Darn it! I wanted to be one of the cool kids.
Just wait for some three-digit bastard to chime in. Usually happens. I haven't seen a two-digit one for a few years, though. They may all be dead.
A six-digit ID!
It's not hard at all. Read the link I provided.
Joel covered this in one of the updates. You're failing to account for the campaign fees collected by Kickstarter, credit card processing fees, and the cost of the rewards being offered.
"At the end of the day, our goal is to make each feature-length episode of MST3K for around $250,000... And remember: that $250K isn't just to hire our writers, cast and crew, or rent equipment and space. It also includes the cost of LICENSING MOVIE RIGHTS, and that can get pretty expensive."
is powered by nukes. We could potentially get to Mars or maybe the asteroid belt without them, but much beyond that we're going to need them. All the probes we've slung away have been nukes (RTGs, but still atomic not chemical nor solar). Getting to another star system is going to absolutely mandate nukes.
It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.