Break the Internet: Felicia Day Joins “Mystery Science Theater 3000”
Everybody’s favorite geek goddess, Felicia Day is back (unless your favorite geek goddess is Rosario Dawson, and if so high-five). In an act that is sure to set all the nerd antennae all over the world buzzing: she has joined the cast of “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”
Day, who came to the nerd limelight with her portrayal of the Vampire-Slayer ‘Vi’ is Joss Whedon’s “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.” Since then, she has won the hearts of socially awkward but mathematically-fantastic nerds and geeks alike with her web series “the Guild” (which chronicle her experiences as a gamer, no less), and her writing and starring in the web-series “Dragon Age: Redemption.” She also starred in the Neil Patrick Harris-Nathan Fillion starrer youtube musical extravaganza “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”
Basically she is adorable.
Day announced her presence in upcoming ‘MST3K’ through her twitter account, in a tweet that has gotten about 2.3k likes since then.
For those new to the series: MST3K was created by Joel Hodgson in 1988, and it continued upto 1999 on various networks before being cancelled. The format of the show usually consists of skits performed by the actors, along with a two hour long ‘B-Movie’ interspersed with unintentionally humorous short-films from the public domain. During its run, it won 2 Emmy awards, and is considered by Time magazine in their “Top 100 TV Shows of All Time.”
According to Tracking Board, here is the official synopsis:
“MST3K is set in the “not-too-distant future,” where two mad scientists launch a janitor is launched into space and force him to watch B-movies in order to measure how much bad movie watching it takes to drive a person crazy in order to pinpoint the perfect B-movie to use as a weapon in scheme of world domination.”
Photo Source: Facebook/Felicia Day