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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Netflix Revival Cancelled, No Season Three

The mystery is dead at Netflix. Deadline reports the streaming service has cancelled their Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival after two seasons.

An updated version of the Comedy Central/Syfy series, the show stars Jonah Ray as Jonah Hetson, a human test subject who must watch and comment on terrible B-movies with robot friends. Other cast members include Patton Oswalt, Felicia Day, Baron Vaugh, and Hampton Yount.

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Netflix Cancels ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Revival

  • Variety
Netflix Cancels ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Revival
The snarky bots of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” and their human companion, Jonah Ray, will not be returning for another season on Netflix, Variety has confirmed.

Jonah Ray, host of the new “MST3K,” tweeted Tuesday that Netflix had canceled the show, a long-running cult favorite. Netflix confirmed that the series will not return for another season.

“We don’t know what the future holds for the show,” Jonah Ray wrote in his Twitter thread, adding, “it always seemed to figure out how to survive. From Comedy Central to SyFy. Then kept alive by Rifftrax & Cinematic Titanic. Whatever happens, I want everybody to know that getting a chance to be on this show was a dream come true.”

Jonah Ray wondered if AMC Networks’ Shudder streaming service might rescue “MST3K”: “Now if only I can convince @shudder to pick us up and to let us share a night with Joe Bob Briggs?
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Blu-ray Review – Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 12: The Gauntlet (2019)

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 12 – The Gauntlet, 2019. Directed by Joel Hodgson. Starring: Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount, Baron Vaughn, Rebecca Hanson, Felicia Day, and Patton Oswalt. Synopsis: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back for a six-episode twelfth season dubbed The Gauntlet. Jonah and the bots must endure all of the movies in one […]

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ at 30: How a Cult TV Show Changed Pop Culture

In the not too distant past — November 24th, 1988, A.D. — a moderately successful stand-up comedian named Joel Hodgson slipped on a jumpsuit. He then spent a few hours on a Minneapolis Uhf station making fun of the terrible movies Invaders from the Deep and Revenge of the Mysterions from Mars, alongside a couple of handmade robot puppets. Only a handful of lucky Minnesotans were watching Ktma that Thanksgiving night, exactly 30 years ago. They all saw the birth of a pop culture phenomenon: a charmingly cheap-looking show that, no joke, changed television.
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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’: It’s Lasted 30 Years, and It Could Go 30 More

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’: It’s Lasted 30 Years, and It Could Go 30 More
[Editor’s note: Mild spoilers follow for the first episode of “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet.”]

When “Mystery Science Theater 3000” returned for what was technically Season 12 on Thanksgiving Day, it did so under the weight of a huge cliffhanger: At the end of Season 11, Jonah (Jonah Ray) had been devoured by a robot snake — his ultimate fate left in the balance…

…a fact that gets totally brushed aside at the beginning of the first episode, so that Jonah and his faithful robot friends Crow (Hampton Yount) and Tom Servo (Baron Vaughn) can get back to what matters: making fun of bad movies on the Satellite of Love.

“It’s a commentary on shows that do big cliffhangers, and just like, ‘Oh, what if they just didn’t care?'” Ray said in an interview. “What if the show itself just said, ‘Eh, don’t worry about it. No one cares, we just want to get back to doing the show.’ It was just the funniest
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MST3K Season 12 Review - Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet Is Pretty Nice

MST3K season 12 scales back in various ways, but delivers a strong set of six episodes on Netflix.


When Mystery Science Theater 3000 returned for its eleventh season, they had big shoes to fill. While the series has evolved over the decades, prior change only happened in pieces. When Mike Nelson replaced Joel Hodgson as MST3K host, everything else remained the same. With the jump from Comedy Central to the Sci-Fi Channel, it still just boiled down to losing Trace Beaulieu and having to cover for it. The eleventh season, on the other hand, was a total changeover. New host, new voices for the robots, new antagonists, new set, newer everything.

They did pretty damn well. The fourteen-episode season was well-received overall, even if it had some growing pains. The biggest issue was that the jokes were too rapid-fire and felt unnatural. Lines weren’t given time to breathe
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‘MST3K: The Gauntlet’ Trailer: Netflix’s 6-Part Bad Movie Marathon Makes It Even Easier to Watch the Entire Season at Once

‘MST3K: The Gauntlet’ Trailer: Netflix’s 6-Part Bad Movie Marathon Makes It Even Easier to Watch the Entire Season at Once
Thanksgiving is a day for overstuffing, so it’s only fitting that the latest season of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” will be available to streaming in a portion just big enough to gorge in one sitting, should overeager viewers so choose.

