Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s 12th season is premiering on a very appropriate day on Netflix.
Netflix continues to bring you great Netflix content in autumn. Just in time for the 30th anniversary of Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s original premiere, Netflix announced six new episodes will arrive on Thanksgiving Day. The show originally appeared on KTMA in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 24, 1988.
“Thirty years ago on Thanksgiving Day 1988 is when we premiered Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the Minneapolis market,” said creator, original host, and executive producer Joel Hodgson. “We were competing with 60 Minutes for the same time slot, and I think history has shown which is the better show.”
After the show’s original run ended, it aired on Comedy Central for seven seasons until its cancellation in 1997. It was then picked up by The Sci-Fi Channel and aired for three seasons until another cancellation in August 1999. A sixty-episode syndication package titled The Mystery Science Theater Hour was produced in 1995. In 2015, creator Joel Hodgson led a crowdfunded revival of the series with 14 episodes for an eleventh season which was released on Netflix.
MST3K marathons are a Thanksgiving tradition. It’s a show with the host and two robot puppets riffing on incredibly bad movies. It has been hosted by Joel, Mike and Jonah over the years. The host is being held captive on a spaceship (the ‘Satellite Of Love’) and being forced to watch stinkers in the name of “science.”
All new actors were present in the latest Netflix season. They all return for season 2. Johan Ray, host Jonah Heston and Felicia Day serve as his test subjects. Patton Oswalt, Felicia Day and Baron Vaughn voice the robots.
Netflix will start streaming new episodes on Thanksgiving Day (November 22, 2018).