The second crew of Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy (as Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (as Crow T. Robot), are coming back to television after a 15 year absence. Their new project will air on National Geographic.
Total Riff Off consists of three specials, “Pig Love,” “Demon Bat” and “Badass Dino Bird,” in which Mike, Kevin, and Bill riff on National Geographic shows and animal footage.
While away from television, the three never stopped their signature act. They currently run RiffTrax, where they sell riffing audio tracks for popular movies that fans can sync with their DVD at home. The original cast of MST3K, Joel Hodgson, Mary Jo Pehl, Frank Conniff, J. Elvis Weinstein, and Trace Beaulieu had a similar project, the touring stage show Cinematic Titanic, which they recently ended.
Total Riff Off premieres April 1st.