‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Returns For A Thanksgiving Day Celebration

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ is returning for a new celebration with its annual Turkey Day marathon, airing on Gizmoplex, the show’s online movie theater. The marathon will be hosted by Tom Servo, Crow T. Robot, GPC2, as well as “some humans too” and will feature eight episodes plus a special look at season thirteen.

Shout! Factory writes on their website, “It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey—cinematic turkey, that is! This Thanksgiving, break out the pureed giblets, crack open some canned wassail and join your fellow MSTies for the beloved annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon. Hosted by Jonah Ray, Emily Marsh, Tom Servo, Crow T. Robot, and GPC2, this year’s event will include special exclusive announcements regarding the films being used for Season 13.”

They explain that it will begin on “Thursday, November 25, the marathon will feature an extended lineup of eight classic MST3K episodes, with four chosen by fans via a bracket elimination poll and four chosen by Joel Hodgson and the creative team behind Season 13. This year’s marathon will feature new host segments with upcoming Season 13 cast members Jonah Ray, Emily Marsh, Tom Servo (Conor McGiffin), Crow (Nate Begle), and GPC2 (Yvonne Freese). Throughout the marathon, exclusive teasers will reveal each of the 13 films that will be riffed in the show’s upcoming thirteenth season, which will premiere exclusively on the show’s new virtual online theater, the Gizmoplex, in 2022.”

You can watch the teaser for the event below:

Mystery Science Theater 3000 was created in 1988 by Joel Hodgson and would run until 1999 when it was canceled by the SyFy Channel. It was revived in 2015 thanks to a crowdfunding effort by Hodgson and has since produced over two-hundred episodes.

The show has featured many cast members including Patton Oswald, Trace Beaulieu, Josh Weinstein, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl, Bill Corbett, Paul Chaplin, and Bridget Jones Nelson.


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