On this episode of Nerd & Tie Nick and Gen go it alone, as Skype decided it hated Trae just before the episode began. The two of them discuss Netflix’s renewal of Mystery Science Theater 3000, The CW’s firing of Andrew Kreisberg, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green’s departure from American Gods, Anime Boston’s lawsuit against Boston AnimeFest (with Trae chiming in in post-production), and how Waxacon wrote some bad checks.
Part of the problem with a small blog like ours is that when we all take a holiday off, no one reports on the big news. So, of course, it was bound to happen that on Thanksgiving Day, during their annual Turkey Day Marathon, it was finally announced that Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s revival was officially renewed for a second/twelfth season on Netflix.
We don’t have any other details besides just the news that the show is coming back, but that’s enough for most of us. The first revival season took over a year to get to screens, and it was well worth the wait.
On this fortnight’s episode of Nerd & Tie we discuss the new Star Trek: Discovery trailer, Netflix making a Witcher television series, Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s twenty-nine city live tour, and then move onto the convention scene. And the con scene was busy these last two weeks, with Great Lakes Fur Con cancelling due to “Staffing Issues,” Duke City Comic Con organizer Jim Burleson putting his foot in his mouth again, and Space City Comic Con rebranding (and weirdly lying about it).
So we’ve been pretty clear about how much we love Mystery Science Theater 3000 here at Nerd & Tie, so needless to say we’re pretty excited about the latest news: the show is going on tour. Show creator Joel Hodgson made the announcement via a Youtube video and email to Kickstarter backers:
Look, it’s the end of a long week full of drama, angst and television show cancellation. We all need a little bit of humor, and thankfully MST3K and Netflix are up to the task.
The streaming service has put out a handful of Mystery Science Theater 3000 shorts on their Youtube channel, and they’re just the thing to help you go into the weekend right. Watch Tom Servo and Crow pitch new series ideas to Netflix’s CCO, enjoy the bots read Youtube comments, or find out how Tom Servo likes to get his makeup done.
And then afterwards, maybe watch Cry Wilderness or something.
On this (audio only) episode of Nerd & Tie, your three hosts have gathered in the Wisconsin Dells to do an episode of the show live at No Brand Con 2017! We discuss the first trailer for The Last Jedi, celebrate the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000, contemplate Monica Valentinelli and Tad William’s withdrawal from Odyssey Con, and marvel at the fall of Rocky Mountain Fur Con.
We were tight on time, so there’s not a lot of audience interaction – but we did remember to mock Arcemise.
Revivals are hard, and it’s easy to get your hopes up only to find the shows you love haven’t aged well. The first new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 in eighteen years hit Netflix last night, and while it has its flaws, overall it’s a worthy successor to the earlier show.
But it’s important to temper your expectations.
As a Kickstarter backer, I actually got to watch the first episode last weekend, and have had access to the season for several days. In preparation for the new show though, I went back and watched a bunch of classic episodes to dispel any rose tinted memories I might have about the series. I mean, I started watching the show when I was ten years old in 1990, and everything feels more awesome than it is when you’re ten. You can do this too since Netflix has a collection of old ones up on the service.
On this episode of the Nerd & Tie podcast we mourn the passing of Bernie Wrightson, ponder the new Justice League trailer, discuss The Flash‘s villain plans for Season Four, rejoice in the pending return of iZombie, have a good think about the Doctor Who series ten trailer, talk a bit about Iron Fist, continue to monitor the developing MST3K situation, and remind you that New York Comic Con is only offering day passes this year.
We went audio only episode, and do you think we sound different? I’m not so sure…
To say we’re excited about the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000 would be an understatement. MST3K was a part of all of our childhoods here at Nerd & Tie, and the thought that we’ll get to see new episodes is sort of amazing. Brought back via a Kickstarter, the revived show’s cast features Jonah Ray, Baran Vaughn, Hampton Yount, Rebecca Hanson, Felicia Day, and Patton Oswalt. Netflix opted to pick up the series, and now they’ve put out a trailer for it.
We don’t get a lot of jokes in this, but they set up the premise of how Jonah ends up trapped on the station. No idea if they’ll explain why Crow and Servo are back (as they were last seen on Earth with Mike), but I’m betting they’ll just roll past that. I mean, it’s MST3K — the theme song even tells you to “repeat to yourself It’s just a show, I should really just relax.”
The entirety of the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes to Netflix on April 14th.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we discuss how Bill Paxton’s passing, Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s new season getting a release date, the addition of Generation 2 to Pokemon Go, Matt Reeves taking over The Batman, Syfy launching reality series Cosplay Melee, how “Jedi” is plural in The Last Jedi, and how Angry Goat Productions quietly cancelled their Sailor Moon Themed events.
Because who would have guessed that the company that cancels all of their events would cancel another.