The not-too-distant future is about to be the right-this-second present and the wait for season 11 of Mystery Science Theater 3000 to land on Netflix will be over. We’ve been eagerly awaiting the 14 Kickstarter-funded episodes for over a year, and the details about them have been kept incredibly secret. Creator Joel Hodgson didn’t want to announce what movies they’d be riffing, but we hadn’t even known a release date for the season…until now that is!
Following a special Kickstarter backers screening Tuesday night of the first episode of MST3K produced since 1999 (of which I was a lucky viewer), it was announced that Friday April 14, 2017, will be the day we can all sit down and marathon the whole season, or parse them out over 14 consecutive Saturdays to mimic the way we had to watch them back in the Comedy Central and Syfy days. Mark your calendars, plan parties, get your Gizmonics Institute jumpsuit out of cold storage, and hunker down for all the cinema-based jokes your little mind can handle.
The reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is created and co-directed by Joel Hodgson and features Nerdist’s own Jonah Ray as hapless space prisoner Jonah Heston as he and his trusty robot sidekicks Tom Servo (Baron Vaughn) and Crow T. Robot (Hampton Yount) are forced to watch terrible movies for the machinations of Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day).