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Mystery Science Theater 3000 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | TV Series (1988–1999)
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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.

Creator:

Joel Hodgson
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Top Rated TV #140 | Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

(199 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Joel Hodgson revealed in an interview that he considered pitching the series to Jerry Seinfeld for him to host. However, he was busy with his own series, Seinfeld (1989). 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

Tom Servo: This is very moving... in that it makes me want to MOVE out of the theater.
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Crazy Credits

Throughout his tenure on the series, prop & production designer Jef Maynard is billed under the job title "Toolmaster". See more »

Alternate Versions

Some non-US versions of the Sci-Fi Channel episodes have been edited for content or time. The episode, 909-Gorgo, was edited from 97 minutes to about 50 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Delusions of Grandeur: Impromptu (1998) See more »

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Alas Poor Who?
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Written 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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