‘MST3K’ Marathon

In the not-too-distant future” — today, June 26, at 2 pm ET — you can stream a Mystery Science Theater 3000 marathon.

Social video service Twitch will run 38 episodes that originally appeared on Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy) from 1989 to 1997.

The marathon will run for six days, concluding July 3. All episodes will be available to stream for free on Shout Factory TV’s new Twitch channel, which offers both live and on-demand digital content, along with real-time viewer chats.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 produced 198 episodes for its original run. The series was created by comedian Joel Hodgson, who served as host until 1993, when series head writer Mike Nelson took over the role. For those unfamiliar with the show, mad scientists maroon a human host (Hodgson then Nelson) and his two robots aboard the “Satellite of Love,” forcing them to endure an endless marathon of “B” movies. Luckily for viewers, the man and his bots add a special layer of commentary offering a fresh take on the films that turnsthem into unforgettable cinema.

Last April, thanks to a $6 million Kickstarter campaign, 14 new episodes premiered on Netflix. The new episodes brought back MST3K creator Joel Hodgson, along with Mary Jo Pehl  as Pearl Forrester, Bill Corbett as Crow T. Robot and Kevin Murphy as Tom Servo. New cast members include comedian Jonah Ray as  co-host, Felicia Day as Kinga Forrester, and Patton Oswalt as Son of TV’s Frank.

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