Netflix is clearly okay with poking fun at itself.
This past Friday, fourteen brand new episodes of the beloved series “Mystery Science Theater 3000” premiered on Netflix, and I’m willing to bet that many of you reading this right now spent much of your weekend riding the couch and binge-watching as many of them as you possibly could. Along with Tom Servo and Crow, new host Jonah Rey riffs on b-movies such as Avalanche, Star Crash and The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t in the fan-funded new season – but first, the gang set their sights on Netflix series “Stranger Things.”
In an effort to whet appetites for the revival, Netflix tasked Rey and the gang with riffing on the first two-minutes of “Stranger Things” for a fun teaser video, which you’ll find below!
The national broadcast life of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” began in 1989. The series is set on the Satellite of Love, where a human host is trapped by mad scientists with his two robot sidekicks and forced to watch an endless run of B movies. The format proved to be popular, and during its eleven years and 198 episodes on the Comedy Channel and Sci-Fi Channel, it attained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim, including a Peabody Award and two Emmys nominations.
Head over to Netflix to watch all 14 new episodes at your earliest convenience!