Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

Jim Mallon
 Cast: Jim Mallon
Jim Mallon
, Michael J. Nelson
Michael J. Nelson
, Trace Beaulieu
Trace Beaulieu
, Kevin Murphy
Kevin Murphy

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The cult television series Mystery Science Theatre 3000 transfers its brand of science-fiction wisecracking to the big screen with relatively few changes. The concept is the same in series and film: an innocent man (Michael J. Nelson, playing Mike Nelson) is stranded in outer space by a mad scientist, who subjects the poor slob to "experiments" that involve watching the worst movies ever made. In order to survive this cinematic torture, Mike and his two companions, sarcastic robots Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot, mercilessly heckle the film in self-defense. In this case, the target is This Island Earth, a 1950s sci-fi opus that, despite its silly makeup effects and stilted dialogue, actually stands slightly above the usual Mystery Science Theatre fare. Otherwise, despite the larger budget, the film plays as a shorter version of the television show, with the robots and sets purposefully maintaining their ingenious, homemade look. Despite its loyalty to the original concept, many long-time fans found the film less sharp than the series, and the cinematic version failed to attract many viewers beyond the original audience. Nevertheless, it serves as a good introduction for the uninitiated, demonstrating the show's combination of pop culture deconstruction and intelligent, playful humor.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/03/2013
UPC: 0826663142723
Original Release: 1996
Rating: PG-13
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A1
Time: 1:14:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Making of Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie; Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie: The Motion Picture Odyssey; This Island Earth: 21/2 years in the making; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael J. Nelson Mike Nelson
Trace Beaulieu Dr. Clayton Forrester + Crow.T. Robot
Kevin Murphy Tom Servo
Jim Mallon Gypsy
John E. Brady Benkitnorf

Technical Credits
Jim Mallon Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Billy Barber Score Composer,Songwriter
Trace Beaulieu Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Paul Chaplin Screenwriter
Blakesley Clapp Set Decoration/Design
Marie Domingo Asst. Director
Linda Froiland Costumes/Costume Designer
Julie Hartley Production Manager
Joel Hodgson Score Composer
Bill Johnson Editor
Bridget Jones Screenwriter
Jef Maynard Production Designer
Kevin Murphy Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Paul Murphy Special Effects
Thomas A. Naunas Sound/Sound Designer
Michael J. Nelson Screenwriter
Mary Jo Pehl Screenwriter
Jeff Stonehouse Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
1. Chapter 1 [8:12]
2. Chapter 2 [7:32]
3. Chapter 3 [4:14]
4. Chapter 4 [5:41]
5. Chapter 5 [3:02]
6. Chapter 6 [3:57]
7. Chapter 7 [5:53]
8. Chapter 8 [5:05]
9. Chapter 9 [6:41]
10. Chapter 10 [4:26]
11. Chapter 11 [2:47]
12. Chapter 12 [3:44]
13. Chapter 13 [4:52]
14. Chapter 14 [3:27]
15. Chapter 15 [1:08]
16. Chapter 16 [3:15]

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