Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Season 1 (2017)

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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return

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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return picks up right where its predecessor left off, retaining all the cult classic's crucial ingredients and adding a handful of fresh twists.

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Critic Ratings: 29

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Air date: Apr 14, 2017

Jonah Heston makes friends with robots after falling into a trap on the dark side of the moon and watches a Danish movie featuring a giant prehistoric monster unleashed upon a modern city.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2017

The crew watches a film packed with stock nature footage and spontaneous moments of creepy laughter that tells the tale of a boy who befriends Bigfoot and takes on a mission to protect his father, a park ranger hunting a deadly beast.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2017

Jonah and the bots watch a 1964 movie about a group of scientists stranded in an apocalyptic future where humans battle mutants for Earth's dwindling resources, and which contains a number of android mutilations that greatly chafe the bots.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2017

The crew braves a cheesy disaster flick about an avalanche that strikes a ski resort featuring Rock Hudson and Mia Farrow; Kinga's long-distance lover swings by for a visit.

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The crew watches a movie that crosses the western and monster genres depicting a giant beast gobbling up a rancher's cattle.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2017

The crew slings wisecracks at a sci-fi romp featuring David Hasselhoff and Christopher Plummer, wherein spacefaring adventurers must rescue the son of a galactic emperor and destroy a deadly weapon; in Moon 13, Kinga tries to woo a slick investor.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2017

The crew watches a 1974 film based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs about a German U-boat crew and their British hostages who discover a land inhabited by dinosaurs and Neanderthals; the crew accuses Kinga of stealing their invention ideas.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2017

The crew suffers through an awkward account of the ancient hero Hercules, who finds new love while on a mission to avenge his ravaged homeland.

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The crew watches a South Korean flick featuring a giant, prehistoric monster that causes earthquakes, guzzles gasoline and takes out its aggression on the buildings of Seoul.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2017

The crew must endure a cheesy fantasy adventure about a ragtag group of heroes questing to find a powerful ring to defeat an evil wizard who overthrew their kingdom; in a musical segment, Jonah explains to Servo why he shouldn't raise the dead.

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Cast & Crew

Jonah Ray
Jonah Heston

Actor
Felicia Day
Kinga Forrester

Actor
Patton Oswalt
Max

Actor
Hampton Yount
Crow T. Robot

Voice
Baron Vaughn
Tom Servo

Voice
Rebecca Hanson
Synthia

Guest Star
Joel Hodgson
Ardy

Guest Star
Bill Corbett
Observer

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Elliott Kalan
Varno

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Grant Baciocco
M. Waverly

Guest Voice
Erin Gray
Martha Masters

Guest Star
Mark Hamill
Phineas Tiberius Mindslap

Guest Star
Jerry Seinfeld
Freak Masterstroke

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Neil Patrick Harris
Neville LaRoy

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Kevin Murphy
Professor Bobo

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Matt McGinnis
Matt Claude Van Damme

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Wil Wheaton
Drake

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Mary Jo Pehl
Pearl Forrester

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Joel McHale
Doug McClure

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Paul Chaplin
Hive Mind Manager

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Audience Reviews for Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Season 1

  • Apr 14, 2021
    Was really surprised at how little I liked this. Tried, twice, to watch all the episodes and some were so bad I fell asleep the first time. That's one big problem. It just isn't funny. The writing isn't as crisp as before with the jokes sounding like random one liners - perfect for the environment, they sounded like riffs the respective character would come up with. Here they were trying too hard to be funny and it came across as dull. Yelling too often took the place of dialogue; which really isn't needed. One doesn't need a lot of backstory or explanation as to what is happening as we already freaking know. The basic outline of the story that is. Does kinda stink that the bots and Mike got their happy ending as buddies and then there they are with a new host without much explanation. The robot voices didn't sound in character - and no, that's not a 'I prefer the old cast' thing. I do, but the voices just didn't have personality. The bots didn't have any chemistry with Jonah at all and he was not a good character. Didn't have any good guy amiability and was rather dull. No chemistry with the new Mads either; he was easily (behind the writing) the second biggest failure of the show. It just wasn't funny.
  • Jun 11, 2020
    While it can't compare to the original seasons with the wonderfully dry Joel Hodgsen as host, at least the crux of the series - the movies themselves - are once again a hilariously riffed ride.
  • May 25, 2020
    How is this rated#3 on "The 154 Best Netflix Series and Shows to Watch Right Now". I tried watching 5 mins of it and its horrible.
  • Apr 09, 2020
    I was terrified the reboot would be awful. This is one you'd better do right, or not at all, it was too special to too many people. I gave new host Jonah the shifty eye at first, and though Joel is irreplaceable, after a few minutes and a couple solid jokes realized all is well. ly t
  • Jan 13, 2020
    This is not the MSK3K you're looking for. This reboot captured almost none of the fun of the original series.
  • Sep 20, 2019
    Terrible on all aspects.
  • Nov 24, 2018
    The bots are back and just as funny. Great collection of turkeys that deserve the hilarious riffs.
  • Nov 18, 2018
    Best its been thanks to Joel and a cast and crew of fans
  • Nov 18, 2018
    This series makes me so happy. Jonah and the new team continue the riffing tradition and I can’t get enough. Great guest stars too! When everyone from Mark Hamill to Jerry Seinfeld shows up, you know it has to be good.
  • Apr 09, 2018
    Joel and crew have done an amazing job of reviving this into an absolute masterpiece! Anyone who contributed and had faith in this revival ought to be proud!

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