For nerds of a certain age there was no greater validation of their non-stop movie watching than Mystery Science Theater 3000.
The original aired on Comedy Central in the early 90s then moved to The Sci-Fi Channel (remember, before it was SyFy) from 1997-1999.
The show features a human stuck in space, who builds robot companions to keep him company. They watch terrible movies while making fun of them.
The show has never lost its cult popularity, so when creator Joel Hodgson began a Kickstarter to bring the show back, it quickly became one of the most successful campaigns ever, raising $5.7 million.
The new series airs on Netflix and stars Jonah Ray as the new human trapped on the Satellite of Love, Patton Oswalt is Son of TV and Felicia Day as Kinga Forrester.
It’s worth noting that the original cast members can still be seen hilariously making fun of current and classic films through their RiffTrax shows.
The new Mystery Science Theater 3000 premieres all 12 episodes on Netflix April 14.
Source: Entertainment Weekly