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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Complete series cast summary:
Kevin Murphy ...  Tom Servo / ... 185 episodes, 1988-1999
Trace Beaulieu ...  Crow T. Robot / ... 149 episodes, 1988-1996
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ...  Gypsy / ... 142 episodes, 1989-1998
Michael J. Nelson ...  Mike Nelson / ... 118 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 / ... 66 episodes, 1992-1999
Bill Corbett Bill Corbett ...  Crow T. Robot / ... 48 episodes, 1997-1999
Patrick Brantseg Patrick Brantseg ...  Gypsy / ... 46 episodes, 1993-1999
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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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Trivia

Over-sexed Rugsuckers from Mars (1989) was one of the films that was rejected by the writers. See more »

Goofs

For several seasons, two torches appear in the hallway as the camera enters and exits the theater. The flickering changes direction, proving that the entries and exits are the same shot run forward and backward. See more »

Quotes

Mike Nelson: His suit is made of pressed oatmeal.
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Crazy Credits

In some episodes Torgo's theme from 'manos' the hands of fate plays in the background of the credits See more »

Alternate Versions

Episode 701 (Night of the Bloodbeast), has two different host segments. One was to be aired once on Thanksgiving day of 1995 that went with some earlier bumpers from the marathon. Another was taped for regular rotation. The "Turkey Day Version", ended up being aired a few more times. See more »

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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Action Comics #593 (2010) See more »

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Speed of Sound
Written by Dayton Mercil
Performed by Ripcoard
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One of the funniest shows around
18 February 2000 | by XophianicSee all my reviews

I found MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 to be one of the most creative, original, funniest and greatest shows I've ever seen. It's very unique and has never been done before. It also has some very talented and very funny people, like Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy and Trace Beaulieu. I didn't know there were so many bad b-rated movies until these guys found them and made fun of them. Then turn watching a crappy movie into a funny and enjoyable experience. It's a shame that this terrific show is over, because this is one show that never gets old.


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USA

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English

Release Date:

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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