Enlarge / Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back. MST3K isn’t really the kind of show that can be “spoiled,” but this review references a handful of jokes from the first two episodes of the new show. You have been warned.

I am watching the first new episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 that I’ve seen since September of 1999. And 20 or 25 minutes in, I am cautiously optimistic.
It’s felt just a bit awkward, but this is a new cast, new writing staff, and new crew dusting off a franchise that has been on the shelf for the better part of two decades, after all.

Things are bound to need some time to gel even if most of the ingredients already seem to be in place.
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