Thanks to a highly successful Kickstarter campaign and some other investments, we are getting the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000 very soon — but until today, no one knew how soon. Now we have a date of April 14, thanks to the caption on a picture posted to Netflix’s Facebook account.
Get ready for the Robot Roll-Call: MST3K is coming to Netflix April 14!
You know Cambot, Gypsy, Tom Servo and Crooooooow, but the new faces include Jonah Ray (the new human test subject), Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt as the new Mads, and Hampton Yount and Baron Vaughn, who play Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo respectively. Also in this photo is Joel Hodgson, instrumental in getting the whole project running again. He will only appear behind the scenes, however.
As for what movies are going to be riffed this time, no one knows outside of the crew. This is intentional as Joel believes it’s to the show’s benefit that you don’t know what’s screening until the day it appears.
In other Satellite of Love-related news, Dark Horse has announced an MST3K comic book. All they said was that they have the license, leaving the press to wonder how the adaption is supposed to work. Does it depict what the Bots and Mads do when they’re not watching movies, or have they found a way to riff material on the printed page? The latter is possible and has precedence; Marvel’s Beavis and Butthead comic solved the music video problem by running pages of their own superhero comics with the two morons’ comments laid over them.
With the comic having been announced just this week, odds are good we’ll get the new season first. Mystery Science Theater 3000 returns April 14 exclusively on Netflix. Reruns of the original appear Sunday nights on digital subchannel Comet, and can be viewed anytime on Shout Factory’s YouTube channel.