Well, thank goodness. After being off the air for 18 years, Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) is back. That’s right – the 11th season of the 1990s cult classic is back and is on Netflix right now.
So, what’s changed? Jonah Ray plays the role of the poor slob who is condemned to watch awful (mostly) science fiction movies and ridicule them with a couple of robots (yes, Crow and Tom Servo are back in action), and the action takes place on the dark side of the moon rather than on the Satellite of Love. Also, cultural references have been updated for the 21st century (naturally).
What’s not changed? It’s still a heck of a lot of fun watching the gang shred awful movies. Joel Hodgson – the creator of he show – is back in the driver’s seat and his since of humor and fun clearly hasn’t changed much over the years.
If you’ve never watched MST3K, now is the chance to check it out and see if you like it. For those of us who have missed MST3K since it went out of production in 1999, this new series is like seeing an old friend return after a very long absence. No, it’s not the same and the actors are clearly getting into the groove still, but this revival is great and a breath of fresh air. If you have Netflix, check out the new episodes. If you don’t have Netflix, this is a good time to subscribe.
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