Felicia Day Cast as New MST3K Villain

Felicia Day knows a thing or two about mad scientists — and now she’ll get to play one.

The Dr. Horrible alum has joined the upcoming revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000 as Kinga, daughter of Dr. Clayton Forrester. (As you’ll remember, it was Forrester who sent Janitor Joel Robinson to Space in the original 1988-’99 program.)

Joining the Whedonverse alum are comedians Hampton Yount and Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) as the new voices behind Crow and Servo; Nerdist comedian Jonah Ray is also being eyed as new host.

Since its Nov. 10 launch, MST3K creator Joel Hodgson’s Kickstarter to revive the series has reached its goal of $2 million to produce three full-length episodes. The campaign, which still has 17 days to go, is looking to raise as much as $5.5 million to complete a full 12-episode season.

Are you geeking out over Day’s latest role? Sound off below.