With all of us sequestered at home, we’ve probably been doing our own mini-Mystery Science Theaters with every bad movie we’re marathoning in our living rooms all day. But that’s no substitute for the real Mystery Science Theater 3000. And now, when we need it most, MST3K is coming back. On Sunday, May 3rd at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT, Mystery Science Theater 3000 will give fans a special live broadcast for MSTies everywhere.
This special event will be headlined by “Emergency Host” Emily Crenshaw (Emily Marsh), Tom Servo (Conor McGiffin), Crow T. Robot (Nate Begle), and GPC (Yvonne Freese). They’ll perform live via videoconference, with the Riff-Along of “Experiment 111,” a.k.a. the movie Moon Zero Two. The event will features new additional riffs, with visits from Joel Hodgson, who will answer questions and comments for the loyal MSTies via social media. The two-hour event will also include a brand new riff of the short film Circus Day.
But they’re going to change things up a bit for this special experiment; Mega-Synthia isn’t just subjecting the cast to yet another cheesy movie. This cheesy movie is already part of a classic MST3K episode. So yes, it’s a riff on a riff in the form of a live MST3K Riff-Along! In a declaration from Mega-Synthia, she lets the world know that “as the pundits have foretold, pop culture will indeed eat itself — and the feeding begins May 3rd!”
This special event will be streaming on MST3K Twitch channel, MST3K YouTube channel, MST3K Facebook page, along with the MST3K linear channels on Pluto TV, Stirr, Xumo, Redbox, and Vizio. Fans will be able to submit their questions for the cast and Joel via MST3K Facebook, MST3K YouTube and MST3K Twitch. And of course, all fans are encouraged to join in the fun and use the hashtags #MST3KLive and #RiffAlong.
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