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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 11: Episode 11 -- A group of showgirls and their manager wash up on a deserted island after their plane crashes in the ocean. Soon after, they discover that the island they've found is host to a large, radioactive spider.

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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:
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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:
Movie Sign! See more (212 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 26)

Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo / ... (185 episodes, 1988-1999)

Trace Beaulieu ... Crow T. Robot / ... (150 episodes, 1988-1996)
Jim Mallon ... Gypsy / ... (146 episodes, 1989-1998)

Michael J. Nelson ... Mike Nelson / ... (124 episodes, 1990-1999)
Frank Conniff ... TV's Frank / ... (110 episodes, 1990-1999)
Joel Hodgson ... Joel Robinson / ... (108 episodes, 1988-1999)
Mary Jo Pehl ... Pearl Forrester / ... (89 episodes, 1992-1999)
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Series Directed by
Jim Mallon (62 episodes, 1990-1997)
Kevin Murphy (52 episodes, 1992-1999)
Trace Beaulieu (22 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 (198 episodes, 1988-1999)
Joel Hodgson (194 episodes, 1988-1999)
Michael J. Nelson (177 episodes, 1989-1999)
Jim Mallon (152 episodes, 1988-1997)
Trace Beaulieu (150 episodes, 1988-1996)
Bridget Jones (150 episodes, 1991-1999)
Paul Chaplin (145 episodes, 1991-1999)
Mary Jo Pehl (123 episodes, 1992-1999)
Frank Conniff (103 episodes, 1990-1994)
Colleen Henjum (95 episodes, 1991-1995)
Bill Corbett (51 episodes, 1995-1999)
J. Elvis Weinstein (34 episodes, 1988-1990)
Mike Dodge (24 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Sussman (18 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)
Drew Jansen (3 episodes, 1995)
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)
Mike Gandolfi (2 episodes, 1992)

