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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11
Release Date:
24 November 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
We've got movie sign! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
My Best TV Friends at the Movies! See more (210 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 25)

Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo / ... (186 episodes, 1988-1999)

Trace Beaulieu ... Crow T. Robot / ... (148 episodes, 1988-1996)
Jim Mallon ... Gypsy / ... (142 episodes, 1989-1998)

Michael J. Nelson ... Mike Nelson / ... (122 episodes, 1990-1999)
Mary Jo Pehl ... Magic Voice / ... (121 episodes, 1992-1999)
Frank Conniff ... TV's Frank / ... (108 episodes, 1990-1999)
Joel Hodgson ... Joel Robinson / ... (107 episodes, 1988-1999)
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Series Directed by
Kevin Murphy (52 episodes, 1992-1999)
Jim Mallon (35 episodes, 1991-1997)
Trace Beaulieu (21 episodes, 1992-1996)
Vince Rodriguez (18 episodes, 1988-1989)
Michael J. Nelson (18 episodes, 1992-1999)
Joel Hodgson (8 episodes, 1992-1993)
Todd Ziegler (3 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Writing credits
Kevin Murphy (179 episodes, 1988-1999)
Joel Hodgson (168 episodes, 1988-1999)
Michael J. Nelson (154 episodes, 1989-1999)
Bridget Jones (139 episodes, 1991-1999)
Paul Chaplin (136 episodes, 1991-1999)
Jim Mallon (131 episodes, 1988-1997)
Trace Beaulieu (131 episodes, 1988-1996)
Mary Jo Pehl (121 episodes, 1992-1999)
Frank Conniff (91 episodes, 1990-1995)
Colleen Henjum (84 episodes, 1991-1995)
Bill Corbett (51 episodes, 1995-1999)
J. Elvis Weinstein (26 episodes, 1988-1990)
Mike Dodge (24 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Sussman (19 episodes, 1992-1994)
Brian Funk (6 episodes, 1989)
Timothy Scott (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Faye Burkholder (2 episodes, 1989)
Lynn-Anne Friese (2 episodes, 1991)
Lisa Sheretz (2 episodes, 1991)
Craig Tollifson (2 episodes, 1991)
Tom Wedor (2 episodes, 1991)
John Carney (2 episodes, 1992)
Drew Jansen (2 episodes, 1995)

Mike Gandolfi (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Kevin Murphy .... associate producer / producer (156 episodes, 1988-1999)
Jim Mallon .... executive producer / producer (138 episodes, 1988-1999)
Joel Hodgson .... executive producer (43 episodes, 1991-1993)
Vince Rodriguez .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ken Fournelle (108 episodes, 1990-1995)
Jeff Stonehouse (54 episodes, 1996-1999)
Kevin Murphy (35 episodes, 1988-1990)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bradley J. Keely (110 episodes, 1992-1999)
Timothy Scott (48 episodes, 1992-1994)
Tim Paulson (15 episodes, 1991-1995)
Charles Zimmerman (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
Randy Davis (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Karen Lindsay (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Bill Gibb (4 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Production Design by
Joel Hodgson (3 episodes, 1989-1993)
Trace Beaulieu (2 episodes, 1989-1993)

Jef Maynard (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Trace Beaulieu (90 episodes, 1989-1996)
Jef Maynard (72 episodes, 1992-1995)
Joel Hodgson (67 episodes, 1988-1993)
Patrick Brantseg (48 episodes, 1997-1999)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Joel Hodgson (9 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jef Maynard (9 episodes, 1995-1996)
Trace Beaulieu (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Wendell Jon Andersson (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Makeup Department
Andrea Jackson DuCane .... hair stylist / makeup artist / ... (88 episodes, 1992-1999)
Clayton James .... hair stylist / makeup artist (38 episodes, 1989-1993)
Faye Burkholder .... makeup artist / hair stylist (19 episodes, 1988-1991)
Crist Ballas .... makeup artist / special makeup effects artist (10 episodes, 1992-1996)
Jennifer Turner .... hair stylist / makeup artist (2 episodes, 1997)

Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Jann Johnson .... production manager (53 episodes, 1992-1997)
Peter Rudrud .... production manager (35 episodes, 1997-1999)
Alexandra Carr .... production manager (29 episodes, 1989-1992)
Jill Roozenboom .... production manager (12 episodes, 1997)
Wendell Jon Andersson .... production manager (6 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Art Department
Joel Hodgson .... set designer / gizmonic devices / ... (129 episodes, 1989-1996)
Beth McKeever .... props / props assistant / ... (54 episodes, 1996-1999)
Patrick Brantseg .... designs / prop assistant / ... (34 episodes, 1992-1999)
Ed Miarecki .... props (24 episodes, 1994-1995)
Trace Beaulieu .... set designer / set design (7 episodes, 1989-1994)
Helena Espinosa .... props (6 episodes, 1996)
Jef Maynard .... toolmaster / set design / ... (3 episodes, 1991-1994)
Barb Oswald .... prop assistant (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Dean Trisko .... prop assistant / props assistant (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Sound Department
Timothy Scott .... sound / sound editor / ... (38 episodes, 1991-1994)
John Sims .... boom operator / foley artist (36 episodes, 1997-1999)
Bradley J. Keely .... sound (31 episodes, 1993-1995)
Todd Ziegler .... audio / unconfirmed (18 episodes, 1988-1989)
Brian Wright .... sound (18 episodes, 1991-1992)
Fred Street .... sound post-production / sound / ... (8 episodes, 1991-1997)
Alexandra Carr .... audio (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Special Effects by
Kevin Murphy .... designer: doorway sequence (1 episode)

Trace Beaulieu .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Fournelle .... lighting technician / lighting (61 episodes, 1991-1994)
Michael Parker .... grip (45 episodes, 1997-1999)
Timothy Scott .... lighting technician / lighting (39 episodes, 1992-1994)
Kevin Murphy .... lighting / camera operator / ... (33 episodes, 1988-1992)
Jeff Stonehouse .... lighting technician (26 episodes, 1994-1996)
Dan Breyer .... grip (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Bradley J. Keely .... lighting technician (5 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Editorial Department
Lisa Erickson .... color consultant (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jim Erickson .... post-production assistant / post-production staff (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ken Fournelle .... post-production staff (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jim Fuller .... post-production staff (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Karen Lindsay .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Ellen McDonough Thomas .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Music Department
Charlie Erickson .... composer: theme music / composer: love theme (32 episodes, 1988-1999)
Joel Hodgson .... composer: theme music / lyrics: theme music / ... (32 episodes, 1988-1999)
J. Elvis Weinstein .... lyrics: theme music / composer: theme music / ... (28 episodes, 1988-1999)
Michael J. Nelson .... composer: additional music / composer: theme music (9 episodes, 1994-1999)
Kevin Murphy .... composer: additional music / lyrics: Air on a Delta Knight / ... (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
 
Series Other crew
Jef Maynard .... toolmaster (77 episodes, 1991-1995)
Bradley J. Keely .... technical supervisor / production coordinator (76 episodes, 1994-1999)
Tim Johnson .... controller (69 episodes, 1994-1999)
Barb Tebben .... info club Poobah / assistant: Poobah / ... (56 episodes, 1995-1999)
Heide LeClerc .... manager: business affairs / manager of business affairs (54 episodes, 1991-1994)
Timothy Scott .... technical supervisor (33 episodes, 1991-1994)
Patrick Brantseg .... intern / technical puppetry / ... (26 episodes, 1992-1999)
Julie Walker .... info club Poobah / info club coordinator (24 episodes, 1993-1996)
Pete Keffer .... intern (24 episodes, 1993-1994)
Michael J. Sheehan .... intern (24 episodes, 1993-1994)
E. Jane Short .... intern (24 episodes, 1993-1994)
Rob Burkhardt .... engineer (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Alexandra Carr .... production assistant / fan club coordinator (21 episodes, 1988-1989)
Stephanie Hynes .... intern (17 episodes, 1993)
Wendell Jon Andersson .... intern / production coordinator (13 episodes, 1994-1996)
Nathan Devery .... intern (12 episodes, 1992)
Sara Swanson .... intern (12 episodes, 1994-1995)
Dave Bellmont .... intern (12 episodes, 1994)
Shannon McNeely .... intern (12 episodes, 1994)
Peter Nicolai .... intern (12 episodes, 1994)
Curtis Anderson .... intern (11 episodes, 1992-1993)
Dan Breyer .... intern (11 episodes, 1997-1998)
Suzette Jamison .... intern (9 episodes, 1992)
Michael Parker .... intern (9 episodes, 1994-1995)
Cyn Eells .... intern (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Christopher Wurst .... intern (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Joel Hodgson .... gizmonic devices designer (7 episodes, 1991-1992)
Scott Bowman .... intern (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Elliot Cobb .... intern (7 episodes, 1997)
Mytch Parks .... intern (7 episodes, 1997)
Nick Prueher .... intern (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
Erin Erskine .... intern (7 episodes, 1999)
Josh Huschke .... intern (7 episodes, 1999)
Jann Johnson .... production assistant / production coordinator / ... (6 episodes, 1989-1994)
Danica King .... intern (6 episodes, 1996)
Kelly Schrandt .... intern (6 episodes, 1996)
Meshach Weber .... intern (6 episodes, 1997)
Ed Dykhuizen .... intern (6 episodes, 1999)
Sarah Lemanczyk .... intern (6 episodes, 1999)
Kelly Nathe .... intern (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
Barb Oswald .... junior toolmaster (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
Steven Sande .... intern (5 episodes, 1992)
Ellen McDonough Thomas .... production coordinator / post-production coordination (5 episodes, 1993-1995)
Todd Severson .... intern (5 episodes, 1997-1998)
Dan Tanz .... intern (5 episodes, 1998)
Julie Van Goethem .... intern (4 episodes, 1994)
Ben Mooers .... intern (4 episodes, 1996)
Tammara Melloy .... intern (4 episodes, 1997)
Joseph Olson .... intern (4 episodes, 1997)
Randall Smith .... intern (4 episodes, 1997)
Ken Fournelle .... production staff (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jim Fuller .... production staff (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steve Rosenberer .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Sara J. Sandborn .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Brendan Glynn .... intern (3 episodes, 1992)
Cindy Hansen .... intern (2 episodes, 1991)
Sarah E. Wisner .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Kirsten Lind .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1993)
Jeffrey P. Young .... director of operations (2 episodes, 1994)
Beth McKeever .... intern (2 episodes, 1996)
Lane Stiller .... intern (2 episodes, 1997)
Steve Zocklein .... intern (2 episodes, 1997)

