Thursdays belong to Mortal Kombat: Conquest on the El Rey Network! The cult 1998 series from Mortal Kombat movie producers Threshold Entertainment has returned to screens, running from midday on the home for kickass film and television!

The re-run will be the perfect opportunity for fans new and old to catch-up on a once forgotten piece of Kombat fandom. Spinning out of the Mortal Kombat movie universe: the series takes place in ancient Zhuzin, during the reign of The Great Kung Lao (Paolo Montalban) as Mortal Kombat Champion!

Under the guidance of Raiden (Jeff MeeK), Kung Lao joins forces with fellow mortals Siro (Daniel Bernhardt) and Taja (Kristanna Loken) to defend the Earthrealm against the evil forces of Shao Kahn and disgraced sorcerer Shang Tsung (Bruce Locke). Along the way they encounter incarnations of classic characters, such as: Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Quan Chi, Reptile, Rain, Mileena, Noob Saibot, plus brand new threats from within and other realms!

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The El Rey Network is showing four hours of Conquest each Saturday. Curated by legendary cult director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Planet Terror), the network specializes in cult, grindhouse and kickass entertainment, including the new series based on the film From Dusk Til Dawn, the entire Shaw Brothers kung fu film catalogue, and breakout pro wrestling series Lucha Underground!

The Network is available through Comcast, DirecTV, Dish Network, Google Fiber, Time Warner Cable, and more. Check local listings. Can't get the El Rey Network? The entire Mortal Kombat: Conquest is now available on Region 4 DVD [full story]! Register to discuss every episode on the Media & Merchandise forum! Special thanks to user IshyRoze for tweeting us a tip at @MK_Online!