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

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

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.

Source: Netflix

About the Author

Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.