This is a show about an evil experiment where a guy is trapped on a satellite and is forced to watch bad films. He is forced to do this by Mad Scientists, who want to find a movie so bad that they can inflict it on the world and take over. We see the movie with the subject (Joel or later Mike) and his robot pals Crow and Servo...
Last Episode10x13 1003 - Merlin's Shop of Mystic… Aired: Sep. 12, 1999
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 1, Episode #4 - The Corpse Vanishes
In the theater, Joel and the Bots get the third installment of "Radar Men from the Moon" before the Bela Lugosi…
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 4, Episode #15 - The Beatniks
When a hold-up carried out by his two-bit hoodlum friends goes tragically awry, Eddie Crane’s bright future as…
Series Fun Facts
- Goof (crew or equipment visible): Joel and Mike's head mics are often visible when they turn their heads during theater sequences.
- In a list appearing Spectrum issue #22, dated April 2000 of the best TV series of the 1990s, John Thorne ranked this show as #2.
- Joel and Dr. Forrester were originally employees of Gizmonic Institute. When Joel Hodgson (who had trademarked "gizmonic") left the show, he wanted to use the word for his own projects, so it…
[show]Joel and Dr. Forrester were originally employees of Gizmonic Institute. When Joel Hodgson (who had trademarked "gizmonic") left the show, he wanted to use the word for his own projects, so it was never mentioned again. However, Gizmonic Institute was rarely mentioned before that. The first episode on Comedy Central began with the revelation that Forrester and Erhart were conducting the experiment without their employers' knowledge.