Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)

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In the not-too-distant future, a man and his robots are trapped aboard the Satellite of Love, where mad scientists force them to sit through the worst movies ever made.

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 Tom Servo / ... (184 episodes, 1988-1999)
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 Crow T. Robot / ... (149 episodes, 1988-1996)
Jim Mallon ...
 Gypsy / ... (145 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Mike Nelson / ... (122 episodes, 1990-1999)
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 Joel Robinson / ... (110 episodes, 1988-1999)
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When zany mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester and his loopy assistant Frank get bored with their work at the Deep Thirteen research center, they kidnap Joel the janitor and shoot him into orbit on the Satellite of Love. While in space Joel builds wacky robot sidekicks Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot to help him withstand an onslaught of grade 'Z' movies that the mad scientists force him to watch. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Making unwatchable movies essential viewing. See more »

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When the Sci-Fi Channel picked up the show, network executives demanded a "story arc", so Mike and the Bots constantly travel to new planets during season 8. The executives lost interest in the idea by season 9, so the space and time traveling motif was dropped. See more »

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Throughout the series, several references are made to the fact that the robots' arms don't work. Many times though, they're indicated as having completed projects requiring working arms or performing deeds where their arms are moving. See more »

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Joel: Iowa State College... the high school after high school.
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Beth McKeever, usually credited as Beth "Beez" McKeever, was credited as Beth "Deadly Beez" McKeever at the end of the episode "The Deadly Bees". See more »

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Rex Dart Action Theme
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The greatest thing ever to hit the face of the Earth!
31 March 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

If there is ever a show greater than this, it'll be the day I die. This TV show is the greatest achievement of the human race, and a true classic. I'm talking of MST3K, of course! No other show on television can possibly hope to be as funny or as original as this all time legend. I was very sad when it went off the air in 1999. It actually hurt to record it, but it had to be done as a full time Mystie. Never will there ever be a show as great as this wonderful comedy.


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