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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back! In case you didn’t know, the series was just rebooted on Netflix, and renamed Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, and right now, there are 14 brand new episodes waiting for you to consume right now.

In celebration of this revival, Netflix put out a little teaser where the gang riffs on one of last year’s biggest sensations: Stranger Things. If there is a better example of cross-promotional synergy, I just don’t know what is.

Check out the video below!

While Mystery Science Theater is better known for riffing on B-movies, this latest video certainly makes us wish they’d consider more A-list material. Sure, they may not have the gaping faults of something like Plan 9 From Outer Space, but as was proven in this clip, the opportunity is still there.

What’s more, I guarantee there were at least of handful of people who will head over to Netflix in hopes of seeing an entire episode get the MST3K treatment. Maybe next season…



Want to know more about the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000? Below is the official description:

“Anticipated Reboot of Fan Favorite Series Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be Available on Netflix in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland in the “Not-Too-Distant Future.” Original creator Joel Hodgson will be joined by comedian Jonah Ray (“Jonah Heston”) as the new host and Felicia Day (Geek & Sundry) as ‘Kinga Forrester.’ 

“A Kickstarter starter campaign, spearheaded by Hodgson and Shout! Factory, surpassed the goal of funding the production of 14 new episodes and set the world record as the highest-funded film and TV crowdfunding campaign in history.

Mystery Science Theater 3000’s national broadcast life began in 1989. Set on the Satellite of Love where a human host is trapped by mad scientists with his two robot sidekicks and forced to watch an endless run of B movies. The format proved to be popular, and during its eleven years and 198 episodes on the Comedy Channel and Sci-Fi Channel, it attained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim, including a Peabody Award and two Emmys® nominations.”

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return is streaming on Netflix now, as is Stranger Things.

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SOURCE: Netflix