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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie -- From the makers of the cult classic TV series comes this irreverent spoof about a mad scientist who plans to take over the world by subjecting the human race to the worst movie ever made.
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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21 June 1996 (Brazil) See more »
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Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about This Island Earth (1955). Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Trace Beaulieu ... Dr. Clayton Forrester / Crow T. Robot

Michael J. Nelson ... Mike Nelson
Jim Mallon ... Gypsy

Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo
John Brady ... Benkitnorf
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Faith Domergue ... (archive footage: "This Island Earth")
Lance Fuller ... (archive footage: "This Island Earth")

Russell Johnson ... (archive footage: "This Island Earth")
Robert Nichols ... (archive footage: "This Island Earth")
Regis Parton ... (archive footage: "This Island Earth")
Rex Reason ... (archive footage: "This Island Earth")

Directed by
Jim Mallon 
Writing credits
Michael J. Nelson (written by) &
Trace Beaulieu (written by) &
Jim Mallon (written by) &
Kevin Murphy (written by) and
Mary Jo Pehl (written by) &
Paul Chaplin (written by) &
Bridget Jones (written by)

Joel Hodgson (television series "Mystery Science Theater 3000")

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 (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Blakesley Clapp 
Costume Design by
Linda Froiland 
Makeup Department
Andrea Jackson DuCane .... hair stylist
Andrea Jackson DuCane .... makeup artist
Glen P. Griffin .... special makeup effects artist (as Glen Griffin)
Robert I. Phillips .... special makeup effects artist
Crist Ballas .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Julie Hartley .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marie Domingo .... first assistant director
Bix Skahill .... second assistant director
Art Department
Crist Ballas .... prop builder
Todd Billings .... art department intern
Patrick Brantseg .... property master
John Alan Champion .... carpenter (as John A. Champion)
Nance Derby .... lead scenic
Sam Dodge .... carpenter
Helena Espinosa .... prop builder
Norine Joy Francis .... painter
Tim Hanson .... carpenter
Justin Heglund .... art department intern
Jim Kindt .... carpenter
Danica King .... property assistant
Rich Larson .... storyboard artist
Dale Mather .... prop builder
Christian Nielsen .... painter
Leah M. Otto .... property assistant
Steven J. Pratt .... carpenter
Mark Raymond .... construction foreman (as Mark E. Raymond)
Rando Schmook .... construction coordinator
John Sjogren .... carpenter
Gravis Stand .... art department intern
Stephen Sudbeck .... carpenter
Michael Charles Tousey .... art department intern
Dean Trisko .... prop builder
Wayne Wendland .... carpenter
Sound Department
Carrie Rand Bennett .... boom operator
Ken Hahn .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph Just .... sound editor
Tom Naunas .... production sound mixer (as Thomas A. Naunas)
Tom Naunas .... sound designer
Frederick G. Street .... supervising sound editor (as Fred Street)
Special Effects by
Eric D. Howell .... special effects (as Eric Howell)
Paul Murphy .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Trace Beaulieu .... model builder
William S. Conner .... optical effects (as William Conner)
David Emerson .... optical supervisor
Brian Griffin .... digital supervisor
Todd Hall .... optical effects
Randy H. Herget .... model builder
Peter Kuran .... optical and digital effects producer: silhouette, blue screen and wire removal (as Pete Kuran)
Kevin Kutchaver .... digital effects
Jo Martin .... effects editorial
Jacqueline Zietlow .... administrator (as Jaquilin Zietlow)
Camera and Electrical Department
Danielle Barr .... camera intern
Tamera Bloomberg-Winn .... camera intern
Slater Crosby .... first assistant camera
David Doyle .... gaffer
Christopher Engstrom .... camera loader
Chad G. Foehringer .... grip
L. Marie Ford .... best boy grip
Michael Handley .... additional grip/electric (as Michael 'Paco' Handley)
William H. Hobson .... additional grip/electric (as William Hobson)
Paul B. Johnson .... electrician
Bradley J. Keely .... video assistant
Michael Kienitz .... still photographer
Nick Lethert .... key grip
Tim McCusker .... additional grip/electric
Mike Mehsikomer .... additional grip/electric
David S. Pope .... dolly grip
Erik Rosenbluh .... camera intern (as Eric Rosenbluth)
Timothy M. Ryan .... electrician (as Tim Ryan)
Ramy M. Selim .... additional grip/electric
Joseph Slagerman .... best boy electric
Dean Von Bank .... additional grip/electric
Editorial Department
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Dave Keffer .... assistant editor (as David Keffer)
Other crew
Tom Adair .... video crew
Wendell Jon Andersson .... key production assistant
Patrick Brantseg .... puppet wrangler
Avelino Deleon .... production assistant: VCE
Daniel J. Dustin .... set medic (as Dan Dustin)
Helena Espinosa .... puppet wrangler
Sean Hartley Francis .... production assistant
Chrysa Freeman .... assistant production coordinator
Kurt W. Gensmer .... set medic (as Kurt Gensmer)
Ellen Hanten .... caterer
Hank Hanten .... caterer
Jann Johnson .... production coordinator (as Jann Lynn Johnson)
Tim Johnson .... production accountant
Linda Kuusisto .... script supervisor
Robert Lane .... puppet builder
Michelle Suzanne LeDoux .... craft service (as Michelle LeDoux)
Marilyn Nave .... production coordinator: VCE
Joseph M. Newman .... director: archive footage
Gertrude Orvahl .... coordinator: overall cinematic quality improvement and implementation
James Robinson .... set medic (as Jim Robinson)
Adam Ruben .... production assistant
Dan Runyon .... caterer
Bill Schwab .... projectionist
Katy Searles .... caterer
Mark Skoglund .... video crew
Barb Tebben .... production assistant
Kimberly Terhorst .... production assistant: VCE
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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Rated PG-13 for some sexual humor
73 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

At ninety minutes, each episode of the television series is actually longer than the movie runs (73 minutes).See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Mike and the Bots are riffing their own credits, Crow's mouth barely moves for any of his lines.See more »
Tom Servo:Crow you big dope, you can't tunnel through space!See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Leave It to Beaver" (1957)See more »
Love Theme From Mystery Science Theater 3000See more »


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40 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Is he wearing slacks?, 5 May 2004
Author: Kimberley (kimmb) from Kentucky, USA

Funny funny movie, although this is my favorite tv show, so I'm biased. It's always nice to see Trace (Crow/Dr. Forrester), who left the show soon after this movie was released. It's nice to see the guys at all, since Sci Fi took the show off the air.

But I digress. The movie is almost exactly like the show, except shot on better film and with better effects. Jokes abound, and the victim is fairly awful. I thought they would have picked a worse movie to mock, though, as This Island Earth was a relatively harmless piece of 50's sci fi fluff. They have dealt with much more dangerous and evil pieces of celluloid than this one. But a good introduction for the novice Mystie. They can always find out about the horror that is Mandos later.

The humor has recently been called juvenile and aimed at teenage boys, but I must disagree, as I am a 25 year old woman with a Master's degree in English and still find the show hilarious. The movie is only a taste of the overall genius that is (or was) MST, and if you at all liked the film, immediately go out and get what DVDs of the show are available. It's worth it.

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