Video distributor Shout! Factory is starting their own streaming service, Shout! Factory TV featuring many of the programs and films in their catalog, including the Peabody Award winning Mystery Science Theater 3000.
There are over 30 of your favorite MST3K experiments there to watch right now. Include 6 exclusive only to Shout! Factory TV
- The Beast of Yucca Flats
- Blood Waters of Dr. Z
- Bride of the Monster
- The Brute Man
- The Castle of Fu Machu
- Code Name: Diamond Head
All 6 are complete, and commercial free. The other 26 are currently shared with Hulu, and run with the standard Hulu “ad experience”. But Shout! Factory promises more exclusive content will be added every month, to the MST3K channel.
If you are not familiar with the 90s phenomenon, the premise was pretty simple. Really bad movies made great by adding a sad sack everyman, and his two robots, cracking wise throughout the movie. And it’s all part of an evil plot by mad scientists from the Gizmonic Institute’s Deep 13 to take over the world.
The show ran for 10 seasons, starting as a local UHF show in Minneapolis, MN, before jumping to the Comedy Channel which became Comedy Central for 6 years, and then finishing up with a 3 year run at the Sci-Fi network. They even made a feature film version in 199 The show developed a following by encouraging fans to video tape the show, and share it with their friends. “Keep Circulating the Tapes” was at the end of every episode.
Here’s a reminder…
So fire up your interocter, or your laptop/tablet, roku or whatever you stream video on. Get ready to push the button, and feel some deep hurting with Joel, Mike, Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo, and the rest of the gang on the Satellite of Love. And don’t forget your sampo!