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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11
Release Date:
13 July 1993 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 26)

Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo / ... (184 episodes, 1988-1999)

Trace Beaulieu ... Crow T. Robot / ... (149 episodes, 1988-1996)
Jim Mallon ... Gypsy / ... (144 episodes, 1989-1998)

Michael J. Nelson ... Mike Nelson / ... (122 episodes, 1990-1999)
Mary Jo Pehl ... Magic Voice / ... (121 episodes, 1992-1999)
Joel Hodgson ... Joel Robinson / ... (109 episodes, 1988-1999)
Frank Conniff ... TV's Frank / ... (109 episodes, 1990-1999)
(more)

Series Directed by
Jim Mallon (56 episodes, 1990-1997)
Kevin Murphy (52 episodes, 1992-1999)
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 (192 episodes, 1988-1999)
Joel Hodgson (181 episodes, 1988-1999)
Michael J. Nelson (171 episodes, 1989-1999)
Jim Mallon (145 episodes, 1988-1997)
Trace Beaulieu (144 episodes, 1988-1996)
Bridget Jones (143 episodes, 1991-1999)
Paul Chaplin (138 episodes, 1991-1999)
Mary Jo Pehl (121 episodes, 1992-1999)
Frank Conniff (98 episodes, 1990-1995)
Colleen Henjum (88 episodes, 1991-1995)
Bill Corbett (51 episodes, 1995-1999)
J. Elvis Weinstein (34 episodes, 1988-1990)
Mike Dodge (24 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Sussman (19 episodes, 1992-1994)
Timothy Scott (7 episodes, 1991-1994)
Brian Funk (6 episodes, 1989)
Alexandra Carr (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jann Johnson (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lisa Sheretz (4 episodes, 1991)
Faye Burkholder (3 episodes, 1989-1991)
Lynn-Anne Friese (2 episodes, 1991)
Jef Maynard (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 (184 episodes, 1988-1999)
Jim Mallon .... executive producer / producer / ... (152 episodes, 1988-1999)
Joel Hodgson .... executive producer (64 episodes, 1990-1993)
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 (29 episodes, 1990-1995)
Randy Davis (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
Charles Zimmerman (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 (123 episodes, 1989-1996)
Joel Hodgson (99 episodes, 1988-1993)
Jef Maynard (72 episodes, 1992-1995)
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 .... makeup artist / hair stylist (55 episodes, 1989-1993)
Faye Burkholder .... makeup artist / hair stylist (45 episodes, 1988-1991)
Crist Ballas .... makeup artist / special makeup effects artist (11 episodes, 1991-1996)
Jennifer Turner .... hair stylist / makeup artist (2 episodes, 1997)

Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Jann Johnson .... production manager / post-production supervisor (60 episodes, 1990-1997)
Alexandra Carr .... production manager / post-production supervisor (59 episodes, 1989-1992)
Peter Rudrud .... production manager (35 episodes, 1997-1999)
Kevin Murphy .... post-production supervisor (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Timothy Scott .... post-production supervisor (12 episodes, 1991)
Jill Roozenboom .... production manager (12 episodes, 1997)
Wendell Jon Andersson .... production manager (6 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Art Department
Joel Hodgson .... set designer / puppet builder (129 episodes, 1989-1996)
Beth McKeever .... props / props assistant / ... (54 episodes, 1996-1999)
Trace Beaulieu .... set designer (40 episodes, 1989-1994)
Patrick Brantseg .... designs / prop assistant / ... (34 episodes, 1992-1999)
Ed Miarecki .... props (24 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jef Maynard .... set designer / toolmaster (13 episodes, 1991-1994)
Mark Gilbertson .... constructor: Hexfield Viewscreen / designer: Hexfield Viewscreen (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Helena Espinosa .... props (6 episodes, 1996)
Barb Oswald .... prop assistant (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Dean Trisko .... prop assistant / props assistant (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Sound Department
Timothy Scott .... sound / audio editor / ... (46 episodes, 1991-1994)
John Sims .... boom operator / foley artist (36 episodes, 1997-1999)
Bradley J. Keely .... sound (31 episodes, 1993-1995)
Brian Wright .... sound / audio (25 episodes, 1991-1992)
Todd Ziegler .... audio (18 episodes, 1988-1989)
John Calder .... audio (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Fred Street .... sound post-production / audio / ... (10 episodes, 1990-1997)
Rich Cook .... post-production audio (3 episodes, 1989)
Alexandra Carr .... audio (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Special Effects by
Joel Hodgson .... gizmonic devices (86 episodes, 1989-1993)

