the new MST3K is here & Har Mar Superstar sings the theme song ++ watch them riff on ‘Stranger Things’
The new episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 -- officially titled Mystery Science Theatre 3000: The Return -- debuted today on Netflix with 14 new episodes (and 14 cheesy movies to make fun of). While the cast is new (Jonah Ray, Patton Oswalt, Felicia Day), the spirit of the original show is very much intact -- from the update of the MST3K theme song, which is now sung by Har Mar Superstar, to the purposefully DIY set design and retro-cheesy miniature effects. (Longtime fans will be glad to hear the Invention Exchange is back.) There are some fun cameos too. The second episode -- Cry Wilderness -- is an instant classic of the Pod People variety. Watch it over at Netflix.
In celebration of MST3K's return, new host Jonah Ray and his robot friends riff on another Netflix series, Stranger Things. Watch that below.