On this episode of Nerd & Tie, Gen Prock is sitting in for Nick Izumi (who is off rehearsing a play). We tackle the full cast announcement of the revived MST3K, Frank Miller’s bizarre desire to make a fourth Dark Knight installment, the trailer for Captain America: Civil War, Supergirl getting a full season order, Kevin Bacon shopping around a new Tremors TV show, and what happened when Pher and Gen went to Daisho Con.
Last week we learned that comedian Jonah Ray would be taking over hosting duties on the revived MST3K (which has an ongoing Kickstarter). What we didn’t know was who would be the new “Mad,” or who would take over the voices of the ‘bots.
Well, that all changed today.
In an update to the crowdfunding campaign, Joel Hodgson revealed that the new Mad (named “Kinga Forrester”) would be played by none other than Geek & Sundry creator Felicia Day. He also revealed that Tom Servo and Crow would be played by comics Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount.
All are solid choices, and we’re all pretty excited about seeing them in the new episodes. Hodgson also let us know that Kinga Forrester will have an evil henchman (just as her predecessors did), but he’s keeping that last bit of casting information to himself right now.
One of the biggest questions fans have had since the official MST3K Kickstarter was launched is who is going to be the new host? Well, in an update earlier today we got our answer: Jonah Ray.
Jonah Ray is best known for his involvement with The Nerdist Podcast, and according to the update was approached by series creator Joel Hodgson to be the possible new host of Mystery Science Theater 3000 a year ago. Ray will play “Jonah Heston,” the latest test subject exiled to the Satellite of Love, and (as mentioned in some earlier comments by Hodgson) will wear a yellow jumpsuit (to contrast with Joel’s red and Mike’s green).
Still no word on who the new voices of Tom Servo and Crow are, nor who will be filling the shoes of the new “Mad” right now… but we’re excited.
Very, very excited.
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