Series Produced by
Jim Mallon .... producer / executive producer / ... (191 episodes, 1988-1999)
Kevin Murphy .... associate producer / producer (191 episodes, 1988-1999)
Joel Hodgson .... executive producer (69 episodes, 1990-1993)
Vince Rodriguez .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ken Fournelle (108 episodes, 1990-1995)
Jeff Stonehouse (53 episodes, 1996-1999)
Kevin Murphy (35 episodes, 1988-1990)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bradley J. Keely (87 episodes, 1993-1999)
Timothy Scott (48 episodes, 1992-1994)
Tim Paulson (27 episodes, 1990-1995)
Randy Davis (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
Charles Zimmerman (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 (129 episodes, 1989-1996)
Joel Hodgson (106 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 (94 episodes, 1991-1999)
Clayton James .... makeup artist / hair stylist (57 episodes, 1989-1993)
Faye Burkholder .... makeup artist / hair stylist (45 episodes, 1988-1991)
Crist Ballas .... hair stylist / makeup artist / ... (10 episodes, 1991-1996)
Mary Flaa .... hair stylist / makeup artist / ... (3 episodes, 1991-1998)
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 (65 episodes, 1990-1997)
Alexandra Carr .... production manager / post-production supervisor (64 episodes, 1989-1992)
Peter Rudrud .... production manager (35 episodes, 1997-1999)
Timothy Scott .... post-production supervisor (24 episodes, 1991-1992)
Kevin Murphy .... post-production supervisor (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jill Roozenboom .... production manager (12 episodes, 1997)
Wendell Jon Andersson .... production manager (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Art Department
Joel Hodgson .... set designer / puppet builder (130 episodes, 1989-1996)
Trace Beaulieu .... set designer (129 episodes, 1989-1996)
Beth McKeever .... props / prop assistant / buyer / ... (53 episodes, 1995-1999)
Jef Maynard .... set designer (49 episodes, 1991-1996)
Patrick Brantseg .... designs / prop assistant / ... (34 episodes, 1992-1999)
Ed Miarecki .... props (24 episodes, 1994-1995)
Mark Gilbertson .... constructor: Hexfield Viewscreen / designer: Hexfield Viewscreen (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Helena Espinosa .... property master (6 episodes, 1996)
Barb Oswald .... prop assistant (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Dean Trisko .... prop assistant / property master (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Sound Department
Timothy Scott .... audio / audio editor / ... (56 episodes, 1991-1994)
John Sims .... boom operator / foley artist (36 episodes, 1997-1999)
Bradley J. Keely .... audio / audio mix / ... (34 episodes, 1993-1997)
Brian Wright .... audio (30 episodes, 1991-1992)
Todd Ziegler .... audio (18 episodes, 1988-1989)
John Calder .... audio (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Fred Street .... audio / sound post-production (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 (91 episodes, 1990-1994)
Kevin Murphy .... lighting / camera operator / ... (72 episodes, 1988-1992)
Timothy Scott .... lighting (48 episodes, 1992-1994)
Michael Parker .... grip (45 episodes, 1997-1999)
Jeff Stonehouse .... lighting (27 episodes, 1994-1996)
Dan Breyer .... grip (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Bradley J. Keely .... lighting (5 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jann Johnson .... post-production coordinator (92 episodes, 1991-1995)
Ellen McDonough Thomas .... post-production coordinator (58 episodes, 1992-1995)
Alexandra Carr .... post-production coordinator (36 episodes, 1991-1992)
Bradley J. Keely .... associate editor / post-production coordinator (31 episodes, 1992-1996)
Lisa Erickson .... color consultant (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Tim Paulson .... on-line editor (12 episodes, 1991-1992)
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)
Karen Lindsay .... on-line editor (8 episodes, 1991-1992)
Wendell Jon Andersson .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Elisabet Sandberg .... post-production staff (2 episodes, 1990)
Sarah E. Wisner .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Music Department
Charlie Erickson .... composer: theme song / composer: theme music (198 episodes, 1988-1999)
Joel Hodgson .... composer: theme song / performer: theme song / ... (198 episodes, 1988-1999)
J. Elvis Weinstein .... lyricist: theme song / lyricist (107 episodes, 1988-1993)
Michael J. Nelson .... composer: additional music / arranger: additional music / ... (84 episodes, 1990-1999)
Kevin Murphy .... composer: additional music / arranger: additional music / ... (9 episodes, 1990-1998)
 
