We’ve been covering Shout Factory’s DVD releases of Mystery Science Theater 3000 for years now from their archive so it will be interesting to have some new shows to discuss with the premiere on Netflix on April 14, 2017. The revamped Mystery Science Theater 3000 will have MST3k creator Joel Hodgson involved as writer, director and executive producer with newcomers Felicia Day (Kinga Forrester) and Patton Oswalt (Max). Jonah Ray (Jonah Heston) will play a space pilot for the Gizmonic Institute and the show will feature guest stars like Mark Hamill, Jerry Seinfeld, Neil Patrick Harris and Joel McHale.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 recently held a screening event and after party in Los Angeles, CA for contributors to their Kickstarter campaign. No information about the first episode was shared publicly as attendees were under strict embargo but photos and videos of the after party with Jonah Ray have surfaced from the event.
As reported on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter page – 14 episodes and a holiday special have been shot and are expected to air on Netflix – we don’t know yet if the episodes will all be released at once or spread out over time. Both old and new fans of MST3k can play catch up on the extensive archive from the Shout Factory DVD collections.