So, two Christmases ago, my wife and best friend got together and got my one of the best Christmas presents that I’ve ever received. They pitched in and Kickstarted the Mystery Science Theater 3000 project at the backer level that will get me a Blu-ray copy of the new season that they are putting together. Ever since that day, I have been waiting not so patiently for the crew to wrap up shooting and take me back to the good old days of watching the show with my dad on Saturday mornings.
So fast forward a year and a half or whatever it’s been, and I get an email today with the news that I’ve been waiting for! The new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be airing on Netflix on April 14th! But don’t just take it from me, here’s what they had to say in the email:
Dear MST3K Revival League,
Joel here. It’s been a really busy couple of weeks, and we just finished our third (and last) “Red Carpet Kickstarter Screening” of the first new episode of Mystery Science Theater, Experiment 1101. I’ll tell you more about those very soon, but right now, I’m writing to share some very important news:
The new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will premiere on Netflix on April 14, 2017.
You know, I always promised that I’d tell you as soon as I found out, and Netflix actually just told me as we were finishing the Q&A session for our screening here in Los Angeles. So, I wanted to write and tell you right away.
Anyway, I’m off to meet some of the wonderful backers who came out for tonight’s screening, but I wanted to make sure you heard the news from me before you see it somewhere else. I’ll have more news for you soon.
And just so you don’t worry, we promise: if your rewards include the new episodes – or the livestream screening of the first new episode — we’ll make sure you have them by April 14, when the new episodes premiere on Netflix.
None of this would be happening without you. I’m really grateful.
Cheers & Thanks,
So there you have it! Anyone else planning on taking that Friday off? I’m up for a three day weekend of riffing for sure!!