It’s time for another Wiretap Watch Party, and we’re getting meta with Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet.
If you don’t know the history of MST3K, it aired for 11 seasons between 1988 and 1999, achieving cult status. In its original run, Joel Robinson (portrayed by series creator Joel Hodgson) was sent into space and forced to watch terrible B movies alongside robot sidekicks Crow, Tom Servo, Gypsy, and Cambot. As they made their hilarious commentary, mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester and his associate, TV’s Frank, monitored Joel’s mind.
In 2015, “MSTies” — that’s fans of MST3K — took part in a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a revival of the show. That 14-episode season, starring Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, and Patton Oswalt, premiered on Netflix in 2017. This Thursday, it’s back on Netflix with six brand-new episodes, known as Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet.
We just couldn’t resist making this our next watch party because we love how it’s about commenting, just like Wiretap. You can comment on a show that comments on really terrible movies.
Here’s a preview of MST3K’s new season:
Don’t forget to invite your friends from across the universe to add Wiretap too, and watch it together. And be sure to use #MST3KWatchParty when chatting about it online.
It’ll be just like you’re sitting front row with Jonah, Tom Servo, Gypsy, and Crow!
(Photos and Video Courtesy of Netflix)