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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 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 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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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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TV-14

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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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The first song played over the end credits is an instrumental version of a jingle Joel and the Bots sang for a Wild Rebels cereal commercial during one of the host segments for that movie. See more »

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NO... Just .. No
19 April 2017 | by surfpunk66See all my reviews

The original MST3k is a favorite of mine, I know the show well.

The original was never annoying, just funny and pleasant.

These new episodes are highly annoying; even the new theme song is annoying. The whole cast has a cocky attitude, self-aware that they are happy to be "back." Yet they had nothing to do with the original show or anything that made it good. Felicia Day is horrible, not funny at all. Jonah Ray is horrible, not funny and annoying to listen to and look at.

Also, since the new cast/writers have released their favorite episodes of the original series, guess what you find out when you re-watch all those old episodes they mention?

Well I'll tell you, you hear all the same jokes!

This new breed of jerk-offs totally recycle tons of lines they have used on the classic show! And if it isn't a lifted joke from an old episode, chances are it's some reference to filmmaking, the most overused type of joke in the new season.

I also can't get over how the set doesn't look as good as it used to.

The show just doesn't have the taste it used to. This Return is gaudy, unfunny, and very annoying.

Anyone who thinks this is on par with the original is flat out wrong, and likely not smart enough to recognize the difference between the two. But that may be the point as the original was probably deemed too smart of a show to be created in the first place.


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