In spite of not having aired any new episodes since 1999, Mystery Science Theater 3000 has maintained a steady and devoted fanbase over the years. That’s at least partly due to the show making a home on Netflix and Hulu, thus easily letting a whole new generation of fans discover the show. Episodes have also been available for digital purchase on services such as iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu. Now Vimeo has signed a deal with Shout! Factory that will put all 80 currently available MST3K episodes up for grabs at a deep discount on the the online streaming site.
As of this past week, you can purchase all 80 of the currently available MST3K episodes for only $300 — a savings of $500 over what you’d spend if you bought them individually. While dropping three c-notes might seem extravagant in this economy, that is an impressive savings, and there’s another compelling reason to make the investment. Variety reports that the Vimeo deal also gives them exclusive rights to any new MST3K episodes cleared for release in the next year, and Vimeo says a dozen or so episodes are expected to become available in the next 12 months. Here’s the best part: if you do drop the $300 for the entire collection, that purchase price will also get you digital copies of any further episodes distributed between now and September 17, 2016.