The Bring Back MST3K Kickstarter has already met its $2 million goal. Last week we reported that Jonah Ray is the new host of MST3K, and noted some rumors about who the rest of the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 cast would be.
Turns out the rumors were true.
Joel Hodgson made it official yesterday and announced that Felicia Day is the new mad scientist on the show, with Hampton Yount as the new Crow T. Robot and Baron Vaughn as the new Tom Servo. Day will be playing Kinga Forrester, the daughter of Dr. Clayton Forrester (Trace Beaulieu) and the granddaughter of Pearl Forrester (Mary Jo Pehl).
Here’s the official announcement video.
The new evil henchman has yet to be announced, but as of this writing I can’t find any info on who this might be with some basic Google Fu and Twitter Fu. Your guess is as good as mine.
AV Club thinks the shadow looks Patton Oswalt-like, but for all we know, it could be Mr. Game & Watch.
Here’s that image:
There are still 17 days left on the crowdfunding campaign, which means a full season with this cast isn’t out of the question at the moment. Visit the MST3K Kickstarter page by clicking here.
What do you think of the new cast, and who should be the new henchman? (I hope the new henchman is the test tube baby of Bobo and Brain Guy.)[via AV Club]