Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back as of today! To promote it, Netflix did something kind of brilliant: they showed the first two minutes of Stranger Things to new MST3K host Jonah Ray and his robot friends Tom Servo and Crow.
And they tore it a new one.
Yeah, it’s only two minutes, but that sure feels like the old MST3K to me. I haven’t started the new series yet, but this is a perfect aperitif, and it’s got me excited and ready to dive into the series proper. All episodes are now up; I think I’ll start with Al Adamson’s completely fucked-up 1982 “kids’ film” Carnival Magic.
You guys dig in yet? Thoughts?