Newswire: Joel Hodgson reveals his picks for MST3K’s new Mad and the ’Bots
Now that the ”Bring Back MST3K” Kickstarter campaign has reached its $2 million goal, The A.V. Club feels confident in saying: Felicia Day will definitely play the villainous Mad on the newest incarnation of Mystery Science Theater 3000. (As comfortable as a MSTie ever feels, anyway. We’re an anxiety-ridden lot.)
Anyway, Day will co-star alongside new host Jonah Ray as Kinga Forrester, the daughter of original MST3K baddie Dr. Clayton Forrester and granddaughter of Pearl. Hodgson explains that he first envisioned the character of Kinga as a redhead —”I’ve always felt the Forrester clan were from Scandinavian backgrounds, mainly because MST3K has such deep roots in the Midwest, and especially Minnesota,” he explains—and that he considered a number of actresses before discovering Day. “[S]he can pull off being likable, intimidating and ‘crazy’ all at the same time: a total wild card!,” Hodgson says.