Largely unknown in the UK, the epic US series Mystery Science Theater 3000 will show an epic six-movie “Gauntlet” on Thanksgiving on Netflix.
Set in the not-too-distant future, a Gizmonic Institute employee (Jonah Ray) is lured to the dark side of the moon by third-generation mad scientist Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and her flunky, Max. He is sat in front of cheesy movies and forced to tortuously watch terrible movies in their entirety as these mad scientists study the effects on his mind. He’s accompanied by two robots, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot and together they watch the movies – as do we – but Jonah and his two mechanical mates add their own hilarious commentary, basically ripping these bad B-movies to shreds.
On Thanksgiving, join @jonahray, @feliciaday, @pattonoswalt and the rest of the @MST3K crew for a Gauntlet of sheer celluloid terror (and hilarity) with six of the most terrible movies in the universe. pic.twitter.com/r3z7WiSjQI
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) November 12, 2018
If you’ve never seen an episode, we suggest you start with the only standalone Mystery Science Theater 3000 movie that’s been made, where they watch – and make an endless stream of side-splittingly funny remarks to – This Island Earth, the 1955 epic sub-standard sci-fi flick. Watch that – and we guarantee you’ll love it…then get into the series. And then you’ll understand how happy the rest of us are.
And it doesn’t end there.
Series creator Joel Hodgson and host Jonah Ray will celebrate 30 years of the iconic cult TV show with a pre-holiday “Turkey Day” marathon starting at 12pm ET on Sunday, November 18th, that will showcase six MST3K episodes, as well as brand-new episode intros featuring Joel and Jonah.
To help the cast celebrate this momentous milestone in MST3K history, be sure to share your favorite “MSTie Memories” from the past 30 years via social media by using the hashtag #MST3KTurkeyDay.
Scott Snowden is MyM’s US Editor. Follow him on Twitter.
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