Mystery Science Theater 3000

Ok, I know that this show is not vintage or retro. But they do show films of the bye gone eras. If you have never seen Mystery Science Theater 3000, the concept is simple. You watch a movie and 2 robots, and an astronaut make comical narrations or voice overs during the scenes.

Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc., that ran from 1988 to 1999.

The series features a man and his robot sidekicks who are trapped on a space station by an evil scientist and forced to watch a selection of bad movies, initially (but not especially limited to) science fiction B-movies. To keep sane, the man and his robots provide a running commentary on each film, making fun of its flaws and wise cracking (or “riffing”) their way through each reel in the style of a movie-theater peanut gallery. Each film is presented with a superimposition of the man and robots’ silhouettes along the bottom of the screen.

Series creator Hodgson originally played the stranded man, Joel Robinson, for six-and-a-half seasons. When Hodgson left in 1993, series head writer Michael J. Nelson replaced him as new victim Mike Nelson, and continued in the role for the rest of the show’s run.

During its eleven years, 198 episodes and one feature film, MST3K attained critical acclaim. The series won a Peabody Award in 1993, was nominated for writing Emmys in 1994 and 1995, and was nominated for a CableACE Award.

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Below is a video of Mystery Science Theater 3000. If you wish to view more just search for it in youtube or google.

These guys kept me laughing all night long when they were on tv. Every once in a while you can catch them on the scifi channel. But you can view more of their film shorts and films like this one on youtube.

Thanks for reading,

Skrach

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