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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

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Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about This Island Earth (1955).

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Jim Mallon
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Trace Beaulieu ... Dr. Clayton Forrester / Crow T. Robot
Michael J. Nelson ... Mike Nelson
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ... Gypsy
Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo
John Brady John Brady ... Benkitnorf
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Faith Domergue
Lance Fuller
Russell Johnson
Robert Nichols Robert Nichols
Regis Parton
Rex Reason
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Storyline

The mad and evil scientist, Dr. Clayton Forrester, has created an evil little scheme that is bound to give him world global domination but first thing's first. He plans to torment Mike Nelson and the robots by sending them a real stinker of a film to watch called, "This Island Earth." He is convinced that this movie will drive them insane. And since the guys cannot control when the movie begins or ends, they are forced to witness the true horror that is this awful movie that has a lobster creature dressed in slacks. But will this be the ultimate cheese that breaks the boys' spirits? It's up to one test subject's quick wit, sharp sense of humor, and utter intolerance for cinematic garbage to foil the plans of the scientist and to save the Earth. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Every year Hollywood makes hundreds of movies. This is one of them. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1996 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

MST 3000: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$206,328, 19 April 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,007,306
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DTS

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Conniff said in an interview that he caught a lot of flack for choosing This Island Earth (1955) to be riffed. Conniff explained that he never liked the movie because Cal was presented as a hero. He felt that Exeter was the real hero and Cal was too self-absorbed to be the hero. See more »

Goofs

Mike folds the newspaper twice. See more »

Quotes

Tom Servo: Captain's log: I've lost my toupee and girdle, and I can't leave my room!
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Crazy Credits

When the name L. Marie Ford appears, Crow says "Come on down to L. Marie Ford, free hot dogs, and balloons for mom." See more »

Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Theme From Mystery Science Theater 3000
Music by Charlie Erickson and Joel Hodgson
Arranged and Performed by Dave Alvin (as David Alvin)
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Mystery Science Theater 3000, anyone who is a fan of this show is a friend of mine, it's a great show for any movie buff. The reason why the show is so loved is because it does what we always want to do or say during a really bad movie. So naturally the successful show that was created on Comedy Central wanted to do a movie about our favorite sarcastic robots. Was the movie a success? Not so much, but doesn't mean that this movie is bad at all, in fact, it's a great one to watch. My only disappointment? I think was just the fact that this was just like any other episode, there was nothing really too special about it to make it stand out as a movie. Secondly, I've seen funnier episodes than this movie. I'm not dissing the movie, because this is still completely worth the watch.

Mike, Tom and Gypsy are startled to find Crow deep in the lower sections of the Satellite of Love, pounding at the hull with various digging instruments. He has convinced himself that he can tunnel back to Earth, he tells them. Checking his digging calculations, Crow discovers that he already knew this was inevitable: Look at that, Breach Hull, All Die. Even had it underlined! They return to the Bridge, as Dr. Forrester announces that he is about to make them watch the 1955 classic sci-fi thriller This Island Earth in an attempt to break their wills. In Mystery Science Theater 3000 tradition, we are in for a good ride as they mock this silly clichéd 50's sci fi film with no mercy.

I do love the film that they picked This Island Earth, while in some sense it is a fun little sci fi classic, probably the first movie that I saw before I ever saw it on Mystery Science Theater 3000, it still is really cheesy and fun to make fun of. I just love at the end where the alien is trying to protect our two main characters away from the monster and for some odd reason he just lightly blocks the two people away from the monster as Mike points out "ACTING!", lol! Obviously fans of the show are going to see this movie, it's a little girt to the fans I think in some sense, I wish they had a few more cameos and could've gone a little bigger, but it's all good. For those who don't know the premise of the show, this is a funny movie, the people that I've introduced the show too have mixed reviews, a few loved it a few didn't really like it, so it's one of those movies you'll have to decide for yourself.

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