Let’s just cut to the chase; Mystery Science Theater 3000 is returning for its 11th season on Netflix on April 14th, 2017! On that day we will be able to watch the season, which consists of 14 episodes, in its entirety. If you can’t wait that long to see Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo, and Jonah riff on horrible movies, you can always watch the classic series on the official Mystery Science Theater 3000 YouTube channel.
Their YouTube channel is a good way to get acclimated to MST3K‘s brand of humor. Or, if you’re already a fan, it’s a hilarious trip down memory lane. If you’ve already seen their offerings, the versions here have annotations which add more jokes and asides to the side-splitting films.
What to Expect in Season 11
Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s 11th season started as a dream on Kickstarter. While the fans (MSTies as they’re called) all wanted the show to return, it was uncertain if it could be done. Using the crowdfunding platform, Joel Hodgson, original creator of MST3K, was trying to prove that “there’s still an audience, and maybe even convince a network to bring us back for more.” I’d say it was a smashing success.
The campaign raised a whopping $5,764,229 on their original goal of $2 million with just over $400,000 coming outside of Kickstarter. With that amount of money Joel was able to fund 14 episodes for the show’s return and the cries of the MSTies was heard. Netflix scooped up the series, as they are wont to do and the rest is binge watching history.
The new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will star Jonah Ray, of Nerdist fame, as Jonah Heston. Heston will be trapped on the Satellite of Love with his robot pals Crow T. Robot (voiced by Hampton Yount) and Tom Servo (voiced by Baron Vaughn). Together, Jonah and his pals will be forced to watch cheesy movies by the newest Mad, Kinga Forrester who is played by the lovely Felicia Day.
With such a qualified cast, the return of MST3K is shaping up to be a worthy continuation of the classic, cult series. What is your favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 movie? It’s hard for me, but Werewolf and Hobgoblins are two of my all time favs. Let us know yours in the comments, and get ready for Movie Sign when Mystery Science Theater 3000 returns on Netflix on Friday, April 14th!
If you’re still itching for more MST3K you can always buy the classic series on Amazon.