Honestly, I've been waiting for this to happen.
Best Brains Inc., the company that owns the TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000," has sued the Mr. Sinus group, alleging that it is infringing on the "Mystery Science" trademark by using its format. Mr. Sinus comedians Jeremy Pollet, Owen Egerton and John Erler, and Alamo South Lamar LP have been named in the lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court.
I used to really enjoy Mystery Science Theatre 3000, though I haven't seen it in years. It's a good concept, and that's a large part of the reason it was such a successful show.
From what I hear, Mr. Sinus Theatre is pretty funny. I've never actually been, myself. But I always thought it was a little brazen, not to base a live comedy performance on the same concept as MST3K, but to do so while using a name clearly meant to invoke MST3K - a commercial enterprise.
I'm interested to know what exactly Best Brains, Inc. seeks in the suit,and what the arguments are on both sides. I also think they should have some folks sit in the front row of the gallery and make witty comments about the trial.