Comedian, author, actor and all-around geek bad-ass Felicia Day has tweeted the first look at herself and Patton Oswalt in the upcoming Netflix reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Check it out below.
Voila! Here’s a look at me and @pattonoswalt in the #MST3K revival! Evil!!! Check all new episodes out April 14th exclusively on @Netflix! pic.twitter.com/uW344YvXAn
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) March 16, 2017
Day and Oswalt will be the series new mad scientists, and both of will be connected to the original series. Day is playing Kinga Forrester, daughter of original chief mad scientist Clayton Forrester (Trace Beaulieu). Oswalt will be playing her assistant, TV’s Son of TV’s Frank (love THAT!), a descendant of Frank Conniff’s original role. Oswalt, a comedian, actor and author as well, has most recently had reoccurring roles on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as the fan-favorite Koenig brothers.
The duo will appear alongside Jonah Ray (co-host of The Nerdist Podcast), who will be playing the new host, Jonah Heston. Comedians Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount will voice the beloved robots, Tom Servo and Crow, respectively.
I know the original MST3K is classic and untouchable, but the cast and folks involved with this are top notch talent. Felicia Day’s book, You’re Never Weird On The Internet, is a seriously great memoir, and she is just an all around treasure in the world of geek and pop culture.
Patton Oswalt, too, is fantastic. He has written two amazing books, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland and Silver Screen Fiend. And of course there’s his numerous roles, stand-up specials, and this one particular bit here:
If that doesn’t convince you he is the perfect movie geek and primed for this project that I don’t know what will.
What do you guys think? Will this MST3K revival be at least as good as the original? Comment and discuss below.