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Episode 99 – All Washed Out

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).

It’s another long one.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 to Embark on a 29 City Live Tour!

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:

The tour will do two different films, the first being the classic Eegah! – though with a brand new set of riffs. The second show is a “Secret Surprise” film that the show’s creators are keeping under their hats for now. Here’s the full schedule: Continue reading Mystery Science Theater 3000 to Embark on a 29 City Live Tour!

Netflix Put Out Some Shorts Featuring MST3K’s Tom Servo and Crow, and They’re Hilarious

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.

Episode 97 – Live at No Brand Con 2017!

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.

He deserved it.

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The New Season of MST3K Is an Imperfect But Worthy Revival

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.

After that, it was on to the new series. Continue reading The New Season of MST3K Is an Imperfect But Worthy Revival

Episode 95 – A Pair of (April) Fools

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…

Netflix Has Put Out a Trailer For the MST3K Revival

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.

Episode 93 – The Digression Paradigm

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.

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MST3K Announces the New Performer For ‘Gypsy’

The relaunch season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 may already be entirely in the can and delivered to Netflix, but apparently there’s always still new information to be had. In a message to Kickstarter backers this morning, series creator Joel Hodgson sent out an update revealing a cast member who had otherwise been kept secret thus far — the new performer and voice of Gypsy.

Comedienne Rebecca Hanson has apparently taken over the part, and this is actually the first time Gypsy will actually be voiced by a woman in the show’s history. In the update, Hodgson wrote:

I met Rebecca about four years ago in Chicago, and simply put, I just really liked her. She was so funny, and talented, and a “good hang” too! Adding to all that, on a professional level Rebecca has been performing improv, sketch comedy, and singing and writing in Chicago for over a decade. She has toured all over the US and is a proud alum of The Second City National Touring Company and ComedySportz Chicago too.

And honestly, I think in the back of my mind, I was hoping to give Gypsy a hint of a Midwestern voice. Rebecca can do lots of voices and dialects, but deep underneath all that, she’s an Iowan!

Hanson will also appear in the series as a minion of Felicia Day’s Kinga Forrester, though that character’s name has not been released yet. Besides Day, Hanson joins a cast that also includes Jonah Ray, Baran Vaughn, Hampton Yount, and Patton Oswalt, and I honestly can’t wait to see these new episodes.

The entirety of the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes to Netflix on April 14th.

The New Season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 Will Be Here April 14th

The long wait for the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000 to television finally has an end in sight. Last night, in an email to Kickstarter backers, MST3K creator Joel Hodgson announced that the show would officially hit streaming service Netflix on April 14th. This falls in line with what we’ve previously heard, and while we wish it was coming sooner this means there is now a light at the end of the tunnel.

The revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000 broke crowdfunding records back in 2015, and will mark the show’s first new episodes since 1999. The revived show will feature an all new cast, including Jonah Ray, Baran Vaughn, Hampton Yount, Felicia Day, and Patton Oswalt.

We’re pretty psyched up about the series return here at Nerd & Tie. I remember the first time I turned on an episode when I was a kid in the early nineties, and was completely hooked. And while it’ll be hard not to judge this new season against the old ones, hopefully it will stand proudly on its own.