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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie -- Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about "This Island Earth".

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Director:
Writers:
Joel Hodgson (television series Mystery Science Theater 3000)
Michael J. Nelson ...
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Release Date:
19 April 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Every year Hollywood makes hundreds of movies. This is one of them. See more »
Plot:
Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about "This Island Earth". Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
It may be simple... Even trite... But I've never laughed so hard. See more (179 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Jim Mallon 
 
Writing credits
Joel Hodgson (television series Mystery Science Theater 3000)

Michael J. Nelson  &
Trace Beaulieu  &
Jim Mallon  &
Kevin Murphy  &
Mary Jo Pehl  &
Paul Chaplin  &
Bridget Jones 

Produced by
Trace Beaulieu .... associate producer
Jim Mallon .... producer
Kevin Murphy .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Billy Barber 
 
Cinematography by
Jeff Stonehouse 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Johnson 
 
Production Design by
Jef Maynard 
 
Art Direction by
Rando Schmook 
 
Set Decoration by
Blakesley Clapp 
 
Costume Design by
Linda Froiland 
 
Makeup Department
Crist Ballas .... special makeup effects artist
Andrea Jackson DuCane .... hair stylist
Andrea Jackson DuCane .... makeup artist
Glen P. Griffin .... special makeup effects (as Glen Griffin)
Robert I. Phillips .... special makeup effects
 
Production Management
Julie Hartley .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marie Domingo .... first assistant director
Bix Skahill .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Patrick Brantseg .... property master
Nance Derby .... lead scenic
Danica King .... property assistant
Rich Larson .... storyboard artist
Dale Mather .... prop builder
Leah M. Otto .... property assistant
Mark E. Raymond .... construction foreman
Dean Trisko .... prop builder
 
Sound Department
Carrie Rand Bennett .... boom operator
Ken Hahn .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph Just .... sound editor
Tom Naunas .... sound designer
Fred Street .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Eric D. Howell .... special effects
Paul Murphy .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Trace Beaulieu .... model builder
William S. Conner .... optical effects
David Emerson .... optical supervisor
Brian Griffin .... digital supervisor
Todd Hall .... optical effects
Randy H. Herget .... model builder
Peter Kuran .... optical and digital effects producer
Kevin Kutchaver .... digital effects
Jo Martin .... effects editorial
Jacqueline Zietlow .... administrator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Slater Crosby .... first assistant camera
David Doyle .... gaffer
Christopher Engstrom .... camera loader
Chad G. Foehringer .... grip
L. Marie Ford .... best boy grip
Paul B. Johnson .... electrician
Bradley J. Keely .... video assistant
Michael Kienitz .... still photographer
Nick Lethert .... key grip
David S. Pope .... dolly grip
Erik Rosenbluh .... camera intern
Timothy M. Ryan .... electrician (as Tim Ryan)
Joseph Slagerman .... best boy electric
 
Editorial Department
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Dave Keffer .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Tom Adair .... video crew
Wendell Jon Andersson .... key production assistant
Patrick Brantseg .... puppet wrangler
Avelino Deleon .... production assistant
Daniel J. Dustin .... set medic
Helena Espinosa .... puppet wrangler
Sean Hartley Francis .... production assistant
Chrysa Freeman .... assistant production coordinator
Kurt W. Gensmer .... set medic
Jann Johnson .... production coordinator
Tim Johnson .... production accountant
Linda Kuusisto .... script supervisor
Robert Lane .... puppet builder
Marilyn Nave .... production coordinator
Joseph M. Newman .... director: archive footage
Gertrude Orvahl .... coordinator: overall cinematic quality improvement and implementation
James Robinson .... set medic
Adam Ruben .... production assistant
Bill Schwab .... projectionist
Mark Skoglund .... video crew
Barb Tebben .... production assistant
Kimberly Terhorst .... production assistant
Julie Walker .... unit publicist
Nancy Willen .... unit publicist
A.M. Zopfi .... assistant: Mr. Mallon
Dave Dustin .... set medic (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"MST 3000: The Movie" - USA (short title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sexual humor
Runtime:
73 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The makers of MST3K were so annoyed by their experiences having to work within a major studio on this film that they later parodied the experience on the TV series. In episode 704: "The Incredible Melting Man" the host segments are about Crow's screenplay being purchased by a studio then ruined by the executives (Dr. Forrester and Mother Forrester) as they vainly try to shoot it and screen it for audiences. Series writer and star Mary Jo Pehl would later call the episode an "exercise in healing" after the ordeal of MST3K: The Movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Mike folds the newspaper twice.See more »
Quotes:
Mike:Eat at Joes Eat At Joes, Eat at JoesSee more »
Movie Connections:
References My Own Private Idaho (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
Love Theme From Mystery Science Theater 3000See more »

FAQ

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27 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
It may be simple... Even trite... But I've never laughed so hard., 4 October 2004
Author: Sam Hall from USA

My opinion: The TV series was usually pretty funny, but had its ups and downs. The movie is just hilarious. They must have been saving this movie for a special occasion and they've honed their timing and jokes to perfection. The first time I saw this with some friends, we had no idea what it was. (It had been recommended by another friend.) From the opening credits to the end we were in stitches. I've never laughed so hard in my life. At a few points we almost had to pause the movie to catch our breath.

I should note that for the first ten minutes, we were watching the movie in a state of disbelief. We were all thinking "What the devil is this? This is stupid!" For us, this quickly passed and we had a great time.

This movie's not for everyone: If you're the type who likes to get weird, funny movies and hang out until 4:00 am acting goofy your friends, you'll enjoy this movie. If you're looking for a standard comedy, look elsewhere. If you won't take it seriously and just want to have some laughs, you'll enjoy it. If you have ever been referred to as a movie snob, please avoid this movie at all costs.

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