‘Mystery Science Theater 3000,’ one of the longest-running sitcoms of all time, was cancelled back in 1999 after 11 seasons and a total of 198 episodes. But if you were a fan of the quirky show — which featured a man and two robots watching bad movies and making jokes at their expense — you’re in luck because the show is coming back! Well, sort of.
On April 1st, Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars Michael J. Nelson and robots Tom Servo (Kevin Murphy) and Crow T. Robot (Bill Corbett) will reunite on three episodes of a new National Geographic special entitled, Total Riff Off. But it’s not quite the same show that aired in the ’90s. Keep reading to find out what’s set for the big reunion!
‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Cast — Never Apart
Although they’re reuniting on TV for the first time in years, the guys of Mystery Science Theater 3000 have never really split up. Since the cancellation of their hit show in 1999, the guys continued to make fun of movies on their website, Rifftrax.com.
Now, they’re continuing to do more of the same in a reunion special, consisting of three episodes on National Geographic Channel. Each of the episodes is an hour long and instead of making fun of bad movies like they did back then, the trio will be making fun of National Geographic reality shows, including Man v. Monster, Swamp Men and Alpha Dogs in the Total Riff Off special set for April Fools Day.
All in all, National Geographic will air three hour-long episodes featuring clips from some of their own reality shows. “On April 1st, the guys from “Mystery Science Theater 3000” and Riff Trax are adding their very own commentary to classic National Geographic Channel programs, featuring excerpts from “Honey Badgers,” “Unlikely Animal Friends,” “Man v. Monster,” “Swamp Men,” “Alpha Dogs,” and more!” according to NatGeo’s official statement.
HollywoodLifers, will you tune into the special? Dish in the comments below!
— Lee Hernandez