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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 June 1996 (Brazil)
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Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about This Island Earth (1955).

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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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Finally a movie that's okay to talk through! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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21 June 1996 (Brazil)  »

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MST 3000: The Movie  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$206,328, 19 April 1996, Limited Release

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$1,007,306
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Trivia

When Michael J. Nelson uses the manipulator arms to free the Hubble, not only does the panel say Manos, but when he clicks the button it plays a subtle reworking of Torgo's theme. Torgo was a central character in Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966), and Nelson made cameos spoofing Torgo throughout Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988)'s early run. See more »

Goofs

When Mike first enters the theater at "Movie Sign", he's wearing the shorts and college t-shirt he was exercising in. When he exits the theater, he's wearing his normal blue jumpsuit. See more »

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Tom Servo: Self cleaning mutant. Leaves only the fresh scent of pine.
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Crazy Credits

When the "Thanks" credits comes up, Crow says, "While we're thanking people, I'd like to thank a guy named Earl." See more »

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References The Producers (1967) See more »

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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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Is he wearing slacks?

Funny funny movie, although this is my favorite tv show, so I'm biased. It's always nice to see Trace (Crow/Dr. Forrester), who left the show soon after this movie was released. It's nice to see the guys at all, since Sci Fi took the show off the air.

But I digress. The movie is almost exactly like the show, except shot on better film and with better effects. Jokes abound, and the victim is fairly awful. I thought they would have picked a worse movie to mock, though, as This Island Earth was a relatively harmless piece of 50's sci fi fluff. They have dealt with much more dangerous and evil pieces of celluloid than this one. But a good introduction for the novice Mystie. They can always find out about the horror that is Mandos later.

The humor has recently been called juvenile and aimed at teenage boys, but I must disagree, as I am a 25 year old woman with a Master's degree in English and still find the show hilarious. The movie is only a taste of the overall genius that is (or was) MST, and if you at all liked the film, immediately go out and get what DVDs of the show are available. It's worth it.


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