‘Thriller Science Theater 3000’ Finds New Life Away from Netflix

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Thriller Science Theater 3000 – The Gauntlet – Image: Netflix

In solely the second case that we are able to recount, a Netflix Unique collection is getting revived outdoors of Netflix after being canceled though beneath very completely different circumstances. Thriller Science Theater 3000 will probably be returning quickly.

Working for the reason that late 1980s, Thriller Science Theater 3000 has been an influential comedy collection that’s spanned a long time. The premise of the present is easy, a person is trapped by mad scientists and compelled to observe crap films.

The present had featured on networks like KTMA-TV, The Comedy Channel, The Sci-fi Channel earlier than finally hitting Netflix in a reboot nearly 20 years after ending on The Sci-Fi Channel.

The reboot was by way of a crowdfunding effort that was profitable and noticed the present finally drop onto Netflix again in April 2017. Netflix themselves then went on greenlight one other season of the present which arrived a yr later in June 2018 and a one-off particular later in November 2018. Then, nearly a yr later with no information, the present was formally introduced to be canceled.

Now, a few years later, the present has returned to Kickstarter and successfully raised the money to provide a brand new season. Over $6.5 million {dollars} has been raised in whole with a part of the cash going right into a platform to distribute the brand new present.

In a press launch on the information that the present had been efficiently funded for a second time, Joel Hodgson stated:

“Once we determined that Kickstarter was our greatest probability at making extra MST3K and not using a community, we hoped that some of our backers would be part of up once more… however we by no means dreamed that the response could be even larger the second time round. We’re so humbled and grateful and deliriously glad to be making extra MST3K for the individuals who find it irresistible most, and might’t wait to get began on ‘fortunate’ Season 13. Now we simply have to verify The Mads come by on constructing the Gizmoplex. I suppose we’ll wire all of the funds to them this afternoon and hope for the very best?”

It’s not the primary time a Netflix Unique has discovered a brand new lease of life elsewhere. One Day at a Time is essentially the most prolific instance with Netflix canceling after three seasons and then Pop TV picking up for a fourth (and what would turn into remaining) season.

What does that imply for Thriller Science Theater 3000 on Netflix and can the brand new season come to Netflix?

To start with, we must always word that Netflix misplaced the unique collection of Mystery Science Theater 3000 3000 in April 2020 with a lot of the different specials having departed Netflix a few years in the past in November 2014.

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Outdated Thriller Science Theater 3000 titles on Netflix

Will the brand new crowdfunded season come to Netflix? Unlikely it appears. A spokesperson for Shoutfactory commented that there are “no plans right now to have the brand new season on Netflix”.

As regards to the remaining season, The Gauntlet produced solely for Netflix, the spokesperson additionally stated there have been “no plans” to take away both The Return or The Gauntlet. It’s nearly actually locked down with Netflix for numerous years.

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