Check out which classic MST3K episodes have just come to Netflix

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Jan 8, 2019, 5:00 PM EST (Updated)

Netflix is often a treasure trove of great television and film. Now it's a treasure trove of terrible film.

That’s right. The Satellite of Love has beamed classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 to Netflix.

For those of you who missed the 1990s, MST3K wasn't a show about a man consigned to a space station, where an evil doctor forced him to watch horrible movies. That was merely an excuse to put a man and his two robots in front of a screen, where they make fun of these B-movie "classics." Some of the worst films ever made, including Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Teenagers From Outer Space and Zombie Nightmare (starring Adam West), have been skewered by the writers of MST3K; as it happens, all of these movies are in the public domain.

Netflix has the aforementioned films, plus other best-ofs — or is that worst-ofs? There are 20 MST3K episodes for streamers to enjoy and/or cringe at:

Catalina Caper
Future War
The Giant Gila Monster
Hercules Against The Moon Men
Horrors Of Spider Island
I Accuse My Parents
Jack Frost
Manos: The Hands Of Fate
Merlin’s Shop Of Mystical Wonders
Pod People
Puma Man
Santa Claus Conquers The Martians
Space Mutiny
Teenagers From Outer Space
Time Chasers
Zombie Nightmare

If you've never seen MST3K before, or haven't seen it in a while, now is the time to exercise your funny bone: The new MST3K, starring Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt and others, will hit Netflix on April 14.

(via AVClub)