Trace Beaulieu .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Trace Beaulieu .... special visual effects and other fancy stuff (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Fournelle .... lighting technician / lighting (85 episodes, 1990-1994)
Kevin Murphy .... lighting / camera operator / ... (67 episodes, 1988-1992)
Michael Parker .... grip (45 episodes, 1997-1999)
Timothy Scott .... lighting technician / lighting (39 episodes, 1992-1994)
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)
Jann Johnson .... post-production coordinator (11 episodes, 1991-1993)
Jim Erickson .... post-production staff / post-production assistant (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ken Fournelle .... post-production staff (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jim Fuller .... post-production staff (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Alexandra Carr .... post-production coordinator (10 episodes, 1991)
Tim Paulson .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 1991)
Karen Lindsay .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Elisabet Sandberg .... post-production staff (2 episodes, 1990)
Ellen McDonough Thomas .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Music Department
Charlie Erickson .... composer: theme song / composer: theme music (197 episodes, 1988-1999)
Joel Hodgson .... composer: theme song / performer: theme song / ... (197 episodes, 1988-1999)
J. Elvis Weinstein .... lyricist: theme song / lyricist (107 episodes, 1988-1993)
Michael J. Nelson .... composer: additional music / arranger: additional music / ... (17 episodes, 1990-1999)
Kevin Murphy .... composer: additional music / lyrics: Air on a Delta Knight / ... (3 episodes, 1990-1998)
 
Series Other crew
Jef Maynard .... toolmaster / tool master (102 episodes, 1990-1995)
Bradley J. Keely .... technical supervisor / production coordinator (76 episodes, 1994-1999)
Tim Johnson .... controller (69 episodes, 1994-1999)
Heide LeClerc .... manager: business affairs / manager of business affairs (65 episodes, 1991-1994)
Barb Tebben .... info club Poobah / assistant: Poobah / ... (56 episodes, 1995-1999)
Timothy Scott .... technical supervisor (43 episodes, 1991-1994)
Jann Johnson .... production assistant / production coordinator / ... (39 episodes, 1989-1994)
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)
Cyn Eells .... intern (19 episodes, 1991-1992)
Christopher Wurst .... intern (19 episodes, 1991-1992)
Stephanie Hynes .... intern (17 episodes, 1993)
Steve Rosenberer .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
Sara J. Sandborn .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
Robert Czech .... intern (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Amy Kane .... intern (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Michelle Molhan .... intern (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Nathan Molstead .... intern (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Wendell Jon Andersson .... intern / production coordinator (13 episodes, 1994-1996)
Ken Fournelle .... production staff (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jim Fuller .... production staff (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tamra Lewis .... intern (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
Thomas Alphonso .... intern (12 episodes, 1991)
Tom Henderson .... intern (12 episodes, 1991)
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)
Jim Erickson .... production staff (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Melanie Hartley .... production assistant (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Suzette Jamison .... intern (9 episodes, 1992)
Michael Parker .... intern (9 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jim Smith .... intern (8 episodes, 1990)
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)
Neil Brede .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1990)
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)
Joel Hodgson .... this week's creative pit boss (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Brendan Glynn .... intern (3 episodes, 1992)
Trace Beaulieu .... this week's creative pit boss / this week's creative pitt boss (2 episodes, 1990)
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
Bryan Beaulieu .... special thanks (44 episodes, 1989-1992)
Mark Gilbertson .... special thanks (35 episodes, 1992-1993)
Randy Herget .... special thanks (25 episodes, 1989-1991)
Bill W. .... special thanks (18 episodes, 1991-1992)
David Campbell .... special thanks (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Rick Leed .... special thanks (12 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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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Crow T. Robot's middle initial stands for "The".See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: J. Elvis Weinstein's head is visible as he operates Tom Servo in the season two intro.See more »
Quotes:
Pearl Forrester:A mother has got to support her son no matter what a loser he is.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Opus 4, Number 23, Plate Spinning SongSee more »

FAQ

How come the DVDs aren't releasing the episodes in order?
Why did Joel leave the show?
What are those "other science facts"?
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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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