Mystery Science Theater is back. Har Mar Superstar does the theme backed by guys dressed like the henchmen from Infra-Man. The non-commercial breaks are padded with instrumental versions of songs from the old series and fake station IDs from that guy who was in Blade 3. Tom Servo flys and Gypsy pops into the theater for Cinematic Titanic mid-frame silhouette gags. There’s a prominent Glenn Miller Orchestra-related joke in the first episode which gives me hope that it won’t all be internet humor for the kids, but also stuck out like a sore thumb. There’s a bunch of weird old series call-back jokes too, which remind me of the couple times I’ve witnessed bad MST fan-nerds awkwardly trying to do the running commentary thing on a movie. It feels like a quoting Monty Python ritualized sort of thing. Enter memes I guess. Nerds!
The first movie pick was a strong one. I legitimately like their general film fodder, and had like zero internet in the Rifftrax Hollywood approach.