Any actor who has wanted fortune and glory and lightsabers has auditioned for Star Wars: The Force AwakensÂ ... even the actors who are fictional robots. This Funny orÂ Die video, below, has leaked the audition tape of Mystery Science Theater 3000âs Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot.Â
Here, we see Tom Servo auditioning for Kylo Ren (trying to, anyway), while Crow goes straight for BB-8. It goes just about as fabulouslyÂ bad as youâd expect from the robot pals.Â
As it turns out, this isnât just an audition tape. At the end, we see itâs all part of a cunning plan to draw viewers to the MST3K Kickstarter, which will be running until Dec. 12. At the time of writing, MST3K has reached $3.6 million from its initial $2 million. However, creator Joel Hodgson hopes to earn $5.5 million, to produce further episodes.
To sweeten that particular pot, MST3K has recently added actor/comedian Patton OswaltÂ to its roster, who will join Felicia Day and the snarky robot duo. Unless the two get called up for Star Wars: Rogue One, that is.