Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  21 June 1996 (Brazil)
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Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about This Island Earth (1955).


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Complete credited cast:
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John Brady ...
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Lance Fuller
Robert Nichols
Regis Parton
Rex Reason


The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created an evil little scheme that is bound to give him world global domination but first thing's first. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them a real stinker of a film to watch called, "This Island Earth." He is convinced that this movie will drive them insane. And since the guys cannot control when the movie begins or ends, they are forced to witness the true horror that is this awful movie that has a lobster creature dressed in slacks. But will this be the ultimate cheese that breaks the boys' spirits? It's up to one test subject's quick wit, sharp sense of humor, and utter intolerance for cinematic garbage to foil the plans of the scientist and to save the Earth. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 June 1996 (Brazil)  »

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MST 3000: The Movie  »

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$1,000,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The control panel for the robotic arms that Mike uses to grab the Hubble is marked "Manos." Manos, along with being Spanish for "hands", is also a reference to the movie Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) which is generally agreed to be the worst movie ever shown on Mystery Science Theater 3000. See more »


In the early scenes where Cal is flying to the Ryberg airfield, if his plane is flying to the viewers' right, the plane's call sign numbers on the tail are backwards. See more »


Plane Voice: Please be seated, Dr. Meechum. And welcome aboard.
Mike Nelson: [imitating the Plane Voice] You're being kidnapped by The Light FM!
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Crazy Credits

As the credits go on and on and on, one of the robots lets out a flusterated: "Oh, now they're just listing some people who drove by the studio one morning..." See more »


References What's My Line? (1950) See more »


Love Theme From Mystery Science Theater 3000
Music by Charlie Erickson and Joel Hodgson
Arranged and Performed by Dave Alvin (as David Alvin)
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One of the hundreds of movies released in 1996!
27 September 1999 | by (Metaluna, USA) – See all my reviews

Mike and the bots finally get their own movie, and it's a scream! They tackle 'This Island Earth', wreck the Hubble, and use an interociter to talk with some guy in the shower! Some people were upset that they used what is considered a 'classic' sci-fi movie, but fans of the film should give it a try. Fans of the show need no encouragement, and will recognise several elements from the show thrown into the movie (like the Torgo theme in one scene).

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