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April 3rd, 2017

The Satellite of Love with Tom Servo, Crow and Joel Hodgson Orbiting to Netflix

Heaven's knows how many readers will remember the TV series "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (MST3K) that ran for a total of 197 episodes on Comedy Central and the Science-Fiction Channel and even became a feature film.

Mystery Science Theater 3000's host and creator, Joel Hodgson, and his three robot pals, Gypsy, Tom Servo and Crow, stuck in space watching rotten flicks.

Courtesy: Everett Collection

The show revolved around a poor, stranded astronaut — Joel Hodgson, also the show's creator — aboard a spacecraft named the Satellite of Love. His companions? Three robot puppets, one named Gypsy, one named Crow, and the third named Tom Servo. A mad scientist then projects the most awful B-movies to the stranded astronaut and he and the two robots offer commentary on the running movie, with some of the most hilarious narration and one liners to accompany the viewing of the atrocious film.

Now, thanks to a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, Variety is reporting that MST3K is returning and will be re-birthed on Netflix, starting on April 14th. Some elements of the show will remain the same as they did in the 80s... and several new environments have been brought into the sets and the players. If you enjoy caustic and hilarious commentary that is completely based on a satellite, you might want to tune in for the 11th season of MST3K.

To read more detail regarding MST3K, select this direct link to the Variety news infosite...