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'Mystery Science Theater 3000' will return to Netflix for season 12

Fans of wisecracking robots and terrible science fiction flicks, rejoice: “Mystery Science Theater 3000” will return for a new season on Netflix.

The news of the 12th season was announced at the end of the annual  “MST3K” Thanksgiving marathon hosted by Jonah Ray, Felicia Day and Joel Hodgson. The reveal didn’t include a premiere date, but the corresponding news release promised the new season would drop in the “not-too-distant-future.” 

In 2015 “MST3K” series creator Hodgson (along with the American home video company Shout! Factory) launched a Kickstarter in hopes of resurrecting the scrappy series, which aired from 1988 to 1999. 

The crowdfunded operation was a success and brought in more than $5 million for a brand new Satellite of Love, the spaceship in which Joel and his pals reside. The revival aired in the spring of 2017 with a new crew and a new collection of movies to roast. 

Most of the producers will return for the new season, including Hodgson and lead writer Elliott Kalan along with Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, Garson Foos, Jonathan Stern and Harold Buchholz, according to the news release. 

As for returning cast members, we asked the new crew at San Diego Comic-Con who may be coming back. 

See their answers below. 

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