Netflix dropped the trailer for the new season 11 of Mystery Science Theater 3000 today and it looks... bonkers incredible. As a longtime MSTie from watching it late night on Comedy Central in the 90's I can say that getting a new season is pretty magical. I bought the huge pack of episodes on Vimeo, funded the Kickstarter and bought a Tom Servo kit because... you know... it's the greatest show of all time and it all needed to be done. The work that needs to be done now though is unpacking that new trailer which you need to watch right now so stop reading and get to clicking!

  • It looks like Jonah works for Gizmonic institute as a space garbage man.

  • As he is doing his job Kinga Forrester and Son of TV's Frank trick him to responding to an SOS and make him watch bad moves on the Moon 13 research station. It looks Like Kinga is "reopening her familes most legendary experiment." I never got why they needed to run this experiment so maybe they will explain that? Or maybe it's just a show and I should relax. Seems likely.

  • The show looks glorious in HD. I was wondering if the show would feel wrong in crisp HD but it looks incredible. They balanced the right amount of old school hand made feel with the camp these terrible movies are known for.

  • One of the movies they will riff is 1961 monster film Reptilicus. Seems like a perfect fit for MST3K.

  • April 14th is WAY too long to wait.

So far series creator Joel Hodgson has been light on what he's revealed from the new season and this trailer seems to drop a ton of small details. Can't wait to see what else is revealed in the upcoming weeks and if we get a new trailer I will post it here for our dissected enjoyment.

If you haven't watched MST3K and are curious I recommend you checkout the classic episode they recently added to Netflix. I recommend starting with Pod People and after that hitting the rest of the Joel episodes.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 03/23/2017 at 02:44pm

I still need to catch up on MST1K and MST2K

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/23/2017 at 02:47pm

I'm so looking forward to this. I haven't watched a ton of the old MST3K but I've seen some, and I've seen a lot of movies with RiffTrax, which is kinda their follow-up. It's all riffing on movies, without the plot, but it's still great.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 03/23/2017 at 03:46pm

I hear it takes place in the not too distant future.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/24/2017 at 04:52am

smile I still want to pitch that if you have stepped away for a bit and want a recommendation on one to watch on Netflix that you start with Pod People. It's a very special kind of bad movie and the host segments and everything else makes it a very special episode.

It's also perfect for watching late at night so if you don't know what to watch... POD PEOPLE! Trumpy will thank you(this is not a political reference, but if you watch the episode it will make more sense)

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 03/24/2017 at 05:23am

I've never seen this show, so I was kind of delighted to see it on Netflix when I joined. Perhaps I'll check it out sometime.

Oh and speaking of Netflix, I probably wouldn't have jumped on the Netflix train if it wasn't for Cheerful Ghost. :)

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/24/2017 at 02:22pm

Greg I don't know how you existed without Netflix :D

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