Come back when Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Aired on Comedy Central, the network would run what they called Turkey Day Marathons every Thanksgiving. The marathons would involve six to twelve rebroadcasts of previous episodes with new material from the host segment cut throughout. The tradition briefly moved into the sci-fi Channel era with a Turkey Day Marathon, and then died out. After a Netflix revival, MST3K has come to an end once again. But Scream! Factory and Alternaversal Productions are bringing Turkey Day back with a new marathon with new host segments.
Turkey Day Marathon MST3K
Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is next week. To better get into the Christmas spirit, Scream! Factory and Alternaversal Productions are bringing back a time-honored tradition: the MST3K Turkey Day Marathon. Like the Turkey Day marathons of yesteryear, this one will feature six classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes, and this time, the episodes were chosen by fans via a parenthesis removal. We don’t know what those titles are yet, but that’s part of the fun.
On top of that, there will be new host segments with the MST3K LIVE host Emily Marsh, along with Tom Servo (Conor McGiffin), Cuervo (Nate Begle) y GPC / MegaSynthia (Yvonne Freese), as well as guest appearances by the creator of MST3K Joel HodgsonY Jonás Ray (Jonah Heston) y Rebecca Hanson (Synthia) since the Netflix MSTK3K reboot.
For those of you who still don’t know what the heck Mystery Science Theater 3000 is / was, here’s a quick recap: A guy trapped in space is forced to watch terrible movies with his two robot friends. It’s all part of a mad scientist’s plan to take over the world, and in an attempt to stay sane, the host and the robots make jokes about the garbage they are seeing. And although I tend to be very opposed to people talking during movies, it’s all a lot of fun.
I was a huge fan of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 growing up and I fondly remember the Turkey Day Marathons on Comedy Central, because I’m very, very old, see? That said, I was a bit disappointed with the rebirth of Netflix. Sure, it was nice to have the show back, but some of the magic was gone. To be honest enough, I just didn’t care about the new robot voices. But maybe you’ll see this revival of the Turkey Day Marathon just for the good old days.
The marathon starts at 9:00 am EST on Thursday, November 26, and will be available on Pluto TV, Twitch, Samsung TV Plus, Comcast Xfinity, Xumo, Vizio, Redbox, IMDb TV, STIRR, Sling TV, Theta.TV, LocalNow, and the MST3K YouTube channel.
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