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Netflix Is Making New Episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000

The show has an all-star lineup including Patton Oswalt.

Malcolm Venable

Mystery Science Theater 3000, the uber-geeky comedy series about a man who's forced to watch terrible movies by evil scientists, is a go at Netflix.

The cult favorite has had a long life: it began on a local Minnesota station in 1988 before going to Comedy Central for six seasons, then to Syfy until it ended in 1999 after almost 200 episodes. Now, with the $5.7 million needed to revive it in place after a Kickstarter campaign last year, MST3K will be returning once again in the "not too distant future," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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A new 14- episode season has assembled an all-star team, including creator Joel Hodgson, Community's Joel McHale and showrunner Dan Harmon as writers, and Patton Oswalt playing Son of TV's Frank. Felicia Day is playing mad scientist Kinga Forrester, daughter of villain Dr. Clayton Forrester. Elliott Kalan, former head writer of The Daily Show,will serve as the head writer.