adventures of Edward the Less," an illustrated streaming video series premiering Oct. 25 on www.scifi.com.
The 13 five-minute episodes are a loose takeoff on J.R.R. Tolkien's "Middle-earth" books, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Instead of diminutive hobbits on a quest for a powerful ring, Scifi.com says "Edward the Less" features "an average little guy ... who yearns to trade in his fairy-tale existence for a taste of real life."
Scifi.com is the official Web site of the Sci-Fi Channel, which carried "Mystery Science Theater 3000" from 1997-99. The Twin Cities-produced show featured a trapped-in-space human and his homemade robots mocking cheesy movies, such as Soultaker and Invasion of the Neptune Men.