Frank Conniff .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Mark Gilbertson .... special thanks (35 episodes, 1992-1993)
Bryan Beaulieu .... special thanks (12 episodes, 1989-1992)
Bill W. .... special thanks (7 episodes, 1991-1992)
David Campbell .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Randy Herget .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Rick Leed .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"MST 3000" - USA (short title)
"MST3K" - USA (short title)
"Mystery Science Theater Hour" - USA (rerun title)
"The Mystery Science Theater Hour" - USA (syndication title)
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Runtime:
97 min (199 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The mole people Gerry and Sylvia are named after Sylvia Anderson and Gerry Anderson, the creators of _"Thunderbirds" (1964)_. The show featured several of their films during the KTMA years.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Joel and Mike's head mics are often visible when they turn their heads during theater sequences.See more »
Quotes:
Mike Nelson:This is the early version of "Snow White" called "Snow White and the One Normal Sized Guy".See more »
Soundtrack:
Bobo CreekSee more »

FAQ

I always read there were ten seasons; why does IMDb list eleven?
Why did Joel leave the show?
How come the DVDs aren't releasing the episodes in order?
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33 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
My Best TV Friends at the Movies!, 1 July 2003
Author: lambiepie-2 from Los Angeles, CA

Comedy Central gets credit when credit is due. "South Park", the "Chapelle's Show", "Win Ben Stein's Money", "The Daily Show" and a few others -- were breakthough series for a very hungry comedy generation. But this was their very first hit, let no one tell ya differently.

At first, I thought Mystery Science Theater 3000 would bug me. A bunch of folks talking through a movie. I HATE that. But these guys have gone through and chosen a host of films that are bad to begin with. And you know as you're sitting in the comfort of your home, by yourself or with friends watching these same films, you are saying or thinking the same thing of what Joel and Mike and the 'bots are.

Yes, MST3K is "cheap", its stupid..but its a heck of alot of fun. There are a few movies they took that I didn't think deserved an MST3K "do-over" but at some points in the series, they did a unique thing and added in Cartoons, old Soap Operas and TV Series before showing the full feature. That was a laugh riot.

Comedy Central's MST3K went to the Sci-Fi Channel where they still show the series but I wish they would also show the ones with Joel and the 'bots along with the ones with Mike and the 'bots. In such a depressing time, it puts a smile on my face for two hours every Saturday Morning. It's simple and s-i-m-p-l-e.

Every year the Sci-Fi network does "Twilight Zone" Marathons which I love. I remember Comedy Central ONCE doing a "MST3K" Marathon, it's time to do another. This is the best comedy/sci-fi series to date, it deserves alot more than it got.

If not, maybe its time to pull the gang together and do another "Movie". The "MST3K" gang really blew it with doing "This Island Earth" when we all know "Manos, the Hands of Fate" would have gotten them Academy Award Nominations. Find another film like that, put these guys back into space (and hey, bring 'em back home!) and I bet it would surprise everyone in the film industry for how well it would do.

Great Series!

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