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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | TV Series (2017– )
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Set in the not-too-distant future, a Gizmonic Institute employee is lured to the dark side of the moon by third-generation mad scientist Kinga Forrester and her flunky, Max. He is sat in ... See full summary »

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Joel Hodgson
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Series cast summary:
Felicia Day ...  Kinga Forrester 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Patton Oswalt ...  Max (TV's Son of TV's Frank) 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Jonah Ray ...  Jonah Heston 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Baron Vaughn ...  Tom Servo 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Hampton Yount ...  Crow T. Robot 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Joel Hodgson Joel Hodgson ...  Ardy / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Tim Ryder ...  Bonehead #1 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Zach Thompson Zach Thompson ...  Bonehead #2 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Rebecca Hanson ...  Gypsy / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Har Mar Superstar ...  Skeleton Crew Bandleader 20 episodes, 2017-2018
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Set in the not-too-distant future, a Gizmonic Institute employee is lured to the dark side of the moon by third-generation mad scientist Kinga Forrester and her flunky, Max. He is sat in front of cheesy movies with his robot buddies and forced to tortuously watch bad movies in their entirety as these mad scientists study the effects on his mind.

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Official Sites:

Official MST3K website

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet See more »

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$5,764,229 (estimated)
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Happy with it.
16 December 2018 | by WhitneylTerrySee all my reviews

Honestly, I think this hit the mark far better than the massive wave of reboots we've seen over the last decade, more specifically, Netflix.

Of course people are going to disagree, I clearly see that from the large amount of poor reviews, but as nostalgic as this is for myself as well, I was not disappointed.

I appreciate the modern pop culture references during the movie commentary, and the banter during intermission(s) still made me laugh. Though the use of newer films that are specifically made to be low-budget and terrible, sort of takes away from the "low budget" and "special effects" jokes, I still feel they made it work in their own MST3K way.

Definitely could've done without the arm movements of Felicia Day (nit-picking), but if I'm being honest, I've only ever really cared for the trio anyway and not so much the Dr. Forrestor scenes, so it doesn't really change the format for me the same as it might others.

Overall, I feel like the show stuck to its roots and that social evolution and two decades between the series accounts for most of changes that people are disappointed in. A lot of these wrinkles will likely iron out over time but it will certainly not please everyone, especially those picking at technicalities.

I say give it a shot, I was skeptical but very pleased.


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