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Mystery Science Theater 3000 blasts off with a spankin', new trailer

03.22.2017

Back in Junior High, I used to cool down after a long and boring school day by watching episodes of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 and KIDS IN THE HALL. As someone who loves to watch terrible movies, the setup for MST3K's unique brand of comedy felt like it was tailor-made for me personally and I ate it up like a stack of piping hot pancakes. After 10 seasons (197 episodes) and a feature-length film, the quirky sci-fi comedy disappeared from the airwaves and the world was none the better for it. For a time, it felt like we'd never see the likes of Crow T Robot, Tom Servo or their human companion ever again. Then, a Kickstarter campaign to re-launch the series performed like gangbusters (becoming the most-funded offering the donate-to-help-create service had ever seen at that time) by raising a total of $5.7 million from fans.

Today, we've got a brand-new trailer to share with you featuring the program's most-recent and energetic cast of Jonah Ray as the next human test subject aboard the Satellite of Love, his robot companions Crow T Robot and Tom Servo, in addition to Patton Oswalt as TV's Son of TV's Frank and Felicia Day as Kinga Forrester.

The revival of MST3K will follow the same format of the previous program, with Jonah and the robots being forced to view the cinematic sins of Hollywood's past in the interest of science and torture. I have no doubt in my mind that fans of the old series are ready for something new from this nostalgic and entertaining series, and you can bet that I'll be tuning in when the 12-episode run goes live on Netflix beginning on April 14, 2017.

Extra Tidbit: Unsurprisingly, my favorite episode of MST3K is still the one where the group was forced to view Manos: Hands of Fate. It's an obvious choice, but it's also a classic.
Source: Netflix

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7:34PM on 03/22/2017
Torgo is my new hero....Manos: Hands of Fate
Torgo is my new hero....Manos: Hands of Fate
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5:34PM on 03/22/2017

We've got movie sign!

The incredible outpouring of positivity and glee that this reboot has generated makes me so damn happy. Everyone is ready to enjoy some light-hearted, silly fun together, and those fundraising numbers reflect that. The fan sites and Facebook groups are unified in their excitement like no other fandom. I can't wait to marathon this whole new season.
The incredible outpouring of positivity and glee that this reboot has generated makes me so damn happy. Everyone is ready to enjoy some light-hearted, silly fun together, and those fundraising numbers reflect that. The fan sites and Facebook groups are unified in their excitement like no other fandom. I can't wait to marathon this whole new season.
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1:41PM on 03/22/2017
Awesome. Everyone involved is just top-notch and having a blast. Can't wait.
Awesome. Everyone involved is just top-notch and having a blast. Can't wait.
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1:25PM on 03/22/2017

Never got it

I never understood the appeal of MST3K. It's one the geek holy grails I simply don't understand. It can be funny in small doses. 15-30 minutes tops. But a whole films worth wears out it's welcome quickly.
And to be honest, the fanbase of the show (yes I'm generalizing) is a huge turn off. They are usually the fat, hairy, condescending kind of geeks that get off their own knowledge of obscure film and geekdom. You'd be shocked at how many of these guys I've come across.
I never understood the appeal of MST3K. It's one the geek holy grails I simply don't understand. It can be funny in small doses. 15-30 minutes tops. But a whole films worth wears out it's welcome quickly.
And to be honest, the fanbase of the show (yes I'm generalizing) is a huge turn off. They are usually the fat, hairy, condescending kind of geeks that get off their own knowledge of obscure film and geekdom. You'd be shocked at how many of these guys I've come across.
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1:42PM on 03/22/2017
"I don't understand it and the people who like it are fat and ugly" is probably the worst type of comment you could make about an upcoming show.
"I don't understand it and the people who like it are fat and ugly" is probably the worst type of comment you could make about an upcoming show.
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