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Classic sci-fi comedy show 'Mystery Science Theatre 3000' is coming back to our screens thanks to Netflix. The show's resurgence was crowdfunded via a Kickstarter campaign, which caused Netflix to sit up and take notice.

The show will air on 14th April.

'Mystery Science Theatre' originally aired on KTMA in Minneapolis before graduating to The Comedy Channel/Comedy Central for six series. It was cancelled in 1997, but was picked up by The Sci-Fi Channel for another three series.

The show featured series creator Joel Hodgson as a janitor imprisoned against his will. To stay sane, he created a number of robotic companions including Tom Servo, Crow T. Robot and Gypsy. They would keep him company and comment humorously on the B movies Joel was forced to watch.

It's a direct precursor to the late-night Channel 4 series 'Exploitica Rides Again'.

In 2015, the Kickstarter campaign raised almost $6 million.

Will it be as good as we remember? Or is it one of those series best kept as a fond memory? We'll find out in April.

Source: Netflix

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