Performing Arts, Pop Culture

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live

When: Thu., July 13, 8 p.m. 2017

Cult classic TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000 has risen from the grave and returned to the serious business of making fun of bad movies, thanks to a very successful Kickstarter campaign and the streaming giant Netflix. This revival is poetic justice: How many films did hosts Joel, Tom Servo, Crow and Mike drag off Hollywood's scrap heap and then make inordinately popular thanks to wry comments about bad special effects and wisecracks about plot holes big enough to drive through? Now the fans who obsessively recorded and traded tapes of the early years have dragged their heroes from the void. The refurbished MST3K still has robots Crow and Tom (Joel serves as executive producer and occasional on-screen talent), but there's a new human host in Jonah Ray, and the hijinks are as sincerely delightful as they were in the show's golden years. The new crew visits the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; at 8 p.m. tonight for a live screening of fan-favorite horrible monster movie Eegah, with encouraged audience participation. New mad scientists Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and TV's Son of TV's Frank (Patton Oswalt) will beam in through the magic of liquid video transmission. Tickets are $39.50.

Paul Friswold

Price: $39.50

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