In a nutshell... Hosts Joel and Mike and their robot companions offer hilarious running commentary on B movies they're forced to watch in these classic MST3K episodes.
In 2016 Netflix announced that it would be distributing a brand new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K). New episodes will be out in April 2017, but in the meantime you can whet your appetite with 20 classics. As a big consumer of television, movies, and as someone who loves to laugh, MST3K is the best of all worlds for me. And if like me you’re a fan of science fiction, horror, and fantasy, you’ll be happy that many of the best episodes are of those genres. There were two hosts: Joel Hodgson (the show’s creator), and later Mike Nelson. Personally, I prefer Mike’s energy to Joel’s dry (and sometimes sleepy) humor…but the real stars are makeshift riffing robots: Tom Servo; Crow and Gypsy.
You'll be exposed to movies you never thought could have existed! Look at some of these titles: Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964), Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders (1996), Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964), and Teenagers from Outer Space (1959). Never judge a book by its cover, as they saying goes…but in the case of these movies, your first impressions probably hit the mark.
You’re not a fan of abrasive humor. The premise for the show certainly indicates that the comedy is gonna be rough and tumble, but some of the jokes can be cutting, like poking fun at an actor’s physical appearance.