July 26, 2016

SDCC '16: MST3K is Coming to Netflix!

We've been HUGE fans of MST3K since They were on the Sci-Fi Channel back in the 90's, when we'd wake up every Saturday morning, and start our day off with some crazy riffing from Mike, Tom Servo, and Crow T. Robot, and the entire Satellite of Love crew.

It was brilliant. 

We've known for a while that an MST3K revival was happening, but we found out this weekend thanks to Comic Con that it would be a 14-episode run on Netflix, and now we have the details about the project.

From the Press Release:

"- The new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be available exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

- Original creator Joel Hodgson will be joined by comedian Jonah Ray (“Jonah Heston”) as the new host and Felicia Day (Geek & Sundry) as “Kinga Forrester.” Joel McHale and Dan Harmon have attached as writers. Additionally, Mary Jo Pehl (“Pearl Forrester”), Bill Corbett (“Crow T. Robot”) and Kevin Murphy (“Tom Servo”) from the original cast will reprise their roles in the new series.

- Elliott Kalan, Emmy-winning former head writer of The Daily Show, will serve as the new head writer on the revival.

- A Kickstarter starter campaign, spearheaded by Hodgson and Shout! Factory, surpassed the goal of funding the production of 14 new episodes and set the world record as the highest-funded film and TV crowdfunding campaign in history.

- Mystery Science Theater 3000’s national broadcast life began in 1989. Set on the Satellite of Love where a human host is trapped by mad scientists with his two robot sidekicks and forced to watch an endless run of B movies. The format proved to be popular, and during its eleven years and 198 episodes on the Comedy Channel and Sci-Fi Channel, it attained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim, including a Peabody Award and two Emmys® nominations."

Color us beyond excited.

Now, if they'd just tell us which movies they'll be tearing apart...

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