As the latest trailer for “MST3K: The Gauntlet” shows, watching all six parts of the new season won’t be that far off from what Jonah (Jonah Ray), Crow (Hampton Yount), Tom Servo (Baron Vaughn), and the rest of the Satellite of Love crew are going to be subjecting themselves too as well. In a slight spin on the show’s time-tested formula, the gang will be tortured by an unprecedented six-movie marathon.

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Among the terrible titles in this year’s batch is the legendary “Mac & Me,” the shameless corporate “E.T.” rip-off
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Gobble Up Shout! Factory TV’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 Pre-Holiday “Turkey Day” Marathon on November 18th

Poor turkeys... In just a few weeks on Thanksgiving, they won't have much to be thankful for except for vegans and vegetarians, but fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 sure will, as the new season will premiere on Netflix, and a few days before that, Shout! Factory TV will host a pre-holiday Mystery Science Theater 3000 "Turkey Day" marathon on November 18th.

From the Press Release: "It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey—cinematic turkey, that is! With the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 premiering on Thanksgiving Day exclusively on Netflix, Shout! Factory TV is helping MSTies whet their appetite for cheesy movies with a brand-new Mystery Science Theater 3000 “Turkey Day” Marathon four days earlier than usual, on Sunday, November 18th.

Join series creator Joel Hodgson and Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet host Jonah Ray starting at 12 pm Et / 9 am Pt on Sunday, November 18th, as they
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New Season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 to Premiere on Netflix on November 22nd

Looks like someone's got a birthday coming up! Mystery Science Theater 3000 turns 30 this Thanksgiving, and to celebrate, a new six-episode season has been announced to premiere on Netflix on November 22nd. The new season will star Felicia Day (Supernatural), Patton Oswalt, and Jonah Ray as well the voice talents of Rebecca Hanson, Baron Vaughn, and Hampton Yount.

A trailer for the new season has yet to be released, but you can check out the official announcement below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

"We’ve got movie sign! In the not-too-distant future, six brand-new episodes of the cult television show Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be available exclusively on Netflix starting on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, 2018.

In the new season of the show, Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and her loyal henchman, Max (Patton Oswalt) unveil the latest innovation in movie riffing.
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TVLine Items: Watchmen First Look, Bonus Full Frontal Episode and More

The first look at HBO’s upcoming Watchmen adaptation poses a very important question: “Who watches The Watchmen?”

The comic book-based series — penned by Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers, Lost) — is set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws. Per HBO, the show “embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.” The ensemble includes a who’s-who of acting vets and genre faves, including Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison and Frances Fisher.
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April 17th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 11, Deep Blue Sea 2

Maybe it’s because this week’s home entertainment releases happen to be falling on the same time as Tax Day, but Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD debuts are what my grandfather would refer to as “slim pickins.” In terms of new titles, we’re finally getting the long-awaited sequel to Deep Blue Sea as well as the latest season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on both formats. Cult film fans will want to nab the new Blu-ray for Day of the Reaper, as it’s a very limited edition release, and for those of you looking to fill in a gap in your personal collections, The Skulls arrives in HD on April 17th, too.

Day of the Reaper

Five women on vacation are stalked by a hooded cannibal killer in the town of Sunnyville Florida. Silly antics and H.G. Lewis-style gore follow the survivors in this camp super-8 epic.
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Meltdown Closing: One of La’s Favorite Venues Helped Shape a More Inclusive Comedy Future

When Comedy Central was developing “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” a TV show based off the weekly standup showcase at Meltdown Comics, co-host Jonah Ray knew that there was only one place the show would work. Any time someone suggested the show could be filmed in a different studio or a larger venue, the response was always the same: They had to do it in Meltdown’s back room.

“We couldn’t take the show to TV, we had to bring TV to the show. The low ceilings, the way the sound was in there, the intimacy of the crowd being right up against the comic and the fact that it was almost this speakeasy idea, people having to go through a comic book shop to get to a comedy show,” Ray told IndieWire. “The idea was to almost treat it as if it were a documentary, showing people
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Horror Highlights: Devil’S Acid, Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 11, Cinedigm Teams Up with Crimson Forest Films, A Demon Within, London Lovecraft Festival, The Basement

Just one more weekend to go before Jonathan Kudabeck's Devil's Acid is released on VOD, including iTunes! The two trailers for the movie as well as the release details kick off today's Horror Highlights. We also have a look at season 11 Blu-ray and DVD of MST3K, Cinedign and Crimson Forest Films' distribution team-up, A Demon Within clip, the London Lovecraft Festival lineup revealed, and The Basement short film in its entirety.

