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It’ll be a sad Thanksgiving this year: Netflix has canceled its MST3K revival

It’s going to be a grim Thanksgiving for a certain subset of pop culture fans, as Jonah Ray—host of Netflix’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival—has announced that the streaming service will not be making another season of the show about the guy and two robots laughing at bad movies. – Sam Barsanti, The A.V. Club. » https://ift.tt/34q3D8i [photo: Jonah Ray Rodriguez, Twitter]

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MST3K breaks Kickstarter records, secures 14 new episodes

The end result of all those tweets, campaign videos, and nostalgia-plucking Mystery Science Theater 3000 reruns? A staggering $6.3 million, a number that includes hundreds of thousands in “add-on” donations, plus a record-breaking $5,764,229 on Kickstarter itself, the highest amount ever raised for a video project on the crowdfunding platform. (The new series just barely beat out the previous record holder, the Veronica Mars movie.) – William Hughes, The A.V. Club
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Cult Corner: How To Live Stream ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Turkey Day For Free!

“Turkey Day” was born in 1991. Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot wore silly costumes. The team created some interstitial sketches. Oh, and Mike Nelson parodied A&E’s Jack Perkins! The Thanksgiving marathon continued with a larger budget and more sprawling narrative. It soon became a cult favorite amongst comedy nerds and cinemaphiles trying their best not to watch football or engage with family members during the holiday. […] [Mystery Science Theater 3000] has been resuscitated with the help of Shout! Factory TV, RiffTrax, and a recent Kickstarter campaign to create brand new episodes. Staring at 12 pm EST tomorrow, November 26, 2015, Shout! Factory TV will offer a free Turkey Day live stream at www.BringBackMST3K.com. – Meghan O’Keefe, Decider
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Now there’s a whole website (that isn’t YouTube) devoted to streaming MST3K

Today, along with the addition of three newly cleared episodes, Vimeo and Shout! Factory announced the launch of downloadmst3k.com, a website that isn’t YouTube but is nonetheless dedicated to streaming the movie-dismantling riffs of Joel Robinson, Mike Nelson, Crow T. Robot, and Tom Servo. More than 80 episodes of MST3K can be rented or downloaded from the site, which, despite its commitment to spreading the good word from the Satellite Of Love, is not YouTube. […] The site will also host the 2014 edition of the Turkey Day Marathon, though for a mere $299 (or roughly 20 large sausage-and-mushroom thin crust pizzas from Torgo’s) you can watch those episodes (and many, many more) whenever you please[.] – Erik Adams,The A.V. Club 
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Popcornflix achieves 4.5 million downloads on Roku

Popcornflix has logged a popularity milestone: the ad-supported over-the-top (OTT) service has seen more than 4.5 million downloads combined for the Popcornflix, FrightPix and Popcornflix Kids channels on the Roku platform. […] Popcornflix, FrightPix and Popcornflix Kids offer access to thousands of full-length films and popular TV programmes, including recent movies like Monster, cartoon classics like Popeye, mockumentary comedies like Trailer Park Boys and TV shows like the Man Show, The Big Comfy Couch, bio-science thriller ReGenesis and Mystery Science Theater 3000. – Michelle Clancy,Rapid TV News
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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Stars Reunite in Cast of Yahoo Series ‘Other Space’ (Exclusive)

The stars of the cult TV classic “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ are having a reunion of sorts.
Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu have joined the cast of “Other Space,” a half-hour comedy created by Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”) for Yahoo. The series just began production in anticipation of a launch in the spring of next year. […] In addition to the “MST3K” guys, Yahoo revealed the cast of Space” including Karan Soni (“Betas”), Eugene Cordero (“House of Lies”), Milana Vayntrub (“Silicon Valley”), Conor Leslie (“Klondike”), Neil Casey (“Broad City”) and Bess Rous (“Murder in the First”). Feig turned to longtime collaborator Allison Jones to put the cast together.
Yahoo describes “Space” as “a journey in unknown space set in the early 22nd century, when the human race has mapped most of the known universe, failed to find alien life, and frankly gotten a little tired of the whole thing.” – Andrew Wallenstein,Variety  
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Drop Everything: ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Just Hit Vimeo

Eighty episodes of the beloved cult-comedy movie commentary series, Mystery Science Theater 3000, are now available on Vimeo. […] Similar to Amazon Instant Video, episode rentals start at $2.99, so you can pick and choose your favorites. […] The series originally aired on a local channel in rural Minnesota back in 1989 before getting picked up by Comedy Central and then Syfy. It lasted a whopping 11 seasons before touching back down to Earth and closing up shop for good. – Olivia Armstrong,Decider 
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