Mystery Science Theater 3000 Is Returning in 2022 With All-New Episodes
By Jake Rossen
If you’re a Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan, you probably need to take notes when it comes to assessing when the show that’s made an art of spoofing bad movies is actively in production and where.
But to get to it: The show is coming back, and rather than search for a platform, they created one for themselves.
After its two most recent seasons were streamed on Netflix, series creator Joel Hodgson and the crew behind the latest iteration of MTS3K will be premiering a new batch of 13 episodes beginning March 4, 2022. Fans will be able to see them on the Gizmoplex, described as “an online movie theater” for both the show and ancillary content like special events.
Movies that will be getting the treatment this season include Santo in the Treasure of Dracula; Munchie; The Million Eyes of Sumuru; and The Bubble.
After Netflix opted not to renew the show for a third streaming season, Hodgson petitioned fans directly via Kickstarter and raised more than $6.5 million to fund this latest batch of episodes. Comedian Jonah Ray will return to host.
MST3K began on a Minnesota affiliate, KTMA, in 1988 before moving to The Comedy Channel (later Comedy Central) in 1989. From there, it migrated to The Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy) in 1997 for two years. Some cast and crew later moved on to another spoof venture, the highly successful RiffTrax, while Hodgson opted to revive MST3K in 2015 via crowdfunding.
[h/t The A.V. Club]