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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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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 {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Finally a movie that's okay to talk through! See more »


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)  »

Also Known As:

MST 3000: The Movie  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Most of the puppeteering for Gypsy was actually done by Patrick Brantseg (who would later take over both the puppeteering and voice in the TV series) and the voice was dubbed in later by Jim Mallon. This was so Mallon could focus on directing the scene rather than operating the puppet. See more »


When Mike and the Bots are riffing their own credits, Crow's mouth barely moves for any of his lines. See more »


Dr. Forrester: Oh, who doesn't own an interositer these days?
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Crazy Credits

When "Puppet handlers" comes up crow says "There were no puppets in this movie." See more »


References Peter Pan (1953) 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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