As 2016 has been a big year for fellow MSTies, the reboot of the series will be launched on a popular video streaming service.
The return of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” on Netflix
The announcement was made during an MST3K panel discussion that was held at the San Diego Comic-Con in July, according to Alex Osborn’s IGN article on the return of the series. The new MST3K will be available to stream on Netflix throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.
Several familiar faces will make cameo appearances in the revival of MST3K
In addition to Jonah Ray (as Jonah Heston), Felicia Day (as evil overlord Kinga Forrester), Baron Vaughn (as the third voice of robot companion Tom Servo), Hampton Yount (as the third voice of robot companion Crow T. Robot) and veteran comedian/writer Patton Oswalt (as “Son of TV’s Frank), several familiar MST3K cast members will make cameo appearances in the new series.
It was announced that Bill Corbett, Mary Jo Pehl and Kevin Murphy will make cameo appearances in the reboot of the series, along with original host and series creator Joel Hodgson (according to an official Netflix press release).
Netflix: The new home of the MST3K reboot
The reboot of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” will be part of Netflix and their stable of critically acclaimed original television series offered on the streaming service, including “House of Cards.”
SIDEBAR: “Silver Screen Reflections” hopes that the new MST3K will be a success on Netflix, with new riffs of other cheesy low-budget motion pictures. When the new MST3K is released on the paid streaming video platform, it might be a good time to use the free month trial, which is good for one month (for those that haven’t used Netflix before).