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Mystery Science Theater 3000 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | TV Series (1988–2015)
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In the not-too-distant future Joel Robinson is held captive by Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank, forced to watch B-Grade movies on the Satellite of Love with the help of his robot friends: Cambot, Gypsy, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot.

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Joel Hodgson
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Sunday, September 12, 1999

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Top Rated TV #192 | Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Kevin Murphy ...  Tom Servo / ... 185 episodes, 1988-1999
Trace Beaulieu ...  Crow T. Robot / ... 150 episodes, 1988-2015
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ...  Gypsy / ... 142 episodes, 1989-1998
Michael J. Nelson ...  Mike Nelson / ... 124 episodes, 1990-1999
Frank Conniff ...  TV's Frank / ... 110 episodes, 1990-1999
Joel Hodgson Joel Hodgson ...  Joel Robinson / ... 109 episodes, 1988-2015
Mary Jo Pehl Mary Jo Pehl ...  Pearl Forrester / ... 88 episodes, 1992-1999
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Storyline

When zany mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester and his loopy assistant Frank get bored with their work at the Deep Thirteen research center, they kidnap Joel the janitor and shoot him into orbit on the Satellite of Love. While in space Joel builds wacky robot sidekicks Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot to help him withstand an onslaught of grade 'Z' movies that the mad scientists force him to watch. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

In an interview, Joel Hodgson said he left the series due to creative differences with executive producer Jim Mallon over a proposed film version of the series. Mallon and Hodgson argued about who would direct it. Hodgson felt that by leaving, the series could continue. See more »

Goofs

In many episodes, the host and bots audibly turn the pages as they go through their scripts. See more »

Quotes

Tom Servo: Damn. Hobbits.
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Crazy Credits

During the series' first season on Comedy Central, the robots, in addition to their individual listings, were collectively credited as "Joel Hodgson's Puppet Bots". See more »

Alternate Versions

For syndication, the show was aired as "The Mystery Science Theater Hour." Eleven episodes from seasons 2-4 were broken up into two-parters, and released as 22 hour-long episodes into what was effectively first-run syndication for the 1995-96 season. Although the original host segments were retained, new introductions were also filmed featuring Michael J. Nelson as the balding "Host" (a parody of A&E announcer Jack Perkins). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Arrested Development: A New Start (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Janitor Song
Written by Michael J. Nelson and David Sussman
Performed by Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu and Kevin Murphy
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User Reviews

The most Intelligent show created by the Imperfect race of Man
2 January 2000 | by GreidanusSee all my reviews

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The most intelligent show ever seen by the eyes of man, and created by man too.

This show greatly critiques the acts and creations of our imperfect society by making various remarks throughout the 'host segments' and 'movie segments' and makes good hilarity in the process.

If you have never seen it, you have to! I'd greatly recommend it for geeks and the fashionable alike, though the geeks seem to understand it a lot more.


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Official Sites:

Official site | Satellite News

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

MST 3000 See more »

Filming Locations:

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(199 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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