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Live ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ with Joel Hodgson, Jonah Ray coming to Orlando

In the not too distant future — October, to be precise — you'll be able to experience Mystery Science Theater 3000 in Florida.

The cult comedy series, which ran throughout the '90s on Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Channel and was revived by Netflix last year, is once again hitting the road, with a full slate of live terrible-movie screenings and snarkfests around the country this fall.

And for the first time, Floridians will get to experience it live.

Creator and original star Joel Hodgson will join new host Jonah Ray on an MST3K 30th anniversary tour, which will come to Orlando's Hard Rock Live for two shows on Oct. 20. Faithful robot sidekicks Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot will also be on hand, though a spokeswoman for the tour said it remained to be seen who would voice them — current Crow and Servo Hampton Yount and Baron Vaughn; past stars Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett; or someone else entirely.

Either way, hearing Hodgson and Ray riff together for the first time should be a treat. In Orlando they'll be offering two all-new movies, The Brain at 4 p.m. and Deathstalker at 8 p.m. Tickets to both shows start at $39.50 and go on sale Friday. Click here and here for details.

— Jay Cridlin

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