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If you've been paying any attention to the world of TV and film, you've noticed a major trend that has been taking over: nostalgia is ruling the day. Within the past few years, we've seen quite the handful of previously cancelled series return to TV, much to the joy of the fans who had been forced to watch repeats on syndication for years. And while cable networks have been doing this a bit, with NBC attempting Heroes Reborn and FOX producing another season of The X-Files, it's truly streaming service that are dominating the trend of reboots with cancelled shows. Netflix in particular has been doing this at impressively fast rates, and now it appears that the service will be bringing another reboot to our TV's and computers soon.
The Hollywood Reporter has just revealed that Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be airing its much anticipated revival series over at Netflix. While we've known that MST3K was on its way back into our lives, we weren't sure which network or streaming service would be the one bringing the 90's back to our TV's. Now it it appears that Netflix has once again cashed in on the trend of nostalgia, and will make 90's kids and adults everywhere go back in time.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 is just the latest in a long line of shows being brought back to life by Netflix. The streaming service notably picked up long cancelled WB/CW comedy Gilmore Girls. And rather than producing another 20 something episode season, Netflix will instead be changing the format by releasing four 90 minute episodes/movies. They've even managed to assemble all of the large ensemble cast, including the now extremely busy and famous Melissa McCarthy. Additionally, Netflix is going further back into 90's kids childhoods with its new cartoon series Voltron: Legendary Defender, which was released in its entirety back in June.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be doing a similar revival to Gilmore Girls in the fact that members of the original cast will once again be returning to talk major crap about bad movies. The returning cast includes Kevin Murphy, who voiced and puppeteered the robot Tom Servo, Bill Corbett who did the same for Crow T. Robot, and Mary Jo Pehl, who joined the cast in Season 7. Joining these classic characters are newcomers Patton Oswald and Felcia Day, who will play new characters. Day will be a new mad scientist who is the daughter of original villain Dr. Clayton Forrester while Oswald will play the son of original character TV's Frank.
The revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000 has been a long time coming. The revival began with an extremely successful Kickstarter, which ended up breaking records for the website when it raised around $6.3 million. So honestly, Netflix probably didn't have to do much to produce a new series on their own.
Are you glad Netflix is producingMystery Science Theater 3000, or would you rather have seen it on another network? Let us know below.