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Mystery Science Theater 3000 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | TV Series (1988–1999)
In the not-too-distant future, a man and his robots are trapped aboard the Satellite of Love, where mad scientists force them to sit through the worst movies ever made.

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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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The last episode produced was Mystery Science Theater 3000: Diabolik (1999), which aired on August 8, 1999. The last new episode to air was Mystery Science Theater 3000: Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1999). It was originally scheduled to run early in the 10th season, but was pulled from the schedule due to problems securing rights to the film. It aired on September 12, 1999, as a "lost episode". The Sci-Fi Channel did not renew the show's contract in January 2004, canceling it for good. The network aired Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Screaming Skull (1998) on January 31, 2004, as the last episode to air on TV. See more »

Goofs

The rod used to control Tom Servo is often visible when he is carried into or out of the theater. See more »

Quotes

Joel: You can tell they're more advanced because their furniture doesn't break... It tips over but it doesn't break
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Crazy Credits

In a dig at award-winning visual effects group Industrial Light & Magic, some early episodes credit special visual effects to "Industrial Plumbing & Heating". See more »


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Gypsy Rose Me
Written by Michael J. Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Performed by Jim Mallon
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I love it!
26 December 1999 | by See 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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