Mystery Science Theater 3000: Joel returns to riff The Christmas Dragon with Jonah and Emily

Last year, we saw a list of thirteen movies that would be riffed during the new season of the classic series Mystery Science Theater 3000, which is now being released through the show’s own indie streaming platform The Gizmoplex. On that list was a movie called The Christmas Dragon, which was said to be about “a group of orphans going on a journey to restore the lost magic and save Christmas.” What wasn’t mentioned at that time is that original MST3K host Joel Hodgson will be returning to riff The Christmas Dragon with current hosts Jonah Ray and Emily Marsh!

The Christmas Dragon episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be reaching the Gizmoplex on December 16th. The livestream premiere begins at 8pm Eastern. Here’s the information:

For the first time in Mystery Science Theater 3000 history, THREE hosts will be riffing one Christmas turkey! In this very special holiday episode, Jonah Ray, Emily Marsh, and series creator and original host Joel Hodgson are joined by two sets of robots on the Satellite of Love. This all-star team must collectively endure the Forresters’ newest experiment as they watch a pack of precocious orphans try to save Father Christmas in The Christmas Dragon.

But this time, there’s even more at stake, as our heroes have hatched an escape plan to free themselves from Kinga Forrester’s evil clutches forever! Will their scheme succeed?

And here’s some information on The Gizmoplex:

If you haven’t heard by now, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back with new episodes! Curious viewers can head to the Gizmoplex – the only place to see new episodes of MST3K. The Gizmoplex features all of the season 13 episodes and shorts that have premiered so far, along with brand-new MST3K content available in special livestream events every two weeks. The Gizmoplex is accessible via a web portal and also on a wide variety of OTT platforms, including apps for both iOS and Android devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and more.

As for The Christmas Dragon, that 2014 film was directed by John Lyde, who also provided the story that Shylah Addante and David Addante crafted into a screenplay. Bailee Johnson, Paris Warner, David DeVilliers, Ruby Jones, Jacob Buster, Jake Stormoen, Melanie Stone, Talon Ackerman, Adam Johnson, Renny Grames, Danny James, Paul D. Hunt, Eve Mauro, and Heather Beers star.

Are you glad to hear Joel, Jonah, and Emily will be riffing together for a special episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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