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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.

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Joel Hodgson
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Top Rated TV #151 | 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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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(199 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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

A line in the end credits thanks "The authors of the First Ammendment." The last word should be spelled "Amendment." See more »

Quotes

Crow: They withheld all the interesting people 'till the end of the movie...
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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

For syndication, the show was aired as "The Mystery Science Theater Hour." Eleven episodes from seasons 2-4 were broken up into two-parters, and released as 22 hour-long episodes into what was effectively first-run syndication for the 1995-96 season. Although the original host segments were retained, new introductions were also filmed featuring Michael J. Nelson as the balding "Host" (a parody of A&E announcer Jack Perkins). See more »

Connections

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Godzilla Geneology Bop
Written by Faye Burkholder and Kevin Murphy
Performed by Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu and Kevin Murphy
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The most Intelligent show created by the Imperfect race of Man
2 January 2000 | by GreidanusSee all my reviews

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The most intelligent show ever seen by the eyes of man, and created by man too.

This show greatly critiques the acts and creations of our imperfect society by making various remarks throughout the 'host segments' and 'movie segments' and makes good hilarity in the process.

If you have never seen it, you have to! I'd greatly recommend it for geeks and the fashionable alike, though the geeks seem to understand it a lot more.


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