Felicia Day Joins Cast of ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Reboot

Comedians Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount also added as voices of robots Tom Servo and Crow

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Internet comedian Felicia Day has been added as the new Mad for the Kickstarter-funded reboot of “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”

Day made the announcement on her official Twitter account, saying, “Yes it’s true, I am going to play Dr Forrester’s daughter on new @MST3K! Will terrorize the hell outta @jonahray!”

Day has previously appeared in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Eureka.” She also appeared in Joss Whedon‘s Internet musical “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” and the web series “The Guild.”

Series creator Joel Hodgson also announced that comedians Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount have joined the cast as the voices of robot sidekicks Tom Servo and Crow, respectively.

Vaughn appears as Nwabudike “Bud” Bergstein on Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie.” He also appeared on USA’s “Fairly Legal” and has enjoyed success as a stand up comedian, appearing on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Lopez Tonight.”

Yount is a writer and stand up comedian who has written for “Ridiculousness” and “Loiter Squad.” He has appeared as a stand up on “Conan” and “Last Comic Standing.”

The “Mystery Science Theater 3000” Kickstarter campaign to relaunch the cult TV series hit its initial $2 million funding goal after just six days. Over 18,000 funders pledged money to the reboot, which is being spearheaded by Joel Hodgson.

This round of funding will go toward creating three new episodes of the show, with the goal being to produce a new 12-episode season. Hodgson also recently announced that Nerdist podcast host Jonah Ray will be one of the new hosts of the show.

The series, which launched on a Minneapolis UHF station in 1988, featured Hodgson and later Mike Nelson and two robot sidekicks as they riffed on cheesy B-movies by providing their own hilarious commentary. It then moved to Comedy Central and finished its run on the Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy) in 1999 after 197 episodes.