Series Other crew
Jef Maynard .... toolmaster / tool master (108 episodes, 1990-1995)
Bradley J. Keely .... technical supervisor (77 episodes, 1994-1999)
Patrick Brantseg .... utility infielder / intern / ... (73 episodes, 1992-1999)
Heide LeClerc .... manager of business affairs / manager: business affairs (70 episodes, 1991-1994)
Timothy Scott .... technical supervisor (70 episodes, 1991-1994)
Ellen McDonough Thomas .... production coordinator / production assistant (70 episodes, 1992-1995)
Tim Johnson .... controller (70 episodes, 1994-1999)
Jann Johnson .... production coordinator / production assistant / ... (65 episodes, 1989-1994)
Sarah E. Wisner .... production assistant (56 episodes, 1992-1995)
Barb Tebben .... info club Poobah / assistant poobah / ... (55 episodes, 1995-1999)
Julie Walker .... info club poobah / info club coordinator (27 episodes, 1993-1996)
Jeff Stonehouse .... video provided by (26 episodes, 1994-1996)
Cyn Eells .... intern (24 episodes, 1991-1992)
Christopher Wurst .... intern (24 episodes, 1991-1992)
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)
Michael Parker .... intern / production assistant (16 episodes, 1994-1996)
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)
Ken Fournelle .... production staff (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jim Fuller .... production staff (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tamra Lewis .... intern (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
Cindy Hansen .... intern (12 episodes, 1991-1992)
Thomas Alphonso .... intern (12 episodes, 1991)
Tom Henderson .... intern (12 episodes, 1991)
Nathan Devery .... intern (12 episodes, 1992)
Wendell Jon Andersson .... intern (12 episodes, 1994-1995)
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)
Jim Smith .... intern (8 episodes, 1990)
Danica King .... intern (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kelly Schrandt .... intern (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
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)
Barb Oswald .... junior toolmaster (6 episodes, 1992-1993)
Frank Conniff .... script consultant (6 episodes, 1994-1995)
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)
Steven Sande .... intern (5 episodes, 1992)
Jeffrey P. Young .... director of operations (5 episodes, 1994)
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)
Kirsten Lind .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1993)
Debra Baxter .... intern (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Beth McKeever .... intern (2 episodes, 1996)
Lane Stiller .... intern (2 episodes, 1997)
Steve Zocklein .... intern (2 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Thanks
Fisher Ames .... special thanks (79 episodes, 1992-1997)
James Madison .... special thanks (79 episodes, 1992-1997)
Bryan Beaulieu .... special thanks (48 episodes, 1989-1992)
Mark Gilbertson .... special thanks (36 episodes, 1992-1993)
Randy Herget .... special thanks (25 episodes, 1989-1991)
Bill W. .... special thanks (22 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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Certification:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Pearl calls Crow "Art" because in an earlier season Joel introduced the bots the same way Jackie Gleason would introduce the cast of "The Jackie Gleason Show" (1966), with Art Crow instead of Art Carney. A fan then sent a picture calling Crow "Art".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Tom Servo:High speed aggressive non-action.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Ode on EstelleSee more »

FAQ

How come the DVDs aren't released in episode order?
What are those "other science facts"?
Why is Crow's head backwards when watching the movies?
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83 out of 94 people found the following review useful.
Movie Sign!, 14 November 2003
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

Mystery Science Theater 3000, one of my favorite shows of all time, I'm serious. This is one of the best television shows ever created, why is it such a cult classic? Ever see a really bad movie? I know you have, we also know how much we love to make fun of a really bad movie, that's exactly what the characters of Mystery Science Theater 3000 do, they take the worst movies of all time and absolutely tear them a new one. They are like the friends we want to have around when you feel like you wasted your money at the movies, because at least you can get a good laugh at just making fun of it. I saw this show for the first time in 1998 when my parents finally broke down and got cable, the first channel that popped up when I turned on the TV was the sci fi channel and what looked like a fun werewolf movie... then I noticed three little figures in the corner. I didn't get it, why are they talking through the mov... oh, because this is a really bad movie and they are saying everything that I am thinking... I'm in love! At that point I was hooked and tuned in every week to see a new episode.

The show first started off with Joel, a man who is stranded on the satellite of love space ship with several robots: Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo, Gypsy and Gambot. He is being tortured by our villain, Dr. Forrester with terrible movies. Eventually in the middle of season 5, we got a new host, Mike Nelson. He was a slave to Dr. Forrester, but is now sentenced to the same fate as Joel to see the most horrible movies of all time. We also later on got a different villain, Dr. Forrester's mother, Pearl Forrester who is trying to take over the world while presenting horrendous movies to Mike and the bots.

The great thing about this show is it didn't just make fun of horror movies, nope, any bad movie could face the hand smack of Mystery Science Theater 3000. I couldn't choose a favorite episode, but I stepped into the Mike era so most of my favorites come out of those seasons like: Prince of Space, The Final Sacrifice, Space Mutiny, Girl in Gold Boots, The Brain that wouldn't Die, Squirm and Soultaker. Not only do they make fun of movies, but "educational" shorts as well with the scary "A Date With Your Family" and "Spring Fever!" that are frankly the most disturbing thing on film. Like most shows, not every episode is a classic, but is always guaranteed a good laugh. There are some haters on this show saying that they hate seeing people talk through the film, if you really want to see films like the one's they make fun of, I pity you.

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