In a heartwarming, Thanksgiving Day miracle, Joel Hodgson is returning to host a six-episode marathon of Mystery Science Theater 3000’s classic B movies — selected by fans. To vote for your favorite episode, go to MST3K’s Turkey Month Marathon page where the series will stream starting at 9:00am PT / noon ET on Thurs., Nov. 28th.
Not sure which MST3K episode to choose? That’s a toughie…Joel was my personal fav host, but Mike Nelson’s first episode featured the hilariously awful Mitchell starring Joe Don Baker, Linda Evans, Martin Balsam, John Saxon and Merlin Olsen. The film’s tag line (“Brute Force with a Badge”), predictable story line and world’s slowest car chase offer rich fodder for the MST3K crew. If you aren’t hooked yet, here’s a snippet from the review by New York Times film critic Vincent Canby:
“Mitchell spends what seems to be the greater part of the film climbing in and out of automobiles, driving automobiles, chasing other automobiles, parking automobiles, and leaning against the body of automobiles that are temporarily at rest. Once he smashes a hoodlum’s hand in the door of an automobile.”
So enjoy the MST3K Turkey Day Marathon…and vote Mitchell!