Devil's Acid Trailers and Release Details: Directed by Garrett Kruithof from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jonathan Kudabeck, Devil’s Acid stars Nina Leon, Garrett Kruithof, Finch Nissan, Kim Ormiston, Misty Ormiston, Eric Gibson, Betty Jeune, Jessica Lynn Parsons, Ashley Dulaney, and Drew Rin Varick. Devil’s Acid will be released on VOD platforms, including iTunes, on January 15th.

Synopsis: "A father tells an inappropriate bedtime story about a wealthy man named Johnny who holds a “Haunted
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Netflix Announces Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return Season 2

Last year we saw the, um, return of cult comedy series “Mystery Science Theater 3000” on Netflix with their revival season aptly titled “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return.” The new season starred Jonah Ray, Patton Oswalt, and Felicia Day (along with Baron Vaughn as the voice of Tom Servo, Hampton Yount as the voice […]

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Renewed For a New Season at Netflix!

For those of you who are fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix, you'll be happy to hear that it has been renewed for a new season! I absolutely love this show I couldn't be more excited that we will be getting a new season!

The big announcement was revealed at the conclusion of the annual Thanksgiving marathon of the show that runs on YouTube. This will be the second season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on the streaming network, but it will be the twelfth season of the show overall.

I imagine the original team will all be back. That cast includes Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount, and Baron Vaughn back in the theater as they take part in Kinga Forrester’s (Felicia Day) and Son of TV’s Frank’s (Patton Oswalt) evil experiments of watching hilariously bad B movies. Obviously, series creator Joel Hodgson will be back
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Horror Highlights: MST3K Turkey Day Marathon, Comet TV’s November Programming, The Ninth Passenger, Blood Bound, Occupation, My Neighbors Are Dead Podcast, Live-evil

Gather the family around the table, count your blessings, eat lots of food, and then maybe check out the MST3K marathon! Also: a look at Comet TV's November programming, Afm screening details for The Ninth Passenger, Blood Bound, and Occupation, My Neighbors are Dead podcast details, and three clips from Live-Evil.

MST3K Turkey Day Marathon Announced: Press Release: "It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey—cinematic turkey, that is! This Thanksgiving, grab a heaping helping of Mexican three-layer dip and pureed giblets and join your fellow MSTies for the beloved traditional Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon. Hosted by show creator Joel Hodgson and MST3K stars Felicia Day and Jonah Ray, this year’s marathon features six classic episodes of MST3K never before included in a Shout! Factory Turkey Day Marathon.

Starting at 12 pm Et / 9 am Pt on Thursday, November 23rd, the holiday marathon will showcase six classic MST3K episodes,
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New cast of MST3k to go on national "Watch Out For Snakes!" live tour

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I've made my love of MST3K and the new cast (Jonah Ray, Baron Vaughn, Hampton Yount) before, and am excited to report an upcoming live show featuring the new cast! It'll be a nationwide tour called the "Watch Out For Snakes!" tour, named after a terribly dubbed line in the abysmal caveman-on-the-loose film Eegah, that's thus become a recurring gag on the show. On... Read More...
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Cool Videos: The MST3k bots riff on Netflix shows and read YouTube comments

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Yesterday, there was a video of the robots from Mystery Science Theater 3000, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot (Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount, respectively), trying to pitch their shows to Netflix's Chief Content Officer. Now, we can see them doing what they do best: riff on other movies, or in this case, other Netflix shows: They then read comments on the internet, instead of the fan mail they... Read More...
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Cool Videos: The bots from MST3k pitch their ideas to Netflix

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So I don't know how everyone feels, but I've been really enjoying the newest season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, the cult sci-fi comedy show about a guy (in this case comedian Jonah Ray) and his two robot pals Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot (played in this iteration by Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount, respectively) riffing on bad movies. I think some episodes (like Cry Wilderness and Starcrash) might already be in... Read More...
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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return’ Review: Faces Change, But The Anarchic Spirit Remains the Same

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return’ Review: Faces Change, But The Anarchic Spirit Remains the Same
If you know the words, sing along:

If you’re wondering how he eats and breathes

and other science facts,

Just repeat to yourself, “It’s just a show,

I should really just relax…”

for Mystery Science Theater 3000!”

While some things have changed about the revival of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” (premiering this weekend on Netflix) an awful lot hasn’t — including the refrain above from the opening theme song, familiar to generations of fans. The lyrics above, a winky nod to the absurdity of the show’s premise, has always been a major tone-setter for the series created by Joel Hodgson, which brings together an appreciation for the clumsiest efforts in film history with its own crude yet charming style.

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The 14-episode season, dubbed “The Return
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