Joel Hodgson

Wednesday: Mystery Science Theater 3000

Wednesday: Mystery Science Theater 3000

Aug. 9

If you’re an MST3K fan you probably know all about the new Netflix version, with Jonah Ray standing in for Joel Hodgson (and Mike), new ‘bot voices, and Rebecca Hanson as Synthia and Patton Oswalt as “TV’s Son of TV’s Frank” pressing the button at the end. You probably at least like it, but are you as wedded to the show as you were the original? And if that, are you ready to shell out for a live-action version? Sure, why not? The original—an unlikely UHF puppet show based on the premise that a janitor was fired into space by evil scientists who then experiment on him by subjecting him to bad movies, which he then heckled—had just the right mix of wicked cynicism and...

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