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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:
From Trash to Treasure: Rich Genius on a Salvation Army Budget See more (210 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 25)

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

Trace Beaulieu ... Crow T. Robot / ... (143 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 / ... (103 episodes, 1988-1999)
(more)

Series Directed by
Kevin Murphy (52 episodes, 1992-1999)
Jim Mallon (35 episodes, 1991-1997)
Trace Beaulieu (21 episodes, 1992-1996)
Michael J. Nelson (18 episodes, 1992-1999)
Vince Rodriguez (9 episodes, 1988-1989)
Joel Hodgson (8 episodes, 1992-1993)
Todd Ziegler (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Writing credits
Kevin Murphy (169 episodes, 1988-1999)
Joel Hodgson (158 episodes, 1988-1999)
Michael J. Nelson (154 episodes, 1989-1999)
Bridget Jones (139 episodes, 1991-1999)
Paul Chaplin (136 episodes, 1991-1999)
Jim Mallon (121 episodes, 1988-1997)
Trace Beaulieu (121 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)
Timothy Scott (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Faye Burkholder (2 episodes, 1989)
Brian Funk (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 (145 episodes, 1988-1999)
Jim Mallon .... executive producer / producer (127 episodes, 1988-1999)
Joel Hodgson .... executive producer (43 episodes, 1991-1993)
Vince Rodriguez .... associate producer (10 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)
Karen Lindsay (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Bill Gibb (4 episodes, 1999)
Randy Davis (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Production Design by
Joel Hodgson (3 episodes, 1988-1993)
Trace Beaulieu (2 episodes, 1989-1993)

Jef Maynard (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Trace Beaulieu (89 episodes, 1989-1996)
Jef Maynard (72 episodes, 1992-1995)
Joel Hodgson (66 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 (28 episodes, 1989-1992)
Jill Roozenboom .... production manager (12 episodes, 1997)
Wendell Jon Andersson .... production manager (6 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Art Department
Joel Hodgson .... set design / gizmonic devices (128 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 (6 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
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)
Jeff Stonehouse .... lighting technician (26 episodes, 1994-1996)
Kevin Murphy .... lighting / camera operator / ... (22 episodes, 1988-1992)
Dan Breyer .... grip (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Bradley J. Keely .... lighting technician (5 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Editorial Department
Lisa Erickson .... color consultant (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jim Erickson .... post-production assistant / post-production staff (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ken Fournelle .... post-production staff (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jim Fuller .... post-production staff (3 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 (20 episodes, 1988-1999)
Joel Hodgson .... composer: theme music / lyrics: theme music / ... (20 episodes, 1988-1999)
J. Elvis Weinstein .... lyrics: theme music / composer: theme music / ... (15 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)
Stephanie Hynes .... intern (17 episodes, 1993)
Wendell Jon Andersson .... intern / production coordinator (13 episodes, 1994-1996)
Alexandra Carr .... production assistant / fan club coordinator (12 episodes, 1989)
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 (11 episodes, 1989-1992)
Bill W. .... special thanks (7 episodes, 1991-1992)
David Campbell .... special thanks (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Randy Herget .... special thanks (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Rick Leed .... special thanks (3 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:
Michael J. Nelson and the crew attempted to secure the rights to Moment by Moment (1978), but said rights were revoked at the last minute.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In many episodes, you can hear the 'bots and the host turning the pages as they go through their scripts.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:They would be part of the second line of defence. To be used only if necessary.
Mike Nelson:[immitating narrator] Also known as "dessert".
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Soundtrack:
My Creepy GirlSee more »

FAQ

What are those "other science facts"?
How come the DVDs aren't releasing the episodes in order?
Why did Joel leave the show?
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28 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
From Trash to Treasure: Rich Genius on a Salvation Army Budget, 13 March 2006
Author: aczilla-1 from United States

A mad scientist's plot to rule the world hurls an employee (and later a temp worker replacement) into space on a fully furnished satellite where, in the company of quick-witted robot friends, the captive is forced to watch real movies from nearly every genre imaginable that threaten to rob him completely of his sanity. That's all you really need to know to start watching, but it can't begin to scratch the surface of what you will encounter. Beneath the surface is a work of comedic genius that has held a stronger-than-cult following for almost 20 years.

In the Mystery Science Theater 3000 dictionary, you probably can find a picture of Joe Don Baker under the definition of "irony." He is quoted with having threatened physical violence on the creator of MST3K after how they treated him in the film "Mitchell," yet he played a trailer trash dad in "Mars Attacks" around the same time. It's these kinds of relationships between one movie and another, the throwbacks to our culture, and (most) performers' ability to be a good sport that makes MST3K such a brilliant program. It is only in the case of this series that too many writers don't spoil the ambiance; in fact, a large group of writers is essential to capture every flaw and possible remark that can be made about a single movie. If you grew up within the last 50 years, then you are bound to have seen most of the movies featured on MST3K. On the same token, you are bound to get most of the jokes the stars hurl at the screen, but don't be surprised if you catch something new every time.

Sci-fi and film purists have deemed MST3K detrimental to film genres in some arguments, and some viewers who saw the actual movies when they were released or were influenced heavily by a group of films might be taken aback by seeing their favorite movies torn to pieces for the sake of comedy. Nonetheless, MST3K has the ability to grow on virtually everyone who sees it... and has done so. The show is filmed with some of the most dated film technology while the robots and sets were literally sculpted from scraps of junk gotten from Goodwill, but the impact is lasting and any argument you may have over scientific mistakes are immediately addressed in the last line of the catchy theme song. Mexican wrestlers, Italian spies, Japanese giant monsters, 1960s-era juvenile delinquents, mad scientists, educational short films, rugged bikers, and even works of Shakespeare (well just one work but still) to name only a few types of the over-200 films featured in its 10-year run (many of which continue to hold high ranking on IMDb's worst films list), are the primary fodder of this brilliant undertaking, and you are hereby dared not to find the same amusement in every movie you see after experiencing MST3K for yourself and succumbing to its effects.

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