Don't let the April Fools release date fool you, because the rumors are true; "Mystery Science Theater 3000" is bringing back the laughs. Despite numerous cancellations throughout its 11-year run on television, the show has a massive cult following.
After its final cancellation from Syfy in 1999, the stars of the show went digital and created RiffTrax, a snarky and hilarious spin-off that you can play along with a DVD or shorts watched on streaming video. Zap2it has reported that the National Geographic channel is bringing back everyone's favorite space hecklers, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot) in a special titled "Total Riff Off." So far, three episodes have been ordered, with the crew lending their humorous commentary to nature documentaries.
While an admittedly strange choice for the network, it appears as if National Geographic is broadening their programming and with millions of nerds aching for the return of MST3K, this could potentially bring in huge numbers. Don't forget to watch the return on April 1 and let us know what you think!