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Mystery Science Theater 3000 

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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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Kevin Murphy ...  Tom Servo / ... 185 episodes, 1988-1999
Trace Beaulieu ...  Crow T. Robot / ... 150 episodes, 1988-1996
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, 1988-1999
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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Making unwatchable movies essential viewing. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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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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Trivia

Charles Band was executive producer of Mystery Science Theater 3000: Robot Holocaust (1990) and Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996). Both movies used the same theme music, composed by Richard Band. Despite several jokes made during Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) about the music's similarity to 1980s hard rock bands, the recycled theme music went unnoticed. See more »

Goofs

A line in the end credits thanks "The authors of the First Ammendment." The last word should be spelled "Amendment." See more »

Quotes

Mike Nelson: What I'm about to say might sound strange, but I think we should eat this corpse.
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

For the Turkey day marathons new introductions to the episodes were filmed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in No Kind of Life (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Waldstein Sonata
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Performed by Michael J. Nelson
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I love it!
26 December 1999 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

MST3K is without a doubt one of the funniest shows ever made. It's hard to believe there could be anything that could make horrible movies like 'Hobgoblins' fun to watch. The show is clever and witty. It's hard to believe a show about a group of three making comments while watching a movie could spawn a ten year series and a movie. But it was done, and I'm sure we're all thankful for that. It's a shame the show has ended but the went out with a bang, making the series finale 'Danger: Diabolik' one of the best of the series; my personal favorite is 'Hobgoblins'. See the reruns and rent the movie whenever possible!


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