There’s a new season of MST3K coming to Netflix and the popular video-streaming service just released a new trailer. You’ll find a lot of new (but very familiar) faces in the new season, which is based on the popular series of yesteryear. The new season of MST3K is coming to Netflix on April 14, 2017, so set a reminder.
This new season will serve as a reboot of the popular Mystery Science Theater 3000 series that aired on Comedy Central in the late 80s and early 90s. The new season will be available on Netflix in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland in the “Not-Too-Distant Future.”
The series’ original creator and star, Joel Hodgson, will be joined by comedian Jonah Ray (“Jonah Heston”) as the new host, along with and Felicia Day (Geek & Sundry) as “Kinga Forrester.”
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.
You can still find episodes on of the old series on Netflix, more than a dozen were added just this month to kickoff the new season of the show.
The trio that continued the original series after Joel left still produce “Rifftrax” episodes, which can be found on their website. The new format doesn’t have the ‘front row’ that you might remember from the original MST3K, but Mike, Ryan (formerly Crow) and Bill (formerly Tom Servo) are still as funny as ever.