Within the not-too-distant future, subsequent Thursday A.D., Thriller Science Theater 3000 will stream its annual Turkey Day marathon of basic episodes – and this yr, it is larger than it has been in practically thirty years. The movie-mocking cult present will stream ten episodes, as a substitute of its ordinary six, on Thanksgiving Day.
The present made the announcement by way of Twitter at present, in a trailer narrated by Penn Jillette. This yr’s marathon would be the first to be launched on the Gizmoplex, the brand new streaming platform that was used to launch this yr’s thirteen-episode thirteenth season of MST3K; it would even be obtainable on Twitch, and YouTube. The trailer additionally encompasses a rundown of the basic episodes that might be included within the marathon: The Sword and the Dragon, The Starfighters, Catalina Caper, The Horror of Social gathering Seashore, Santo within the Treasure of Dracula, Past Atlantis, Warrior of the Misplaced World, Metropolis Limits, Components: The Clonus Horror, and Mitchell.
The Turkey Day marathon started in 1991, when MST3K was nonetheless airing new episodes on Comedy Central. The marathons ran yearly till 1995, when the present departed for Sci-Fi Channel; Sci-Fi did air one Thanksgiving marathon of the present in 1997, however the custom in any other case lay fallow till 2013, when Shout Manufacturing facility, which had acquired the home-media rights to the present, revived it by streaming six basic episodes yearly. This yr’s episodes had been determined by way of a web-based fan vote.
Thriller Science Theater 3000 started on native Minneapolis TV station KTMA, with the straightforward idea of a human and his two wise-cracking robotic pals imprisoned on an area station by mad scientists and compelled to look at horrible b-movies as a part of a nebulous experiment. The viewer watches together with them as they try to take care of their sanity by cracking jokes via the often-interminable on-screen motion. The present turned a cult hit, surviving strikes to Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Channel, and the change of human host from Joel Hodgson to Mike T. Nelson, and even spawned a theatrical movie in 1996. Canceled in 1999, the present was revived in 2017 by way of Kickstarter for 2 seasons that streamed on Netflix with new host Jonah Ray and new mad scientists performed by Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt. The present subsequently returned to life as soon as extra in 2022, by way of its personal crowdfunded proprietary streaming platform, the Gizmoplex.
The 2022 MST3K Turkey Day marathon will start streaming on Thursday, November 24 at 7 AM EST. Keep tuned to Collider for not-so-distant future updates. Try the brand new trailer beneath: