After breaking Kickstarter records and making nerds of a certain age feel nostalgic, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is officially back with 14 episodes and gearing up for a Netflix premiere in April. Over at Entertainment Weekly, they debuted the first trailer for the rebooted show. The charming, low-rent special effects are back, and so is Mary Jo Pehl, apparently.
For your first look at Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt, Hampton Yount, and Baron Vaughn in action, check out the trailer below.
Yeah, this looks like what I loved on Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Channel back in the…
Whoa, whoa.. WAIT! Guys!
Go back to the 10 second mark in that trailer. Those skeleton goons.
They look like they’re an homage to Princess Dragon Mom’s skeleton warriors from The Super Inframan (aka Infra-Man), a 1975 Shaw Brothers sci-fi/kung-fu movie, and one of my favorite movies of all time.
Here’s a clip from The Super Inframan for comparison:
Any friend of Inframan’s is a friend of mine. New MST3K, I knew we’d be friends. You’re my Rowsdower. Or maybe you’re Gamera and I’m Ichi.
You can bingewatch the new MST3K on Netflix starting April 14th.[Entertainment Weekly via Tor.com]