Netflix Premieres New MST3K April 14
Thirty-ish years ago a small show premiered on a local Minneapolis television station. Mystery Science Theater 3000 continued over the next decade, adding fans to its large following and exposing the world to cult characters like Zap Rowsdower and Trumpy. Over 192 episodes (and one feature film) High School Big Shots, Pumamen and other cinematic masterpieces were lampooned, often mercilessly and always hilariously. On April 14, MST3K returns to television with 14 brand new episodes exclusive to Netflix. Joel Hodgson and Mike Nelson, the previous hosts, are followed by host Jonah Ray as the latest test subject forced to watch horrible movies in space.
As a primer to the new episodes, Netflix has released 20 of MST3K’s original episodes for viewing. Among them are several fan favorites including Space Mutiny, Manos: The Hands of Fate, Eegah! and Joel Hodgson’s favorite episode I Accuse My Parents. Additional episodes are available for streaming or DVD purchase.
MST3K’s new episodes are being kept under wraps but their latest trailer gives us a few hints at some of the movies new and old school fans can expect. Baywatch Nights fans take note: one might feature a young David Hasselhoff in an early role.
What will the hands of fate have in store for new and old fans? What are some of your favorite MST3K episodes or lines? Any favorite films you want to see? Comment below, tweet at me (@realpmickelson), or send a smoke signal and sound off. Check back with MFST for any upcoming news!