Open Thread Thursday: Mystery Science Theater 3000

From Wikipedia: (Mystery Science Theater 3000)

Mystery Science Theater 3000 (often abbreviated as 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, often (but not 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 wisecracking (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 five 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 two Emmy Awards (in the category of Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Variety or Music Program) in 1994 and 1995, and was nominated for a CableACE Award.

In 2007, James Poniewozik listed Mystery Science Theater 3000 as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.”[1]

Mystery Science Theater 3000 (or MST3K as we called it) was one of my favorite shows of all time. If you were a fan, post a favorite on-liner from the show. Let’s see how many we can get going. Be sure to note which episode it comes from.

This is our Open Thread Thursday, so feel free to talk about whatever comes to mind.

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2 Responses to Open Thread Thursday: Mystery Science Theater 3000

  1. storydad says:

    I don’t recall a quote in particular, I’ve not watched it in years. I do remember some good times watching it with you in your Mom’s basement though.

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