I never thought I’d see the day. The new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will become available on Netflix on April 14, 2017.
What’s new? As we can see from the trailer, Jonah Ray has taken over the role of the unlucky test subject (previously filled by Joel Hodgson and Mike Nelson). Felicia Day and Patton Oswald look to be the show’s new antagonists. Tom Servo and Crow are nice and shiny.
It should be said that Joel himself — the show’s original creator — is behind this newest season of MST3K. It’s actually the product of a wildly-successful Kickstarter that ended back in December 2015. They raised a whopping $5,764,229 and, well, here we are.
As the trailer’s YouTube description says, it “set the world record as the highest-funded film and TV crowdfunding campaign in history.” The fans want what they want.
Thanks to them, we can look forward to at least 14 new episodes. But who knows what the future holds? If you ask me, Netflix is probably the best place for a show like this. It could even…go on forever…